kambei70 (551) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours pitch black with a small, dense dark khaki head with brown and ruby at the edge. Aroma is grainy with a little soy/Worcestershire (kind of a sweet BBQ sauce. Some over-ripe dark fruit and roasted malt. A little chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla and cherry up front, then fades into a sweet roasted malt and molasses flavor that is surprisingly grainy. Ends with with a sharp coffee bitterness with notes of grassy and floral hops. Velvety smooth, thick mouthfeel.
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mandaritto (27) - LATVIA - MAY 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, thick beer. Looks serious.. Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, a bit of coffee. Taste chocolate, a lot of malts, tastes a bit like chocolate and vanilla. Bitter at the end, low carbonated. Very good and interesting beer...
Koskela (270) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pure chocolate with a hint of grape come from this thick dark brown brew with no head. Its a very full bodied brew with no alcohol taste or much of a burn but is extremely chocolately with a hint of smoke or a roasted flavor. There is not much carbonation but a great brew overall.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample at Mikkeller and Friends (Stefansgade). Pours black with a nice brown head, aroma of chocolate, nuts, flavor of honey, caramel, chocolate and coffee medium to full bodied.
PhillyCraft (3069) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Blackback, pours black with coffee colored head, very pronounced and lasting lacing. Aromas and flavor of roasted barrel, booze, dark fruits, molasses, cocoa, and tons of complex wood. Finishes like a nice bourbon or other tasty whiskey. Medium to full in body, pretty sticky. Nice!
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Max?s. Pours opaque black with fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, light booze, earthy notes, coffee, prunes, raisins, and faint smoked meat. Flavor is dry roast malts, dark chocolate, earthy bitterness, espresso, some dried dark fruit notes, and faint booze; rich roast and chocolate notes through the finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is sweet dark chocolate malt, roast and coffee malt, prunes and figs, light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet dark malt and fruits, light hops and bitterness, candied dark fruits, chocolate and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour opaque black with dark brown head. Nose dark roast, some dank, hint of dark fruit, one alcohol. Taste dark roast, s sweet malt, Some smokiness. Late palate Roasty bitterness. Mild oily mouth. Roasted finish.
Lukasmh (48) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black tiny light brown head. Great lacing. Aroma is sweet vanilla. Taste is sweet and a bit bourbon alcohol and some licorice. Drinkable! Finish is a bit alcoholic.
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skullgeorge (34) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAY 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Hoppy Pub , Thessaloniki. Pours deep black with a thick brown head that leaves laces on my snifter. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and alcohol. Taste is bittersweet full of coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice and some hints of dark fruits. Full body with low carbonation and a dry bitter aftertaste. One of the best imperial stouts, in my opinion.... Brew gem !!!