sitzds (318) - - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into stout snifter. This beer is black with highlights of cola at the edges. A gentle pour yielded a thin head that receded to a ring. Dots of lace are left behind as the beer is consumed. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is bitter espresso, dark cherries, some vanilla, unsweetened chocolate, and a smoky/roasty malts. On the low end of full body, creamy and thick texture, soft carbonation, and a long bitter finish.
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 (1564) - 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 (3782) - 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!
cattaneopapa (277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
341ml bottle from LCBO. 9,5% alc./vol. Pours an opaque dark brown colour with one finger of beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and some hay. Complex taste matches the aroma with a dry and spicy finish. Moderate carbonation. The high alcohol content is concealed well with malty flavours. I’m not a big fan of Imperial Stouts but this one has changed my opinion. Excellent beer. Recommended.