gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smallish tan head dark pour has mild to medium carbonation aromas dark chocolate liquorice molasses anise citrus rich fruits smooth coffee the flavours malt chocolate crisp fruit taste rich coffee goodness molasses caramel dark fruits bitter is medium to mild yeast note fruits are superb the finish best aftertastes crisp fruits coffee taste a solid tasting but smooth lovely imperial stout good balance lovely sweetness and bitter notes quality stuff
Shark_Pants (565) - AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Impenetrable black with small mocha head. Leaves a slick film as it swirls around the glass. The expected dark chocolate and coffee aromas, booze, along with tropical fruits (and coconut?) from the sorachi hops. The taste has molasses, dark chocolate, espresso, the tropical fruits, charred meat and the typical sorachi dry finish. Full bodied and sticky. Quite smooth but not quite as smooth as the Makers Mark BA version. Excellent nonetheless.
Cunningham (6571) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just really black. Lovely begie head that leaves a fine lacing down the glass. Coffee, mild roasted and chocolate in the aroma. Full body. Unbelivable lovely balance between sweetness and bitterness. Soft carbonation and a creamy/oily texture. Coffee, chocolate, herbal, citric and mild roasted flavor. Dangerously well masked alcohol. What a cracy brew. Hard to describe. So complex, tasty, fresh, heavy and yet easy drinkable. Glad I did not taste just 2cl at a beer festival. Pure pleasure!
[Bottle from a trade with ★ markextrae ★]
Imperial Stout #200
Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a small head.
Nose shows heavy roasted malt, liquorice, soft custard sorachi notes, herbal hops.
Full-on flavours, loads of roast, some spicy and piny hops, a little coffee and some hot booze.
Continues (164) - GERMANY - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours dark with good beige head. Aroma dark malts with butter. In taste coffee, chocolate, subtle, fruity note. Full body, proper sweet, smooth.
androman (1518) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33CL bottle at home from Mitra, Maarssen. Body is nearly black, head is medium, creamy, brownish, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is roasty and citrus, flavor is chocolate mousse, dark roasted coffee, more chocolate, herbs, roasted malt, honey, toast. Medium sweet, heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting dark chocolate roasty bitter, hoppy, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, creamy sticky texture, average carbonation. Excellent dessert beer, very tasty, not that heavy.
procraste (464) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
C’est très étonnant ! Une mer huileuse tranquille mais avec un petit goût que j’ai du mal à définir ... Disons un café un peu amer dans l’herbe grasse ... Il y a un trainée dans le goût qui m’interpelle, me dérange et m’intrigue ... A nouveau, une bière que j’ai apprécié mais dont je ne saurais dire que j’aime vraiment ...
Svesse (7683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Black colour with dense, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with black coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruit and a touch of tropical fruit. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong black coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, liquorice, hints of tar, a touch of dried pineapple and citrus (probably the Sorachi Ace addition) and a vinous, warming finish with a generous coffee bitterness and a whiff of alcohol passing by. Full body, quite heavy and oily mouthfeel. Some sweetness coming through. I didn’t expect the hop character to come through this fairly heavy imperial stout, but there is a touch of tropical fruit in all the coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Very nice.
hawanna (3009) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 l bottle from Biervana
chocolate, coffee, roasty, spruce, herbs, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
ABT_S54 (351) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown with a hint of garnet and a caramel coloured bubbly head. Aroma is hop riven but still fundamentally an imperial stout although it is close to becoming a black IPA when chilled. Mouthfeel is excellent and the taste is buttery smooth and tastes almost barrel aged. Once warmed up the hop present is less present and the heavy imperial stout is left to do its thing. Better than the standard version and not far behind the maker’s mark version.