dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mocha head which quickly dissipates. Black body. Malty, alcohol, red wine, smoke, liquorice, bubblegum. Bittersweet and savoury. Full bodied and warming. Excellent.
ytrewqaz (40) - - JAN 20, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black and oily with dark, rapidly disappearing head. Amazing and rich aroma: Belgian pralines, dark chocolate, freshly roasted coffee as well as dates, cherries, fruity notes, bit of licorice and some burnt flavours. Harsh bitterness and pleasant sweetness together. Very long aftertaste. Maybe too much alcohol can be smelled but well, it’s more than 12 ABV, and probably it just need the touch of time to balance out. Great beer!
adasko (1927) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 12, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pitch black beer, non-transparent with rather poor head which reduces itself almost immediately to just a ring. In aroma awesome rum notes, a lot of chocolate, a bit of coffee, roasted, toasted notes as well. Aroma is very deep, very well balanced with just a slight touch of alcohol which is quite amazing since is 12,12% abv beer. In taste it never ends. The beginning is smooth and calm full of delicate chocolate notes. But as it’s heading to an end it’s starting to be very aggressive, harsh - much more dry and bitter. The aftertaste never ends. It just stays in your mouth with bitter coffee flavors for ever. Alcohol only pleasantly warms the stomach. It really is an awesome beer. Can’t wait to try BA versions.
GRM (3766) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 11,2 ounces, purchased at Binny’s, savoured on January 2 2016; eye: black, opaque, no head, no lacing; nose: ink, roasted barley, light burnt barley, slight black berries, molasses, coffee, chocolate; mouth: ink, roasted barley, intense, light burnt barley, molasses, surprisingly bitter, coffee, chocolate, malt, dry finale is surprisingly bitter with presence of coffee, full body, average carbonation, really bitter, really fleshy texture, the thickest beer I have ever had; overall: quite fine
Bouteille brune, 11,2 onces, achetée chez Binny’s, savourée le 2 janvier 2016; œil : noire, opaque, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : encre, orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, très léger fruits noirs, mélasse, café, chocolat; bouche : encre, orge torréfiée, intense, léger orge brûlée, mélasse, curieusement amère, café, chocolat, malt, finale sèche curieusement amère en café, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, très amère, texture très charnue, la bière la plus épaisse que je n’ai jamais bue; en résumé : bien bon
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - DEC 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2016 Imperial stout robusta e corposa, nera, caffettosa, profumata, indomabile. Fortissime note cioccolatose e golose accompagnano verso un finale amarognolo, rotondo, pulito e persistente, con sentori di tostato, liquirizia e luppolo. Grandiosa!!
kaser (5686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick as oil. Poured from draft at hair of the dog in Bangkok. Frothy head. Chocolate Bomb. Cocoa nibs and vanilla. Good shit
ZombiezMum (10) - Bangkok, THAILAND - DEC 18, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On Tap at Hair of the Dog, during their Star Wars event so this was the Empire beer very fitting rep for the Imperials.
Pours black like tar with light and dark two toned head, taste of licorice and soy with some dark chocolate and vanilla, a master piece and will rule the galaxy.
aleworker (10) - - DEC 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.This is one of my favorite Imperial stouts.Very rich dark chocolate and coffee aroma and taste,full body,long sweet finish,after worming coming from the alcohol.
angelkostvo (1164) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour, cocoa colour. Aroma of coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, soy sauce, roasted malts and toffee. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter, very umami forward. Medium to full body, oily texture, very soft carbonation. Very interesting imperial stout.
lilsummerlil (9) - THAILAND - DEC 12, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The smell isn’t that attract me but after I tasted it. I have to admit though. It’s really good! I would have it any days if I’m at any craft beer bar ^_^