rangerred (919) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours pitch black with a half finger dark tan head. Head recedes to a ring around the edge of the glass and leaves decent lacing.
Aroma of dark fruit; figs and raisins, coffee, and dark roasted malt. Also a little bit of lighter citrus.
The flavor is an amazing mix of fruit and roasted malt. Plenty of dark fruit along with coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted malt is prominent but not close to being overpowering. Some earthy hops also sneak through which is a little odd for a RIS but works really well here. The finish is clean and crisp, not at all sweet and sticky.
This is one of my all-time favorite beers. While it is on the light side for an Imperial Stout, it packs tons of flavor and is incredibly drinkable. I could really have a couple of these in a sitting without tiring of the flavor. A world-class beer.
Serving type: bottle
rollerton (30) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes like toasted chocolate, a classic stout. Complex and rich taste, of cream, caramel, and cofee. A very nice stout, indeed!
Cenzura (21) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Dark chocolate, classy alcohol and roasted malts takes only small part in overall smell. Taste: Again chocolate, little sourness and very, very long great aftertaste. Average carbonation. More body will be better, but that beer is really good. Amazing finish. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 15,5PLN = 3,7 Euro
Iznougut (3) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bon olor a cafe.. No se.. El gas em recorda a una gasosa... Esbrebada. Bona cervesa però no crec que repeteixi.
HammerTroll (460) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Completely dark body, huge tan head. Big dark fruit aroma, coffee, alcohol and alcohol. A bit watery, medium to full body, soft carbonation. Bitter and sour taste, coffee bitter finish. Finally, a decent Samuel Smiths.
(Dobro Pivo Pri Ščurku 0,33l bottle)
veceo (511) - CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color, big and staying brownish head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of banana, chocolate, coffee, strawberry. Medium sweet taste, little bit boozy. Very good, but notes of alcohol and slightly lighter body lowered overall score.
RobertDale (3424) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Well crafted.
Procent (77) - POLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
W aromacie czekolada i nuty palone, wiśnie w likierze, delikatny karmel w tle. Piana beżowa, średnio obfita, ładny lacing. Barwa czarna, pod światło ciemnorubinowa. W smaku paloność, suszone śliwki, lekko wiśniowe, kwaskowe. Goryczka niska ku średniej w porywach. Takie połączenie Imp. Stouta z Sour Ale. Dość lekkie, nie mój klimat. Warka do 01.2015r.
arnold931 (528) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Tan head with nice lacing. Nose is plum and prune. Nice smooth taste.
Petrosian (6) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark colour. Full body and aroma. Trifle, wallnuts and chocolate deep notes.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
M_Sack (369) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Jet back with a one finger mocha coloured head with strong lacing. Strong caramel, golden syrup, dark chocolate, a touch of roasted malts and some sweet lactose. Rich, dark chocolate flavours, subtle roast malts and spicy malts followed by some cherry, alcohol and sarsbarella. Thick mouth feel with just a slight spritz. Very complex, multi layered beer that is just a touch sweet for my tastes.