Haxel (14) - - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick dark and malty. Lots of chocolate and medium sweetness. Very balanced but a little taste of alcohol.
fitwitchik (179) - USA - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originallyon draft at Mikkeller Bar in SFO & this review is on the bottle bought in San Diego at Holiday Liquors & poured into a snifter a very dark dark brown with a thick beige head.
Aroma of dark caramel fruits & booze.
Flavor is deeply delicious for a RIS brewed with Oatmeal. A smoothness emerges with the flavor of chocolate malts & sweet toffee. Slight bitterness tell me high quality hops was used. Overall a way above the better stouts.
GIJOE (472) - Monterey, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, with a brown head. Intense aroma: Dark fruit layers of plum and raisin, chocolate perhaps notes of licorice.Overall, balanced and very enjoyable. Tons of dark fruit layers, mainly dried plum and raisin, intermingled with bakers chocolate, with hints of coffee/mocha and vanilla bean. Medium-plus bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel. Mild, balanced bitterness and subtle sweetness. Pleasant finish, without being cloying or overpowering. Lingering dark fruit and chocolate nuances... possibly chocolate covered raisins? Nice, mellow booziness. A solid stout. Medium bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel. Mild, balanced bitterness and subtle sweetness. Pleasant finish and not too strong.. A solid stout. Very nice!
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, chocolate, syrup. Medium to full body, smooth mouthfeel, sweet finish.
Leini (605) - SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown with a huge brown tainted head. Roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, vanilla and raisins. Beautiful.
Temptation (208) - - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very great RIS, combining a massive body and an elegant velvety texture. The yeasty notes and the liquor reminiscences give to this beer an impressive personality, and enrich the usual coffeish flavors. A beer to enjoy in silence by the fireplace. The best brew by Mike Murphy.
SamTheBarrel (317) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, poured into snifter. Appearance is brownish black with a small creamy mocha head. that reduced swiftly. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, raisins and a hint of charcuteries. Taste is medium bitter with a light sweetness. Full bodied mouthfeel, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall a delicious Imperial Stout.
Tide (1469) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at bar. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with chocolate, salted licorice, roasted malts, coffee, hops and nuts. Bittet finish with coffee, salted licorice and roasted malts. Exquisite imoerial stout.
bjerkeaa (155) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with brown big head. Aroma og some burnt caramel, hints of coffee and toffee. Medium/full palate, rich taste of bitter chocolate and mild coffee.
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle secured by Nick... Thanks! Enjoyed by the fire on a snowy evening. Pours jet black, no head. Aroma is kind of muted... Bakers chocolate and roast. Taste is very toasty, day old coffee, bitter chocolate. Not too sticky and can’t detect alcohol hotness. Good stout.