Reimer96 (1731) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Here it is... One of the best imperial stouts and the sweetness of the Port barrels add a nice complexity of stone fruit... Love it!
aracauna (3352) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was there a Jesus? Was there a More Jesus or did they just start with Even More Jesus? Crazy good imperial stout. Rich, sticky, head like a chocolate milkshake. Only thing close to a flaw is it is really sweet, but you’re not ordering imperial stout if that’s a deal breaker.
rouhlas (1963) - GREECE - DEC 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle at home from trade with fonefan. Thank you Jan! Black color with nice dark brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, dark fruits,sweet red wine - port, wood. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma but even better with some spicy notes and light alcoholic finish. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black and opaque with a 1.5 finger dark mocha head that has very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Impressive for the style and high ABV.
Very vinous with a strong port barrel character along with dark fruit sweetness and dry oak that slightly overpowers the complex malt character of the base beer. There’s still a sweet and roasted malt presence with hints of burnt toast, dark cocoa and robust coffee followed by dessert-like chocolate malt sweetness. Nice port barrel presence but I prefer the malt crush of the regular version.
Full bodied with a strong port barrel presence. Dry and vinous with lots of toasted oak and sweet, vinous dark fruit flavor. Lots of grape, dark cherry, currant and other dark berries along with a prominent toast oak flavor. Underneath, there is a nice balance of roast and silky malt sweetness. Some smoke along with burnt malt, coffee grinds, oatmeal and bitter cacoa along with sweet chocolate and lactic creaminess. Pretty complex and the port character gives this beer another dimension but the barrel aging takes away what I like most from the base beer. Good but not as interesting or flavorful as the regular version.
Garrold (3336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cotteridge Wines. Been in the cellar for 18 months. Shared with the missus on our 15th Wedding Anniversary. Clear, dark brown. Thinnest halo of tan head. The beer equivalent of walking down the aisle to a Nick Cave tune (Into My Arms), then walking back up to James’ Millionaire. Or summat. Heady, and fruity, and beautifully smooth. Missus isn’t too fussed by it. I could drink myself silly on it.
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Omnipollos Hatt, Stockholm. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody port aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate port caramel and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty woody bitter chocolate and port finish.
RobertDale (4727) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours black with an average tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, and port. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, port, coffee, dark fruit, and vanilla. Excellent.
hackobock (2767) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
June 12, 2015. On tap at Omnipollos Hatt.
Black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, red berries, vanilla, wet wood and milk chocolate.
Taste is medium sweet caramel and berries, medium roasted bitterness with coffee and chocolate notes. Finish is quite bitter with dry cocoa notes, some warming alcohol and sweet port and red berries. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Ktwse (3166) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of vanilla, milk chocolate, port barrels, light coffee. Taste is creamy, sweet, slightly boozy and very chocolatey up front. Rich, complex, sweet, alcohol finish. Creamy thick body with soft carbonation.
keepersj12 (3019) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. The aroma is very sweet with roast malt. The flavor is also sweet with a good deal of coffee and chocolate. The beer is very smooth with the big alcohol hidden nicely.