Art (3039) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 11.5oz bottle thanks to mwbrady12. Opening the bottle (wow a twist off) I already get some coffee aroma. Poured from the bottle to a tulip glass. Quite thick with no head at all. Slight bubbling to the surface. Sits in the glass, black and thick like crude. The aroma is of black coffee and malts. Such a good aroma. The taste is nearly as good at the smell. Some bitterness coats the mouth but it is just enough to balance out all the sweetness of the malts. As I drink there is even a slight tan lacing down the glass. Definitely glad I have another to try in a year.
Adamsville (169) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bien des choses ont été écrites sur cette bière, la très grande majorité en bien. Je pourrais donner trois conseils. Dans un premier temps, fiez-vous à ces commentaires. Ensuite, allez en acheter une si ce n’est déjà fait. Finalement, savourez-là attentivement. C’est fort probablement la meilleure Imperial Stout non barriquée qu’il m’a été donné de boire.
1r355 (14) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pot on tap from Beer Deluxe. Is it legal to marry a beer as yet? This is one beautiful beer if I’ve ever tasted one. Beautiful froth, aroma and a taste of chocolate ice cream with a shot of espresso. There is a reason this hits the top rated beers.
smarticle (2) - - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap, this is divine. Bottled, it’s still one of the best stouts you can find. Sweet with strong coffee, chocolate and roasted notes. Delicious.
Jayseppi (159) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Midnight black under a mocha coloured head that has great retention. Espresso and roasting the nose. Big bitterness in the flavour. Intensity of flavour is high resulting in some umami on the palate as well. Nitro packed keg gives a full bodied creamy mouthfeel. Coffee and bitterness on the finish. Exceptional.
HuskerTan (1566) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Coffee, slightly bitter, earthy, subtle vegetables.
A- Dark brown color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Bitter coffee, roasty, dry.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish.
O- Timed nicely to have this as my 100th Imperial Stout and my 1,500th overall rating. Pretty tasty! Tons of bitter coffee. Almost overbearing. Possibly a bit overrated but still a very good beer. I think I may have liked it even more if it wasn’t quite so fresh.
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, & long finish.
Drv11 (4) - - JUN 13, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great coffee/chocolate aroma. Great stout flavours. Very sharp bitterness, suits the beer well. No head, low pressure in keg? Hides the alcohol well .
vhanniet (6) - Paris, FRANCE - JUN 11, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pas convaincu. Café très présent mais pas forcément goûteux. Consistance sympa mais un peu aérienne pour une stout. Je ne renouvellerai pas l’expérience.
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at DDC and later at Bar Hop 2. Black with extremely thick, exceptionally well-retaining and lacing mocha head. Nose and flavour of ground coffee, cocoa, toffee... Quite sweet, but nothing residual about it. The 9.5% is extremely well hidden, and integrated with the whole, giving off just a tiny feeling of heat in the throat. Could be a bit more heavy but that’s the only critique I have. Awesome stuff, yet again.
daje (3795) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, day 2. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma of dark malts, roasted coffee, layers of chocolate and sweet fruits, very appealing. Taste follows with a roasty bitterness, lots of cocoa, sweetened with a dark toffee taste, beautifully balanced. Fresh iced coffee and ash aftertaste. Impressive!