cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber served in a snifter. Pours pitch black with a large cocoa head. Excellent retention and lace. Nose of milk chocolate, delicately roasted malt, dough, and vanilla. Medium sweet attack, followed by dark chocolate, and coffee. Full body, average carbonation, creamy texture, and a long roasted finish. The alcohol is nicely disguised.
Koelschtrinker (11856) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schokoladiger, wenig süßer Antrunk mit Espresso Noten. Die Malzigkeit intensiviert sich, vollmundig ohne alkoholisch zu sein. Weich, etwas Lakritz. Langer vollmundiger Nachgeschmack. 11/12/10/12/8/12
marcogrind (74) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black dark brown, mocha head. Nose of coffee, caramel, chopped dried fruits, toasted almond. Medium body. Strong and balanced but missed some complexity, warm, bitter aftertaste.
allmyvinyl (5365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tasting. Pours black, tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasty. Taste is more of the same, coffee notes too. Ok, but a bit one-dimensional.
AshtonMcCobb (3493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Appellation Comely Bank tasting thanks to either Stuu666 or McNeillR.
Appearance - opaque black with the slightest red chink.
Nose - dark chocolate, a hint of smoke and then bitter coffee.
Taste - more dark chocolate, something earthy in there too, bitter coffee on the finish.
Palate - medium bodied with a big dry roasty middle section and a dry malty coffee finish.
Overall - it’s good, but for this alcohol strength I hoped for another dimension to add to chocolate/coffee.
Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Appellation. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, roasted, taste is sweet, dry, bitter, roasted chocolate.
BenH (2832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roast. Taste is roasty, chocolate. Nicely sweet.
bierkoning (10826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, opague. Malt, coffee, cream and a hint of licorice in the aroma. Malty sweet, roasty salty flavor with licorice and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Warming alcohol. Nice one.
RichTheVillan (4022) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, chocolate and coffee aroma, taste has burnt roast malts, chocolate, expresso coffee, a hint of liquorice.
JayTeeSupreme (31) - - NOV 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth and drinkable with a chocolaty, licorice aftertaste. It does have a strong dry finish but its not bad. Good example of what to expect from an imperial stout.