coachd (240) - 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.
cagou007 (359) - FRANCE - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep dark color with thin tan head. Sweet honey nose. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee and honey. Medium carbonation, oily texture. Long roasty finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
alomtnez (102) - SPAIN - MAR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Irreale. Brownish head leaving a good lacing. Weak aroma, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, prune and roasted malt with caramel notes. Good.
nihtila (1159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
28.1.2015. Aroma is surprisingly light for the style. Coffee, roasted malts. Taste is better, intense roasty taste with coffee notes and sweeter chocolate aftertaste.
MayumiH (269) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Rich with dark chocolate followed by roasted malts. Tastes like non carbonated cherry coke with a touch of soy sauce. That’s what my note says.. What was I on about??
katrinaez (241) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on my old rating system. Not sure what this notes would be. Would want again to get accurate notes
darb85 (105) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good. Mild at start worth a thin mouth feel. Not boozy at all. Woody chocolate and smoke finish a bit dry. Very good
Mox_Ruby_IPA (7) - Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark as all get out, steals light like a black hole, surprising smooth with light mouth feel expected heavier. Hides alcohol flavor quite well.
fajry (907) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Výčap Beergeek Bar. Čierna farba, tmavo hnedá farba. Vôňa horkej čokolády, kávy, prezretých višní a jemne praženosti. V chuti úžasne plné telo. Ľahká dymovosť, pražené slady, horká čokoláda a káva. Už som raz napísal plné telo, ale to treba zopakovať. Tak isto príjemná nasýtenosť, ktorá zaručuje úžasnú piteľnosť. Toto je jedno z naj mojich pív.
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at roundhouse taproom, hong kong. Black color, brown head. Aroma is light roasty, coffee. Taste is roasty, coffee and chocolate. Good balance but quite basic stout.
Maris (1086) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 355ml bottle on 16/3/2015. Pours near black with a very small head. Features a pleasant nose featuring lots of chocolate and caramel. It’s an impressive and complex beast to sip, with lots competing for attention, including dark chocolate, fudge, a hint of coffee, dates and prunes, soy, a dash of booze, finished off by burnt malt and a good dash of bitter hops. The palate is slightly creamy and the carbonation soft. A terrific slow sipper.