allmyvinyl (4796) - 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 (3279) - 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 (4576) - 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 (2737) - 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 (10725) - 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 (3772) - 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.
pinkzambia (1560) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ San Leandro Costco: jet black color with a tan head. Malty aroma of red wine, unsweetened yogurt, and dark chocolate. Sweet flavors of chocolate paper, and some sweet spices like clove perhaps. Thick feel and great finish.
Marduk (3200) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Pitch black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Looks beautiful. Malty, chocolate aroma. Chocolate malts, roast in taste. Roast in aftertaste. Feels bit thin, but alcohol is very well covered.
FatPhil (9817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
660ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Very nice soft roasty aroma, classic American porter. Looks good, dark, sticky dark head too. Full and smooth palate, nice roast. Decent porter, doesn’t seem anywhere near 8+%. I can honestly say that I’d happily chug this in quantity, it’s remarkably drinkable. Nice, very nice, but just nice. Honesty, this is a classic porter, not impy stout, and that’s not intended as anything apart from a compliment.