TET (2632) - Kaarina, - MAY 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 39, BBE AUG/14. A black beer with a medium, dense and beautiful creamy, brown head. Aroma is great, stong chocolate and roastiness are nicely balanced, liquirice, some coffee and milky sourness. Taste is roasted, salt liquirice, some chocolate sweetness, herbal bitterness increase in the aftertaste and dries the mouth. Full bodied, smooth and very pleasant to drink. Very balanced IS with enough of nuancess, velvety smooth drinkability finished the pleasure.
thirstyrabbit (1740) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark body, small head. Roasty aroma with sweet dry cocoa. Tase is sweet and a bit too roasty. Flavours include cola, sweet black coffee and bitter cocoa. A bit too much roast dryness for my tastes. The cola-like sweetness in the finish becomes a bit too much as half of the bottle is finished. Eventually it almost turns into a coffee liqueur. A respectable Imperial Stout but it’s really too simplistic to deserve a general score of "100" and "95" for the style.
jiwookdo (33) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, espresso. Flavour milk chocolate, roasted malt, roasted espresso. smooth bitter with long lasting medium carbonation light body
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black color with beige foam ring. Coffee nose. Thick sugary taste with coffee vanilla and chocolate. Dry, chocolate sweet and light coffee and vanilla flavors in the finish and aftertaste.
anstei (1169) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers’n’more. Coffee, vanilla, chocolate, as a classic great ImpStout. Sweet, intense and heavy. A bit sticky. Cocoa powder. I waited for this beer 20 months after not buying it the first time, and it almost lives up to that. But just almost.
SinH4 (3069) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black color with tan head. Aroma is coffee, black chocolate, some vanilla. Taste is vanilla, crème brûlée, chocolate. Very creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Good Impstout.
wrlangin (151) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours jet back with medium dark tan head. Mild aroma of chocolate and perhaps some coffee. Flavour is much bolder - bitter chocolate, coffee, hops, and malt. More bitter (in a good way) and less sweet than other imperial stouts. Really good.
Interesting note. I had the Batch 2.18 barrel-aged stout yesterday and it did not have the happiness and bitterness that the iStout has. Either it mellowed with the ageing or has a different base stout.
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Kauge (1580) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from eDrinks (€ 4.58). BB unreadable, again! Pours dark brown with creamy mocha head that drops to form a ring and a film. The aroma is thick, sweet, dark roast, fudgey, chocolaty. Tastes sweet with slightly herbal bitter finish. A bit harsh but otherwise lovely, the 10.0% is rather well disguised. Not among the most enjoyable of Impies but alright. Can’t really push up the score in any category...
explosivedog (279) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half pint at Vulture’s Lane. Extremely dark, like super dark. Strong coffee and caramel flavours with a slightly milky finish. Excellent.
melush (2816) - SPAIN - JUN 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain.
T: Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee.
suurjuust (2852) - ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer, small off-white head. Nose is chocolate, soy, roast, coffee. Flavor is coffee, roast, citric hops, bitterness, touch of soy. Wood and smoke notes in the finish, citric hops, licorice, roasty acidity. Lingering roast plus citurs from the hops. Oily mouthfeel. Big and heavy beer, heavyness is nicely offset by the hops.