AdiBeer (2413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: intense chocolate, toasted malts, sugary sweet, overripe fruits, liquorice. Appearance: black, small, beige, creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, rich chocolate, sweet and alcoholic, toasted malts, caramelised fruits, prunes. Overall: massive Imperial Stout, fantastic and complex aroma and palate. Bottle at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.
hackobock (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
January 16, 2015. Bottle at home.
Black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, coffee, green pepper, dark sugars. Taste is medium sweet malty, bitter coffee and chocolate notes, bourbon, vanilla and woody notes as well, finish has some alcohol and wet oak. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Big coffee and roasted malt aroma. Lots of chocolate. Flavor is roasty and wine-like. Lots of coffee and burnt malts with some cocoa at the aftertaste.
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a solid black color with a small brown ring. The aroma mixes roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and booze, and the taste is mildly better, mildly umami, slightly sweet, and slightly boozy with a roasted aftertaste that is a bit more boozy than the initial flavor. Despite the stronger booze present in the finish, the overall aftertaste is still fairly balanced because neither roastiness nor booziness overpowers the other. The palates uses an oily texture, medium body, and a flat carbonation.
swanmann (686) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: It’s nearly black, dark chocolate brown with about 2 inches of brown foam. It smells like rum and chocolate. The taste is sort of the same. Sweet and chocolatey, with some boozy warmth. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and syrupy, a bit reminiscent of Ten Fidy by Oskar Blues. It’s a hardcore brew for sure. More choco than soy. Not overly sweet but should still hold up (and possibly benefit) with some age.
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, vanilla, prunes, figs, chocolate and some caramel. The taste was of roasted malts with vanilla, chocolate and a hint of prunes with some caramel sweetness. Very tasty.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pitch black colored beer, with an almost brown head. The aroma of chocolate with raisins, laurel, and alcohol. The taste starts gently, then overwelming chocolate with raisins several kinds of laurel burny alcohol. By the aftertaste the burny alcohol stays in your mouth. But stil there is the chocolate and laurel. Great beer.
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Heavy toasted cereal and dark chocolate for the malt, light to moderate resin for the hops, dough and earth for the yeast, with black rum and tar in the background. Head is small, frothy, light brown with good slippery lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is black. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is full, creamy, with a soft carbonation and a chalky finish. Super flavor and trexture in this top notch Imperial Stout.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, from the former pivni rozmanitost in prague. jet black with a faint sliver of a brown head; aroma of liquid chocolate, caramel, stewed plum, a hint of truckstop pepper; modest alcohol presence showing; thick texture; some caramel and chocolate with a good whack of burnt toast bitterness. very enjoyable
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black with dark brown, chocolate shake, head, with fine, wet lacing / Rich nose of dark fruit, chocolate, molasses, tobacco, caramel, coffee / Full body, smooth, creamy with some chew, sweet but with excellent balance and bitter finish, light & appealing boozy winey-ness / Flavors of roast coffee, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, date, prune, cream, cigar box / If you like these big, rich, intense stouts, this is probably a perfect example.