Ulysse (255) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong fresh hoppy aroma followed by a wave of roasted malt and coffee. Brown foam. At some point i had a reminiscence of Frankfurt’s sausage aroma. ABV above 13 goes unnoticed.
florent.janssens (183) - - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odeur et goût de houblon et café. L’amertume n’est pas agressive et reste en arrière gout. On ne goûte pas les 13%. Le côté stout est présent mais bien balancé par l’amertume.
Deu (864) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Chez clem in Nantes. Ppours nearly black with a thin coffee colored head; aroma bitter hops, roast coffee, and dark chocolate; taste is initially sweet with chocolate, malt, and alcohol; then becomes bitter with coffee and hops; finish is a dry bitter. Excellent I
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma liquoroso, prugne e tostato. Al palato noto frutta dolce e caffè e in un secondo momento anche cioccolato. Amaro mai fastidioso con retrogusto alcoloso, forse troppo intenso. Nel complesso un ottima bevuta.
fdomig (485) - München, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml on tap. Aroma is subtile coffee, light smoke. Appearance is black. Brown-ish creamy top. Awesome. Taste is sweet, light sour. A dry, coffee-ish finish. Espresso. Very nice but a bit to sour.
micahmarieaz (5) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is THE beer that turned me into a beer snob! Because it’s my first REAL beer I have no better review than that but highly recommend this deep and dark beer. Enjoy it slowly!
gowdy (796) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste from a bottle at FyneFest. Heavy sugar but good for it. Only a touch of tartness.
beleggor (121) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,375l. Black color with medium sized beige head. Aroma is very complex: coffee, dark chocolate, cherries, dark fruits, vanillia, a little bit hoppy. In taste there is a lot of sweetness mixed with nice bitterness and a hint of coffee and herbs. Very good one.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a generous brown head. Aromas of dark fruit, milk chocolate, vanilla, wood, and liquor. Tastes of coffee, alcohol, tons of vanilla, sweet chocolate, fruit, and oak. It has a drying mouthfeel. Finishes with coffee, mild bitterness, and a warming from the alcohol. Extremely complex with layers of flavor. Delicious and worth savoring. Notes of hard liquor, maybe cognac? Wish I had another! It’s different from some of my favorite imperial stouts which tend to be more hop-heavy, but it’s every bit as good.
chinchill (2551) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large shared bottle.
Aroma and flavor have little besides coffee. Medium brown body with a poor head and a lot of sediment that sinks to the bottom.
O: a better substitute for cold coffee than for a fine Imperial Stout.