GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle, received via trade with heybeerman -
Decadence. If I had just one word to describe this beer, that would be it. I’ve only had Hoppin’ Frog once or twice but this was phenom. Like a great stout and a top notch dessert combined into one. The aroma is just one long stream rich chocolate, coffee, light soy notes, a little salty, and light hops. Coffee, black strap molasses, dark chocolate, earthy hops, light soy with just a tiny smidge of smoke. Thick, coating, viscous and amazing.
SinH4 (478) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black color with small brown head. Chocolate and roasted coffee beans in the aroma. Rich taste of bitter chocolate, espresso and bitter espresso and hoppy finish. Super-smooth mouthfeel, thick and oily texture. Very good stout, but not so easy to drink for many people I guess.
JefVerstraete (1764) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Black, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Sweet. Hoppy bitter finish. Well balanced. Good stout.
drsordr (1323) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour motor oil black and about the same consistency with thick dark mocha head. Nose earthy dankness, dark fruit, butterscotch, some chocolate. Taste bitter roast up front. Some chocolate and sweetness mid palate. Long bitter finish. Great mouth feel.
arn8897 (76) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 Black as night. Thick and sweet. Pours as thick as caugh syrup. Alcohol warmth. Malty. Delicious. Definitely in my top 3. Flavors of coffee, molasses, chocolate, and a little alcohol warmth at the end. Absolutely amazing.
ken1 (1064) - DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: roasted chocolate with sweetness.
Flavor: Very fruity bitter with nice notes of roasted chocolate and very sweet. Dry finish and an creamy mouthfeel.
Color: almost pitch black with a brown head.
Lore (1308) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark brown colour, 1 cm of creamy dark brown head; aroma of coffee, herbal notes, some dark chocolate and alcohol; taste of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, herbal notes, some grassy-piney hops in the background and spicy alcohol; long lasting alcoholic-roasted aftertaste; really great imperial stout
solvaris (112) - - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired ---
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slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"yeah, this one is nice...along the lines of a Yeti or Rasputin (bottle). A hoppy monster of an imperial stout with loads of roasted malts, chocolate, a toych of coffee, ample hop flavor and bitterness, a great thick chewy feel. Black as night (even the head was dark). I’d rate most everything an 8 1/2 if i could, but i guess i’ll have to pick and choose :)"
Marstonlad (505) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2014 Bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. A pitch black color with a little brownish foam forming on the sides. The aroma features a rich combination of malty and hoppy elements: salted licorice, vanilla, plum and a touch of coffee. Taste is light sweet initially, later dry and medium to heavy bitter. Solid dark maltiness forms a perfect balance with strong hoppiness. The palate is full bodied and smooth; the carbonation low. A great, rich American IS.