heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to my brother. A pitch black body is topped with a light orange brown head. Lots of molasses and dark chocolate. There is also some prune. The taste is cola ans tobacco. Prunes and smoke in the backend. An ashy finish with hints of anise. Rough with the booze burn.
adasko (984) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical RIS aroma, dense and thick, full of melted chocolate notes with dehydrated plums in chocolate in the background. Unfortunately it’s so wick, it should be much more intensive. It’s a pitch black beer, almost non-transparent, clear, with nice tanned, brown head. Nice lacing. It’s definitely full bodied, alcohol is not covered well enough. In taste it’s very dry, I prefer more sweet imperial stouts. This one is not balanced very good. It’s super bitter, full of frizzled notes. In the aftertaste has small touch of dark chocolate and massive bitterness. It heats your stomach very quickly. It’s very good beer, but I was expecting more. I think it’s very good for ageing.
cervmagpt (419) - PORTUGAL - JUL 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 20C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch A. AROMA: dark chocolate aroma with some raisins notes, balanced with a mild sweet malty background. no hop aromas. mild vinous-like aroma. APPEARANCE: dark color and opaque. medium light brown head with good retention and lacing. TASTE: a very nice combination of roasted malt with notes of dark chocolate, some coffee and dried grapes. balanced with a slight sweet background. medium-low bitterness from hops and roasted grains. finishes semi-dry and roasted. PALATE: medium-full body with a velvety texture sensation. medium carbonation and smooth warmth sensation. OVERALL: a very nice and bittersweet imperial stout. recommended.
MelvinKalksma (100) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee, chocolate, caramel, toffee, licorice.
Dark brown / black beer with brown head.
Chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice, dark fruits.
An amazing beer with a huge depth.
fombe89 (631) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella, Thanks Benzai for trade, BBD:03/18 Color negro, aroma torrefacto, cafe, sabor cafe,dulce, final seco, cuerpo alto.
drmet (278) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
-pours the darkest of Brown with a big,frothy,offwhite head
-medium to full body
-alcohol very well hidden
Fantastic Imperial Stout that fades a bit towards the finish
Lilja (2130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av mörk choklad, starkt kaffe, lakrits, rostad malt, vanilj med toner av torv och rök. Lagom sötma, fin syrlighet, rund och len, komplexa smaker, beska med smak av bitter mörk choklad med rökig ton. Mycket gott!
MayumiH (381) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Good roast malt flavour. Strong coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and licorice. Deep rich taste. Full body. Lovely.
rouhlas (1167) - GREECE - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at home. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, licorice, chocolate, light dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.
Estebanik (213) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromat przyjemny, czekoladowy, lekko owocowy. Nieco alkoholowy. Niezbyt slodkie, ale przyjemnie glebokie.
BlazerT (248) - POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sensoric glass. Pitch black with medium, light brown, densed head. Poor head retention, good lacing. Medium roasted malts aroma, mainly coffee, dark chocolate, light liquorice, also light caramel aroma.Light to medium rasins and dark fruits aroma. In the background light boozy character. Taste is medium to high bitter from the beginning of degustation, nicely balanced with sweet malty character. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, finish is long and bitter. Light alcohol warming. Solid, well balanced RIS.Worth trying.