Cokemonkey11 (457) - - JUN 20, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1/3 pint, keg. Pours black with a medium thick brown head subsiding quick but slowing down to leave a nice layer of brown foam. Scent is dense dark roasted cappuccino and light amounts of chocolate as well as maybe tobacco. Taste is dense chocolate and light orange peel, light vanilla, and light caramel. Bubblegum. Little bit of capsaicin. Maybe rosemary. Mouthful is ultra creamy. Ice cream. Finish is a little bit sticky and very smooth with a light bite. Utterly excellent.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost dark tan head, that lasted the journey, on a black body. The aroma was a mixture of dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla and hints of smoke. In the taste I noticed rich smooth chocolate, hints of liquorice, coffee, all in balance, full in body but not prominent, very well balanced Imperial Stout. Very wary of all the hype for a long time and have been chasing it for also a very long time, not disappointed and well the worth it, unfortunately I only the got one bottle, as did my customers!
hamilton_w (213) - - JUN 20, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shared with other people in plastic cups. Medium dark tan head, dark brown color. Strong flavor, coco, coffee, caramel, roasted aroma and taste. Full body, creamy texture.
humlelala (1288) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(35 cl bottle courtesy of Tsekouratos, thanks! Bottled: 02/11/2015) Poured at fridge temperature (meter says 13 degrees celsius at surface) into a Rochefort goblet reveals a pitch black body with one finger of toffee head that subsides fairly quickly leaving film and lace. Aroma has notes of dark fruit, toffee, oak and coconut/vanilla/bourbon. The aroma does not in itself betray the high ABV. In the mouth the brew comes across as softly carbonated, with definite roasted notes on the palate and an assertive alcohol warming finish. The body is full but it’s balanced by the alcohol astringency and a bit of bitterness. The texture is oily. The flavour is sweet, slightly ascerbic and somewhat boozy. Definitely a sipper with a bit of a snakebite.
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks.. Think black oil, sml brown head.
Smells..choc, bourbon, vanilla, oak.
Tastes..plenty of choc, roasty malts, bourbon barrel, oak and vanilla. Everything it says it is.
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - JUN 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.4%ABV. Imperial Stout.
Poured out black and oily with a nice thin tan head. 40ºSRM.
Nose from afar, you get sweet funk of molasses, closer you get dark chocolate and the smokiness of coffee.
Mouthfeel is thick and almost syrupy. Strongly alcoholic and medicinal. Palate has black bread, rye toast spiciness, and bourbon. There is a charcoal, smoky finish with alcoholic heat at the back of the throat. There is also a pleasant full-bodied woody or dried aged wood overtone in the palate that rides the alcohol very nicely. I expected a lot of sweetness and fruit from the way it nosed and poured, but this has all the flavor character of a whisky tasting.
Aftertaste of chocolate and some coffee and vanilla.
Palate may be a bit harsh for the uninitiated, but should be right up the alley of someone who likes a good rye bourbon.
Remember that you won’t be able to taste much of anything else after this one, so make it count.
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Steven_B (113) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a large foamy tan head. Fantastic aroma of coffee, bourbon and roasted malts. Taste is delicious. Much like the aroma with some hints of vanilla and a slight booziness. A fantastic beer that is worthy of buying as many as you can get your hands on.
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 17, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Black, frothy, brown foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, & long finish.
spewyhuey (2) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2016 does not count
1.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer to the average beer connoisseur , would be ranked very highly. Top notch. Hipster status: 1000. However, I am not the average beer connoisseur, I am the inverse. The anti-Christ of beer. And like resultant residual spew of adolescent binge drinkers, this beer has been indexed to receive an inverse proportional rating.
Emancipate yourself from inner slavery.
Desverger (7718) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Fermentoren, Copenhagen - black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malty with notes of chocolate, caramel, nice burnt malty notes, nice bourbon notes in there, lovely.
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