coachd (434) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is interesting - more smoky than most Imperial Stouts. I like it, but it’s just different. The best way I can describe this aroma is opening up the grill when you’re cooking a good steak. In fact, I think I just found a food pairing for this beer. For some reason, it smells like red meat to me, but I like red meat so that’s ok. Black as night with a small tan head. A little more carbonated than most great stouts I have had - that’s what takes the appearance from a 5 to a 4. I’m picky. Taste is smoky, hoppy for an IS, roasty and has a mild cocoa flavor. Better with each sip, but a bit overwhelming at first. Palate is a bit watery for the size of this beer. More like a Black IPA than a stout. Good, but Yang and the Yin & Yang mixture were both better.
Shag (2738) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a tan head. Aroma contains some strong coffee and licorice. The flavor is actually well balanced with some dark chocolate, coffee, and licorice. The alcohol is hidden well. Really good beer.
kajser27 (858) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black colored, small+ dark tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, some chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, chocolate, burnt sugar, some dark fruits, roasted malt and coffee, dry medium+ bitter burnt finish, noticeable alcohol and some warmth. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy.
tricksta_p (2672) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, espresso, liquorice, light creamy notes. Flavour is above medium sweet with a moderate roasty bitter finish. Body is full. Lovely smooth roasty chococolate coffee liquorice Stout, big sweet flavour. Great!
Hopmaestro (970) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is solid choclates and roasted malt, no surprise there. It also carries a red berry sensation underneath that was a bit surprising. Taste is sweet and thick with a tad of soy sauce in the roasted malts. A slight fruityness lingers and the aftertaste is long and bitter. A solid impy with small surprises in the experience that makes it more interesting than "just another stout".
SimplySike (1282) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, molasses.
Taste chocolate caramel sweets, roasted coffee bitters.
Ferris (9635) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark roast and some molasses with cocoa. Jet black with a nice rich light brown head. Dark sweet chocolate and nice roast, with a dry bitter finish. Lots of nice dark notes and a great example of the style.
Scrumpy369 (72) - - JAN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at csakajo. Black colour with a stiff brown head. Nose of roasted malts. Taste is medium bitterness with some hints of smoke. Nice but yin&yang is far better.
simonblaine (527) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, frothy head. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate coffee. Taste is coffee, roasted, chocolate, dark cherries. Incredibly velvety smooth, very tasty. Excellent
thorongil2 (2065) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a tall brown head; aroma of stewed fruit, roast; dried fruit; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
alkolord (289) - - JAN 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tiefschwarz, fester brauner Schaum, leicht rauchig, süß in der Nase, voller Körper, nur wenig Kohlensäure, dadurch sehr rund, leichte bittere im Abgang, süßlich