Bendrixian (1293) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Frothy head, motoroil colour. aromas are banana bread, fruit cake, roast, alcohol and prunes. smoke, caramel are also in the aroma. Hot/boozy note, bitter brew but has a certain lightness about it. an interesting brew and light considering the alcohol.
BeerSkull (1362) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh hops aroma scent mixed with aromas of roasted malt, brown sugar and tuttifrutti gum. Taste has soft flavors of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with some hops bitterness. Lovely barrel-fragrance with soft and sweet warm alcohol. Nice burnt nuances in the aftertaste. Amazing and lovely beer! Highly recommended!
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Black pour with a dark tan/light brown head. Aromas of rum, chocolate, smoke and banana bread. A little boozy on the palate with rum and espresso. The body was a little light, I thought, but this was nine or ten imperial stouts into the night.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body, light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with coffee, licorice, some vanilla. Full, lightly carbonated palate. Very nice but not too strong flavour with smoke, coffee black chocolate, some vanilla and licorice.
Hermod (3959) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @Viisi Penniä 16.4.2012. Poured black with a thin creamy brown head. Aroma had vanilla, wood, licorice and rum. Flavor was similar, lots of licorice, vanilla, roasted malt, alcohol and some ash. Long roasted finish. Sweet, oily and sticky mouthfeel. Full bodied.
piscator34 (2088) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via Fred82 (I think), and shared with oakbluff. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of red licorice, molasses, and a bit of chocolate. Flavours are of MacIntosh toffee, chocolate, a bit of roasty black malt, and faint orchard fruit. Only medium bodied, so a bit light for the style. Has a bit of "foreign stout" about it. Quite drinkable considering the alcohol level. Solid.
laiti (6827) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle @ ISKTR. Rated on 20.03.2011
Aroma has coffee, some licorice and vanilla. Flavour has some well roasted malt, coffee, licorice and hints of vanilla. Could not locate the rum here – and actually this is rather light stuff for an 11% ABV beer.
Minderbinder (2412) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, with high brown head, featuring some lacing. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, sweetness, some spices. Taste is roasted malt, sugar, rhum, some bitterness. Sitcky mouthfeel. Well balanced, though maybe unorthodox.
tom10101 (3678) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml . Appearance: Beautiful beer. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt, sweet, rhum. Taste: Sweet, roasted malt, rhum with a bitter finish. Sticky mouthfell. Overall: Not bad. One of the most beautiful beer i’ve seen (appearance). A bit too sweet for an imperial stout. Don’t like the taste of rhum in a beer.
BeerViking (2996) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Treacle and liquorice nose, slightly oily body, treacle, coffee, salt liquorice, a hint of rum, a little red fruit, then a dry bitter coffee finish with touches of herby hops and salt liquorice.