mverity (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Proof Bottle Shop. Pours an inky, lily black where only the thinnest edge is dark brown. Zero head or collar. Aroma is earthy roasted malt, burnt coffee, boozey warmth. Taste hides the high abv better than the aroma. Coffee and dark malt up front, a slight booze burn in the middle, that fades into sweet earthy malt. Silty, sooty mouthfeel, but I wish this had a richer fuller body.
50belair (2667) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a fleeting brown head. Caramel and dark roasted malt aromas. The taste follows suit with an almost sweet sherry like note. Good body and mouthfeel.
jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black oil brown head. Nose/taste of coffee, roast chocolate, velvety milk chocolate, dark sugar and alcohol soaked dark fruit. Medium body.
Drake (9500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8.5 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown with a thin frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, strong coffee, mild nuts, anise and a moderate amount of booze. The taste is dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, mild bubblegum. Medium bodied, low carbonation, prickly booze, decent balance. 9200th rating!
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.5 oz. bottle from Keg Liquors. Pours a deep, opaque near-black color with a small tan head that leaves some spots of lace and film, as well as a nice ring. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, sugars, cacao, tobacco, and a hint of earth. Flavor of earth, tobacco, roast, coffee, dark chocolate, sugars, and molasses. Starts earthier and becomes sweeter. Medium-full bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel that coats the palate a bit. The ABV is pretty well masked. Nice. Not as sweet as the Third Edition.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cL bottle from Binny’s in Chicago, served in a snifter alongside MIkkeller Black, BrewDog Tokyo*, Black-Tokyo-Horizon and Horizon-Tokyo-Black. Pours black with a minimal head that fades and leaves only a trace of fine lace. The nose has huge coffee and smoky malts, along with chocolate, molasses and a touch of tobacco. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout, with chocolate and huge coffee notes that grow through the second half, along with an herbal-hoppy quality balanced with molasses. The finish is long and roasty with moderate coffee notes. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, milky-syrupy texture and almost nonexistent carbonation. Overall, a very nice imperial stout with huge coffee notes. Delicate and complex, very nice. 2015-01-10
wiosna (320) - - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,25 pullo@ Perttula. Ostettu loppuvuodesta ’13. Lämpimään ruskeaan taittava musta, sakea öljyinen. Tuoksussa makeaa tummaa mallasta, ruista, alkoholia, tummaa hedelmää, luumua, kirsikkaa, etäisesti palvikinkkua. Pehmeä samettinen ja öljyinen. Maussa makeaa tummaa mallasta, alkoholia vähän turhan pistävästi, tummaa hedelmää, luumua, taatelia.
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice dark brown, no head. Smells of alcohol and dark fruit with coffee. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, charcoal, raisins, and alcohol. Very, very dry. Finishes with a charcoal mocha flavor.
Bobhund (439) - - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info.
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AgentAle (892) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is coffee, caramel, mocha, vanilla beans and rich malts. Taste is very very deep. Fantasticly rich and sweet body. Brown sugar, molasses, caramel, mocha, vanilla beans, fig and dark chocolate. The rich flavors mellow out exceptionally with only slight liquor burn for a 16% beer! Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains poorly.
Tsekouratos (411) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
250 ml bottle thanks to Gunnar. Black as night body with dark brown head. Aromas of chocolate, liquorice, some coffee and alcohol, some earthy notes. Taste is pretty bittersweet, with chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, dark fruits and coffee, some hops to balance but nothing overpowering. Bittersweet aftertaste, pretty sticky motuhfeel. Medium to full body with low to medium carbonation. A GREATLY balanced Imperial Stout, a true masterpiece!!