UncleKorm (788) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured a black hue w/ thick tan head. Bold boozy aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Tastes are molasses, brown sugar, and fig. Full bodied, soft carbonation and boozy finish.
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AirForceHops (3118) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle, no date code, ahhhh and yes after sampling it is old. Aroma is deep chocolate malts, burnt coffee and sugar.
The flavor of the coffee bean has turned for the worse. Bitter and astringent. It’s not a total bum out but close. Why can’t breweries put more bottle dates on theses bottles??? Old dark chocolate hurt by the bitter coffee. Cocoa nib and molasses.
Overall, I’m sure this was really nice about 8 months ago. Who else gets angry after paying a premium for a stout and it’s old coffee bitterness? Well I do...
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chalky brown. Oily dark tan head. Dirty lacing. Aroma is funky old earth, spoiling dirt, alcohol. You can tell the flavor is sharp and its like a liquor but the malt flattens this and it goes down smooth with notes of dark fruit pulp and chocolate. Smooth texture that finishes with a bite. Pretty badass for an imperial stout which usually suck. This one is drinkable, even enjoyable.
jlruthven (544) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared. Pours, of course, inky black, surprisingly lively and resilient mocha head. Nice legs and lacing. Nose is cold-pressed coffee, blackberry, some chocolate, hints of tobacco. Big and slick on the palate, but not cloying: bitter cocoa, coffee, port. Shockingly dry finish. Ashy. Really, really good.
Beerhunter111 (7173) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, schokoladig, Toffee, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig süß, schokoladig, Kaffee. Wunderbares Imperial Stout.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Tried both bottled and kegged versions. An immense stout truly worthy of it’s name. One of the better out there.
martjoobolut (658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,375L bottle, BB 12.09.2017. Pours pitch black with brown head. The head stays, nice lacing. Aroma: smoke, coffee, licorice, vinous, and dark fruits. Taste: sweet and sour, dark fruits, smoke, coffee, dark chocolate bitterness. The alcohol is really well hidden and is just nice burn in the finish.
Overall: great beer!
smmaaren (216) - NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is citrusy, caramelly, smokey. Texture is oily. Taste is sweet. Complex and good stout.
tmzl (89) - SLOVENIA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Look: Medium sized, thick, mocha head with good retention. Think but thick layer stays on top for the ride, leaves quite a lot of fine lacing. Dark, dark brown, can’t see through. Looks good.
Smell: Some dark fruit, black berries; dates connected with sweetness. Roast stands out the most with light dark coffee, milk and bitter dark chocolate notes. A pleasantly balanced mix, nothing really overwhelms. Something refreshing about it, like it a lot. Light alcohol notes come up, when it warms up, but nothing too distracting.
Taste: Medium roasted sweetness with milky chocolate that goes into dark and light coffee. The light sweetness that comes through is surprising and does it good. There is a sour part that keeps it fresher. This part is most noticeable right before the end - very smooth and appealing light sour with black currant, black berries. Also some tart, maybe with some help from the high alcohol contend (alcohol itself hardly to detect). Ends with medium roasted (and some light coffee) bitterness accompanied by light-medium sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Full, smooth, creamy, light carbonation. Gets almost sticky when time goes by.
Overall: Was expecting it to be a lot sluttier, but the balance and flavors were smooth and in line. The specter of notes is rich already, would really like to taste some barreled version of this one. A fine example.
Bottle 2 years old.
Finn (4157) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske 0,375l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Langnes. Drukket i Skibotn 25 Des 13. Svart. Høyt mokkafarget skum. Tett lacing. Kraftig aroma av nøtter & mørk frukt. Lukter skog. Smaken det samme med en voldsom fylde. Sjokolade & syrlig frukt. Smaken varer og varer. Rett og slett et toppøl. Alkoholen merkes ikke.