buzzoven (376) - - JAN 12, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow...what black tar pit did this stuff crawl out from? Seriously pitch dark in pour with a dark brown (almost black) head resting foamily atop...no light dwells within. Sickly sweet smell...like rummy raisins and cream. Soft and slightly fuzzy on the tongue. This is one very interesting stout that i’m actually having a hard time trying to pin down flavours on...it has hints of chocolate, roasted barley, coffee, etc. all the usual suspects. But there is an overall dryness that supercedes all of those flavours and in turn, welds it into something slightly spectacular. Imagine the dryness of white wine and the smokiness of a good barrel-aged whiskey crossed with the creaminess of ice cream (specifically vanilla...not chocolate, surprisingly). What more can i say? Simply amazing and unique...might give Old Rasputin a run for it’s money.
StoutHead (231) - DENMARK - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a huge brown head and lots of big bubbly lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice and some undefinably sweet. Flavour is of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, a bit of chocolate, soy, some fruit and hops. Mouthfeel is full. Sweet with a long and slightly bitter hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good Imperial Stout.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a finger of fine light brown head. Good retention; minimal lacing. Aroma is medium roast and dark malt--notes of bitter chocolate and coffee. Flavor is similar: mild bitterness and roast up front, fading into dark chocolate, coffee and mild alcohol in the finish. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. Excellent beer.
mrecioji (6) - SPAIN - MAY 15, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive Imperial Stout, very tasty, combining the sweetness and bitterness of the roasted malts.
Acid303 (262) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle, served in Duvel cup. Pours black with medium brown creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, chocolate and hints of red grape. Quite complex. Concerning flavour, there’s a clear dominance of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. The palate is slightly hoppy and sugary. No alcohol presence. Full body, perfect carbonation. A very classic and pleasant Imperial Stout.
MadRobin (997) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Frisco Taphouse & Brewery in Columbia, MD.
Opaque, black-brown with a creamy, 1-finger dark tan head and incredible lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, molasses and caramel.
Taste of dark roasted malt, caramel, molasses, peat, chocolate and dark fruit.
Medium body and low carbonation.
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jehoesefat (66) - Kapolei, Hawaii, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells dank and foul, soy sauce smell in my beer?? Thick brown color with a minimal brown head. Tastes very bitter but it’s nice and smooth, glad it doesn’t taste like it smells! The aroma was not great but we don’t smell beer, we drink it and it drinks well!
Cuso (2646) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, many thanks to Cunningham. Black color with nice espresso head. espresso aroma with dark chocolate, syrup, licorice, hops. Taste, roasted malt, milk coffee, espresso, licorice, wood, hops. Coffee bitter finish. Alcohol is noticable, but not in bad way. Nice.
kalervo (446) - FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really enjoyable, compex and unique imperial stout. Gets lots of more mouthfilling body when warming.
kbudd19 (94) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle. Lots of carmel looking head on the pour, Great aroma the smell is slightly sweet with coffee and smokey undertones. The taste is very even, up front there is a bit of coffee and some nice sweetness. On the way down there is a nice bitter finish.
BitchPls (237) - FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2013 Pours black and thick as oil and leaves a small and brief, very dark beige head. Aroma of roasted black coffee. Mouth feel is full and smooth. It has good hops but it’s not too bitter, it complements the softness of this drink quite well and lasts long in the after taste. This is a pretty solid imperial stout but it lacks complexity a bit in my opinion.