jkbachman (181) - - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hints of dark chocolate and a warming alcohol smell. Black licorice, nutty, raisins and figs. Well balanced and complex flavor.
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gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in February 2013.
Black with a medium tan head. Roasted malt, dried fruit, light spices, coffee and chocolate. The body was full and the aftertaste long. Quite tasty.
demannu (86) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 UPDATE 3/17- just drank my 3rd nitro bottle from my 4pk. Nice looking beer. Always enjoy watching a nitro settle after a hard pour. Pleasant super smooth creamy flat texture (expected from a nitro). Just not a fan of the taste. After i finish the last bottle i have, I’ll be happy to never drink this again.
Beerdedone (2828) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thick and creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice and raisins. Flavor of black coffee, chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, raisins and some dark fruit. Med plus body with a dry and bitter finish.
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at brewdog. Pours black, smoky burnt berry taste, light sweetness, chocolate, very bitter. Burnt taste recedes as it warms.
SotallyTober (72) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a mocha head. There’s a licorice, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt aroma. Medium body that was creamy on the palate. flavor’s of chocolate, coffee, licorice, raisin, and spices.
hershiser2 (1289) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black, thick, and a tiny tan head. Smells of sour milk and light chocolate. Tastes of sweet alcohol, chocolates, and a tiny bit of fruit.
coachd (240) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of dark chocolate, black licorice, coffee with cream and slight hops. No alcohol at all in the aroma. Pours a nearly pitch black color with a huge tan head. Taste is roasty, a bit too salty like beef bouillon. Also in the taste you get licorice, some dark fruit, sharp hops and an earthy/soil type quality. Slight alcohol burn in the after taste. Palate is too weak for the style. Overall not bad but there are a lot of good imperial stouts out there. I probably wouldn't buy this one again.
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rayaron (487) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Deep black with small brownish head. Very rich aroma of milk chocolate, dulce de leche, quite sweet, some prune, faint licorice notes. Very sweet flavor of milk chocolate, raisin, prune, some date honey, somewhat spicy, roasted malt notes and light sourness. Light carbonation, medium to full-bodied. Excellent.
Creekygoose (21) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle bought at GBBF 2014, imbibed 03/01/15. Huge disappointment. Expecting a top stout, instead got a bloody marmite beer. I don’t mean a beer you love or hate, but a beer that tastes like bloody marmite. Smells of marmite with a hint of the old Cadbury’s chocolate spread (a chocolate spread available in the 70s/80s before the invention of the hazelnut!)....and it tastes of, yes, you’ve guessed it, marmite (with a hint of chocolate & raisins). Wake Up Disappointed.
pentaz (1254) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear semi-dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is licorice, cocoa, bread, coffee, dark sugars, soy, earthy hops, booze and dark fruit. Taste is moderate sweet,bitter and a little salty. Body is medium, texture is viscous, carbonation is near flat. Finishes dry,dusty, roasted and a little bitter with quite some burn. Somewhat incoherent, the low carbonation and the surprisingly narrow palate.