KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a murky pitch black with an average (1-2 finger) chocolate shake brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and medium collar that pretty much lasted throughout and had good sticky lacing.
The aroma was of a roasted dark malt, mild resin hops and a leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, dried dark fruit (prunes) and a nice mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was very malty and just a tad sweet with a hint of chocolate early on, then progressed with a mild bitterness, a touch of dark fruit and a bold coffee note towards the finish. The flavor hung on for a decent duration after the swallow with a smooth choco-coffee taste and a mild alcohol warming sensation at the end.
Mouthfeel was medium in body with a thin oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this was a nice a roasty brew, although I did find it to be just a little thin for a stout it did possess very nice taste and a great drinkability...
czlowiekwiadro (196) - 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 (594) - 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 (361) - 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 (618) - 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 (2239) - 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 (54) - 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 (2579) - 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.
finol (2108) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice brown creamy head.
Dry chocolate, some dark fruit and tartness.
andregoncalves (1332) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Color is dark as hell. Head is large and brownish. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is low to medium sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is high roasted, coffee, fruity. Lovely warm body.