scirtes (174) - POLAND - FEB 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, bb 2024. Jet black with brown head and oily texture. Aromas of chocolate, some smoke and vanilla. Medium sweet with nice bitterness. A very good imperial stout.
Buczer (374) - Łódź, POLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours black with stable tan head. In aroma some smoke, chocolate, some vanilla, bit sour, alcohol only in background, Medium bittenress, roasted notes in taste along with some vanilla some smoke, bit of alcohol, light sourness. Full body, thick texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Good but not great.
msbernac (1164) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma-coffee, caramel, smoke,
Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
tbonde (195) - DENMARK - JAN 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
50 cl. bottle at home shared with girlfriend to accompany a Beeramisu (!) where the ladyfingers were soaked in this brew instead of a liquor. And it worked! Great dessert and this extremely rich brew once again showed its powers. Dark, intense, with notes of smoke, coffee, oak are dominant though in this particular batch, the rum was not too prevalent. Not very fizzy, but then the bottle had been opened for a while when we enjoyed it. As the bottle had a 2022 last sell by date, it was a pretty young example and they do get better with age. Won awards when it was introduced in 2008 and it still holds up. If you are a Porter/Stout enthusiast, you must try this mamouth!
Ferris (8128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Deep dark chocolate notes and a very rich nice sweetness. Deep jet brown black with a rich brown head. Dark roast, bittersweet dark chocolate and a nice sweetness. Really nice.
WojciechW (28) - POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet-black and dense, in aroma there is a lots rum, chocolate, some sherry, bery godd taste, good bitterness, its like liquid chocolate, GREAT BEER
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beers yet. Rum barrell ageing should be tried by more. Lovely rich aroma and creamy feel. Long lasting nice taste.
sokuzs1 (237) - - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: complex, chocolate,rum, oak, coffee, alcohol, a hint of smoky aroma in the background
Taste: sweet, medium bitterness, chocolate, alcohol, rum, coffee
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Craft. But of rum in the nose, but the taste is just roasty and oaty. Bit of sweet vanilla. Nice but maybe a bit too boozy, although I can’t taste it. (seems I was smashed)
xlts (76) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black, rather small beige head. Aroma is heavily on the roasted side, tons of coffee, some floral notes. Taste is smooth, chocolate-y. Strong roasty aftertaste