JorisPPattyn (7887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark foxy red-amber beer pours viscously to medium, rather thick russet-brown head. Sweet, burnt malts, and a minty, fresh hoparoma, perfumy; dark chocolate; Bitter, hoppy, metallic, resin, roasted. Again this soapy, perfumy streak. More pine in the finish, with bitter chocolate, crème brulée. Warming up, roasty nuts, again metallic tainted; Long lasting bitterness, Always a tad metallic over the roastiness. Well-bodied, very slick to oily. Bit strange stout, as if something else was envisaged first.
Rrauth (1190) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From beerilicous iPhone app: milk chocolate burnt coffee aroma. Clear black with rocky brown head. Light to heavy bitterness. Full body thick and creamy. Soft carb.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jesperhammer (2866) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
04-JAN-2014, bottle @home, brought by Morten.
Dark, dark Brown with lasting, lacing tan head.
Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee.
Taste the same with toast and berries. Full body, medium carbonation, dry. Finish hoppy. Fine Imperial Stout.
GJF (1245) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from John’s Grocery. Very black, small brown head. Aroma is all roast malt and coffee. Roasted flavor up front, coffee, a bit of chocolate and licorice. Very rich, smooth body. Warming finish. This is really tasty.
humlelala (971) - DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(65 cl bottle from Bryggens Ølbar; No visible BBD) Pours black with little tan head that quickly recedes to remain as film and lace. Decent regeneration. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of coffee, dark bread and a hint of alcohol. Quite full-bodied on the palate, softly carbonated with oily texture and a dark, protracted warming finish. Flavour has some sweetness but it’s balanced well by the roasted malt bitterness and the alcohol.
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber @ home … it pours pitch black with a medium tan head… molasses, roasted malt, light dark fruits, fruity, coffee beans, thin alcohol is well hidden ….
JefVerstraete (1275) - BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium carbonation, dark brown, light brown foam. Medium body, roasted malts, malty and a bit sweet. not the best balanced imperial stout.
Zita (4608) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light chocolate aroma,light burnt aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, very harmonic soft finish.
BoBoChamp (5419) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, as Ryan Sullivan’s Imperial Stout, American brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly floral/fruity, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!
ineedbeer (712) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bottle that is at least a year or two old.
Aroma is surprisingly complex with nice roast and bitter chocolate. Light tobacco, ash and leather. Some prune and plum notes. Medium light vegetal anise note that is more apparent as it warms. Some light cardboard occupation notes. Hints of alcohol.
Pours black with a moderately thick light mocha head that steadily recedes to the edges where it lingers. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is similar to aroma with quite a bit of roast and some light bitter chocolate notes. Moderate ash and light tobacco and leather. Some light prune and raisin. Moderate bitterness and light alcohol spice. Some wet cardboard and soy sauce oxidation in medium low amounts. Lingering bitterness, roast and light fennel note. More alcohol as it warms.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium light bodied and slightly oily with medium low carbonation. Medium astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall the aroma is pretty decent with a lot of complexity but unfortunately the flavor is dominated by astringent roast and some unpleasant oxidation.