jinroh (1203) - ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black, bit of foam. Aroma full of meaty saltiness, umami. Nice and round. With some good roast thrown in. Taste also umami, balsamico. Meatiness. Roast is quite sharp, dry and sort of full of liquorice. Good. Aged for 2 years.
KyotoLefty (9306) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with lace. Nose of soy, dark chocolate, umami. Soy-coffee-umami flavor, salty, licorice, chocolate. Very salty. I think this will be great, but too young now.
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch black color. Dark brown color. Lots of soy, dark fruit, unami with roasted malt a bit lacking, salty licorice. Very salty mouth, briny mouth, soy, dark fruit, the mouth is a bit thin, but needs a bit more time.
Percy0103 (634) - MEXICO - MAY 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 500ml. A pitch black beer with a minimal red hue at the bottom and a medium size brown head. It has a lot of aromas, like coffee, nuts, spices, alcohol, anis and some herbs. Taste is bitter and gets an smoked character at the end. Robust and very dense with an incredible aftertaste of roasted coffee, chocolate and nuts. An exceptional beer.
Sdaniel90 (915) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 500ml. Almost opaque black with a frothy brown head. Very complex aroma with a strong dark malt and dried fruit character, with very floral undertones, hints of chocolate, anis, cherry. Robust bodied with moderate to flat bodied. Rich, thick and oily, with fiery roasted and alcohol character. Finish is smooth and crisp, yet heavily bitter. A magnificent ale.
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color with brown thick foam layer. Chocolately smell with a little roasty coffee. The taste is thick and sweet without overdoing it. Milkchololate taste actually. Very smooth aftertaste with a chocolate blend. Brilliant beer.
mzaar (2799) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska 0,5 liter. Svart vätska med ett smutsvitt/beigt skum. Snygga rester kvar på insidan av glaset. Dofter av rostad malt, mörk choklad och lakrits. Smakinslag av mörk choklad, torkad frukt, alkohol och karamell. Stor och fyllig kropp. Oljig munkänsla.
AgentAle (1529) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is chocolate, caramel, black licorice and vanilla. Taste is very deep rich malts with a profile similar to the aroma. Transitions nicely into a well balanced hop profile that isn?t overly complex. Rich malt and caramel on the tip with a faint bitterness. Appearance is black with a thin beige head that retains ok.
bytemesis (6730) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours inky black, medium tan head, creamy and slow to dissipate leaving nice lacing in its wake. Aroma is rich, roasty, molasses, anise, some chocolate. Flavor is light sweet and full bitter, rich and roasty, notes of molasses and licorice, some cocoa powder. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, lingering bitterness. Definitely a high quality beer for those who don’t like their impys to be overly sweet.
SinH4 (3100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with big beige head. Aroma of chocolate and fruits, a bit booze. Taste is rich chocolate, a bit sweet, ashes/burnt malts, nice fruit, coffee towards the end and a bitter finish. The aftertaste is not perfect, but the balance between fruit and chocolate is good! A classic Imperial Stout.