freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boris pours black as night with dark tan head the aroma is sweet and a little alcoholic. Taste is deep and heavy with a fairly heavy roast, a bit much on the oatmeal. Slight smoke with rounded sweet barley turns into berries and a roasted hoppy finish, dry grass and a bit of lemon. A little very bitter chocolate followed by a more sweet finish. Overall it is a crushing beer on palate but not a stand alone on the ris side. Ends with an awkward bitter between the hops and grain, not a true balance of flavors. Good for sure, but i would def like to try the barrel aged, it would possibly work better. Coffee would be awesome with this as well.
zoucrew102 (947) - - SEP 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Rich, decadent roasted malt aroma with chocolate and coffee notes with a touch of anise and molasses. Pours inky black with a thin light brown head with no retention and very little lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavor with molasses and a viscous, rich, full body and mouthfeel. Finishes impeccably smooth with sweet chocolate and some coffee as well as and bit of anise. Excellent imperial stout!
MacBoost (1563) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick. Black. Roasty. Cummy. Bitter. High boost. Anise. Drinks good. Nice tick.
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong aroma of black licorice, anise, cinnamon, coffee and heavy roast. Slightly boozy. Absolutely perfect pitch black color, thick pour with a dark tan head. Very roasty flavor with a sharp hop bite. This gives way to some sweetness from the oats at the end. Good palate. Overall this is a very solid stout, just a little too charred for me.
Hopmaestro (719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of aroma in this oatmeal frog-brew. Shitloads of chocolate, caramels and wet wood with some vanilla. The taste is sweeter than I imagined, but not overly sweet and I guess it is here the oatmeal is put to work? It has a power from the roasted malts that balance the sweetness very effectively, and the aftertaste brings you a bitterness that has a sweet aura and a dry sensation. Almost like a Kinder egg, three in one!
Achel (240) - GREECE - AUG 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some wooden notes as well as coffee, vanilla, some toffee and chocolate. Flavour is the same in a rather powerful, but smooth way. Very balanced and nice.
mtnw (49) - POLAND - AUG 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Aroma of coffee and vanilla. With warming little bit of oyster/soy sauce. Perfect presence, great delicate lacing after nearly hour. Noticable alcohol in taste but not irritating. Full body with oatmeal smoothness. Some sherry/porto notes. Chocolate, vanilla and coccoa. Real torpedo.
mikeyo1 (459) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. 2010 vintage. Brown head that quickly dissipates. aroma of cocoa, chocolate, rubber, licorice , vinous raisins with card board and booziness together at almost annoying levels, oak, some vanilla.flat carbonation and big mouth feel. Sweet and vinous taste with increasing delicious roasted notes and dark choclate. Finish has a steady licorice and vanilla taste lingering. Aftertaste is balanced bitter with oak, ash, dried dark fruits some rubber and licorice.
Berard (481) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours like used motor oil with a tan head that lingers. Great mouthfeel. Oats and sweet bitter finish.
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katrinaez (693) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy hitting. Thick and velvety. Smoky and some slight licorice at the end. Dark black color with brown foam head of half inch. Little carbonation. Tap.
Zakoon (322) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle enjoyed at home. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, a little smokey, dark chocolate, cocoa, raisins, leather and vanilla. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, oil texture, soft carbonation. Finish is warming alcohol, roasted malt and some dark dried fruits.