tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks to Paul for this one! Pitch black with a small and thick dark reddish brown head, little lacing. Aroma if of fudge, roasted malt, molasses and dark fruits. Taste is moderately sweet with fudge, molasses, roasted malt, dark fruit and a warming alcohol finish. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily/sticky mouthfeel. Well balanced. Complex, but not as much as the best of the style. Not as good as Boris and Boris variants. Still a good RIS.
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.
thomat (1874) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Dark brown with no head. Malty and fruity tones. malt, fruit, chocolate and bitterness. Full body with a long balanced finish.
TET (1433) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer with a medium and brown head .The nose is intensive and complex, liquirice, roastiness, chocolate, sweet berries and nuts. Taste is powerfull, salt liquirice, coffee, roastiness, nuts and balanced sweetness. The end is long with roasted coffee. Full bodied, smooth not sticky. Great beer, pure enjoyment.
Tybalt (205) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours double black...very small dark brown head. Aroma of alcohol and licorice. Licorice and molasses favors. Slightly sweet, but also more bitter than most dark beers this rich - balances nicely.
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle picked up at Grassroots in Florida last year @ RBWG
Pours thick black with a small dark brown head, light lacing but my glass is coated brown. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, roast coffee, dark malts, vanilla, leather and meaty. The flavor is dark roasted malts, roasted coffee, rich milk chocolate, ashy, sweet caramel with a nice bitter finish
Wow, this is awesome. I really don’t know how it could be any better. I hope to get more of this someday, (ISO) if you have access to this.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total wine sterling. Pours black with a thin, rich, creamy brown head. lots of malt on the nose. Very hop forward on the tongue. You definitely get the bitterness right away. And then all that raisiny, molasses malt hits you. I get a bit of booziness on the finish. It’s a big beer which it’s constantly reminding you of as it kicks you in the balls.
StoutHead (483) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is of malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses, vanilla, soy and dark fruity notes. Body is FULL. overall very sweet with a pleasant hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Low carbonation. Better then BORIS The Crusher. Very very good.
ttroha (169) - Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Highland Package. Pours dark motor oil black with thin tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee with hits of chocolate and vanilla. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate and a bitter aftertaste. This beer is a new favorite. A must try for anyone who likes dark beer.
Tsekouratos (109) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Guest tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pitch black body with a dark brown head!!! Excellent idea for a picture on a wall! Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee and maybe some dark fruits when it got warmer. Taste was phenomenal!!! Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, liquorice and some oats at the mouthfeel. Strong bittersweet aftertaste. Excellent mouthfeel, full body with low carbonation. The perfect imperial Stout!! Bravo!!