hawthorne00 (3421) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pretty much black with a tan head that makes an inch and a half then subsides to a coat. Richly roasted aroma with molasses, coffee, pine and spices. Just a slightly aggressive and boozy edge to it. 8 If that edge detracts from the aroma a little, it lifts the taste and palate away from being a bit on the lush and bland side. It has sweet malty, roasted and mocha depth but a nice edge that’s a bit ashy and bitter. Finish is bitter dark chocolate. Very good.
likeatrainwreck (421) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a fast vanishing tan head. Loads of sweet roasted malts, burnt sugar, treacle... Good stuff.
eduardovl (1326) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml from tap enjoyed @ Brewdog Hong Kong. Pours a deep black color forming a small beige solid head that leaves lots of spotty molasses lacings in the glass. Nose is sweet and roasted. Notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee beans, cherry tree, licorice, vanilla, grassy and herby hops. Taste follows the nose. Strong notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla and grassy hops. Strong hops bitterness which is obviously mixed with roastiness. Heavy body. Low carbonation. Roasted malts, caramel and grassy hops bitterness in the aftertaste. Good drinkability. Great stout. Evil Twin quality.
fiveacestx (921) - Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Black with a light brown head. Mocha aroma and a milk chocolate taste with a little smoke. Malty body and finish.
lebermilz (210) - GERMANY - FEB 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Tap House Munich.
Black, dark brown head.
Milk coffee, malty, black currant.
Milk coffe, toffee, roasted, dried fruits, bitter.
Fashawn (583) - ITALY - FEB 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cocoa nibs, chocolate, licorice, roasty malt for the aroma. 2014 vintage, drank it on the new year’s Eve (2016). Sweetest then i expected, a hint of dark fruit and vanilla rounded well this one. Aged well.
sir__v (1939) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt with caramel and licorice. Soy sauce. Taste: full body with roasted malt and caramel notes. Soy sauce with coffee finish. Smoked notes also. Very sweet and high body. Licorice. Grassy notes. Aftertaste: wet bitterness, grassy and licorice with soy sauce.
DroolYeast (943) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Aroma of heavy malt, honey, brown sugar, sweet alcohol. Black with tan head, fully lasting. Taste is moderate sweet with some alcohol sweetness, and moderate malt bitter. Full body, creamy feel, avg. carb., malt bitter and alcohol sweet finish.
KarlPopper (64) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of cocoa and dark malts at first feel, soon great hoppy aroma is appearing - wonderful piney notes, greatly balancing with dark malts
In mouthfeel a little bit of tar but great bitterness from hops, little notes of liquor but also bitter chocolate. Overall great american ris, complex and nonconforming beer although alcohol could have been hidden better.
Sissio (1209) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 11, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle @ home
peach black, dark brown head
coffee, raw licorice, walnuts, wood, a hint alcoholo, cocoa beans
really complex taste, more carbonated than I expected, first cacao, some licorice, cocoa bean and coffee beans, after some time an explosion of enjoyable raw licorice balanced with milk chocolate.
Great Imperial Porter