SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2011 Thanks Kevin for sharing this!
A- Body is thick and solid motor oil black. Pours with a 1 finger foamy dark brown head that has good retention and some lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- Awesome, exceptional, and unexpected for an imperial stout. The highlight is a huge spiciness-hot pepper and a hint of cinnamon. This is really in balance with rich bittersweet dark chocolate, anise and licorice.
T- Upfront is an accent of spiciness over prominent roasted malt and rich dark chocolate. Some anise is in the background. The finish is quite smooth and adds a hint of vanilla sweetness. A slight alcohol heat lingers.
P- Medium carbonation with a smooth, syrupy, and exceptionally smooth and creamy body.
O- I am very impressed with this brew. Has to be one of my top stouts. I love the addition of cinnamon and hot pepper and think it compliments the stout qualities very well. Would love to have this one again!
Serving type: bottle
Zakoon (167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head that leaves some lacing. Chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, roasted malt, cherries, coconut, coffee, dark fruits, liquorice, some spicyness. Full bodied, oily, soft carbonation. Finish is well balanced sweetness with a lot of spices.
martin00sr (1429) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @CBC15. Pitch black with light brown head. Aroma is softly spicy, cloves, light roast. Spicy licorice and coffee flavor with solid booziness lurking. Big, thick mouthfeel and lasting, sticky finish.
borre_m (567) - NORWAY - MAY 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample at cbc. pours black small brown head. aroma of rich choco, chilli. taste is balanced, coconut, choco, toffee, caramel.
hammerhead01 (66) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap et CBC. Pitch black with almost no head. Nose is fantastic. Chocolate and lots of CInamon and vanilla. Taste is very well balanced between sweet - spicy. None of the flavours is really on top of the other, it is very harmonious. Oily mouthfeel with low carnonation. Nice spiced Imp Stout.
MrOrla (328) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at CBC. Pours a dark brown with brown head. Aroma is cinnamon roast, coffe, sweets. Taste is Green pepper, vanilla cinnamon, chocolate, Dark Chokolade.
Humlehode (251) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with brown lace. Smells like cinnamon rolls. Cardamom, cinnamon, butter.. Finishes with dark chocolate, coffee
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CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big black beer with nice one finger head that dissipated fairly quick. All the coffee and dark malts expected in an imperial stout. Some licorice and alcohol heat on finish.
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with brown-ish black head. Smells like cinnamon rolls with green peppers and sugar... Candi! Lots of melassis, very balanced peppery hints beautifully intertwined with vanilla and cinnamon powder, daek chocolate, oak, bittery chocolate aftertaste accompanied by a tad fresh pepper peel. Unique, very unique non barrel aged stout.
Crispy34 (433) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet and dry like dark chocolate. Appearance is black. Taste is dark and dry with loads of sweetness. Lots of cinnamon. Palate is dry and dark. Overall, one of the better stouts that I have ever tried.
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SpongeRuiner (884) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a trade. Pours a black black pour. A dark oily head. Really nice looking. A thick dark chocolate aroma with a spicy back end. Very creamy upfront and all the way down. Very thick chocolate coating all over. A peppery spice punch in the back of the throat. Really good.