Vinx (63) - - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, minimal beige head. Definitely prominent coffee aroma with some hints of chocolate, caramel and bread . Full-bodied and a little sticky, low carbonation, a bit astringent bitter finish. Not bad but it’s not how an imperial stout should be for me (speaking of that, my favourite one is that made by Rogue).
pdoorr (63) - - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a medium head
Aroma is coffee and roasted grain.
Taste is quite burnt due to roasted grain, hints of bread and coffee.
Medium to high body with medium to Low carbonation.
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Clear dark brown beer, small bubbly pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Dark malts with cheap candy chocolate. Dry coffee, somewhat earthy. Light dry finish. Not too bad.
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s Pad, thanks to LKS, 24/06/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate tan swirl and spotting.
Nose is coffee, mineral notes, light roast, chocolate, spice, light smoke.
Taste comprises earthy tones, coffee rinse, brown bread, miolasses, chocolate, light dirt.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, light boozey notes in the close.
Solid enough impy, not top of class but an easy sipper.
Leighton (10961) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - picked up in Rome about a year ago. Pours brown with frothy beige head. The nose has muddy cocoa, brown bread, earth. Medium sweet flavor with slight coffee, cocoa, mild earthy bitterness, dried berries. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, more cocoa, milk chocolate, mild coffee, light roast, light earth. Simple and straightforward but nice and tasty.
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to L-Dogg. It pours dark brown with a tiny tan head. The nose is acidic, fruit cake, coffee beans, toast and earth. The taste is toasty, earth, coffee grounds, some acidity, roasted malt and dull astringency with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not great...
brianza_ale (91) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2014 33cl bottle in Teku glass. Deep dark mahogany brown colour (almost black but still browny), typical cappuccino thick and creamy beige head. Smells coffee, roasted malts, licorice, a bit of smoke, nuts, dark bread. Taste is on that way but surprisingly even more complex: lots of roasted malts, espresso coffee, smoked wood, dark chocolate, going to a more bitter, licorice and almost spirit/barriqued finish. Soft carbonation, medium bodied and slighlty sticky texture. Long lasting and complex finish, never too much bitter cause of that original final sweet alcohol note which I can’t perfectly define, but that rembers me a sort of whiskey/port barriqued wine sensation (but not boozy! infact alcohol is quite well hidden). Complex and defined Italian Imperial Stout
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Domus Birrae, Roma. Black looks with a reserved tan head. Aroma was dark malty, roast and coffee. Similar elements comprised the sweetish taste alongside notes of dark chocolate, ash and booze. dried out towards the finish. Decent drop.
oliodnb (305) - ITALY - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with a very thick beige head. Very good aroma with coffee, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, berries, and some fortified wine-like alcoholic notes. Very strong coffee taste, roasted malts, oat, some dough sourness. Long bitter finish, strong coffee aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel. Excellent.
Calisky (696) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur noire, petit col beige. Nez de café grillé et cacao sucré, note de reglisse. Gout café, malté et cacao doux, avec amertume (houblon), note de reglisse. Corps assez huileux ss carbonation. Fin de bouche amère et malté. pas mal
BeerEconomy (1) - reggio calabria, ITALY - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ottima interpretazione coffee stout... A naso sentori forti e soavi di aghi di pino..