sudomorph (745) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours nearly beacon with a thin, tan head. Aroma has nice notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, and dark fruits. Taste starts out with dark fruits and roasty espresso, then moves to dark chocolate, and ends with a coffee bitterness. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with mild alcohol warmth. Overall a well-made imperial stout. Lots of roast, coffee, and dark fruits. Now to age one.
hangunder (283) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice rich aroma, tons of chocolate, soy sauce, coffee and dark malts. Completely black with a creamy brown head. Tastes nice but not overly complex, upfront notes of chocolate and dark malt, finishes sweet, smoky with leafy hops in the finish. Kind of too light bodied for the style for my taste, average carbonation.
TheJester (1985) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle. Pitch black, but not as much head as some Impys. Lotsa hops and molasses in the nose; smells very American. The taste is much the same. The hops are utilized perfectly, beautifully balancing the roasty malt. There is well done toast and coffee in there as well. Excellent!
hansongreg89 (10) - CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A thin wisp and collar sat on top of a dark, heavy looking body. The nose confirmed this was going to be a heavy, rich brew. Port like esters hit my nose, slightly over roasted malts also appeared in the aroma: this has a great smell. The taste was a mixture of sweet malty molasses that gave hints of chocolate, dark fruits, old red wine, Port and root liquorice sticks (remember those?).
Lilja (1810) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fat på Bishop Gustav. Smak och doft av mörk choklad, kaffe, rostad malt, jord, laktris med toner av russin och körsbär. Rund och len, lagom sötma, välbalanserad och mycket smakrik. Riktigt gott!
Linnet (1173) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, raisins, spicy, licorice, coffee, alcohol, all blended in a rich cocktail. Black colour, medium beige head, lacing. Big sweetness, medium bite, salty, rich and rewarding.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, sweet,,warming and salty finish.
DSG (6489) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks David K. for this bottle. Black with a medium beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roast, a licorice note and a bit of alcohol. Rather dry flavor with light sweetness, cocoa, roast, a bit of dark fruits and some bitterness. Medium to full-bodied.
martin00sr (979) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with small, tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee and fruity notes. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Flavour has roasted bitterness, dark caramel and coffee bitternes. Blackcurrant or dark cherries and perhaps some dark chocolate. Long, sticky and smooth finish with warming alcohol. Straightforward but very nice.
Peter_L (916) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska hos god vän, tack Stefan. Svartbrun vätska. Dofter av choklad och rostade kaffebönor. Söt smak där man känner igen chokladen. Eldig och fyllig munkänsla. Denna var godkänd då smaken aldrig övergår i brända bildäck.
jerohen (2044) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2014 Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Opaque black, beige head. Very, very complex nose of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, raisins, hops, bit earthy even. Bittersweet flavor, chocolate and some coffee again, hops are more present than in aroma, licorice, little bit of fruit, perfectly balanced. Thick mouthfeel. Fantastic stuff, i really couldn’t get enough of this. May actually be the best Imperial Stout i know, amazing!