ERB92 (472) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee, chocolate dried fruits, nuts, wood and a hint of leather in the aroma. Black with a brown head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall a really nice Imperial Stout, rich in flavor and with some nicely warming alcohol in the back.
mfhennig (75) - - FEB 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle pours a thick , oily, midnight black with a massive brown head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa and roasted malt. Terrific flavor, very smooth, no alcohol burn. Just a hint of bitterness in the finish -considering the IBU rating. This is probably the Imperial Stout by which all others will compared. An outstanding beer.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, espresso, raisins, plums’ very rich with the alcohol mostly masked. Full body with soft carbonation. Amazing.
pacv27 (53) - - FEB 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy head that is milk chocolate in color and 2 fingers in depth. Beer is a pitch black color. The aroma is sweet milk and dark chocolates along with coffee. The taste is so complex!! I’m getting lots of chocolate and coffee with hints of molasses, leather, tobacco, dark fruits and vanilla. The mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy. Very smooth but leaves a stickyness in the mouth. Will definitely be buying a 6 pack of this when I get a chance.
ninecats (233) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, brown quickly dissipating head with lots of lacings. Lovely smooth aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, honey, chocolate, hint of alcohol. Taste is packaged with roasted tones, coffee, slight bitter chocolate, oakiness and ends with a lingering slight rough roasted bitterness and some alcohol. Medium to full body, medium to soft carbo.
Clownoisseur (334) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into snifter. Appears pitch black, minimal tan head that fades quickly. Little to no lacing. Aromas of big dark malt, anise, oak, vanilla, coffee...bitter chocolates. Taste follows the nose with a moderately heavy mouthfeel..silky velvet dark chocolate..vanilla..oak and anise. Hints of roasted nut, char and toast. Finishes with some bitter hop presence along with a chocolate coffee harmony. Very smooth and rich!
c1raider (47) - New York, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent! Malty, vanilla, touch of sweet caramel, balanced, abv does have a little, the little head fades quickly. For such a big beer it drinks so easy. While nothing exciting its does the quintessential stout very well, would buy the next time I see it.
Brandon1989 (395) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark black with a nice three finger khaki head that retained throughout the beer and left plenty of lacing around the glass. The aroma sweet and full of dark roasted malts. I pick up chocolate, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, some mild faint woodiness, and faint hops. The taste is very similar to the aroma. The woodiness/oak is more prevalent in the taste then in the aroma. The chocolate is more bitter flavored as well. I would have never guessed this beer is over 10% as I am not picking up a whole bunch of alcohol. The mouthfeel is heavy but is is silky. This is truly a world class beer that every beer drinker should try.
sinfull (970) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black like a tar, with thin brown head. A Symphony of coffee roasted malt and chocolate in aroma , with touch of dark fruits. Taste follows the aroma. Very smooth and rich brew , with warming finish.
whitehotg8 (71) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into a snifter. Pours dark as night with a nice short dark-khaki colored head that just reaches the rim of the snifter. The nose on this one is all malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, licorice, dark brown sugar, coffee, slight spiciness. The palate is viscous; sweet, roasty and complex. The usual suspects are present; chocolate of all types, toffee, roasted nuts, pumpernickel bread licorice. This stout is truly fantastic, has everything you could want in one and more. Sock some away in your cellar or drink it fresh. either way you can not lose.