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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbothy (1086) - Bonn, - OCT 28, 2012
Pours dark dark brown with huge, coffee coloured head. After settling in, the foam is very creamy. Coffee and caramel aroma, pleasant. Flavour is toasted caramel with a quite insistent bitterness which makes it an almost tart but very tasty experience. Very good beer.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (372) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 14, 2014
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons, served in a snifter glass. (8.9% ABV). Pitch black, no light passing through, and a huge, creamy, forever lasting dark beige head. Odd aroma in the first few sniff, I can’t really detect if it was funky, sour or simply very hopped. Anyway, it become normally roasted, with a hint of smoke/ash, some spicy notes (cinnamon and vanilla), bitter dark chocolate, perhaps some coffee notes as well. Mild bitterness upfront and there actually is a little acidic edge (not sure if intentional) but it works quite well cleaning the palate. Roasted and hoppy finish, more so than a typical IS. The mouthfeel could be bigger tho. Soft carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Quite different, quite difficult to understand, but very pleasent anyway, especially after 30 minutes+ in the glass.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marcoprata (1) - Calolziocorte, ITALY - APR 28, 2014 does not count
ASPETTO VISIVO: Densità molto accentuata,pochi centimetri di schiuma nocciola a bolle fini, abbastanza persistente, rimane la testa anche dopo alcuni minuti, colore nero impenetrabile. ASPETTO OLFATTIVO: Mediamente persistente, alcool, cioccolato, non si sentono note aromatiche della luppolatura nonostante i 77 IBU dichiarati. Dopo qualche minuto scaldandosi emergono i malti caramello e dolcezza dello zucchero candito, leggere acidità yogurt. ASPETTO GUSTATIVO: Scambio di toni dolce-amari, leggero caffè, non molto persistente al palato se non per le note di caffe’, leggera acidità. IMPRESSIONI GENERALI: Alcool ben nascosto nella bevuta, scalda molto all’ arrivo nello stomaco. La densità visiva non corrisponde ad un corpo accentualto che risulta scorrevole e risciaqua completamente il palato lasciando un piacevole retrogusto. Una imperial stout diversa dove non emergono i classici toni dello stile se non in maniera leggera, non stanca la bevuta ma nemmeno impressione nelle caratteristiche generali. Saluti RM

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3336) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2014
The head is robust and brown, the body black. It smells creamy, intensive, roastaromatic, bit hoppy, darkmalty. The taste is darkmalty, creamy, very intensive roasty, bitter chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buongiorgio00 (748) - - DEC 1, 2013
Un’imperial stout tedesca che mostra un carattere particolare e invidiabile. L’impatto lievemente acidulo fa da trampolino di lancio ai malti torrefatti e ai luppoli, generando una sinergia magistrale che si chiude in un nota citrica. Forse troppo carbonata, ma non stona. Ottima!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a huge tan head. Aroma brings out smoked malt, roast and some bittersweet cocoa. Flavour brings out loads of roasted malt, smoked malt, some licorice, and a little wood. Quite smoky and woody after you drink more. The carbonation is too high for the style, making it less than easy drinking. Pleasant enough flavours, but the carbonation pulls this down a few pegs. Good, but flawed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (2536) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2013
75 cl. sehr dickflüssig, Schokolade, Röstmalz. Der Hauptteil ist tiefgehend, voll, intensiv. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang, intensiv, trocken. Röstmalz mit leichter Säure. Toll intensiv und gelungen! --> 14/12/13/14

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
My Bottom Line :
Pickle flavors don’t go well with roastiness and bitter resins. Either this bottle was poorly treated or there was a problem with the brew from the onset.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam sits atop the pure darkness.
-Roasted malts are well developed, but are bothered by the finishing acidity.
-The nose doesn’t show the problem as clearly as the flavor profile.
-The mouthfeel is otherwise rich but not obese.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée avec une pointe de café. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une moyenen densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée avec une pointe de café et d’houblon. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #5018)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1640) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2013
30cl Draught@4th Festival der Bierkulturen Köln 25/05/2013. True to style pitch black w/ cream, unctuous. Tar malts, grass-spiced hops prickling through. Some residual Kölsch lemonade caramel fruit sugars. Hense pleasant adhesive palate. Confident brew, solid, somewhat textbook ImpStout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1175) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Noire opaque ayant une énorme mousse qui menace de déborder à moitié servie. Une dentelle à grosses mailles décor les parois du verre. Odeurs de grains rôtis, de caramel et/ou de sucre cuit. Le goût est de mélasse, de tire-éponge, encore de caramel, le tout agrémenté de pointes acidulées, ou encore âcres par moment. Une amertume est présente en arrière-goût. L’alcool est bien intégré, camouflé, au travers la texture douce et onctueuse. (521-270113)


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