radiomgb (2466) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black, lasting tan head, good lacing.
Aroma of chocolate malts, roast, some sweetness.
Flavour is slightly sweet, chocolate and toffee, malt and toasty.
Sweet mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation.
Finishes long, sweet, roasty.
Pretty good, roasty and sweet.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: roasty, malty, and boozy, with hints of coffee and toffee. Taste/Palate: sweet and creamy throughout; finishes slightly astringent. This has everything I look for in an Imperial Stout. Perfect!
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 22. Aroma is roasty and malty with hints of coffee. First sip has a tiny bite to it but overall it is pretty smooth. Flavor is rich with toasted malts, coffee hints and burnt sugar hints. Overall a great beer!
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours solid black with a small dark tan head.
Nose shows heaps of complex roast with cocoa and roasted coffee along with some sweet-smelling bready malt and liquorice.
Dry roast is the dominant flavour. some liquorice remains along with the coffee.
Dervock (553) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours jet black with a big tan head. candy apple burnt sugar, molasses, roast malt. Bittersweet up front with a bit of hop, burnt dry bitter finish. Lively palate.
rosenbergh (8271) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle in the Greenville Beer Exchange tasting event in Greenville, NC.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, mild coffee, mild ashy dryness and hops in the aroma. Dry.
The flavour is roasted malt, coffee and some hoppy dryness. Smooth.
tillmac62 (376) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost pitch black with a normal head, lacing and retention. Light nose of chocolate and subdued roast over a sweet malt background with slight alcohol notes. As it warms, light dark fruit (plum, raisin) notes and molasses become evident. Medium body with a very slight creamy texture. Above normal carbonation with a nice effervescence throughout. The flavor profile is nice but not very complex or well balanced. It begins with a bitter chocolate flavor and sweetness that has a slightly burnt molasses character to it. The middle is effervescent and brings forth a light roast bitterness over a nice malt sweetness that has a molasses character. The finish is a touch astringent and leaves a slight alcohol burn at the back of the throat. As it fades, a slight note of hops is evident. Missing are the dark fruit flavors, body and smoothness that would propel this very good stout to outstanding.
Maverick34 (2514) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour from bottle with beige head. Roasted malts and chocolates predominate. Coffee and bitter chocolate finish.
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
4 pack shared with pals at club w... pitch dark black pour..semi thick light brown head... chocolate aroma and taate... creamy goodness.. This is excellent
unclemike (2481) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black, just some brown in the sides. Small, initially fizzy, beige head that settles as a fine creamy top. Aroma has dark chocolate, cocoa, mild coffee, sweetness, oats, mild piney hops. Medium carbonation, lovely creamy and fairly dry mouthfeel. Flavour is nice, elegant, soft roasted, good coffee, nice chocolate elegance. Good malty dryness in the finish.