DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is kind of like changing your oil, it’s thick, black, and no head. Coffee grounds, dark chocolate, alcohol are all present. Bold roasty malts and decent hop bitterness on the tongue, with a noticeable alcohol presence along the way. Big, velvety, and finishes with a long dark chocolate and alcohol aftertaste. I bet a year or so would turn this into one of the best RIS out there.
Desverger (4188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Chris and Ruth’s Pre-GBBF 2015, London - pours black with beige/tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, with chocolate, some coffee, caramel sweetness, dark fruits, roasted finish. Lovely.
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre- GBBF shindig, 2015. Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of licorice, dark chocolate and black treacle. Flavours of dark cocolate, raisin, licorice and coffee. Dry, swet finish. Very nice.
JHeath99 (1466) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a ring of toffee colored head. Aroma of caramel and burnt malts. Taste of burnt burnt burnt malts.
Mjp12 (813) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bomber bottle at home, dark fruits and coffee aromas, the hops give a clean finish, making it one of the easiest drinking imperial stouts I’ve had. A great beer.
Scopey (9349) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre - GBBF tasting 2015. It pours jet black with a decent tan head. The nose is rich, oily, roasted malt, rocky road, chocolate cake and earth. The taste is rich roast, oily, earthy, charred stuff, wood, leather, mild acidity, chocolate, green hops, green coffee and warming alcohol with a dry, toasty finish. Medium - full body and moderate carbonation. Rich and punchy. Good imperial stout.
weihenweizen (2262) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black with small light brown head. Aroma is chocolate & some oats, medium/thick, low/medium carbonation, and good lacing. Taste is burnt malt, dark chocolate, boozy, and bitter herbal hop finish.
Zakoon (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a quick fading dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, alcohol, leather and molasses. Flavour is medium bitter and semi-sweet. Full bodied, oily texture, soft to almost no carbonation. Finish is roasted and bittersweet dark chocolate.
Alexanderdahl (101) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black, with a mocha brown head.
Chocolaty nose with a bready finish.
Roasted (!), full bodied and intense darkness. Bitter dark chocolate, with a powerful bitternes that lasts quite a while.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5583) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a huge incredibly dark brown head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was malty and sweet with chocolate syrup, dark fruits, floral hops and leafy fruity hops - very intense. The flavor was thick rich and malty with dark fruits. Oatmeal, cocoa powder, dough, strong fruity & floral hope and red wine. Incredibly long finish of cocoa, red wine and hops. Thick, full and chewy body. Outstanding.
rondphoto (2936) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black color, brown rim head, star field of lace. Aroma of toasted malt. Taste is thick toasted malt and toffee. It grows bigger before hitting a thin wall of hops and carbonation on the swallow. Alcohol joins at the finish. Big and bold, maybe complex, but this brew is mostly about the malt.