crazy_cat_lady (213) - - MAR 22, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
March 21, 2014. On tap at beerbistro. Yet another Dieu du Ciel beer that I much prefer on tap. Very, very smooth beer. Coffee and chocolate on the nose. Very dark colour, with dark tan head, lovely lacing as I was drinking. Coffee and dark chocolate flavours, lovely silky mouthfeel. The bitterness I remember from drinking this on a previous occasion from a bottle is mostly gone when on tap. Very nice beer.
nuplastikk (5032) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.5oz thick bottle. Deep opaque black body. Thin beige head fades away after a few sips. Relatively muted and sublime chocolate aroma. Oily and rich, quite a massive mouthfeel. Big bitterness in addition to huge malt tones. Real deal Imperial Stout, quality. Oily blanket of specialty malt smoothness, reminiscent of some Scandinavian examples. Chocolate dominated but also some licorice, tobacco, leather come out at it warms. An excellent beer.
marcus (7452) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours jet black with an attractive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich chocolate, dark molasses and coffee flavor with a dry finish. Magnificent!
Ataraxia (413) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black, beige head. Mild aroma of coffee, chocolate, and caramel. A little sweetness, but quickly gives way to black coffee bitterness. Smooth, moderate carb, and a lingering bitter finish
ajnepple (3287) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.5 oz bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Black with a small brown head, minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, rich chocolate, lactose, caramel, pine and earthy hops. Similar flavor, malty, roasty and bittersweet, nicely balanced, the alcohol is hidden well. Medium to full body with a robust finish. Very good.
MunBro (791) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty typical stout in terms of pour, aroma, and flavors, but I still really enjoyed this one. Tons of roasted, earthy malt and coffee flavors with some bread, toffee, burnt caramel, and dark chocolate notes. Really well balanced.
Iphonephan (4300) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee nose. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Medium heavy bodied with a bitter roasted malty finish,.
jkwood04 (4649) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to Glouglouburp in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, a good amount of dark fruits/chocolate, some light coffee, a little dough, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a cool blend, but something seems a little unbalanced. Thick texture. A cool imperial stout.
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nitro-foamy, biege head with an opaque body. A lasting pillow of brownish moss float above the body. Nose of coffee grounds and cocoa powder. Flavour of molasses, soya sauce, tart cocoa powder, gritty dirt and strong alcohol. Absolutely delicious!
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy brown head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is leather, roast and chocolate malt, light earthy coffee, licorice, prunes, dates, and figs with earthy, minty, and woody hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, moderate hops, moderate hop and dark malt bitterness with dark, lightly tart fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.