JorisPPattyn (9247) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark beige head over black beer. Alcoholic (rum?)-like nose over classic burnt/roasted notes; some vanilla, wood, some fruit (nectarine?). Vanilla, spirit, bit milky/diary, and mildly roasted notes. Finish is more burnt. Well-bodied, slick to oily, alcoholheat. Far from bad, and the name fits.
Stuu666 (9986) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at gent beer festival. Pours black, nose is chocolate, caramel, fruity, taste is dry roasted, sugary, chocolate.
dresden (1380) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick nearly black with big tan head. Aroma is roasty malt, licorice, chocolate and dark fruits. Licorice is a bit strong, not a flavour I love, but a decent beer, earning alcohol.
Panzuriel (1823) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Velvet Glove pours an inky brownish black beer with a firm head of tan bubbles. Nose is alcohol and chocolate. taste is at first a bit sharp with alcohol leading but dark chocolate really comes through the middle to the end. the body is silky. liquid chocolate velvet. nice warming kick from the alcohol content as well. a very very nice imperial stout.
Sammy (10878) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aged I think 4.5 years. Muted flavour, I like bolder, but still drinkable and smooth. Much licorice character remained.
hawthorne00 (3414) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 12C. Black with a large light tan head that lasts well. Aroma of mocha, alcohol, tar, molasses. Much sweeter and more chocolatey than suggested by the aroma. Molasses, oak, an odd but not unpleasant herbal note. There’s a little tar and coffee astringency at the end but the main chocolatey sweetness hangs around. Unfocussed stout smudged by loads of sweetness and booze.
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle sample, poured a dark brown colour with a slight beige head. nose of sweet dark chocolate, roasted malts, char, raisins, licorice, and a clear alcohol notice in the end, some dark coffe notes, with a hint of vanilla, pretty classic imperial stout
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Multi dimensions here. Big coffe and toffee aroma with a neat Belgian yeast aroma. Flavor is big and chewy with a wonderful full body experience.finishes with some warmth that was another great dimension to it.
nealblind (1648) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark pour. Aroma char carob wood. Tastes char, peat, wood, oaty. Very slight carb silky, sludgy from the oatmeal.
dfinney23 (2618) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich and creamy with plenty of chocolate and coffee, not overly sweet and just the right amount of bitter and roasty notes. Nothing unusual but very well done.