coachd (599) - 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.
qbert1984 (1) - - OCT 17, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark chocolate-toffee flavour, intense and rich, blackest color with light brown foam
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jsporrer (744) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample on tap @ Ho1K Beers. Pours an almost black color with a tan head. Thick creamy texture. Light aroma of roasted malts. Nice taste of roasted malts with some dark bitter sweet chocolate. Very enjoyable.
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RCBW 2016. Black colour. Slight layer of beige froth on top. Bready sourness, raisins, dark fruits, some alcochol, maybe hints of berry wine in the aroma. Bready, slightly chocolaty beginning. Bitterness from the cocoa and hints of alcochol in the middle. Bitterness, hints of cocoanibs and dark chocolate in the end. Slightly alcicholy, bit smoky aftertaste. Creamy texture. Rather heavy bodied, good beer.
MisoW (3221) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by cuso, thanks. Pours dark brown color, dark beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, citrusy hops. Taste is sweet, lightly bitter, coffee, chocolate, alcohol is present, roasted malt. Nice bittersweet finish.
lukka19 (797) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cuso. Dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma is decent roasted and malty with coffee, tobacco, zest, pines, citrus hops. Taste is same, good balanced, good hoppy, citrusy, zesty.
hrabren (940) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Who Cares for Beer 2016 Beer Festival, Bevog Brewery, Bad Radkersburg, Austria. Shared with His Highness Kaiser und König Igor and Rasta Teacher Mark. Black with tan head. Blueberry jam, grapes, licorice, light soy sauce. Strong, sweet, alcohol present, turns to light dry finish. Thick body, oily texture. Serious beer, but not that innovative.
Marduk (6436) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @RCBF 2016. Pitch black color. Small size, brown head, stays. Sweet, alcohol, roast, dark chocolate in aroma. Dark chocolate, roast, some coffee and even bit ashy, sweet in taste. Long lasting roasted malts in aftertaste. Medium roasty bitterness. Alcohol is hidden. Very solid brew.
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,1l from tap at Bevog Festival. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells of licorice, dark fruits, cacao, earthy, light cocoa. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of licorice, cocoa, lightly earthy, light caramel, coffee, light alcohol. finishes lightly roasty with notes of cocoa and some licorice. quite nice one, lovely balance, alcohol almost not noticeable.
sharkydodson (1198) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma is caramel and chocolate with hints of vanilla, toffee, toast and dark fruits... the taste is caramel and chocolate with notes of roasted malt, vanilla, toffee, toast and brown sugar... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste... nice beer...
Echon (387) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black. Rich roasted malty aroma with notes of chocolate, soy and alcohol. Big malty flavour with caramel, roasted barley and hoppy spice. Sweet taste with a bitter charcoal finish that leaves some alcohol on the tongue. Full body, with a soft texture. Overall, a great imperial stout. Rich and tasty, and it does not become cloying despite the sweetness.