skmikeg (1472) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like motor oil with a two finger foamy kakhi head which lingers for a while. Aroma is amazing and is of deep roasted malts, espresso, bakers chocolate, burnt toffee and caramel, and some cherries. Taste is malty at first with tons of roasted malts, bakers coco, bitter espresso, molasses, burnt caramel, and then the hops hit with bitter citrus and pine on the back end. Has a full body with a super creamy, oily mouthfeel, a dry, roasty, and bitter, hoppy finish. overall, a excellent imperial stout that definitely underrated.
Holmen2 (2265) - NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. At Mi2 at Cardinal 06.05.13. Dark brown to black. Fine head. Looks inviting! Aroma of dark malt, dark and bitter chocolate and bitterness. Taste of dark chocolate, hop bitterness and hints of whisky. Long and bitter aftertaste. Appropriately carbonated. To be enjoyed in smaller amounts.
Serapac (270) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So, let's try once more. My original rating from 19 November disappeared from beerbuddy/ratebeer and I got no explanations when I asked why.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ARH (979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, poured into a snifter. A cherry wood aroma is first noted with caramel, chocolate, coffee, and a subtle, roast and earthy undertone. The beer pours a thick, viscous oily black with a rich brown sudsy head that has a mild retention and lace. The taste is a complimentary blend of medium high bitter and medium sweet. The texture is syrupy slick with a fuzzy carbonation and a full body. A chocolate and toffee flavor profile is prominent up front with a slick and waxy finish containing notes of mild licorice and toffee which turns to bitter coffee, then charred wood with some hetbal hints. The aftertaste is strong at first but mellows to an ashy / smokey quality with an earthy coffee flavor
Justin666 (56) - - NOV 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ml bottle purchased at Systembolaget in Sweden for about 40 kroner. Pours pitch black with medium level brown lacing. The aroma suggests chocolate, coffee and some roasted malts. Tastewise, rich dark chocolate is the dominating flavor. As the rater below me mentions, it starts off with a nice milk chocolate flavor before finishing up dark chocolatey. There’s a lot of roasted malts and some bitterness too. Overall, this is a full body rounded imperial stout which is very delicious!
Shippy (29) - - NOV 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber. Pours black with a big, brownish head made up of dense little bubbles. Aromas of roasted malts, a little smokiness, and some dark fruit on the end. Taste is malts up front, lots of roasted malts, followed by some chocolate and some lingering bitterness. Dark chocolate and milk chocolate flavors are clearly present. The aftertaste is of strong dark chocolate, while the flavor earlier is more milk chocolatey. The colder it is, the more hoppy bitterness you taste. Heavy, smooth, milky mouthfeel. Very full bodied, with a hint of carbonation. Definitely some noticeable booziness. Overall very good imperial stout. Let it warm up a bit and it’s a great dessert on its own. Or, make a Yeti float!
Dahlstrom (69) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch-black with a medium brown head. Lovely aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste reflects the aroma, but here the roast really takes over. Medium to full-bodied. Medium bitterness. Soft to medium carbonation.
RafeAU (559) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in LA. Pour is thick pitch black with dark head. strong hot/solvent alcohol on the aroma, more than its 9.5%. Roastiness aroma beneath that. Taste is mildly sweet up front, flavour is rich chocolate and roastiness, american hops, dry and hoppy bitter finish. bitterness, warming alcohol and astringency linger more than I’d like. I’ve had finer imperial stout, but very good nonetheless.
Toomio (380) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aika tupakka ja tujakka. Reiman ja Viljakaisen kanssa 60’s palaverissa. Hyvä kyllä, mutta ehkä yksi iltaan.
hawanna (2818) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,355 l bottle as a gift
chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, black, hazy, frothy and very creamy brown foam head.
light sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
tandembrauer (805) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ØST, Stavanger. Pours black with big brown head. Aroma of dark dried fruits, acetone, roasted coffee. Taste bitter and sweet, with some fruity sourness.