Lore (2211) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 3, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
almost black colour, large, creamy brown head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, burnt wood, earthy notes, dried fruitiness and hints of herbal liqueur notes; taste of roasted coffee and nuts, some dark chocolate, hints of dried fruits, earthy notes, herbal liqueur and sweet syrup (just a hint in the background); extraordinary imperial stout!
klm1 (1037) - - MAY 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottle is very fresh: bottled on 15th februar 2016: Pours black oily color, clear, with creamy beige or light brown long lasting head. Aroma: intense roasted malts aroma, with notes of coffee, coffee, coffee...molasses. Vanilla, cocoa beans, bittersweet chocolate, supported with hop aroma, which takes on pine, some dark fruits.
Flavor: intense dark and roasted malts flavor; when it wams up you can detect espresso coffee, vanilla nibs, molasses, toffee, bittersweet dark and milk chocolate, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cacao nibs, hint of port wine. It is so full and creamy, that high ibu is practically hidden and it impossible to detect notes of hops. But still; finish is slightly dry and bitter. Bitterness lingers in aftertaste. Body is full, creamy, oily, texture is silky soft, carbonation is low. Great beer. Luckly one bottle I have in cellar for aging. This beer have very good potentials for that.
__Rb81 (668) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home (bottled Feb 15 2016). Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, quite some hops. Taste is moderate bitter, light to moderate sweet, coffee, liquorice, roasted malts, chocolate, dry ending, bitter finish, roasted malts, lots of hops, warming alcohol. Nice.
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at home /w Mrk. Black with over medium tanned head. Strong roasted smell :-). Roasted chocolate malts, burnt caramel, strong bitter hoppy undertones, some marijuana and some grilled onions. Greek coffee (which is super sweet and bitter), toffee bomb. Big sweet, bitter counterpart. Did I mention the coffee? Full body, chocolate/coffee cake laced with marzipan. Bit grainy sugar chrystal texture. Low but noticeable carbonation, long chocolatey bittersweet finish. Hop bitterness kicks in a bit raw, but itís tasty as hell.
mariuspoenari (1692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3 month old bottle. Pitch black pour, visibly thick, with a very tall and long lasting espresso head. Smells like roasted malts, chocolate, cherries, a bit of smoke, citrus hops and pine resin. The fresh hop aroma is quite nice. Tastes like chocolate, cocoa, a bit of coffee, grapefruit. Smoothish mouthfeel with low carbonation and a chocolate bitter aftertaste.
Gespuccian (141) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2012. Pours a rich, viscous black, virtually no head to speak of. Nose is roast, booze, maybe a hint of coffee or chocolate. Taste is heavy on dark roasted malt, a slightly burnt flavor like dark roast coffee making it kind of bitter, but some residual sweetness and lots of booze. Palate is thick, almost oily, and finishes with some boozy burn and crispness from the hops. Not sure if the vintage made this extra boozey, but Iím surprised by how it shone through in an beer under 10% ABV. Still good though!
danlo (2604) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Pours black with a light brown foamy head leaving lacing and aroma of coffee, chocolate, roast malt, fruity hop. Taste is roasted malt, ash, sweet, molasses, raisins, dark fruits, hoppy, with coffee & chocolate and earthy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
DwarfeD (2797) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle at home. Very dark brown with a full beige head. Full body with low carbonation. Quite bitter with subtle sweet tones. Coffee, chocolate, malts, caramel, brown sugar, hops and spices. Solid imperial stout.
minihame2 (493) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, nice brown chocolatey head. Aroma has roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, some pine. Slightly bitter taste at first followed by some bitterness, ending with a nice roasty finish. Really smooth and rich mouthfeel, nice and tingly carbonation. Very nice overall.
LLaurin (323) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the glass itís like ink with brown head. Rich sweet nose with roasted notes of chocolate and coffee. Even some dark malts prescense is noted. Hops not forthcoming in the nose but completes the taste with fine notes. Leaving on the palate with high viscosity and intense cocoa and coffee notes. Really a very nice stout indeed.