charule (1556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Darklord Day. Poured black with min tan head. Aroma roasty dark choc malts. Light carb med bod. Tastes bittersweet roast.
kalervo (849) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pyryn luona 5/2015. Enjoyable, well balanced imperial stout. Not too much coffee on taste.
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pitch black beer with a small brown head. Intense alcoholic aroma with dark chocolate, toasted coffee, molasses and nuts. Taste is bitter with a strong finish. Reminds me a lot of dark chocolate. Robust and complex. Aftertaste slightly alcoholic, but well balanced considering its high ABV.
tom10101 (3784) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (375 ml). Best before 07/12/15, so probably around 4 years old.
Appearance: Pitch black with a medium easy to revive brown head and good lacing.
Aroma: It’s quite boozy but still a lot less than expected. Molasses, figs, plums, roasted malts, fainted coffee, vegetal notes and chocolate.
Taste: Quite sweet and dried fruits forward with molasses, vegetal coffee notes but without much coffee, roasted malts and of course alcohol (boozy but not burning).
Palate: Full body. Moderate carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel. Warming finish. Lingering dried fruits presence.
Overall: Decent stout and not too boozy considering the abv. Flavorful, but not super complex and certainly not very cohesive.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2977) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at Beer for Geeks. Dark black with ruby highlights and a tan head with good lacing. The nose is coffee crisps & raisins with lots of boozy heat. A roasty dark chocolate flavor with a bit of bitter oaky smoke.
Christpuncher (1866) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Disappointing beer. Overly boozy and grape flavored. I don't taste any coffee maybe some slight roasted but flavor. Just a hint. Black with a thin tan head. Bottle pour at home. Gonna be drunk after this bad boy
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PabloZab (470) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Butelka 375ml (30.10.2018). Barwa czarna, piana brazowa, gesta, obfita, trwala. Aromat alkoholowy, lekko palony, minimalnie owocowy, szampanski. W smaku alkohol, kwaskowe, slodkie, alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa przelyk i od srodka. Duzo nut wspolnych z sour ale. Mocne, mocno alkoholowe, tresciwe, przyjemne, calkiem pijalne. Bardzo dobre. Oleiste, wisnia w czekoladzie, sheery.
Gurthnar (2934) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 Tap at Salon piva. Clear dark brown colour. Actually not that impressing. Too fruity, estery, lack of roasted flavours, I do not get them at all. Thus it is poor at being a RIS, but good otherwise. Fruity-estery.
Foffern (1408) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Over three years old. Has a black color with a light brown, creamy head. Well-roasted aroma with coffee, dark chocolate, dark berries, beech and some brown sugar. Really complex. The taste is also a fantastic mix between sweet malt and roastedness. Coffee, chocolate cake, mocha, dark berries and licourice all over. Incredibly compact. Has a soft and rich mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A very complex IS and a true dessert beer.
nathan30533 (893) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black hole sun won’t you come... And wash away the rain. Black hole sun won’t you come, won’t you come!