ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FROM NOTES: August 27, ’12.
From a 22 ounce bomber into a snifter.
A: Lots of roasted malts up front. Hints of coffee, sweet molasses, and a touch of milk chocolate. A slight hoppiness finishes it off.
A: Pours a thick motor oil black with a thin, deep brown chocolate head that quickly fades into minimal lacing.
T: Coffee at first, followed by chocolate and subdued oatmeal notes. A slight alcohol burn shows up in the finish.
P: Full-bodied mouthfeel, thick and rich.
O: A fine R.I.S. but the flavors don’t stand out as particularly interesting or special, though they are pleasant in their own regard. The alcohol stands out a bit too much.
demannu (85) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is awesome. Huge heavy full mouthfeel. Love it. Deep rich roasted sweet flavor which is balance nicely with a mild bitterness. Just flat out good.
Fritz123 (1227) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the tasting room. Pours a jet black with a mocha head. Aroma is rich roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla beans, and doughnut. The taste is solid with dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, slight caramel, and lactose. Almost like a malt milkshake with vanilla. Serious body, light carb. Chewy and good. One of the best oatmeal stouts out there.
Weevo (62) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, pours black with tan head. All the good things I expect from an oatmeal stout plus an unusual smoothness for a 60ibu beer. Chocolate, vanilla, oak and a nice roasted taste.
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Dr_Fellini (702) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, burnt coffee, touch of cocoa. Flavor has a big burnt roasted malts bitterness. Huge mouthfeel, lingering roasted malts with some chocolate sweetness. Very tasty.
Patrik (335) - - MAR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pĺ fat 3 stora rum. Fin ren torr Imperial IPA. Ja va faan ska man säga Torra kaffe smaker lite mörk choklad ĺ liiite vanilj. Bra
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as the night with a thich beige head. Nice lacing. Powerful aroma. Espresso, chocolate and licorice. Full body. Balanced sweetness vs bitterness. Soft carbonation. A bit oily. Heavu stuff this one. Espresso, toffee, licorice, roasted and chocolate. Power beer. Nothing I can drink a lot of. Nice evening sipper.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]
Turboninja (148) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong/medium aroma with licorice, vanilla and some malts. Pitch black with medium beige head. Strong taste with licorice, vanilla and cocoa, which is the distinctive part of this beer. Some malts can be tasted also. Very smooth and balanced. Wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with licorice, malts and some hops. Full body wit soft carbonation. Overall one of my favorite Imperial Stouts: top-notch performer with the twist.
ogreface (1387) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ez a béka sem szarral gurigázik, az biztos! Nagyon mély, keserű csokis, likőrös, fakormos, kissé fanyar, és igen erős íze van, testes, mint egy sumo birkózó. Szerintem zab nélkül szinte bántóan száraz és reszelős lenne, így pont jó!
Sarlacc83 (1107) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pitch black with a ring of mocha head. Lacing.
N: Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, char, licorice, star anise, smoke and earth. Oatmeal and some peppercorn.
T: Big bitterness and sweetness.
M: Medium, oily body, some alcohol, soft carbonation.
O: A dry bittersweet imperial oatmeal stout. Some really nice qualities for a day to day RIS.
tmrmwel (1138) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a small mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, with tobacco, vanilla and cocoa sweetness. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, with tobacco, leather and cocoa.