TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a very small tan head. Aroma of tobacco, nuts, roasted malt, caramel and light coffee notes. Flavor of tobacco, brown sugar, milk chocolate, nuts and toasted malt.
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle (tasting @VastActive place, thanks). Pitch black color. Tiny size, brown head, stays. Sweet, roast, cocoa, licorice, plums in aroma. Massive roast, nutty taste. Nice bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden. All flavors are mellow. Nice one!
esp0r (2370) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by daje
Pours almost black with a creamy tanned head - which was a quite big surprise since daje had claimed that this was an IPA.... :-) Smells of dark malts, roast, coffee and spice tendensies. Following up with heavy sweetness, coffee and cocoa, dark dark fruits, elements of toast and soil. Ends with a medium bitter finish. A descent imperial stout for sure!
FatPhil (10893) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle - thanks mjs, VastActiv and the rest of the Hel crowd!
Sticky marmitey aroma. Very dark, small tight tan head. Taste full of rich roasts, but burnt and a bit ashy. Still malty though. Interesting wineyness in the finish. A bit harsh and aggressive, despite the obvious sweetness that ought to cover such things up.
JHeath99 (1446) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Pours an opaque black with a layer of toffee colored head. Aroma and taste are great, slightly dank, chocolates and coffee with roasted malts.
tiarasummer (11) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep coffee brown with a creamy tan head, nice lacing. Nose of cocoa, roasted malts and a touch of coffee. Very creamy on the palate, best brew I’ve had from Iron Fist so far.
Ernest (6731) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is black.
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (chocolate syrup, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with notes of vanilla, alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/velvety texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Very simple aroma of the usual stout suspects: chocolate, vanilla, and some roast. Very sweet in the mouth; kinda decadent/rich mouthfeel but kinda syrupy too. Difficult to drink much of and not very interesting to nose, so...yeah, just mediocre.
mjs (5328) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l - BB 1-1-16, from Systembolaget, 20141122) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had saltiness, liquorice and burnt malts. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were saltiness, liquorice, sweetness, burnt malts, ash and bitterness. Afteraste had liquorice, saltiness, ash and bitterness. A nice balanced imperial stout.
VastActiv (3953) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle 0.75l at home, Helsinki. BBE 1.1.2016. Thanks to mjs. Colour is black with very small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Dark chocolate, coffee, some licorice and roasted malts. Nice and soft.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014
75 cl bottle @ VastActiv, BBE 1.1.2016. Thanks mjs!
Aroma has soy sauce, chocolate and some salty licorice. Flavour has salty licorice, cocoa and some semi-dark chocolate. Too salty for me, but not bad still.