mikkellund42 (675) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle @ Torben Mathews Tasting. Pours opaque black with dark brown head. Aroma had heavy notes of Vegamite, but also malt, gain, cereal, grass, horse blanket, licorice, faint fruity and light spicy. Taste is initial medium sweet then medium to heavy bitter in excellent balance. Body is medium to full creamy with soft carbonation. Finish is long with notes of gravy and Sunday roast.
williamherbert (1408) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is deep, boozy stone fruits. Dates, raisins grapes. A dusting of nutty chocolate. Very deep; excellent.
The appearance is dark brown, almost black. Healthy light-brown head.
The flavor is burnt cookies (as hell), mocha and black coffee finish on the back of the tongue. At the front, dark fruits -- plum, raisin. A mild citrus-ish hop, leaves a touch of sweetish balance.
Palate is oily exterior but a chunky finish. Slightly dry at the end. A boozy, dark, burnt Imperial Stout. Absolutley outstanding.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh yeah. This is a good one. Good coffee and roasted flavors with just a hind of sweetness to it.
tsd08460 (385) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, dark fruits, burnt sugar
Appearance: black, clear, minimal brown head,
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, roasty, chocolate
Palate: full body, creamy, long finish, soft carbonation,
Niller (1079) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Voldby koebmandsgaard. Pours very black with a medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, lots of coffee and chocolate. Nice taste of strong coffee, dark chocolate and notes af licorice. Nice creamy palate and a good balanced finish. One of the best Imperial Stout I have tasted.
Chudwick (2540) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - pours black with dark beige head and good lacing. Nose is candy sugar and chocolate. Flavor is more chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, licorice and alcohol. Taste is sweet at first and ends bitterly. Smooth indeed and almost a dry finish. oily texture. my second brew from Mendocino I think I will for more!
Sregnar35 (1031) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barrel aged, cask conditioned at Mahars. Flavor is super sweet and tangy coffee, very mellow and nice for a big beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Benzai (11359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Bottle. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light to medium brown colored head. Aroma of malts, hops, roastyness. Taste malts, roasted malts, lightly hops, coffee, lots of bitterness. Medium to full body and carbonation. Very nice beer.
StevieT (1167) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, thick, creamy with a dense tan head, rich coffee flavours and a mocha aroma. Smooth for such a strong beer. A very big beer, strong and not for the faint of heart.
SSSteve (4007) - - JAN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. black under a creamy brown head. aroma is sweet with milk chocolate and caramel. flavor has lots of roasty character with some burnt caramel, milk and dark chocolate and graham cracker. some christmas cookies with anise. low hop character and no sign of abv. body is creamy and full. honestly, i’m not sure why this is getting such a bad rap. i think it’s pretty darn good.