mariuspoenari (413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours with no head, no matter how much you try. The smell is quite nice, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark fruit, some alcohol. The taste follows the same trend, veering towards a traditional RIS, if not for the super present alcohol in the taste. Would make for a decent drink, if the alcohol weren’t that present, and given the fact that it has a 8.5% ABV concentration, I think this qualifies as a big let down.
Mortlach (1548) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome), vintage, Stout&Porter Festival. Coca cola color with a minimal head. Aroma is malty, caramel, light roasted notes... wtf? Flavour is sweet, caramel, bread... watery... light body, light carbonation... is this a joke?
hotstuff (4642) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 9-29-2009-corked and caged bottle. When poured, this beer forms a small very fizzy tan head that quickly dissipated, mostly opaque brown body with a red tint, no lacing, and visible carbonation. The Aroma consists of semi-roasted malt, hops, dark fruits, and alcohol. The Taste is semi-roasted malt, dark fruits, and chocolate. This beer has a dry finish. The Palate is watery and thin. Overall, this beer is not a good representation of its style due to its watery, thin texture and therefore it lost some points. This is a beer that I do not recommend and therefore not a beer I am interested in drinking again.
worldbeertaste (1787) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 year old bottle. Black with a white, thin, frothy, lasting lacy head. Smells of liquorish, sweet malt, soft roast, and soft coffee. Taste of sweet malt, coffee, with a roasted malt, and a bitter roasty finish. Decent stout.
jmgreenuk (6495) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Dean’s night before the night tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is creamy roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a strange medicinal liqourice hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (8485) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared on the night before the night tasting. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, yeast, caramel and roast. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Zer0 (1186) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the night before the night tasting. Pours dark brown. Aroma is yeast, chocolate, roast malts, caramel and toast. Taste is moderate bitter and light to moderate sweet. Medium body with average carbonation.
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pretty decent imperial stout. A little too much licorice for my taste, but has the requisite darkness, heaviness, and chocolate to suit my preferences.
imdownthepub (12163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 330ml from The Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam. Virtually black with tan head. It’s been mentioned before on here, but I had the same, expecting the intense chocolate malt roastiness, this proved to be a lighter, fruitier beer. There is a sweetish liqorice with a plummy flavour, thinner than would be ideal. Reasonable enough but not as advertised.
fugitive (1792) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color darkred brown with medium white head. Aroma malt, sour, coffee, yeast. Taste sweet, fruits, alcohol, fruits, malt, chocolate.