Valgreen (336) - - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Max. Pitch black, medium tan head that quickly settles, nice lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, smoke notes, licorice, wood, coffee, chocolate. Taste, roasted malts, smoked malts, dry liquorice, chocolate, wood, burnt sugar. Dry roasted smoke aftertaste. Nice mouth feel.
hangunder (164) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Milk chocolate, roasted notes, sweet malt. Smells beautiful, classic aromas for a good imperial stout. This is a beautiful beer, thick black pour with long lasting brown head. Solid flavor profile, upfront some milk chocolate and burnt flavors, finishes with a leafy bitterness and dark chocolate. As it warms strong smoke comes through in the aroma and flavor. Very well balanced, nothing overly complex or interesting here but very very well made. Thick bodied and average carbonation.
Spab (1996) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a near black dark brown with small light brown head. Aroma is quite smoky with definite peat presence, roasty coffee and dark chocolate and a little anise. Flavour is full of smoked peat too - really more than I’d choose - roasty mocha notes and hints of black licorice. Medium-full body. Solid.
SnakeTown (327) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kolsvart och trögflytande som olja :) Medium stort brunt skum och lite kolsyra! Doftar kaffe och malt samt lite choklad! Samma i smaken! Bra imperial stout!
wilderthanyou (718) - Guelph, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a motor oil black with a nice thick brown cap. The aroma presents all the aromas of a real good proper cup of dark roast coffee, some nuttiness, dark chocolate, clean campfire, caramel malts, smoke, salt and peat make me think single malt islay. The flavour is spot on with everything the aroma promises, with sweet notes of alcohol and toffee balancing out the slightly bitter coffee notes. Milk chocolate, and coffee trail into the finish. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Exceptionaly well crafted.
solidfunk (2602) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really comes together well. Roastiness and smoke, with dark chocolate, light hint of caramelized malt and nut. Booze well-disguised. Smoked peat malt is super prominent - if anything a touch too much, but this is just imperfection. Pours black with thick mocha head and carpet lacing. Soft carbonation. Medium bitter, smokey and dark chocolate finish. Trying to get a sense of the birch smoked part the bottle mentions - I’m sure it’s something subtle in there. Wonderful. Bottle from licbo.
thorongil2 (922) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of fruit, cognac; creamy palate; rich and sweet flavour with a long medium bitter finish, excellent
4theluvofbeer (26) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Roasted malt with coffee and some smokey nuts; a slight bitter aftertaste. A good stout.
Borup (4459) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, alcohol, smoke, coffee and dark dried fruit.
Ratman197 (8516) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle shared by Doodler (thanks Scott!) poured aclear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, graininess, licorice and light smoke. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, licorice and light coffee with a smooth lingering roasty licorice finish.
NosirIwont (1823) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 10.0%. Best before 13.12.19. Pours black with a disappearing brown head. Aroma is roasted with a faint chocolate note, dark fruits and a damp/earthy note (’outhouse’). Flavour is sweetish and roasted with tar, light smoke and cold coffee notes. Light metallic note as well. Feels a bit cloying. Bitter, roasted, dar kfruit finish with a lingering grassy note. Overall pretty good, but lacks that last thing to make it great. 05.10.13.