bmerz (687) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle probably well under a year old. Pours black with tan fleeting head and lace. Aroma is big and bitter sweet roast, nuts, and licorice. Flavor follows suit with well balanced chocolate and light raisin sweetness with heavier roast and hop bitterness than I would expect for 40 IBU. Feel is lively and cooling with a long roast linger and relatively light body. I’m loving this classic and not too aggressive take on an imperial stout. Kind of an every day imperial stout of very high quality.
Mpuntmuts (137) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black syrupy pour with small tan head. Chocolate and Coffee nose and the roasted malts come through real nice. This is one inviting aroma! Taste is pretty much similar to the smell and a nice sweet aftertaste. Awesome thick and creamy mouthfeel with not too much carbo. Fantastic imperial stout. Cool to have found this in a belgian beer store. Highly recommended!
KansaiBeerLvrs (1572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Mick at a tasting at my place. Big umami savoury nose, milk chocolate on a thick slick pour. Bitter dark chocolate, berries, roasty & sweet really good stuff.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
this one sucked. first impression was that it wrecked of old milk. Bad cream. Taste was thick and lactosy. This was bad.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown/black with dark brown head. Smells of malts and coffee. Tastes of roasted malts, toffee, hops, and coffee. Has light carbonation with a creamy mouth feel.
UDBeernut (1591) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black, khaki tan head, minimal lacing. black malt nose. licourice, chocolate milk added in mouth. balanced. full body, but feels well carbonated.
Tsekouratos (184) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darkness black color with a nice brown head, 1 finger tall! Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of caramel! Taste was chocolate on the maximum, with coffee and caramel on the backbone. Bittersweet, long aftertaste, very sticky to the mouth! Medium body (maybe light for an Imperial Stout) with low to medium carbonation! Excellent!!
kapusil (560) - HUNGARY - JAN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled version. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel and macadamia. Massive chocolate notes in the taste with notes of coffee, milk and caramel. Very creamy. Awesome beer.
gorditoabd (622) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours dark black, brown sugar foam beautiful. Aromas are of chocolate, barley, and crystal malts, with that classic columbus note, as advertised. Taste is sharp and clean and nice. Exactly what you want in an impy stout. It’s no Expedition, as it’s ultimately a little "simple", but in a day and age where so many breweries are trying too hard, this one hits just right. Good stuff.
Philym (919) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Black with 2 finger thick creamy tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, pine, vinous, liquorice and toast.
Taste: Medium/high bitterness, low sweetness, low/medium sourness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, medium body, average carbonation, lingering astringent bitter, sour, chocolate, malty finish with a gentle alcohol warmth.
Comments: Lovely and glass lace.