MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 33cl, 9.8% abv) Black colour with a brown and short foamy head. Roasty malty aroma with notes of anise, marzipan and dark chocolate, accompanied by a subtle fruity touch of cherries, plums and hints of alcohol. Sweet and roasty bitter flavour, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Roasted and a bit burnt malt-character with notes of dark chocolate, liquorice and a subtle, almost vinous touch of dried fruits; moderately sweet and roasty bitter finish with overly present notes of alcohol. Complex but not very balanced Imp. Stout. 03.III.13
azzie (215) - - AUG 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thick very dark liquid with average dark beige thick and creamy head. Full body, light carbonation. Creamy and full. Long finish. Coffee taste. Great one.
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a resilient dark beige head. Aroma is roast, caramel, molasses, coffee, sugar. Flavor is chocolate, molasses, hints of hazelnut, brown sugar. Finish is coffee, ash, boozey. Lingering coffee and boozey warmth. Full body, creamy, soft mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Great.
HammerTroll (440) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Completely dark, medium tan head. Chocolate aroma, some coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate liquor. Medium to full body, a bit oily feel, soft carbonation. Alcohol is just a bit noticeable. Just excellent!
(Dobro Pivo Pri Ščurku 0,33l bottle)
martijnniehof (13) - ISLE OF MAN - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Guinness on steroids. Kleur als Zwarte Piet in zijn beste dagen. Smaak explosie van pepernoten en borstplaat, met lekker vettige schuimkraag.
veceo (468) - CROATIA - AUG 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown color, almost completely black, average sized brown head. Full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast, coffee. Alcohol is well hidden. Very thick and creamy texture. Excellent imperial stout.
NBird (363) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks.. Black, small tan head.
Smells.. Heavy roasted malts, choc & coffee.
Tastes..med sweet roasted altos, coffee, choc, slight salty liquorish and a little alcohol warmth
Alengrin (1294) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The ’basic’ Emelisse imperial, with a slowly building but eventually rocky, beige head and ink black colour. Strong aroma of coffee, bayleaf, iron, nutmeg, peat, bitter chocolate, straw, ginger. Rounded taste of dried fruits, iron-like undertone, ashes, coffee powder, strong roasted bitterness, bit sticky finish, quite strong carbonation for the style, in the end some warming, even a bit astringent alcohol as well, not too well hidden. Meritorious attempt at an ambitious genre but not quite there yet.
SVD (563) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, Black beer with a small head, aroma is roasted coffee and dark chocolate, taste is the same with dry bitter aftertaste, very nice
Mainuh_man (100) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33L bottle. Pours black with a thick brown head that lingers. Complex malt aromas. Chocolate, cinammon, overripe fruit, alcohol, Lots of coffee flavor up front with medium sweetness. Quickly transitioning to a long, drawn out roasted malt bitterness, leaving alcohol in the throat and chest. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel and minimal carbonation. Overall, some pretty unique aromas and a nice mouthfeel. Flavor profile goes a bit too quickly to the roasted malt bitterness, but still, quite an enjoyable beer.
JulienHuxley (3016) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Opaque black pour with tenacious light brown foam. Aroma is rich, intense malty licorice notes, dark chocolate and a hint of smoke. Taste is intense, but keeps a nice equilibrium between sweet malty notes, umami smokiness and herbal licrorice notes, with a long bitter roasty finish. Palate is full bodied with light medium-carbonation. Imperial stout right where it should be, a winner.