Xavalias (167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Magasin du Nord, Copenhagen, DK. Pours dark brown-black with medium brown head. Aroma is heavy with hops, citrus and pine; and malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel; alcohol. Taste is well balanced between sweet and bitter at the same time. Very long dry bitter finish.
ABT_S54 (177) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle poured in a De Dolle glass. Pours black with a very thin short lived beige head. Mouthfeel is medium with little carbonation. Not as dark as some other Imperial Stouts I have tried. Aroma is strong - really strong - as is the taste. The ABV of 13.1% is not well hidden at all, in fact I would ay it tastes stronger than Black Tokyo Horizon at 19%! The taste is quite sweet but more on the bitter side with a sticky quality to it. Quite complex but there is one flavour that overwhelms that I cannot quite grasp. The closest I can come to is bark and somewhat lavender-like. Possibly the worst imperial stout I have tried in the heavyweight category but that is still a good beer and worth seeking. There are however, better Imperial Stouts at a lower price point.
alkolord (87) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Tap, tiefschwarz im Glas, leicht brauner Schaum, süßliche Kaffee Noten in der Nase, extrem malzig-süßlich im Antrunk, typische Röstaromen, würzig, süßlicher Nachgeschmack
furthur (196) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Excellent graham cracker colored head over opaque black body, great lacing. Aroma is plum and raisin, spice, and faintly wet dog. Flavors of molasses, coffee, raisins, figs, vanilla, cola and rootbeer. This is quite sweet. Palate is a bit thin, carbonation very fine, nicely subdued. I’d rate this higher if it weren’t so sweet.
Holmen1 (2692) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra fad på Taphuse juli-14: superfed og med en balancered sødme og bitterhed. en nydelse fra første til siste dråbe.
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
arroma of chocolate, dark fruits, roast and coffee. Tatse is intense espresso, raisins and sweet malts. Heavy and intense beer that will take some time to finnish but worth every dime.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, whisp of head. Smell and taste of sour chocolate, malt, slight tartness.
SinH4 (152) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml Bottle at Erzbierschof in Liebefeld, Switzerland.
Pours not as black as the name suggests, but it still looks nice, with a brown head. Much chocolate and dark, roasted malt in the aroma as well as in taste. Reminds me very strongly of hot chocolate. A delicious, full-bodied imperial stout which is well worth its money.
hawanna (2257) - GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,375 l bottle from Biervana Munich
caramel, coffee, roasty, chocolate, vanilla, woody, herbs, earthy, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
Zymurgeist2 (1080) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Aroma of dark fruit and sweet tobacco. Black with red highlights and ringed head. Taste is very sweet a d moderate fruitiness. Alcohol warmth is moderate. A little burn at the end. Semi-dry and moderate bitterness.