StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly translucent and blackened chestnut in color with soda bubbles and popping oysters at the surface. Aroma paves the way for greasy, oily chocolate to saturate the nose, echoing fervently with buttery mocha beans, lactic and dense almond fudge and slightly burnt pumpernickel bread soaking in dark chocolate cocoa pools. Flavor allures a vibrant complexity, foremost with cocoa chocolate oats sticking at the bottom of a milky, espresso laden café concoction. Oily body with mere traces of carbonation makes the mouthfeel subside less enthusiastically than the expectations that the palate has for the liquid. A trace of alcohol rears its head as the syrupy coffee flavored lozenge gets torn apart through diffusion across the tongue. A charcoal flavor with burnt molasses and heavily roasted mocha beans hangs around after the sticky, coffee flavored syrup extends itself down the hatch.
ken1 (1436) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Dark roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
Flavor: Very roasted malt and coffee with sweet chocolate and dark berries. A creamy and alcoholic warm mouthfeel with a dry finish.
Color: Pitch black with a light brown head.
From: Tap @ Fairbar Oct. 2015
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, fruit, alcohol and toffee. Taste is coffee, cocoa and a nice bitterness. A nice sweetness too.
Echon (146) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Fairbar. Black body with no head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, hops and alcohol. Sweet taste with heavy bitterness. Rich, complex flavours with coffee, roasted malt, hops and alcohol. Full body with average/soft carbonation. Long finish. Very good imperial stout. Some beers within this style are smooth and well-rounded. This is the opposite of that. It is, in fact, rather aggresive. Highly recommended.
ston3s42 (102) - - OCT 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oily black appearance with no head. Complex tastes coffee, chocolate, some citrus and alcohol. Very full body, somewhat oily, fine carbonation levels, and a hoppy aftertaste. Very good cheap IS
colui72 (416) - HONG KONG - OCT 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with thin brown head. Aroma of vanilla, banana and dark malts. Taste adds roasted malts. Very smooth and creamy. Medium bitter finish. Awesome.
Tide (2439) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beergium. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, nuts, dark fruits, toffee and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with roasted malts, coffee, nuts, dark fruits and toffee. Excellent imperial stout.
KW92 (736) - WARSAW, POLAND - OCT 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna z rubinowymi refleksami, nieprzejrzyste. Piana wysoka, drobna, raczej szybko opada do niewielkiej warstewki.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Nuty beczkowe, dalej: wanilia, wiśnie w likierze, zioła, kawa.
SMAK: Z początku słodkie, lekko ściągające owocowo-słodowe. W drugim uderzeniu dochodzi wanilia, paloność, kawa oraz alkohol. Posmak koniaku. Oleiste, z racji zasypu, aczkolwiek nie zalepia ust, a zdarzało mi się już takowe degustować.
OGÓLNIE: Potężny Imperialny Stout. Bardzo dobry, na pewno zyskałby z czasem, ale nie mogłem się mu oprzeć.
CacheManyHose (443) - HONG KONG - OCT 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank at Matt's during Democratic debate/SNL. Pitch black. Thin creamy light tan head. Some spotty lacing. Smell is huge, heavy booze, spice, plum, stone fruit, toasted malt, light coffee, light to moderate grassy bitter floral herbal hop. Taste is booze, burnt/roast malt, sharp spice, herbal bitterness, light coffee, light lemon, dry semi sweet floral spicy finish. Body is medium to heavy, sharp lemony boozy finish. This is a massive and complex beer. Nose is a hair too boozy and spicy and heavy, even though there are a lot of different interesting things going on. Taste has a good balance between bitterness and roast malt, slightly too spicy in the finish but overall a big and boozy and complicated beer.
HKdIPA (510) - HONG KONG - OCT 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark but not heavy black pour with tan puffy head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, chocolate, lots going on. Taste is big and boozy, roasted black coffee, deep hop and coffee bitterness, cocoa. Sweet malt. Thinner than expected but it works. Unexpected but really good. Could almost be a very boozy imperial black IPA.
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/16/2009 11:12:52 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark black with razor thin brown head. Sweet and dark chocolate nose. Taste of chocolate, sugar and then more dark chocolate. Notes of coffee. Just a beautiful thing. Really enjoying it. Nice tart choco finish. A great style and a great brewer. Seems clear to me.