dEnk (3795) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ beer temple. Aroma is thick liquorice, roast, chocolate and more. Flavour is big roast, sharp liquorice, chocolate, roasty malt and more.
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/03/2013 Bir&Fud Bottega (250ml bottle). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma molto scura color cappuccino, incredibilmente persistente. Naso strabordante, cioccolato fondente, caffé, liquirizia, alcol, nel finale una nota di luppolo, leggerissima nota ossidata. In bocca è eccellente, attacco dolce, cioccolatoso, finale lungo amaro, un po’ sporco, ma di straordinaria intensità. Corpo pieno, ma leggermente inferiore alle attese, carbonazione soft. Imperal stout di primissimo livello!
ThreeCats (567) - ISRAEL - MAR 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark tan-brown head over an opaque black body. Aroma of black liquorish (and lots of it!), oak, cocoa, roast, smoke. Taste of roast, dark red fruit..lot’s of complex fleeting flavors, bitter, a bit tangy. Palate full and long.
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a fair creamy brown with a tinge of red head leaving good lace on the glass. Aroma is black licorice, coco, espresso, toasted oak, and dark fruits. Flavour is dark chocolate, espresso, dark malt bitterness, oak, caramel, and sweet dark fruits. Very smooth and well balanced 11.11 abv beer.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at BrewDog,Birmingham.5th march.Black oily pour with great looking creamy tan coloured head.Just by looking at this one you know that its going to be good.Aromas and flavours of roast malt,dark chocolate,coffee,cocoa,vanilla,oak and booze.Well balanced,thick bodied,lovely tasting sipper.Gonna have to open my calvados barrel aged bottle soon!
kbudd19 (594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m told this is named after the boxer and its no wonder. Looks like motor oil in the glass. At first you don’t taste a whole lot and then whamo knocks you on your ass with a powerful punch of booze, roasted malts, and Coffee. Not for the faint of heart. If they ever make one called Tyson then well...good lord. Delicious.
AdamJackson (2598) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oily black. 3 finger dense coffee colored head which seems to never fade
Nose is pretty standard. Cocoa beans, smoke and espresso.
No element is overwhelming. The balance is unique but this balance means that the overall flavor is pretty bland
Lots of coffee, cocoa and oak sort of meld together with a boozy and heavy finish and its almost bland because there’s so much going on
Highly drinkable considering the abv
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ CBC as a drunken road beer. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny dark khaki head. Very oily appearance. The nose is rich chocolate cake, toasted wood. Charred malts. Raging forest fire. Hints of woody hops. The taste is very rich bitter chocolate cake. Plenty of ash and earthy charred malt bitterness. Accents of sweet caramel and raisin. Pretty well balanced stuff. Thick, syrupy body. A real sipper indeed. Tongue-coating oily texture. Overall, a pretty great imperial stout. A robust cold weather treat.
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Craft, Clerkenwell, 08/02/13.
Rich black with a dirty coffee head that retains well.
Nose is dark roast malt, burnt toffee, molasses, background hops, mineral tones.
Taste follows - light coffee, molasses, dark fruits, soy sauce, booze.
Full bodied, slightly cloying, soft carbonation, boozey dry finish.
Ok - but not and outstanding beer for me - quite boozey and little subtlety.
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught@Erzbierschof - black beer with a little beige foam; deep aroma of black chocolate, roasted, pralines, walnuts; some initial sweetness, full-bodied and fairly bitter; some residual sweetness; thick; long roasted chocolatey finish with a warming alcohol touch and hints of vanilla