Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with a thinner head that is dark brown. Aroma is chocolate and coffee to a slightly lesser extant, along with some licorice and a bit of smokiness. There is a good amount of chocolate in the taste. The licorice really comes out more as a main flavor. This one is a bit sweet, but not to much. It helps mask the flavor of alcohol that is noticed in here as well. Full in body with a thick texture. Flat carbonation. This is a very good stout.
oliodnb (522) - ITALY - JUN 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Pours black with a beautiful creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits, berries, ground coffee, soy sauce. Taste is very rich: roastiness, coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, light smoke, plums, berries, some booze. Smooth oily mouthfeel, full body, light carbonation. Excellent.
SkillsFactory (147) - ITALY - JUN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nera, impenetrabile, schiuma color nocciola scuro non molto persistente.
Aroma di melassa, vaniglia, caffè tostato, cacao amaro, liquirizia e frutti rossi.
Al palato stesse caratteristiche, sul finale si alternano il cacao amaro ed il caffè in una coda molto lunga.
Retrolfatto di cacao.
Corpo pieno, non molto carbonata.
Ottima Imperial Stout.
likeatrainwreck (128) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is how an imperial stout should be... Thick, black, heavy... Coffee, burnt sugar, treacle, black chocolate. Warming and boozy. No fancy gimmicks, just a top class imperial Stout.
Torrefacto (887) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negro opaco con espuma beis. Aromas de cacao, frutos negros, licor. Cuerpo medio-alto, textura sedosa. Inicio dulce de fruta negra, melaza que acaba en un amargor achocolatado, licoroso y tostado intenso que equilibra bien.
BroadestTom (136) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, licorice,
Appearanceblack, minimal head, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate full body, thick feel, average carbonation,
Overall great imperial stout that I would suggest to a friend
Yorker (1541) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and liquorice - with a bitter finish.
Kita (1419) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 0.355l. Pours pitch black color with thin totally diminishing light brown head and no lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alcohol and candy sugar. Taste starts sweet rich and smooth malty with strong coffee note, follows by dried fruits’ acidity and whiskey note, mouthfeel is warming, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, syrupy texture and soft carbonation in palate. Warm surprise for warm spring afternoon...
jackafholmes (658) - - MAY 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from archer road beer stop, sheffield. Black with a tan head. Aroma of liquorice and treacle. Taste is rich and bitter with treacly sweetness. Thick as they come, like crude oil, lovely. Good good double good.
Cam_Dynamite (93) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I find this one hard to rate. I’ve had it a few times and my opinion fluctuates wildly. Tonight I love it. Balanced flavours of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, slight bitterness, cocoa, coffee. Quality beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3478) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle purchased at the beer cabin in plattsburgh. Aroma has some mineral and roast. Light anise. Opaque black body with a medium brown head. Starts with some burnt, ashed, malt flavor. Strong anise. Quite bitter. Way too much anise and bitterness in this to be enjoyable.