nihtila (1727) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
19.6.2014. Appearance is black with brown head. Aroma has plenty of roasted malts, some hops and warmth of alcohol, liquorice. Taste is malty bitter, not sweet, some chocolate. A bit thinner and simpler than expected/hoped. Texture is slightly oily. Slightly hoppy burnt stout.
AgentAle (1081) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is rich dark malts, caramel, rye, espresso, coffee and light earthiness. Taste is an almost chewy mouthfeel and balanced very well with a nice earthy and clove bitterness. Appearance is a dark brown with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
BlazerT (247) - POLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch blacj with big, light brownish, densed head. Medium lasting. Average lacing. The nice aromas of roasted malts - dark, bitter chocolate and coffee. Also you can experience nice touch of toffee and earthy notes. Taste is medium bitter, toffee, chocolate with some liquorice and vanilla. In general taste is semi-sweet. Full body, oily and velvety texture, soft carbonation. Finish is coffe, semi-sweet and bitter. Little alcohol warming. In general very enjoyable and drinkable RIS.
Deu (898) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Pitch black color with a small Brown head. Coffee aroma, long bitter finish. Very nice
markducommun (404) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black brown with a slight reddish tint. Almost no head. Strong notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, earthy. Quite sweet, some bitterness. Upfront alcohol, pretty heavy body, some acidity, almost no carbonation. Long dry finish. Good.
JFGrind (1912) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straightforward full bodied Imperial Stout with malts the focus. No over the top bitterness, bourbon, or quirky ’West Coast’ additions. Old World indeed.
legion242 (2334) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep black with a very nice, lacy head. A bit thin in the mouth but the alcohol well hidden.
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours deep black with thin foamy tan head. Aroma is medicinal molasses. Taste is much of the same with additional liquorice and, as such, is not really my kinda stout. Smooth mouthfeel and does grow on me after a while, but essentially not my cup of tea.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black oily pour. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel and roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, caramel and malts. Velvety and smooth. Well built stout. Very enjoyable. Not overwhelming with alcohol which made it easy to drink.
monk191 (1289) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice stout overall. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, vanilla, and toffee. Taste is very thick with lots of butter coffee, some vanilla and a smoky finish. Had in the bottle.