MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Been holding out on opening this for a while, so I decided to share it for Monday night’s #CraftBeerChat on Twitter. body is an opaque black, with a thick foamy/rocky tall burnt umber colored head. the aroma is nothing short of fantastic, mildly roasted coffee, dark chocolate bars, roasty malts, a little vanilla, mild licorice candy. Flavor is a wee salty, with nice bitter earthy roasted/burnt coffee malt, some anise/licorice liqueur flavor, and dry high cacao% chocolate. a little charred oak and blackstrap molasses in the finish, with some mild leafy bitter hop and coffee aftertatse. great brew, lives up to the hype. Special thanks to my twitter friends to share the review in real-time! @jimbinder @ChicagoDiane @arikhanson @steveschoon @jeffmello #CraftBeerChat
Swaroga (1394) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is simply one of the best stouts that I had. Great mouth feel, rich taste and strong coffee flavor without being bitter or dry. Alkohol is strong but well contained and it fits well. What a beer.
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light antiseptic note to a solid chocolate, roasted malt and smooth coffee aroma, light hoppy accent. Mouthfeel is fullbodied/thick and creamy smooth. Flavour is lovely chocolate, light marmelade/jam fruity too from the hops and sugars just emerging out of a solid dark malt impression
Zodiac (28) - - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep,very intense coffee taste, nice aroma, dark brown head...the special ingrediant really ads a different dimension. Special.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
stoigniew (33) - Łęczna, POLAND - OCT 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
To piwo przypomina że nie tylko chmiel ale i kawa jest gorzka - połączenie obydwu w stoucie dało wspaniały rezultat. Nie ma co się rozpływać nad aromatami - są to kawa, zboże i paloność. W smaku obfita kawa, chlebowość, ciemne pieczywo jakby chleb litewski bo słodowość kontruje. I to jest ten smak - chleba litewskiego właśnie. Cholernie przyjemne. Oleista konsystencja wyborna do tego stylu i do tego alkohol odczuwalny - ale jak na 11% to dobrze przykryty smakiem dominującym. Jedno z najlepszych i najstaranniej uwarzonych piw. Polecam.
bbertels (75) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black as night and with little carbonation. Aromas of instant coffee, tar, rubber, alcohol. The taste is almost overpowering; strong coffee dominates an intensely rich blend - or should I say roast? A treat!
Lukasmh (177) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Bottle shared with Vestergaard. Pours pitch thick black with tiny brown head. Aroma is fruity coffee berries. Citric espresso, dark chocolate and burnt figs. Taste is really balanced. Dark chocolate, vanilla. awesome mouthfeel and the smooth carbonation spreads all the flavor. Really creamy body, bit sugary. So much rich chocolate. Roasty coffee finish. Well composed.
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The roasted malt and coffee are doing most of the job though. It’s smooth in the mouth, oily, full-bodied and slightly warming, with a big flavor of coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Fine hoppy fruityness too. Both hoppy bitterness and most of all coffee-like bitterness. Everlasting finish with a wonderful bitterness to support the flavors found initially. My girlfriend loves coffee, I don’t. With this beer it’s opposite, and I loved it.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
500ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a deep black color and forms medium and an incredibly dark beige to brown head. Retention is low but leaves a lot thin lacings and a small layer lasts for long
S: Throws off a bouquet of coffee, dark chocolate and Cognac. Roasted malts, earthy hops and yeasts
T: Follows the nose. Very intense beer. Strong on roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Bit sweet upfront followed by an intense earthy, hoppy bitterness
M: Absolutely creamy, heavy and molasses body. A dirty beer. Medium to low carbonation. Roasty bitter aftertaste is pure pleasure
O: Fantastic beer. Very drinkable. Perfect imperial stout
[ BA Review @ 4/9/2012 ]
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy roasted aroma with lots of coffee and a good dash of chocolate. Some licorice lurking in the background, supported by fruity and slightly piney hops. The roasted malt and coffee are doing most of the job though. It’s smooth in the mouth, oily, full-bodied and slightly warming, with a big flavor of coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Fine hoppy fruityness too.
NeoHippie2 (1038) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Jet black pour with a dark tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts, molasses, and cocoa. Flavor is big coffee and roasted malts with chocolate undertones. Very robust. One of the best impy stouts I’ve had to date. This was just fantastic.