BrettTaylor (636) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 Poured from 12 oz bottle on a dark and dreary August day that is more like mid-fall than August. Dark dark brown in the glass with a minimal, tan-colored head. No lacing to speak of. Aroma is mostly rich dark chocolate with dark coffee, leather, butter, alcohol, and a touch of hops (pine) underneath. Taste: obvious alcohol presence at 10.5%, but dark coffee, caramel, coffee, chocolate and wood - maybe even a touch of charcoal. The texture is very silky as it passes over your tongue - very rich and full. Finish is medium and a pleasant mild "burn" from the alcohol at the back of your throat. Eat this with a rich beef stew on a cold winterís day and youíll never be happier!
-------- notes: poured from growler into snifter. Dark dark brown color with milk chocolate brown head that was slow to form, got about 1 finger, then falls to a thin resilient layer. Head leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, and coffee. Taste follows the aroma with coffee and dark malt taking the forefront. Lively carbonation on the tongue and a very long finish.
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 (148) - 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 (130) - 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 (892) - 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 (1543) - 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 (1424) - 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 fruitsí 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 (94) - 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. Iíve 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 (3481) - 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.