Gpnterojd (176) - Waterloo, Ontario, - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate and cinnamon when cracking the cap. Turns more alkaline and grainy as it warms. The first few gulps are sweet and surprisingly light. After that, hops dominate and some soap creeps in.
cargo150 (782) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Couleur noir avec aucun col. Aroles de café,chocolat,mélasses, sucres,caramel,alcool. Complexe mais pas du tout mon genre d’imperial stout!
angel77 (1095) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 50 cl en el lúpulo en el momento el 12-07-2014. Embotellada en 02-05-2014. Color negro intenso con espuma oscura. Buenos aromas iniciales a especias, maltas tostadas y bastante chocolate. Sabores mas suaves de lo esperado con toques ácidos tipo saison o brettas bastante acentuados, junto con un cuerpo ligero,, muy fácil de beber para ser una imperial stout y tener 8.5 vol,,. Solo al final cuando ya esta a temperatura ambiente aparecen mas sabores propios de este tipo, siendo el chocolate, la melaza y las especias como la vainilla los mas perceptibles. Me esperaba otra cosa un poco mas densa y con mas cuerpo, original, se podría repetir.
skortila (4625) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Option to sample full 50cl bottle. The aroma has fruitiness, some roast, some sugar sweetness. Big time gusher. Black coloured beer with a medium, frothy, beige head. The taste is citric sour, clearly infected. Some sugar sweetness, moccha roast, dark fruits. Some bitterness in the finish. Seems when this one is not infected it can be a nice smooth beer. Up for rerate, but won’t buy again.
DutchDrebus (4311) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Joes. Black colour with a huge chunky beige head. Smells sour, roasty, tar. Tastes roasty, tar, sour, lots of iron. Medium body, medium to heavy carbo.
Ferris (5005) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Direct from fermenter, no age yet. Roast malts. Jet black with a bubbly brown head. Roast and bitterness. Long finish. Light bitter chocolate and some acidic notes. Not a fair rating as it isn’t finished, but will rerate when I can.
berntholer (1053) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
quite dense light beige head fades with lacing, cola coloured. aroma of wood, candysugar, little aroma in all. taste is wood, citric acid, caramel with slight wry aftertaste. medium body and rather soft carbonation. mill racer is a second running of this one?bottle 50cl / bd may-2014
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of light roasted malts, sweet chocolatey notes, hints of coffee, light dough, and not much else. Flavors all kind of light with something off here. Average texture. Not the best beer.
BigBeer45 (1273) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 Pint bottle from Champanes,
this ale had a dark brown-black pour and had about a one finger light tan head that receded to a thin layer and sticky ring, it had a nice presentation for an imperial stout, it left nice partial rings and fingers of lacing on the glass,
the nose had aromas of roasted malt, faint dry chocolate, a faint earthy-smoke in the background and some hints of dark fruit with molasses sweetness,
the flavors were roasted malt, a little smoke, a touch of bitter chocolate and faint dark fruit of fig and over done (almost burnt) blueberry, it had very little dark sugar sweetness,
the finish had a nice roasted malt bitterness with some roasted malt following,
the mouth feel was light for an impy stout, it was creamy and had average to lively carbonation, a little less carbonation may help a bit,
a nice nose and flavor with a good roasted malt base and touches of smoke and dark fruit,
my experience was most of the imperial stouts I have had that are less than 9% alc. do not have the full big nose or flavor I like in an impy, the mouth feel was light, this drink is 8.5% alc., not a big impy, but it was nice, it had a little smoke and dark fruit notes that gave this drink a nice touch.
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, caramel and yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared @ DTE tasting. Thanks JulianHuxley I presume. Black, medium sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Smell and taste malts, leaves, slightly iron, bitter. Medium body and carbonation.