Lowenbrau (2202) - 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 (261) - 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.
joserabelo (11) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amo esta stout. Densidade petroleo. Espuma escura com alta carbonatacao. Deliciosa. Drinkability baixa.
humlelala (1039) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(35 cl bottle from Systembolaget poured into a burgundy wine glass; BBD: June 1st 2015) Pours pitch black with deep toffee two finger head of pearly particles. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is dark and roasted with notes of molasses and coffee. Oily texture, full body, soft carbonation and a long, dry bordering on astringent finish. Quite a sipper that is not eager to please.
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - SEP 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle at home. Black color with very nice brown head that lasts. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, hoppy at the end. Taste is the same, roasted, light sweet, dark chocolate and coffee, a little bit spicy and then it becomes bitter, coffee bitterness and hoppy bitterness. Almost full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, nice long bitter aftertaste.
andysando (46) - SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick pitch black. Creamy dark brown head. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice. Taste is fantastic complex with chocolate, liquorice, coffee, raisins and classic roasted malts.
alex_alkis (336) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color is almost carbon black. The foam is a half finger thick. The aroma is strong with coffee, alcohol, and walnuts. The taste is fairly well balanced. The alcohol might gain the upper hand a little but otherwise perfect. Cocoa powder, brown sugar and coffee binds well with each other. A really sharp imperial stout.
The aroma is strong with some coffee, alcohol and walnuts in it. The The taste is fairly well balanced. The alcohol might gain the upper hand a little but otherwise perfect. Lots of cocoa, brown sugar and coffee binds well with each other.
dbeatdano (70) - - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasted chocolatey malt with dark fruits, mainly raisins. Taste is powerful dark burnt malt and bitter hops balanced with sweet fruit. The mouthfeel is oily and full bodied. The carbonation is very soft. The finish is pleasantly bitter and very long. Great imperial stout. Pretty typical flavor profile for the style with a nice bite to it. Very well done.
chinchill (2145) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle.
Thick and smooth with low carbonation; likely better if on nitro tap.
This is a big beer with a huge load of dark malts and plenty of hops as well. Enough coffee in the flavor to suggest there’s actually some in here. Rich, very dark roast flavor.