MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - APR 19, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750ml) swing top. Poured black with a large, heavily tanned, thick, frothy head (virtually creamy) which was forever lasting. An intriguing mixed aroma with tropical/fruity hops, smoky roasted malts, chocolate, leather, caramel, blackberries, passionfruit and light notes of guava. An absolutely intense flavor with a strong hop bitterness, bitter liquorice, coffee beans, new leather, ash, raisins, pineapple and a very strong dry earthy finish. Very full bodied with soft carbonation, an amazingly dry mouthfeel, syrupy texture and an unbelievable finish. Truly a remarkable beer.
Hair6a11 (1462) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 7oz Nip Bottle: Pour is murky brown with a modest khaki head into this glass - it retains on the average side , with very light spotting. The nose is rich dark fruit, and velvet cake - molasses and brow sugar. The nose is impressive. The flavor profile is faded with minerality, inherent alcohol, bittering notes, with char, cocoa powder - itís just a plateau . Well - the bottle did say to wait a year to drink... not 6....
MPA (916) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, vintage 2006, sampled February 6, 2016. Pitch black with beige head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Sweet malty flavour with a malty, bitter finish.
ryanhunter_4 (200) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle poured at home. Pours jet black with almost no head. Smell is hard to place smell but there is a bit of chocolate and something strong I canít place. Leather comes to mind but thatís not it. This is quite strong and has a slight bitter finish. I think this confirms that I donít love imperial stouts.
Krej (221) - USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a stout. One that is a little bitter... Frankly I don?t have much to say about it, maybe if it was more than 7 oz I would... This was bottled in 2010 and it is now 2016 but it says best when aged for one year, so maybe thatís got something to do with it...
malkyore (373) - - JAN 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A perfectly executed stout. This one has been aging for 6 years, so the hops have mellowed. Very very roasty and the remnants of the hops marry into the harshness of the Dark malts very well. This is the oldest beer Iíve ever drank....
ARH (1104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aroma is smoke and ash with undertones of caramel and coffee. The beer is dark and opaque with a tan, dense head that leaves a moderate ring retention and mild lace. The taste is a medium high / high bitter and a medium sweet. The texture is thick with a light fizz carbonation. The medium body is flavored with smoke, ash, dark chocolate, and wood and finishes with a mostly dark chocolate syrup flavor and a clean wood ash and leather combination . The aftertaste is a dry tobacco smoke that turns to bitter coffee with a mild metallic tinge.
hohops (731) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 edition- 10% abv. Appearance is jet black, with a tan, foamy clingy head. Aroma- loads of chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, leather, burnt toast, massive roasty malt, espresso coffee, dark fruit and liquorice hints. Bit of treacle toffee in there as well. Taste- bitter coffee, chocolate fudge cake, roasty toasty malt, coconut and vanilla undertones, molasses, thick chocolate milkshake, dark cooking chocolate. Mouthfeel is full and thick, almost chewy. The finish is almost sweet. Superb stout.
davidm (2057) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect beer. Very long taste with chocolate and vanilla. Great balance of ingredients.
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
XS Imperial Stout Bottle to goblet. Merry XMas.
Look is Dark black, medium tan head. Thick look. Lasting lacing remains. Sudsy legs.
Aroma is plum, blueberry raspberry, dark chocolate. Taste is the same except stronger on the fruits, where the aroma is equal fruit and chocolate. Rum, whiskey booze like taste in the finish. Feel is full and and a little chewy.
colui72 (602) - HONG KONG - NOV 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark oily black, thin head. Aroma of roasted malts and vanilla. Expected better taste, itís good but nothing amazing: roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, balanced by high hoppyness. Good, but, you pay for the ceramic than for the beer.