hapjydeuce (963) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours oily black with deep red-brown head and medium carbonation. Smoky chocolate aroma with anise, pancake batter and dark fruits. Flavor leans similar with a nice bitter finish. Moderately balanced. Enjoyable.
jonas (5986) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Irreale. Black, dark golden lace. Roast, coffee, honey, sponge cake , syrup, liquorice, espresso/coffeeground aftertaste. the flavor is great, a hint more aromatics and this is world class.
jookos (3080) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@tkcbb. Black, small tan head. Coffee beany, cocoa soft roasty malty nose. Some vanilla/milky dark fruits. Full bodied, sweets, but nicely balanced, clean finish. Intensive flavour, roasty, soft malty, abv nice hidden. Like it. Roasty malty, soft though. Isnt super salty ris extremely roasty, but quite drinkable, just with a lot of flavour, mellow.
olio (6943) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. BBE 12.02.2015.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head, quite thick oily texture. Lots of roast notes on the aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa, some wood notes also. Roasted malts and cocoa powder on the flavor, dark chocolate, some sugary notes and faint coffee. Alcohol doesn’t come through that much. Being slightly out-dated doesn’t show here either. Bitter dry, yet creamy full palate, rich. Nice slow sipper.
Lambister (266) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Tommy Knocker, Helsinki. Pitch black color with small brown head. Roasty aromas with coffee and chocolate. Full roasty body, suryp, chocolate, coffee. Well made stout.
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tommyknocker, helsinki. Black color, small brown head. Nice roasty aroma, coffee, chocolate. Full roasty body, suryp, chocolate, coffee. Good stout.
Patrickctenchi (4458) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oily black with a dark tan ring.
Prune, plum, cola aroma.
Taste is roasty, dark chocolate malt...
Mild ashy bitter alongside vanilla/chocolate sweetness.
Nice warming alcohol.
Smooth and rich....
Outstanding.....a great sipper.
hackobock (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
March 8, 2015. Bottle at home.
Black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, earthy, licorice, vanilla and dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet, bitter roasted chocolatey, some dark fruits and vanilla as well. Finish is roasted bitterness vanilla, milk chocolate and slight alcohol warmth. Creamy texture, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation.
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with hints of dark fruits, pours thick black with an espresso style lasting head, flavours of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cask wood, port with a great bitter aftertaste, warming full bodied thick stout.
Idiosynkrasie (4472) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, small, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, brown head. Roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of liquorice, hints of soy sauce, dark chocolate, burnt coffee, a metallic touch. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, bitter hoppy, slightly burning alcoholic, some dark chocolate, some coffee; slightly metallic finish, maybe oxidation had a finger in the pie. Looks like having an oily texture, but leaves behind a light and thin impression on the palate.
Benzai (9439) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized dark brown head that lasts for a decent while and leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma is malts, dark roasted malts, coffee, coffee roast, slightly earthy. Taste malts, roasted malts, lightly coffee, a touch of espresso, medium to heavy bitter. Moderately thick, moderately oily texture, roasty bitter finish, medium body and suitable carbonation. If you like roasty imperial stouts like I do, this is one you’ll enjoy. Can anyone please get me the bourbon barrel aged version? That’s gotta be even more awesome!