Saeglopur (764) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, bought several months ago at AmmersinO, Vienna.
Black body, with a big, creamy, lacing, light beige head.
Aroma of smooth coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits, some liquorice.
Tastes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, liquorice, some ash, dark and dried fruits.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes smooth, roasty, a bit dry, with coffee, sweet malts, some sour fruits.
Tasty. Straight, strong, but also quite smooth. Great balance between sweet, roasty-bitter and subtly smokey. Overall not as extraordinary as other Imperial Stouts, but a great, quaffable example nonetheless.
jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015-04-26. Black body with a large foamy tan head that fades, leaving nice foamy lace on the glass. 4+ Aroma of rich dark malt, hints at licorice and dark fruit, mild dry dark roast malt. Moderate alcohol character. Flavour is similar, dry bitter roast up front, rich dark malt core his similar muted licorice touches as in the aroma, ephemeral notes of cocoa, moderate roast bitterness and hoppy bitterness that linger in the finish. Aftertaste is a melange of all of the above. Comes together very nicely. 9+ Smooth medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Very nice, grows better as you go on. Wow! Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.
RickFifty (613) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color, beige head. Coffee nose, chocolate, licorice, roasted malt, brown sugar, hint of alcohol. Roasted malt taste, licorice, sweet, alcohol notes. Full body, soft carbonation, warming.
Grima (2173) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours deep black with a lovely brown head. Smell has lots of coffee and chocolate. Starts sweet with lots of chocolate, as well as coffee and some roasted malts. Goes into a sweet chocolatey finish with some slight notes of alcohol.
klm1 (352) - - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strangely expensive bottle. Pours black with a medium brown head. Smell is metallic, with coffee beans. Taste should bee rich, but it was surpisengly poor and uncomplex. Palate is a bit too thin, but has a complex feeling. Overall a nice beer, but If I compare it with other Danish masterpieces....
Frothmeister (623) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours almost black with hazy dark, dark brown around the rim when lit, and a creamy beige head. Aromas of molasses, minerality, cocoa, caramel candies, light ash, and a light boozy note. As for taste, alcohol out of the gates, with Fisherman’s Friends-like bitterness, molasses, and light caramel that leads into more molasses with espresso, and more of the hops. It’s not bad, but it’s not terribly complex for an imperial stout either, and the alcohol is very much present, maybe a little too much. A bit of a let down.
DuffMan (7577) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is their at beer label I’ve encountered that has brail on it. Cool. Very dark brown, nearly black, with a soft khaki head. Burnt malt and whiskey and oak, light pepper, light ash. Full bodied and silky smooth. Very nice.
Zwiebel88 (461) - GERMANY - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkelbraun, schwarz. Malznoten, Holz, dunkle Früchte, Schokolde. Recht süß am Gaumen, Malz, Alkohol, Kakao, cremig.
cattaneopapa (220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle from LCBO. Toronto, ON. 9.5% Alc./Vol. Pours an opaque dark brown colour with a small lasting mocha head. Aroma of coffee and vanilla. Taste matches the aroma with notes of roasted malts and ends with a dry and hoppy finish. Moderate carbonation. Concealment of high ABV is well done.
Milter (249) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Bedste Imperial Stout jeg nogen sinde har smagt. En virkelig flor og velsmagende øl.