PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely, but almost TOO much! Big vinious nose, hints of Kaloua on the palette. Very bitter, but balanced by eons of dark malt. One bottle easily enough....almost wish J liked dark beer to half the burden. A beast.
note666 (1213) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 - 10 - 29 330ml bottle. black colour. small creme head. roasted woody aroma. strong bitter taste. alcohol present.
LoFi (1700) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Bottle, sample.
Black with a tan ring.
Quite a heavy fruity aroma with chocolate.
Taste: chocolate, roasted, creamy, licorice, nicely balanced.
Almost black, porous beige head.
Aroma: roasted, toffee, chocolate.
Taste: licorice, chocolate, syrup/honey, roasted, coffee, cream, some irish cream as well.
jeremytoni (3022) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with almost no head. Strong toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another great beer from this brewery. Pours near black with an oak-brown foam. Chocolate and coffee dominate, but with hints of licorice. The high alcohol is surprisingly disguised.
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with brown frothy head. Looks like a chalice of espresso. Smells of chocolate and alcohol. Tastes surprisingly sweet with coffee notes. Very little burn for the ABV. Great warming beer for the upcoming winter.
Brigadier (3405) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle
Not particularly in the mood for a full bomber I found this imperial stout calling out from a small selection of 12 ounce bottles. On par with the other Emelisse that I had a few weeks ago this was a solid beer. Well made and balanced, the major problem was simply that I found it lacked a lasting depth. Even so the experience was on par with what I paid.
Aroma / Appearance - The oily black base seeped from the bottle into the bottom of a waiting snifter. Dense head the color of brittle brown leaves about to crumble to dust buffered it from the air. Spicy coffee, chocolate, anise, and smoke coupled with a strong ethanol punch. This beer does not present itself timidly.
Flavor / Palate - Coffee, heavy melted bars of bakers chocolate, and dregs of tea crawl across the tongue. The chewy mouthfeel then leaves a meaty bitterness on the back of the throat. The impression is like melted candle wax and husks of old pine cones charred over an open fire. Solid and well made, this isn’t bad coming from a brewery and country that I often overlook.
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent stout with an amazing after taste.
Coffee and chocolate aromas makes you wanna try it for sure.
Amazing taste. Nice body.
A very good beer to spend your night, while relaxing.
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Once warmed up, medium roasty aroma with mild alcohol notes and dark licorice candies. Flavor is medium to big roasty, with dark candied fruits, licorice and toffee flavors. Palate is a bit light and thin but otherwise an excellent beer.
daleharshman (1010) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10.2 ounce bottle purchased over a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar (6.29). Pours almost jet black with a hint of translucent brown along the edges and one finger of mocha brown foam. Aroma of dark roasted malts, rich toffee, dark chocolate, candied fruit, and a hint of smoke. Flavor of lightly burnt dark malts, dark chocolate, oak, ash, and earthy black coffee. Dry semi-sweet finish with some lingering dark chocolatey-ness. The high ABV is mostly well concealed. A very pleasant impy...the first of this style that I have had from Holland. (199, 621)