strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Syrupy, motor oil pour. Thin, dark tan head. Blunted chocolate aroma. Ash. Sweet and roasty. Whisps of chocolate, caramel, a smoke. Buried dark fruit with a pleasant alcohol bite. Rich and slick. Top notch.
DenverLogan (1063) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Father’s Office. Pours black with head and lace. Aroma of dark roasted malts, slight chocolate, smoke and espresso. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, slight smoke. Overall bold but nicely balanced and tasty.
Pilsnertest (32) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foam dies pretty fast. Taste is dry and intense. Dark berries in alcohol, dark chocolate, espresso, charcoal, liquorice and eucalyptus.
alvaro78 (243) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
En nariz bourbon frutas maduras y regaliz
Buen aspecto sin espuma
En boca vainilla bourbon, chocolate y fruta madura con un final muy seco
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Florya (1696) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
How: bottle Appearance: pitch black, minmal tan head. Aroma: intense coffee and dark chocolate, dark syrup, prunes, cherry. Palate: full body, smooth carbonation.
szeli (260) - GERMANY - JUL 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2016 Extrem dickes, öliges Imperial Stout.Erdig, malzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Auch viel Lakritze im Geschmack. Viele Röstaromen. Alkohol trotz der 12% nicht übermäßig zu schmecken. Sehr gut.
VDuquerroux (1183) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A pitch black beer with no head ; rare brown bubbles on the glass. Roast, black chocolate, coffee, wood, whisky, light herb, dried fruits. Very intense aromatic spectrum. Medium sweet, round, light warming background ; nice balance with medium dry bitterness. Elegant body, light creamy texture, flat, bitter>sweet chocolate woody warming lasting finish. Overall, truely delicious beer !!! Average look, intense complex characters ; great story ; good palate ; would have loved more texture.
glennmastrange (2649) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Heavy dark chocolate, molasses, and toasted for the malt, moderate aromas of resin and herbs for the hops, and earth for the yeast, with notes of burnt, vanilla and licorice. Head is small, wispy, brown, with a ring of lacing and good legs and is almost fully diminishing. Color is black. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweetand harshly bitter. Palate is full, syrupy with a soft carbonation and a sticky and lightly alcoholic finish.
16 Super thick, super rich Imperial Stout, which hides the 12.12% well. Nice to sip it like Fernet Branca.
Geiserich (4102) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (rating from late 2015): Black color, dark brown head. Very intensive notes of cacao, dark chocolate, molasses, pepper, spices, Flavor is spicy (pepper, chilli), malt, full bodied, dark chocolate, cacao, alcohol, barrel notesm dry roasted cacao finish.
Gearz (62) - Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small tan bead of head around the glass. Looks like coffee that has set on the burner all day. Black as onyx. Smells boozy as hell with notes of chocolate and leather. Good astringency on the tongue with a super thick mouthfeel. This is right there with ToØl's Goliat, Evil Twin's Imperial Biscotti Break and probably better than Mikkeller's breakfast beers.
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hackobock (3407) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
March 29, 2016. Bottle, best before April 28, 2024.
Black with a small, lasting, brown head. Aroma is inky and roasted with ash, cocoa, hints of coffee, some soy and salty licorice, sweet notes in the background of dark berries and toffee. Taste is medium sweet but dominated by a quite intense bitter roastiness. Finish is sweet blackberries and toffee, salty licorice and soy notes, dry bitter dark chocolate, roasted coffee. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Too heavy on the roast and salty notes.