Xstream (199) - - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with mocca colored head. Has a deep burnt hoppy bitter flavor rounded off with some fruity sweetness. Has a dry burnt grapefruit finish. Overal it’s a bit too bitter and burnt flavored to my taste, but has a nice body and flavor profile making it still tasty nonetheless.
reebtogi (4757) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and licorice with some roasted grains. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with the licorice notes and a roasted grain and citrus hop bitterness. Medium to heavy bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a well crafted stout that must be sampled. I appreciated every sip of this beauty.
Lilja (2092) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av mörk choklad, röda bär, aska, saltlakrits, karamell, med toner av kokos och rostade toner. Lagom sötma, salt, fin beska med toner av grapefrukt och mörk bitter choklad.
kanaclane (43) - - JUN 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nez: Chocolat noir, noix de coco
Bouche: Chocolat noir, café, noix de coco, citronnée, liquoreuse
Il faut aimer les bières très épaisses, Elle est très difficile à définir tellement c’est complexe. Encore une excellente bière de chez Emelisse
TET (2066) - FINLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black beer, a head is small and light brown. Aroma has liquirice, sweetness of berries and some salt liquirice and meat. Taste has salt liquirice, some roastiness and sourness. Almost full bodied, low carbonation, slightly sticky. Simple and salt liquirice IS, no notes of unique Sorachi Ace. Good.
Hermod (4052) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, bbe 12/2015. Pours black in color, thin but lasting brown head. Roasted malty aroma, licorice, dark chocolate, tar. Full bodied, dry, roasted malty flavor, licorice, ash, cocoa notes. Flavorful IS, alcohol well hidden, not very sweet either. Can’t find Sorachi here though.
ej (944) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a dark tanned smallish head. Roasty aroma with coffee and dark chocolate. Taste has similar flavors, liquorice, coffee, leathers and hints of vanilla. Moderate to high roastyness. Lasting bitter finish. Full bodied and softly carbonated.
minutemat (2415) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.fr. Pours very dark with a light mocha aroma. Taste is bright and full of life. Deep, resonating Imperial stout roasted elements brightened by Sorachi’s unmistakable character adding a touch of creaminess to a slick oily feel. Big, bold and flavoursome.
skortila (4821) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. 30cl sample. The aroma has chocolate, roast, hint of grass and citrus. Black coloured beer with a thin beige/brown head. The taste is medium sweet, has some lasting bitterness, roast, chocolate and fruity tones. Full bodied, bit sticky. Nice one.
TaxiDriver (1553) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The smell of dark chocolate, mocca and coffee, malty. The beige head is foamy with a normal size, the duration is short. The body is black. A strong taste of coffee and malt, quite bitter. The body is very strong and creamy-oily, you can nearly chew it. The carbonation is rather flat.
fiulijn (16416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek; bb 2015-12
Black color, small head. Excellent Imperial Stout, roasty, tarred, moderately sweet, with leather notes; there is also some liquorice flavor, blue cheese aroma, cocoa nibs, light malt sourness; good bitterness level, but not necessarily evidence of Sorachi Ace.
Overall, an interesting, excellent beer.