tmrmwel (1003) - Bergen, - DEC 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a perfect pitch black, with a big brown creamy head. Aroma is liquorice and tobacco, with coffee, oak, vanilla and some nice burned notes. Alcohol is remarkably well disguised. Very nice full creamy body, with an almost flat but still noticeable carbonation. Good and complex flavour with sweet roasted malts and vanilla, as well as oak barrels, liquorice, caramel and kandi. Long sweet finish with a nice tobacco touch.
kbudd19 (646) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really small bottle (my girlfriend actually laughed when she saw it and asked me if it was hot sauce) sent to me a while back from Botlz555, thanks man! Thick black pour with a tiny layer of chocolate mocha head. Aroma is dark fruit, oak, very boozy, and port like. Taste is sweet brown sugar up front, syrupy mouthfeel, soft carbonation, dark fruits, oak, ash, sticky sweet aftertaste, exceptionally smooth finish with absolutely no hint of the booze. Wow, this is so well rounded and smooth, absolutely love it.
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml bottle) jet black, creamy dark head that looks like nitro. Nose is a bit papery, chilies, dark cocoa. Taste of milk chocolate, cream, chilies, medium heat, smooth and velvety texture.
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At my place with Jacob and Matt and the girls. Pours black with white stripes. Aroma is huge been bell pepper, old chili. Taste is chili smooth, roasted chili powder, big smooth roast.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours crude oil black with a brown head. The nose is chocolate, roast coffee and dark dried fruits. The taste is chocolate, prunes, molasses, vanilla, caramel and coffee. Full creamy mouthfeel. Tasty.
Beerconnaiseur (96) - BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Hopduvel. Palate is incredibly rich and full and balances sweetness with roasty notes, bitters on the end.
Taste is dark chocolate, deep sweet soy sauce and coffee beans. Amazing one!
Scopey (7079) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nip bottle to celebrate my birthday & more importantly rating #6000. It pours jet black with a thick dark tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, coffee, earth, dark chocolate, mild acidity, fig, date, christmas pudding and cocoa powder. The taste is rich, oily, deep roast, espresso coffee, warming alcohol, motor oil, bounty bar, earth, some acidity, toast, spice, plummy, treacle, oak and salted caramel with a slick, warming finish. Dirty full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big and punchy, yet somewhat drinkable. A great imperial stout.
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cL bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass next to Black Albert. The nose has lots of molasses, chocolate and coffee, along with touches of cognac and oak. The flavour is moderately sweet with roasty notes, liquorice, molasses, tobacco, chocolate and espresso. The finish is long and roasty with espresso and a touch of smoke. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall a very nice imperial stout. Complex and roasty with nice espresso notes. 2014-03-29
Dennoman (17) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review from notes. 18cl bottle. Finally opened this personal cellar gem, it was long overdue. Pours a solid jet black with fine tan-colored foam. Aroma is light, yet rich. Coffee, dark chocolate, green peppers, intense grapes from the cognac. Taste is mostly coffee, fondant chocolate, candy sugar, vinous cognac and alcohol warmth. Coats the palate, silky smooth yet never heavy or stodgy. Low in carbonation, but definitely present. This is about as close to technical perfection as I’ve had from an imperial stout. Mind-bogglingly delicious.
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Pibar, Lausanne
Black color, small head. Nice aroma, chocolate, delicate smoke, cardboard. Round mouthfeel, delicious chocolate flavor, sweet, warming alcohol, tobacco.
wchesser (1197) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From tiong. Thanks, man! Dec 5, 2012 batch had Oct. 2013. Deep black. Nose of anise, dark roasted and burnt malt, cola, vanilla. Fudge throughout, burnt malts, coffee, vanilla, licorice, barrel. Finish is incredibly long...bitter and sweet, boozy. Amazing balance. Creamy mouth feel with a lot of carbonation. Just keeps getting better. Bottle says 10.5%.