PhillyCraft (5486) - 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 (4919) - 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 (11971) - Escondido, California, 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 (2239) - 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.
skullgeorge (70) - 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 !!!
delomixal (12) - GREECE - MAY 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014 On tap at Hoppy Pub... Nice aroma with rich body with chocolate aftertaste. Good thick foam which last but you can tell the alcohol... I really enjoy this beast...
berntholer (1557) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown head that disappears fast. coffee coloured. aroma coffee, very earthy, coffeebeans, boozy, bit vegetal. taste is coffee, earthy, some alcoholsweetness, also salty aftertaste long bitter. medium body, soft carbonation. bottle 33 cl / bbf oct-2023
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen CBC-week. Slightly over-rated if you ask me. Hints of primarily coffee and vanilla.
jdheredia2 (27) - - MAY 1, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So Mikkeller, so good. This pours so thick and black out of the bottle with a slight and quick vanishing head. Smells like wine, port, oak. Almost feels a bit oily on the tongue. The first taste is of a intense chocolate then coffee roast, raisins. Smooth and tasty all the way down. Hardly any bitter taste.
blomster (288) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with minimal head. Burnt aroma, chocolate, bitter, harsh. Less smooth than the barrel aged versions. Pretty good.