jfb (4004) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) black in colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of soy sauce, brown sugar and some light smoked meat, with hints of caramel, pear, cardboard and roasted malts. flavour is more soy sauce, roasted malts and alcohol, slightly oaky, with notes of herbal hops and some more cardboard. relatively light-bodied with soft carbonation.
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Soy, chocolate.
Body: Smooth full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Mild chocolate, malt.
rlgk (11329) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, leather, vanilla, caramel, some soot. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, soot, cocoa, figs, plums, some alcohol. Quite nice.
Theydon_Bois (9531) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14.
Black topped with a dirty tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is big roast, light charr, dark chocolate, bitter toffee notes.
Taste carries a faint lactic tone, toffee fudge, spice, rich chocolate.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Nice easy drinking impy, no huge depth to this one but a pleasant enough offering.
Sledutah (5018) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG, grand tasting part 2
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma and flavors of dark malts and chocolate
Westkyoto77 (536) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Good lord. What an absolutely wonderful beer. Fully deserves the accolades in my opinion. Sloe-black body, dark tan head. Rich aromas of damp malt, dark chocolate, and treacle.
Luscious without being over-sticky. Flavours of the above, with soy sauce, prunes, and noticeable hop backbone. Quality from start to finish.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 25th May 2011. Deep black with a hint of head. Lots of roasted malt notes. Lighter than most imperial stouts and it benefits from that. Really good stuff.
Thisis12ptfont (858) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Beer Belly Edibori in Osaka, Japan. Aroma brings espresso, mocha, toffee, and Guinness like black malts. Appears a deep black with a thick half finger tan foam. Taste follows nose with strong espresso, mocha, thick black malt and Guinness overtones. Overall, My first Japanese Imperial Stout and it’s pretty damn good. Tastes like a Guinness on steroids. Very good stuff. A+ rating.
allmyvinyl (3949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from drinkmonger. Black pour, tan head. Coffee, chocolate, both milk and bitter, if that makes sense. Long bitter finish. Great beer.
AshtonMcCobb (2798) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from allymyvinyl.
Appearance - opaque black with crema head.
Nose - bitter chocolate, some roastiness.
Taste - full chocolate flavours with a hint of coffee too.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a big creamy texture and a long elegant finish.
Overall - lovely imperial stout.