superspak (1906) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter; bottled in late Fall 2011, so this is a year old now. Pours pitch black color with a small dark tan head with decent retention that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Slight spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, coffee, molasses, bread, light char, oatmeal, and light dark fruits. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity; can definitely see the bready toast character from the English malts. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, coffee, molasses, light char, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, oatmeal, and light tobacco. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toast, molasses, toffee, biscuit, dark fruit, oatmeal, and light tobacco on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors; with a very pronounced malt backbone and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy, thick, and slick mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Imperial stout! Great balance and complexity of highly robust flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with a stunning red to brown head, aroma of caramel, cognac, cherry, amaretto, plum liquor, toffee and soy, flavor is sweet with chocolate, cognac, liquor, plum acidity, alcohol, medium to full bodied great
kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Black with a dark orange head. Sweet, oatmeal, a little roasty and a little alcohol in the nose, ink, bitter, roast, a little dry and soy sauce. Full body, slightly alcoholic and inky finish.
peteinSD (1178) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Oily black pour with a scattered tan slick of foam. Dense, bitter chocolate and roast in the aroma with light hop bitterness into the finish. Taste is heavy chocolate with some alcohol heat and spice followed by some darker malt and light bitterness. Clean, lightly coating mouthfeel. Nice beer.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Black-colored with a bit of brown foam. Lovely roasty aroma with lots of dark chocolate, a bit of liqueur-like booziness, notes of dark fruits and a bit of licorice. Sweet roasty flavor, quite burnt, a bit alcoholic, with lots of dark chocolate. Full-bodied. A good Imperial Stout, a very pleasant sipper.
Plovmand (6027) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with a small brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted with notes of cocoa, oatmeal, chocolate and light licorice. The flavor is bittersweet malty with toasted caramel, chocolate and oat. Great! Bit more earthy than the original BORIS.
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Imperial_Scout (285) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with tan head. Smells of smooth malt, dark fruit, and chocolate. Smooth, syrupy, tons of chocolate and nice finish. Excellent.
rxeight (793) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent imperial stout. More of an imperial porter than stout. Not much sweetness.
gyllenbock (3688) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at "Ölkalas hos Ekne".
Black with a small tan head. This was a fairly relaxed one with roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee and oatmeal. The finish was long and rather bitter. Tasty.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the HSC July 4th beer tasting. Pours black with a medium tan head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roast malt, chocolate and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, chocolate, hops and a touch of dark fruit. The finish is roasty with a bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Good beer all around.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Lovely foulness: Oil with a frothy head on top. Nose of soy, coffee, milk berries, bread, somewhat austere. Sweet flavor of soy sauce, coffee, cola. Great smooth body. Great stuff