BoringBard (139) - - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very little smell. Dark, but still translucent. No head. Intense taste of burnt barley and smoke. In other words AWESOME taste! Thin and smokey in the mouth. All over: shockingly intense taste to be so odorless and thin. A very good beer, but not as good as I’m excpecting from mr. evil twin
Osprey87 (1092) - London via, WALES - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as Soft DK, BB 2015. Thinnish black pour into a snifter. Aroma - mostly metallic, yeasty, some caramel and coffee. Body is thin for the style, moderate carbonation. Taste has some vanilla, ash, cough medicine, chocolate sauce, metallic. Pretty average imperial stout in my opinion. This style is all about big flavours and a big smooth body, and this doesn’t deliver on either of those basic elements. When you spend £10 on a bottle of beer, you’re entitled to expect better than this.
Beerhunter111 (3200) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack sehr intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, bittere Schokolade. Klasse.
KyotoLefty (5791) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Gift from Dfearnley. Thanks, Derek! Black with persistent tan lace.
Chocolate, black berries, rubber, a bit too phenolic. Dry, woody, coffee, dark chocolate, with berries. A bit pedestrian. Hides alcohol better. Quite well carbonated. A rather too simple IS.
Koelschtrinker (9872) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromatisch würzig malziger Antrunk, Bitterschokokade. Weich mit süßlichen Noten, vollmundig. Auch später steht die Schokoladigkeit im Mittelpunkt, minimal alkoholisch, erdig, Vanille. Konstant, zum Ende etwas brennend und weniger harmonisch als zuvor. 12/12/10/10/11/12
ARH (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
16.9 oz bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Fruity sweet notes start this one out; mostly tropical fruit strikes me - pineapple and mango - although there’s also some dark berry notes (I’m thinking strawberry maybe?). Chocolate is present as well with some vanilla. Digging a bit deeper some doughy and mildewy smells come through with raisin and alcohol. The dark red-brown (cola-esque) colored beer is topped by a dark tan soapy head which reduces to a thin film with some spotty, granular-like lacing along the glass on the way down. It’s a medium-heavy sweetness with some bitter, acidic notes. Within the mouth, it has a unique grainy feel coming from some ashy tones. The medium bodied beer is sticky and mostly flat. At the finish, there’s an earthy, dirt-like taste that seems to jump out of nowhere, but quickly gives way to a combination of ash, chocolate cake, and alcohol which coat the mouth fairly strong at first, but dissipates to a more mild coating fairly quickly. After awhile, the aftertaste turns to a dirt and ash combination - maybe a nice beer to enjoy with a good cigar?
ThreeCats (523) - ISRAEL - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with creamy mocha head. Aroma very roasty, espresso, bitter chocolate, ash, Taste sweet, creamy, chocolate at first, and then rich burnt toffee, roast, espresso beans, some smoke, some ash, soy sauce, and more bitter chocolate in the palate. Very nice.
angel77 (438) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 50 cl en el Lúpulo varias veces durante septiembre y octubre de 2012. Muy buena imperial stout aunque tal vez podría tener un poco mas de cuerpo. Sabores y aromas tostados y quemados combinados con un ligero verdor de lúpulo fresco al final y un amargor contenido. Muy buena y para repetir muchas mas veces.
pentaz (830) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as "Soft DK". Pours black with a lacing thick diminishing medium tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate, fudge, raisin, coffee, lots of vanilla, dark sugar, hard roasted malts and a subtle notes of spruce. Taste is heavy sweet, moderate bitter and very light acidic. Body is medium, texture is viscous, carbonation is moderate. Finishes sweet with vanilla, but bitter and ashy in the late finish.
kerenmk (1880) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks arizvisg. Very dark brown-black with brown head. Chocolate, vanilla, slightly alcoholic aroma, ash, vanilla and a little bitter taste. Full body, smooth, chocolate cake finish.
rederic (2846) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, under the name " Soft DK ", deep pitch black color, with a rocky frothy thick tan head. Nice mild chocolate cake, roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty nose, with a light mocha, vanilla, bitter dark chocolate, phenolic boozy accent, and with a faint burnt fruitcake, coffee, chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate bran muffin note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty burnt dried dark fruit, smooth velvety chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookie dough, mocha, burnt fruitcake, tiramisu cake, chocolate milk, cocoa, vanilla, dark bitter chocolate character, with some black coffee, roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malt, burnt toast, burnt bran muffin, burnt chocolate pie crust flavours, with a molasses, chocolate liquor undertone, leading towards a warming, yeasty, dark dried fruit, dark bitter chocolate, black coffee, mochaish, lingering chocolate, roasty malt bitterness finish.