sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured very dark with a thick tan head. Aroma of roast malt and chocolate. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, flavour as the aroma with coffee and a lingering dry, bitter aftertaste.
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In spite of a pretty vigorous pour, a very thin, creamy, caramelized colored head appears atop the opaque, very dark brown color. Chocolate, dark fruit, and light smoke comprise the surprisingly mild nose. Thick, creamy and smooth. Caramel, vanilla, coffee, and dark fruit in the very well-blended flavors.
mstrcrwly (172) - New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass..opaque pour with 1 finger tan head..aroma of coffee, licorice, roasted nuts..taste of coffee, milk..not as dry as I thought and overall just ok.
jntfan1978 (31) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown, love the cascading nitro action with a tan creamy head. Aroma roast malt, milk chocolate, toffee, hint of alcohol. Taste roast malt, sweet milk chocolate, toffee as in the aroma, slight coffee, alcohol throughout, but not boozey or overpowering.
hopmelt (104) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown, cascading nitro action, half finger creamy head. Aroma roast malt, milk chocolate, toffee, hint of alcohol. Taste roast malt, sweet milk chocolate, toffee as in the aroma, slight coffee, alcohol throughout, but not over bearing, hint of earthy hips to balance everything out. Mouthfeel smooth, rich and creamy, nitro really shines here, nice alcohol astringency, very balanced finish. Overall really good beer, not a top Imperial stout, but more drinkable than most and very balanced and tasty.
Petrucci914 (902) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a medium chocolate pillowy head. Aroma is black licorice, chocolate, coffee. Mouthfeel is smooth with low carbonation. Taste is subdued with dark fruit, chocolate, and black licorice. I think some age would make me enjoy this more.
KombatAle (58) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
335 ml bottle. Black with brown persistent foam. Big complex nose of chocolate, coffee beans, hops, spices. Smooth full body with notes of dark chocolate, spices, coffee beans, espresso, hops. Balanced very well, bitter roasty end, long aftertaste.
mikedR (923) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good. But way too boozy. It’s the first and last notes I get. In the middle is a solid stout. This one would’ve been better a t 8.5%.
njager246 (311) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 7 monks..Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts.. taste of dark fruits and chocolate, nice
SilverfoX (61) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
chocolate, dough, earthy, cheese, banana, leather, trying to pull my nostrils apart! quite intense,red, black, hazy, appearance with no head,medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, huuuuuge malt aftertaste almost vinegary but not enough to ruin it, and at 18 quid a bottle it has to be pretty good right?
brewballs (158) - USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Imperial Ale done right. Roasty aroma. Thin, lacy head. When you swallow it you can sense the malts, the coffee sensibility. There is no bitter aftertaste. It has a light, dark chocolate pep to it with some booziness. A good but not great beer. Absolutely drinkable.