heemer77 (5184) - 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.
hrabren (239) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Pivoljub, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Shared with Igor and lovely Anja. Dark brown to black, diminishing beige head. Red fruits, barrel, coffee. Very dry, very roasty, heavy on the barrel, dry fruits, alcohol. Roasty kick, full taste. Complex, quite special.
Przemek1992 (66) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromat: Kawa, czekolada, karmel, toffi, lukrecji. Smak: Czekolada, kawa, karmel, lukrecji, ciemne owoce.
Linnet (1324) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich luscious, velvet, alcohol, roasty, coffee. Chocolate, licorice, black colour, medium beige head, lacing.
Lots of fruity hoppiness, citric, resinous, bursting of tropical fruits and pine. Big bite, lightly sweet (for the style), salty, ABV evident, but very well integrated.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, hoppy and aromatic finish.
Two words: world class!
rami_pl (552) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Butelka, warka do marca 2018. Ladnie geste, ciemne, ze sliczna, wysaka, brazowa piana fajnie zostajaca na szkle, choc dosc szybko opadajaca. Aromaty bardziej owocowe niz "przecietny" RIS - i to nie tylko suszone owoce, ale tez swieze wisnie czy sliwki. Oczywiscie rodzynki, czekolada, palonosc, kawa, lekki karmel - to wszystko tez jest. W smaku bardzo ladnie wywazone, choc nieco alkoholowe, acz nieprzeszkadzajaco. slodkie i kwaskowate. milo gladkie i pelne. takie jedwabiste. dosc dlugie posmaki. slody robia robote :)
jphartley (46) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewery. Liquorish and burnt malt aroma. Black colour with brown foam. Flavor typical chocolate malt. This is a fairly standard IRS, nothing too special, but well executed. The Barrel Aged versions have an extra something which make them more exciting, but overall not bad.
adasko (1026) - 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 itís so wick, it should be much more intensive. Itís a pitch black beer, almost non-transparent, clear, with nice tanned, brown head. Nice lacing. Itís definitely full bodied, alcohol is not covered well enough. In taste itís very dry, I prefer more sweet imperial stouts. This one is not balanced very good. Itís super bitter, full of frizzled notes. In the aftertaste has small touch of dark chocolate and massive bitterness. It heats your stomach very quickly. Itís very good beer, but I was expecting more. I think itís very good for ageing.
cervmagpt (433) - 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 (133) - 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 (693) - 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 (319) - 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