BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Super beer nice flavors. This was a terrific Stout lots of chocolate and coffee flavors.
Chuckaduck (645) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 8/23/13. Poured 11/17/13. Oily dark brown-black with a fluffy, dense chocolate head. Aroma is creamy, cocoa, berries, coffee, dry, effervescent, nice aromatics. Taste is bitter chocolate, coffee, dark berries, creamy, a tad chalky, flavorful, not overly sweet; finish is dark berries and bitter chocolate. Chewy mouth feel. Light lacing; surprising that it isn’t more dense. Medium-low carbonation. Thin-bodied. Nice.
Melker (206) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small beige head. Coffe, cocoa nibs, roasted notes, licorice and some soy. Light sweetness. Nice balance.
beerbaaron (1245) - Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Medium to small creamy brown head, fairly lasting.Aroma is full of roasty chocolate, burnt/ash, a little dusty cocoa and coffee, caramelized, fair complexity. Medium body. Nice balance, sweet and roasty bitter.Bitter dark chocolate, dark roasty in general. Very nice roasty finish, little dry ash.
MarinEvelyn (552) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
roasty, toasty, chocolate, malt, smooth.
A lot of roasty, a little background hops, burnt dark bittersweet chocolate.
ReedM (27) - - NOV 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big, chocolaty, roasty. Bigger body hides the abv with a plesant sweetness. A great treat, really want a bourbon barrel version!
deekyn (1187) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a fluid opaque coffee brown with lighter cola brown edges and a faint medium tan head. No lacing. S- coffee, baker's chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, arid earth, chalk, anise, vegetal and grains. Light tangy cacao, wood and raisins in the back. M- medium oily body with a light to medium sticky, dry and sweet palate. Mild carbonation. T- coffee, dirt and chalk up front. Hops push through in the middle with the bitter sweet chocolate, and cacao. Entry into the long bitter end is slightly sweeter mocha. Cocoa powder makes up the bulk of the finish with warm spicy oak and more hop notes.
onceblind (4067) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a thin khaki head. The nose is syrupy and roasty with a bit of anise. Flavor is equally syrupy with some smoke and anise and molasses and black licorice...pretty much every stouty flavor except coffee and chocolate. Bit of a shame really. Thick and a wee bit syrupy boozy.
MrFecesious (960) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at apex. A nugget of darkness. Aroma and taste of chocolate & coffee, but an odd hint of oyster in both. Smells of a bit of lactose also. Very nice dry wood finish.
Cunningham (4497) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pitch black color with a creamy beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, roasted malt and coffee.
Palate: Full body. Slightly sweet, and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, fruity, espresso, coffee and mild roasted malt. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Pleasant and tasty imperial stout with a fine balance.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Uddevalla, Sweden