weissblau (17) - - FEB 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours very black with durable brown lace. Intense roasted, chocolatey odor and flavor. A great beer!
arrric423 (2) - - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This may be the best stout I have ever had. Aroma is rich coffee and chocolate over some hoppy notes. Pours a super dense thick black with an inch of tan head on a moderately aggressive pour that reduced to a thin tan ring. Taste is similar to the nose with big bitter chocolate and coffee with a bitter hoppy finish. Mouth feel is velvety soft with low carbonation and some resinous oil on the finish. Impeccable.
Lowenbrau (2247) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@ London Craft Beer Festival 2014, The Oval, London. 17-08-2014.
Pours dark with nice quite tan head. Vanila, burnt caramel, roasty,liquorice aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, viscous texture and mouthfeel. Taste is rich, cream, viscous, moderate bitterness, coffee, roasty, quite smooth and well balanced, Robust beer. Really enjoyable,
Petkus331 (282) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of raspberries, dark chocolate, and a touch of coffee with leather. Dark brown, nearly opaque appearance, big caramel foam and lace. Tastes very sweet raspberry up front, followed by bitter chocolate. Palate is thick, a little oily, and a bit flat. Overall, very good, a little too sweet for a full pint.
firstsip (508) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Syrupy black pour with great tan head. Some nice lacing. Sweet malty nose. Syrupy body of sweet coffee bean tempered with roasty notes. ABV well-disguised here.
Furseth (1987) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottolf: Black colour, big brown head. Aroma is dominated of lots of coffee, and caramelly, and dark choclate! Flavor had a a nice coffee, dark chcoalte and and a caramelly mouth feeling, some citrus and fruits! Medium to full body, medium to ling fruity dark choclate finish! Well done!!
Pyobon (979) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Very impressive looking beer - thick very dark brown almost black with mahogany head. Very enticing aroma - rich and complex - malty, roasted, coffee, hints of toffee and chocolate. Fantastic palate - smooth, creamy, slightly sticky - reminded me at one point of an Irish coffee. The carbonation is soft and velvety and gives a very creamy, but not cloying mouthfeel. Hard to believe it is a beer not a dessert. Taste matches the superlatives already used - very rich and complex. It’s rich with toasty malt at the start,and whilst there is some nice sweetness it is both restrained and well balanced. There’s dark coffee and just the right amount of alcohol burn. There seems to be some creamy tastes, but maybe that’s the texture confusing me. The finish steadily and subtly develops a big dark chocolate / coffee / black treacle bitterness that persists. Overall, a very impressive beer.
teorn88 (3121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog rating. 12oz bottle from Utobeer, London. It pours a dark brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and roasty with coffee beans, vanilla, wood and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet with a some bitterness from the coffee roasted notes and some sweetness with notes of vanilla pod, toffee and dark chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, great RIS
ReV2 (153) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Magnum Wines, Swindon. Pours jet black with a diminishing thin tan head, strong aroma of burnt malt & alcohol. Taste is chocolatey with vanilla, cherry and roasted caramel, velvety smoothness and bitter finish. Hubba-hubba.
magpieken (71) - - DEC 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
355ml bottle. Pours black with a low, dense, deep tan head which settled to a light covering but left some nice lacing. Aroma of chicory, roasted malt, burnt wood, liquorice, prunes, soy sauce, dark chocolate and caramel. Medium sweetness and quite high bitterness. Full bodied, chewy but with a silky smooth, luscious texture. Low carbonation and a very long, burnt tar finish. Gentle warmth from the alcohol. A wonderfully complex drop and an excellent example of an imperial stout.
cfrancis (2516) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours inky black with a frothy brown head that quickly disappears. Aroma is rich chocolate and roasted malts. Low pine hops and vanilla. Taste is silky smooth, roasted malts, loads of bitter dark chocolate and a great pine hop bitterness in the end. Great beer.