RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a deep dark cola with a medium mocha head, reddish hues, and minimal lacing. Aroma is big coffee notes, cocoa, and roasted malt. Taste is milk chocolate and roasted malt upfront followed by coffee beans, bakers chocolate, and a hint of spiciness. Enjoyable creamy mouthfeel with a wonderfully smooth finish. Big ABV, but so incredibly drinkable. Love this beer!
GG (2064) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ 10 East -
Aroma - almond cookies, deep chocolate layers, vanilla, roasted coffee beans, soy sauce and alcohol
Appearance - pitch black body, 2-finger creamy dark tan head, medium retention, light lacing
Mouthfeel - full bodied, light/medium carbonation, smooth and creamy
Flavor - roasted coffee, dense burnt chocolate, walnutty bitterness, vanilla, anise, and molasses
Overall - a top notch stout/porter if there is one. Complex, full of layered flavors and aromas. A no brainer beer if there is one. If you see it, get it.
NordicV (1182) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Svart öl med ljusbrunt skum. Kaffe, choklad och mandel i doften. Detta blir ändå tydligare i smaken tillsammans med en välbalanserad alkoholbeska. Att dricka denna öl är som att äta en riktigt härlig och fyllig chokladefterrätt.
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inky, purple-black with a dark tan, thin head.
Rich chocolate malt, vanilla aroma.
Creamy, vanilla and chocolate taste....backed up by roast coffee malt.
Smooth, slow building ashy bitter.
Packed full of flavour.....complex...
An exceptional beer...wonderful.
onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep black pour under a thin beige head. Amazing aroma with chocolate iced donuts and almonds with a gentle kiss of coffee. Lovely rich flavor with bittersweet dark chocolate, doughnut tones, a little almond and a sweet semi roasty finish. Incredible.
wavers1 (907) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really dug this one, big and thick and bold, lots of stuff going on. Really need to try it afew more times and get aquainted lol!
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a deep black color. Creamy and oily. Forms a small and very creamy and thin bubbled beige to brown head. Small retention and some spotty lacings formed and left in the glass. Some brown chunks can be see floating on the bottom of the glass, mainly in the last pours
S: Traditional Imperial Stout in the nose: Strong notes of roasted malts, chocolate malts, coffee beans, licorice, brown bread, brown sugar, vanilla and oak. Some notes of alcohol in the very end. Sweet and balanced
T: Follows the notes: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of roasted malts, chocolate malts, dark chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, brown bread. Yeasts are quite bready. Hops are grassy. Good bitterness in the end (roasted and hoppy). In overall, a smooth and balanced bittersweet taste
M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Sweet and bready upfront. Bitter roasted aftertaste
O: Great drinkability. Excellent Imperial Stout. Smooth and pleasant. Masterpiece
[ BA Review @ 12/21/2013 ]
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Courtesy of James. Split with Vinnie, James, and Dave Rivera. Pours dark maroon brown opaque with a small, tan, fuzzy head. Aroma of pure almond butter, cookie dough, sweet, chocolate chip biscotti, and dark, dark chocolate. Mouth feel is velvety smooth, with some rich, earthy, chocolaty tones and a huge, sweet, slightly bitter finish. This is an insane brew, which tastes more like a cookie dough stout than a porter. This is prisine, and it tastes exactly like its namesake; biscotti.
hawker (15) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark beer with very dark head. Very nice balance with malt and hops. Get all nice flavors of good stouts: Coffee, nuts, malt...
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Black beer with yellow brown head/lacing.
Aromas of dark chocolate, cacoa, coffee, roast, liquorice, soy...
Flavours of intense cacoa, roast, dark chocolate, malt/herbal roast, good bitter, toffee, mocha, wood roast...
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, dark chocolate, mocha, cacoa...
Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full thick bodied and a creamy foamy oily light sticky texture.
Briliant aroma, great taste, thick light complex, round, delicious!
Jimsal27 (251) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to glass. Nice pour ended with a perfect tan head. Nose of coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Taste didn’t match up. A little like bitter coco.