PisskyNight (13) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brought this baby back from my few month stay in Denver....had a bunch of these out there and now its time to review
Appearance: pours out ink black tar in color wiht a slight bloody amber tinge at the rims edge....a beautiful color for a hea....dark maroon in color...1/4 inch head...was hoping for a bit more in size and better retention though...
Smell: oh yea...this is one potent fatherfucker here....dark roasted/singed chocolate coffee purree with bitter sweet hershdeys chocolate to follow it up....spicy malt phenols are takin over the nasal passageway....
Taste: very similar to the smells discription...really smooth rich and bittersweet chocolate upfront....chewy malts....burnt caramel...dashes of well mantained bourbon ....great depth and complexity....now I am tasting roasted chestnuts in the aftertaste....
Notes: man for an imperial stout this is top notch....pretty damn good drinkability too....almost baltic porter tones at times come to mind...very cool....
Jyrsa (235) - - AUG 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark with coffee brown head. Mild ( in a good way) nose of coffee, grapes, smoke. Bitter, slightly sweet and smoky. Coffee with a mild alcohol flavour. Light body with a wide, light palate and a long after taste of char, flowery hops and alcohol.
Turtles (505) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a tan, big, creamy head that stays long and leaves a lot of lacing. Coffee aroma, roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, espresso, oak, hops. Mildly carbonated, creamy mouthfeel, full body. The taste is deep and complex, espresso beans, coffee, caramel, liquorice, toffee, marshmallow. Finish creamy sweet with a mild, milk chocolate bitterness.
beermajstro (7) - nykvarn, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Choklad, kaffe, rostat, russin och sötma i doften. Dito I smaken men mer beska och en sametslen känsla. En av de bättre "vardags" stouten
samsmith33 (577) - - AUG 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
updated from old notes......Strong dark chocolate aroma. Dark black pour, small tan head, lively bubbles. Head fades quickly, but mostly due to thickness of beer. Tan lacing remains. Taste is dark bitter chocolate, some hints of dark fruits,,,raspberry, blueberry. Really nice.
tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: caramel, roasty, chocolate, coffee, spruce,
Appearance: clear, black, brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, chocolate, coffee
Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Excellent imperial stout
gegwilson (2104) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Pix as an anniversary pressie. Pours inky black with a nice tan head. This is one good looking beer. The aroma is black treacle and chocolate. The flavpur starts with a little spice with sweet coffee and dark chocolate before more bitter flavours come in with black treacle and toffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty special.
nogva (55) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a modest tan head. Rich aroma of coffee, salty licorice, toffee and roasted malt. Medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation. Taste is dominated by strong coffee/espresso and ash, but it also has notes of berries and chocolate. Long and reeeally bitter finish.
borre_m (688) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is roasted with caramel. Taste is intensely roasted, nice with sweet desserts.
Lukasmh (555) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 Tap. Pours pitch black with creamy thick tan head. Aroma is delicious, salty sweet liquorice, roast, black berries, malts, toffee, slight soy, burn sugar. Taste is sweet, English liquorice, dark roast, malts, bread crust, burned sugar and caramel, berries and black berries. Slight soy. Smooth velvety chocolate mouthfeel. Impressive body for ABV, average carbonation.
Rich71 (80) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Heerlijke imperial stout. Volle, vettige schuimkraag. Frisse, alcohol neus. Zoete, bittere smaak. Topper !!!