IPAgutten79 (618) - Skui, - MAR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart som natta med lavt brunt skum. Aromaen er markant av malt, men ogå mørk sjokolade. Et hint av alkohol er også tilstede. Smaken er fin, her er ristet malt, sødme, bitterhet fra humla og litt lakris. Ganske søt først, før den blir behagelig bitter mot slutten av slurken. Godt balansert, da det er vrient å gjette at denne klokker inn på 11%. Farlig... Man merker dog varmen nedover halsen. Medium/tykk konsistens, rund og god. Oljete konsistens. Personlig savner jeg litt mer kaffepreg, men som sagt, det er helt personlig!
superspak (2910) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle into snifter; batch 210, brewed on 1/20/2009. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense dark brown head with decent retention, that reduces to a spotty cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, molasses, dark bread, raisin, light smoke, light licorice, and roasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, molasses, dark bread, raisin, light smoke, light licorice, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, molasses, dark bread, raisin, light smoke/licorice, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and slightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible imperial stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Florya (433) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
How: Bottle. Appearance: Black with a tan head.. Aroma: Malt, herbs, some smoke . Palate: full body, smooth carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (4252) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purple-black, small brown head.
Strong diet cola, chocolate/cherry aroma.
Tart, cherry malt, chocolate taste.....a bit of smoke.
Very different for the style.
shrubber85 (8103) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cola, coffee, dark chocolate malt, and green grass aroma. Dark brown-black with moderate brown head. Sweet tangy red cherry/raisin, dark chocolate malt, and light astringent flavor. Body light especially for an imperial stout. Pretty good but not a typical impy stout.
RickFifty (500) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black color, brown head. Coffee nose, licorice, dried fruit, roasted malt, chocolate. Espresso and dark chocolate taste, licorice, fruity, bitter finish, well hidden alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, warming alcohol.
AgentAle (830) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is deep rich malts, brown sugar, dark fruits and light smokiness. Taste is sweet malts, complex fruits and candy sugars. Finishes with slight liquor warmth and slight bitterness. Well balanced. Appearance is black with a medium dark brown head that retains fairly well.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong notes of soy sauce and alcohol. Beautiful brown sugar-like foam, endurant and slightly pesky palate with red wine-like feeling. Good. A bit too powerful at impact, and slightly ephemeral foam.
Andrus86 (83) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE. Black with thick brown/orange head. Sticky molasses on the nose, which rolled into burnt malts & toffee with a big thick finish. A meal in a bottle.
Sourced Cellarbrations Capel
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"man, this was a complex brew. tasted and smelled barreled...chocolate, coffee, tar, molasses, hops, roasted malt. super good, super smooth. smoke in the aroma and flavor. 11% not detectable!"
neuromatt (1218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle from the Crowfoot Co-op in Calgary, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a moderate brown head that remains as a thin cover and leaves a hint of fine lace. The nose has lots of roasted malt, earth, herbs, caramel and a touch of smoke. The flavour is medium-sweet with roasted malts, espresso, herbs, smoke, earth and a touch of anise. The finish is long and herbal with anise and roasted malts. On the palate it is full in body with a creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, a nice imperial stout on the drier end of the spectrum; somewhat reminiscent of an imperial porter. 2014-09-28