Maxbier (62) - Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Perfect Pour. Pours deep dark nearly black. Deep brown dense head. Has legs. Aroma is booze and oak hint of rum. Roasty chocolate flavor, malty sweet with a mild but omnipresent bitterness which starts in the middle and last quite a while thorough the finish. The flavor that lingers for several minutes though is the malty sweetness. Very nice experience, served at 50°F.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with rich, creamy, chocolate shake head, delicate lacing / Deep, mellow, lightly winey nose of dark fruit, roast coffee, roast grain, chocolate, caramel, cream / Full body, chewy and creamy, noticeable alcohol kick, sweet but with excellent balance, lot of coffee acidity, bitter finish underneath / Likewise rich, deep flavors of caramel, semisweet chocolate, prune, licorice, dark roast coffee, cream / Maybe a little overly acidic, but then there’s the coffee, but really nice.
IPAgutten79 (328) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heller svart i glasset, med espressofarget medium skum. Aromaen gir meg ristet malt, sitron, humle, noe alkohol, sødme, lær(!), kaffe og vag sjokolade. Smaken er søtere enn mange imperials jeg har prøvd, med sitron, kaffe, mørk malt og noe sjokolade. Nydelig balanse, og man kan nesten ikke merke at denne er på hele 13% alc. Fyldig munnfølelse, medium/tykk konsistens. Bitter i ettersmaken.
aleksander9 (265) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Aroma is huge leather, fruity and citric espresso, roasted malt and some alcohol. Very round, fruity and smooth mouth feel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is fruity espresso, dry floral hops, dry leather, red fruit, burnt malt and some alcohol sharpness. Overall: Excellent! This beer is like a nice death metal band. Awesome, energetic and straight in your face with bold flavors while still having loads of complexity.
nilsas (872) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duft av kaffe, lys sjokolade og vanilje. Dyp mrk farge. Tynt brunt skum. Smak av sjokolade og vanilje med en skarp ettersmak.
TheCametron (1563) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours Black with a thin, tan head. I remember being luck enough to try 3 or 4 of the various finishes on keg at Brewdog Edinburgh a couple of christmasses ago. Finally getting a go of the base beer. This is a fantastic imperial stout. Really my kind of beer. Thick, Rich, boozy with amazingly complex roasty malt flavour. Tobacco, tar and ashy, overripe fruit. A thoroughly ’grown up’ beer.
abstractbeer (232) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at home. Pitch black, large capuccino coloured head. Incredibly complex aroma, with everything from freshly sharpened pencils (read: hops) to alcohol, honey and bitter chocolate. Quite difficult to describe! The flavor is likewise, and yet again I think of freshly sharpened pencils. The alcohol is very present both in flavor and mouthfeel. Other flavors I pick up are: orange peel, dark chocolate, marzipan, malts and hops of various kinds, various nuts, notes of coffee. Wicked stuff! Difficult to describe. Very boozy to me. Surprisingly high carbonation. On the bitter side tastewise. All in all an interesting experience flavorwise, but a bit on the bitter and boozy side for me.
Niall73 (917) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Best before 12/09/17. Pours Avery dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is grassy, mildly funky, wet leaves. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A fairly big booze hit follows a grassy, mildly veg, fruity, treacly mix. An odd one, but tasty.
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Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, oily, with a thin dark head.
Smoky, roast, chocolate and cola aroma.
Taste is chocolate/coffee, cream.
Sweet with a growing, easy back bitter.
Dark berry notes, a little licorice.
Very subdued alcohol presence.
rgf001 (80) - München, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Pitch black with beige head that stays. Taste of licorice, coffee, chocolate. Bitterness OK but too sweet. Finishes sweet and took forever to finish 300 cc.