BrewTom (311) - - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Velvety smooth like a marshmallow going down a water slide (?!). Uncharacteristicly hoppy at first followed by a roast coffee finish. This beer loves up to its legendary status.
Rated by BrewTom
outlawskies (428) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Julie does not like the 2013 version. It is too smokey. V.
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ZacM612 (183) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick dark black with very little brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavor has a good bit of coffee bitterness. Warms the gut a little.
AbbeyRoade (384) - Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Although I prefer more chocolatey/milky stouts to coffee ones, this is an ideal imperial stout nonetheless! Perfectly viscous, thick, oily liquid that is jet black with a great thick brown foamy head. Taste is extremely rich and creamy. Coffee, toffee, roasted caramel throughout. Sweet. Excellent brew!
olavho (31) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
God øl fin mørkk farge, lukter friskt og godt. Skummet holder seg lenge på topp. Klarte ikke helt å beskrive smaken, men veldig god.
Nische (871) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with brown head. Aroma is hops and chocolate. Flavor american hops, chocolate, coffee and rostes malts. Full body with creamy texture. Slight bitter finish. A little bit lower IBU and this one would be excellent.
nilsas (1632) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nydelig duft av kaffe, bek, lakris, sjokolade og vanilje. Tykt brunt skum. Mørk brun, tilnærmet sort farge. Nydelig smak av lakris, kaffe og mørk sjokolade.
Sier ikke nei takk til en til ved en senere annledning.
Lowenbrau (2100) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle from BrewDog Cardiff. @home 21-09-2014.
Bottled: March 2014.
In short: robust bitter Imp. Stout.
Had it several times some years ago but not rated till i found the bottle @BrewDog Cardiff.
Pours black with nice quite tan creamy head. Moderate to short head retention, some lacing. Roasty, chocolate, coffee, nut and some creamy sweet aromas. Full bodied, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Viscous mouthfell, moderate bitterness, coffee and chocolate flavours, some spicy ones, ends some dry after a while. Very enjoyable. Lovely one.
tillmac62 (239) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOD 6/17/14. Pours dark as a starless night. Very good head with exceptional lacing and very good retention. Rich nose of dark chocolate, very little roast character, over a nice citrus hop background with only a hint of coffee. As it warms, light vanilla notes are noticed. Rich full body with a creamy texture. Below normal carbonation with no effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is complex, but the alcohol is not well hidden. It begins with rich dark chocolate that flows into notes of coffee coupled with vanilla over a rich malt sweetness. Roast is noted in the middle over a citric hop flavor and mild bitterness. The smooth finish is dominated by alcohol and leaves a warm back of throat burn and a burnt sugar lingering aftertaste. Dial the alcohol back a bit and this one becomes outstanding.
Cubatobaco (8) - Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Over a year old and holding up like a champ. Loads of dark chocolate and dark fruit with a decent amount of carbonation and mouth coating.