SturmWulf (65) - USA - FEB 14, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A vigorous aroma of chocolate, vanilla, cherry, coffee and roasted malt. Poured pitch black with a huge creamy, long lasting tan head. Left a lot of lacing.
Flavor of Sweet Milk Chocolate, Sweet Cherry, light touch of vanilla, strong black coffee, bitter black chocolate,with a hint of smoke and roasted malt. Excellent flavor! Full body, a thick, creamy, yet chewy texture. A bit above average carbonation. A pleasant, short, sharp finish. A excellent stout! I served this in a pint at 45 degrees. This has it all in a stout. If you like them thick, sweet and yet bitter, black and rich this is the stout for you! I am very impressed with this stout and this definitely gets added to my favorite rotation. THe only problem I could see with this brew is that one is enough, but is that a problem? :)
CpyNPrnT (335) - Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate and pepper, taste is chocolate, some peppers,mild to moderate chalky, pretty good!
Niall73 (1405) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Sweet, treacly, rummy, dark fruit aroma. Medium body, light to medium carbonation. Tons of dark fruit - figs, sticky raisins... Lots of rum, coke, toffee... Tasty.
czlowiekwiadro (199) - POLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
przyjemny, kremowy zapach, sporo kawy, karmel, lekka wędzoność. pachnie trochę jak kawowy jogurt. kolor mocno ciemny, prawie czarny, piana dość trwała, bura. w smaku pełne, gorzkie, palone, lekko słodkie, trochę podobne do alkoholowych pralin w czekoladzie. nie czuć dużej ilości alkoholu. ciekawe zdecydowanie.
sir__v (607) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere - Color: opaque dark black beer with small carbonation and small heavy brown foam. Smell: dark malt, caramel and whisky barrel. Taste: heavy on mouth with sugar taste and dark malt. Aftertaste : sugar cane with caramel and malt good balance of whisky barrel. Really aromatic stout, amazing beer! You have to taste it.
Hanoi (362) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco’s (7.7% not the 8.8 listed here). Nose is strongly metallic, some coco, lactose and coffee giving a latte note beneath the metal.
Taste is lactose, leading to malt, latte, soft chocolate in a rich smooth finish which hits a slightly thin bump near the end. Mouthfeel is good.
It’s a decent high strength stout with a poor nose, but this is a style that in the hands of American’s produces some of the world’s best beers.
shanoknowsfood (43) - Hawaii, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Only the 3rd Imperial Stout I’ve tasted but, it’s also 3rd best of my short list. A bit watery with a taste of mocha-coffee infused treacle. Not the worst but not the best.
Too weak for what I was expecting.
Iznogud (623) - CROATIA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml from supermarket in Zagreb. Pours black with tan head. Roasted malts, some chocolate and dried fruits. A bit of surprise for me, not bad at all.
hirigalzkar (2265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet and creamy with anice soft texture. Notes of milk chocolate, nougat and muscavado sugar.
OOKPIKABLE (55) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with thick, bubbly brown head. Aroma of raisin, metal and red wine. Tastes of molasses, booze, raisin, coffee and chocolate. Long lingering aftertaste of booze and raisins.
Marduk (2587) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black color. Medium brown head, stays. Sour, diacetyl, alcohol, acetone, milky aroma. Milky, roast taste. Dry mouthfeel. Bit too high carbonation. Cannot really taste alcohol.