Pyobon (790) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Opaque shiny black with hint of coffee brown head. Rich sweet aroma of chocolate with a hint of licorice. Full bodied, even sticky, with modest but fine carbonation. Intense flavour of bitter burnt toffee and dark chocolate with a bitter finish. An extraordinary beer but quite challenging and not for everyday consumption.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, and wood, leading to a lightly astringent, dry, woody, and alcoholic finish.
Jade (393) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, black tar pour with a small brown ringlet. Sweet, cloying touch to the nose. Mocha flavour - very nice beer.
DutchDrebus (3072) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opague, pitch black colour with a light brown head. Smells chocolate, coffee, roasty. Tastes chocolate, roasty, bitter. Full body, great aftertaste.
Benzai (5731) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Joes Tasting shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Black opaque color, small brown head. Smell roasty, malts, coffee. Taste coffee, malts, roastyness; nice. Good carbo, medium body.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Biero. Full marks, I absolutely love the slightly salty taste. Aromas of coffe, butter, chocolate, mussels, with hints of alcohol. Taste has a sweet start, with salty notes, and bitterness taking over for a very long finish. Palate is velvety, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brought all the way from the land of the Aussie by ndon. Thanks a lot Nick. Pours black as hell with a thin tan head. Decent intense impy stout aroma, lots of roasted malts thick creamy malts on aroma. It’s intense in the mouth. really lovely intense choc. Dark Belgian choc. Dry finish. hides the alcohol well. Is this the best Australian beer I’ve ever had? Well possibly. Fresh Little Creatures in Freo takes some beating. It’s a big beer but there is a reasonably amount of drinkability. Just a touch of newspaper on the swallow. Bit too roasty dryness on the finish? bit of fish oil in there somewhere too. Still it’s a pretty good beer. Cheers NIck.
mcsimmo (30) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a small tan head that quickly dissipates. Jet black in colour.
Rum and dark fruit predominant aromas.
On tasting, the flavours come on strong but nothing overpowers and it rounds out nicely in the finish. I get a better sense of the bitter chocolate and as expected there’s a slight alcoholic kick.
It’s a big beer that goes down smoothly, full-bodied and with a nice oily mouthfeel.
Lived up to my high expectations.
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant savory aroma, Rich but not cloyingly sweet like many Imp stouts. Little soy sauce flavor.
MatSciGuy (906) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[bottle] shared by skyview. Pours clear, almost black, with a really dark head. One of the darkest heads I’ve seen. Aroma is roasted malts, a touch of soy sauce, powdery chocolate, artificial vanilla. The flavor is really rich and full, chocolate, roasted malts, chalky, and earthy flavors.