Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Dark black with a thin covering of brown head. Aroma leans towards the ashy, roasty end of the spectrum. Taste is initial sweet milk chocolate before ash and roast kick in. Decent, but at 7% it doesn’t feel big enough to justify the imperial stout tag.
Chudwick (2529) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle - pours very dark brown with brown head and great lacing. Nose is lactose, coffee and licorice. Flavor adds caramel and plum. Very dark flavors. Roasty if not smoky aftertaste. Dark chocolate bitterness with slightly less sweetness. Very tasty and flavorful though the body seems light for the style. A 7% imperial? The lowest ABV I can recall for an imperial anything. A great find.
Nero55 (917) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with small brown head. Aroma of dates, malt sweetness, roasted malt and chocolate malt notes. Medium/Light body with some light coffee and toasted malt notes that is nicely balanced with malt sweetness. Maybe not quite Imperial but very drinkable.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting stout, tho at 7% I'd argue its not imperial. Sweet, with some sort of berry or bourbony flavor going on, too, which is the primary aroma as well. No roastiness is discernible. Counterbalancing the sweetness is, oddly enough perhaps, a strong bitterness. And this finishes dry, too. Fascinating! B/B+
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alkolas510 (954) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 Ölen är Kolsvart med brunt stort skum! Mycket Kaffe, choklad och vanilj! Mycket god Imperial Stout!
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black color with tan head. Burnt, roasty malt aromas. Chocolate, roasty, creamy flavors. A little lower alcohol for an imperial stout, almost a regular stout - sweet and roasty.
HULK777 (516) - - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex, exciting aroma of citrus, red berries, coffee and chocolates. Full bodied taste of dark chocolates and coffee.
rarbring (1958) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: A small smell, coffee, red fruits, chocolate.
Appearance: A dark, black, brew, a brown sugar, small lacing, good curtains.
Taste: Sweet brown bread, brown sugar, caramel, minimal coffee notes.
Palate: Little carbonation, smooth, sticky and oily, but a rather thin body.
Overall: A nice ? Baltic Porter ?
Note: Bottle 330 ml Reviewed 2012-07-21.
thellgren (531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.33 l bottle from Systembolaget, Stockholm. A black stout with a brown head. Looks really nice and the first impression is also nice: a taste of chocolate. But later on I found a strong taste of alchohol. Well, vodka is the preferred drink of the cossacks, but I’d rather have my stout without it. By the way, my bottle had only 7.0% of alchohol according to the label.
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate, dark roast aroma. Dark brown, low head. Fairly chocolaty flavour, coffee, a hint smoke, plentiful herbal, flowery aromatic hops. Dry sparkly mouthfeel. Citric, flowery hops and roasted finish. Pleasant.