Westkyoto77 (503) - Kyoto, - 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 (824) - 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 (2889) - 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 (2356) - 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.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a great deal of nose, a touch of chocolate and that's it. A really nice chocolate and coffee taste which starts sweet then the hops come in at the end with a cracking bitter finish
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Grumbo (525) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tap East, Westfield, Stratford. Deep, dark brown colour with a tight beige head. Nice aroma of coffee, spice and toast. Good body, rich, quite thick, rather oily in texture. Slightly bitter chocolate finish. Pretty good.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1652) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 yen half-pint on tap at the Tenma Beer Belly. A coffee/chocolate nose with a creamy smooth coffee flavor. Very easy to drink, sweet stout goodness. Creamy coffee taste, good stuff.
SarkyNorthener (1711) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from National Brewery Centre, Burton. Black beer with small mocha head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roast coffee. Taste is roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate. There is some hops mixed in there too. Warm aftertaste. Decent.
GothGargoyle (1132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a good sized chocolate head. Aroma is cocoa powder, grilled mushrooms, dates, liquorice, hint of butter. Creamy mouthfeel, medium-full body, roasty on the palate with a hint of booze on the finish. Taste is molasses, soy sauce, roasted malts, liquorice, hint of dark chocolate and wood. Not bad