imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with smallish tan head. Aras of big milk chocolate, tar, pitted fruits, caramel and lightly grassy hops. Full tarry roasty body, sickly sweet fruity christmas cake chocolate coffee flavoured caramel pudding finishing sweet roasty and burnt tiffee
Hop_Hedonist (345) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super smooth high octane stout - quite sweet but ridiculously easy to drink - not super complex but well made - syrupy mouthfeel - a meal in a glass.
ngunity (68) - - SEP 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich smooth tasty and very boozy. Very impressive drank quite easy but head spinning from high abv
colui72 (343) - HONG KONG - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown (but not black) with beige head. Aroma is roasted malts. Sweet. Taste is totally boozeless, some coffee and "sticky" chocolate, malty. Not too bitter. A good stout.
RafeAU (485) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Plonk. Pours jet black with a tiny off-white head. American hops and dark malt aroma. Medium-thick body with lively carbonation. Coffee roasty flavour with a hint of chocolate, slight sweetness moves into moderate hop bitterness, some astringency and alcohol on the finish. Very good, well balanced.
CacheManyHose (421) - HONG KONG - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of Matt's 31st birthday haul. Opaque black-brown with thin beige head. Some streaky lacing. Smells of oat, toast, coffee, very mild fruit (berry and banana?). Taste is burnt coffee, lightly sour, dark fruit (plum, berry). Body is smooth, slick but not heavy, a bit burnt/acidic. Great oat-y aroma that the taste and palate don't quite live up to, but an excellent beer overall.
HKdIPA (489) - HONG KONG - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Opaque black pour, light tan head. Aroma is rich dark chocolatey roasted malts with a savory (in a good way) note too. Wood too. Nice. Taste is very smooth - bitter, very round, big roasted malt and boozy punch, but not as much as some other imperial stouts. Rich smooth palate without being heavy. Different from most big imperial stouts in its smoothness and round flavors. Good.
Niksko (518) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black, tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, rich plum, some red fruit. Flavor is sweet caramel, roasted coffee, dark, bitter chocolate. However it’s there and then it’s gone. Finish is a little burnt toast, a little more caramel, but surprisingly short. Velvety smooth mouthfeel, heavy body. Not at all what I expected, I expected something with more flavor and less crispness. However I can’t help but be impressed with the cleanness and the mouthfeel of this beer.
Countbeer (5500) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost completely black beer with a creamy beige head.
Aroma and flavour are quite typical but above average for it’s style.
Nice roasty, earthy, coffee, malty, caramel and bay leaf tones. Good not to strong subtle bitterness, makes it an even more easier drinker. 9.1%ABV wouldn’t say that at all, well done!
Aftertaste is soft roasty with some nice malty tones, light bitters and a toasty/bready/spiced mixed sprinkle.
Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
Nice stuff! Thanks Owen!
stevoj (3026) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out inky black with a small beige head. Aroma is normal stout, nothing to hint at the higher ABV or more robust taste. Taste brings in some chocolate, roast grains, burnt toast. Very mild, warmth come on late in the game. Not a heavyweight RIS, but a good contender in the middleweight class.
Maris (1201) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 30/12.2014. Pours a very dark brown with the barest of heads. Has a pleasant nose featuring lots of roasty notes, along with some toffee and caramel. It’s very complex in the mouth, with oodles of espresso and burnt and roasted malt most prominent. But there’s also lots of sweet and spicy nuance to be found. The roasty bitterness ultimately hold sway over the milk chocolate, fudge and caramel sweetness, but it remains very nicely balanced. The body is quite light for an impy with the carbonation average. Very nice indeed.