reberiii (259) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Poured from 12oz bottle, thick dark brown motor oil pour with little to no head. Complex on the palate, that lingers long after a sip. Malty with a sharp, almost propane finish. Beer that eats like a meal.
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Poured black as sin with a deep brown head. Slight lace. Not much aroma. Big ashy dark chocolate caramels flavors. Burnt pecans in molasses. Truffles (of both the chocolate and mushroom variety.) Charcoal grill. Greek coffee. Celery hearts. Plum pudding. Vinyl jacket with cigarette burn holes. Strong flammable bite, though still finishes much smoother than most 10.5 ABV brews do. Not as full bodied as the Breakfast Stouts but a nice huge dark spike for stouts in general.
Hanoi (296) - - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is brown sugar, treacle a little vanilla. Taste, is brown sugar, treacle, leading to dark fruits, then a little smoke, rich chocolate espresso and oak in the finish. Mouthfeel is velvet.
An outstanding imperial stout, though the nose was a little muted.
HopfenWeisse (884) - - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black color with beautiful brown head that dissappears quite quickly. Aroma is strong chocolate, fruity, roasted. Flavor is roasted, coffee, bitter, alcohol. Heavy stuff.
allmyvinyl (2159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Deep dark brown, red tinge, long-lasting brown head. Aromas of burnt sugar and liquorice, coffee, something fruity too. Tobacco and leather later. Taste is roasty bitter, molasses sweet. Rich and beguiling.
ciaranc (706) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Redmonds. Thick, viscous black pour, big rich tan head, doesnt last. Gorgeous milk chocolate, light coffee nose, Flavour is intense bitter, roasted coffee, heavy dark belgian chocolate, smokey notes. Thick, rich almost chewy mouthfeel, minimal carbonation. Finish is long and warming. Amazing.
kingstoni (1334) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown color with a thin brown head. Aroma of licorice, vanilla, oak and roasted malt. Flavors are peat, roasted malt and coffee. Oily feel.
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
120414. Bottle at saunailta, Tampere. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma licorice, chocolate, nuts. Oily texture. Smooth body. Awesome all the way. Not Bad.
freiksenet (81) - - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pitch black, creamy cocoa colored head. S: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla. T: Starts soft, with malt, liquorice, dark chocolate. Some hop bitterness. Ends bitter, with booze and warmth. M: Silky and creamy. O: Beer chocolate cake.
leischka (1) - - APR 11, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pitch black color, thin shortlasting head, strong aroma, a bit smoky, bitterness in taste, rich body, creamy
mile (2730) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown almost black, small to average and mostly diminishing dark brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, roasted malt - light burnt malt, some coffee and salty licorice, light hoppyness Body is full, malty and sweetish flavor, roasted malt and light licorice, light alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish, roasted malt - light burnt malt, light coffee and salty licorice, light hoppyness and alcohol. Nice roasted and full bodied IS. Unfortunately too sweet for me - could use more bitterness to balance the sweetness.