mR_fr0g (6536) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery tap Drakes dealership. Opaque black / dark brown coloured pour with a lasting thin mid tan head. Aroma is nice figgy pudding, cake, rum soaked fruit, raisin, sweet fudge. Flavour is composed of a nice full malts, cakey, figs, nutty, dried fruit with a slightly woody finish. Subdued Belgian yeast character. Palate is medium full bodied, creamy , frothy on the tongue. Nice mellow roast character. Lingering woody, and dried fruit notes. Hides the abv pretty well and drinks pretty well.
SeniorZozo (354) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Only Good Beer Pub Budapest. dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, chocolate and coffee aroma, taste has burnt roast malts, chocolate, expresso coffee, a hint of liquorice.
Savage_Night (244) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a light brown head. Head retention is good. AROMA: rich roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, slight coffee, roasty, smoke, vanilla, raisin, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, soy sauce, earthy, alcohol, faint herbal hops, dark dried stone fruit, herbs, floral and spices. TASTE: rich roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, slight coffee, roasty, smoke, vanilla, hop spice, raisin, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, soy sauce, earthy, alcohol, dark dried stone fruit, herbs and spices. AFTER TASTE: rich malt, bitter dark chocolate, soy sauce and spices with a medium thick finish.
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black oily colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cacao, soy sauce. Light sweet, light bitter flavour, quite a bit of umami, chocolate. Quite thick. Malty finish, caramel, loads of roasted malts. Nice malty stout. Really nice actually.
(from 66cL bottle @ home)
batneil (520) - - OCT 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very smooth and sumptuous. Almost black, with a dark grey head. Rich flavour, very tasty indeed.
rouhlas (1759) - GREECE - SEP 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, caramel, licorice. Sweet and biter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Low bitterness. Hides the alcohol well. Very good.
Alengrin (3686) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Californian RIS, bought online. Thick, dense and perfectly regular, brownish beige head over a jet black beer. Strong, typical imperial stout aroma of cappuccino, black chocolate bars, vanilla, cinnamon, vague hint of roasted marinated meat, candied dates and cherries, coffee beans, black pepper, mocha ice cream, Cuban cigars, roasted pine nuts, hazelnut paste, some liquorice candy, cola and bourbon. Full, rich flavour of dried plums, raisins, dried banana and hazelnuts, with a deep sourish balance and medium carbo; smooth, bit fatty mouthfeel, fairly creamy and lining the mouth cavity with an oily texture, though I did have ’thicker’ imperial stouts before. Umami flavours appear in the middle, meaty, overlying a deep, layered, abysmal malt character, very nutty and toasted with a deep dark chocolate quality and growing roasted bitterness, which eventually becomes very coffeeish; finish is a well-accomplished synthesis of all these flavours, continuing coffee bitterness and lovely bittersweet black chocolate along with peppery hops and a glow of warming, bourbon-like alcohol, with a delicious retronasal impression of coffee & cinnamon cake. Nothing overly exuberant or unusual here, just a very decent, flawless, rich and fulfilling impy, delivering all the flavours you’d expect from the style. One to handle with care and doubtlessly with great ageing potential.
badhack (448) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, sedimenty, bitter imperial stout. Thin like a porter, chocolate and dark roasted malt, and hop finish.
Ron (3176) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Artemis in LT with Patty, Kara and Andy. Was a pitch black pour with a small tan head with lace. Aroma of roasted malt, liquorice, coffee and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with alcohol and bitter notes. Medium to full bodied with soft carb. More Chocolate flavor as it warmed.