KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The pour was a deep dark black with a large (2-3 finger) medium brown creamy head that lasted throughout, finally reducing down to a large thick cap of foam with excellent sheeting of sticky lace.
The aroma was wonderfully robust with a burnt dark bread malt and a moderate dose of a leathery yeast with notes of molasses, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a decent scent of alcohol.
The taste started with a very mild sweetness that was slightly subdued by a rich bitterness and had notes of dark chocolate and molasses. Then it became extremely bitter and mildly acidic with notes of vanilla and coffee and a strong alcohol presence towards the end. The flavor hung around for a very long time letting the taste of an alcohol infused espresso settle in nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was extremely full in body with a dry creamy texture and a nice soft carbonation.
Overall this is an exceptional Imperial Stout with a ton of flavor and a smooth drinkability...
Monchito_IPA (166) - SPAIN - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Espuma abundante con retención más bien pobre. Aroma muy torrefacto, con chocolate, sin mucha complejidad. Final muy amargo y torrefacto, con algo de astringencia. Poco cremosa para lo que esperaba.
Cam_Dynamite (78) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a white slightly tan head. Nose is coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is loaded with powdered cocoa, dark chocolate and vanilla, with a bitter finish. Definitely above average. Solid, reliable and always good!!
Mjp12 (616) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great imperial stout, full of chocolate and coffee, but also very easy to drink.
teddybeer (2508) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a frothy beige head with medium durationand nice lacework. Aroma has notes of coffee beans, chocolate and vanilla hints. Flavor is roasty, notes of black ripe fruit, mainly raisins and plumbs, coffee and black chocolate. Smooth sensation in the final with roasted and light bittery notes.
Turtles (162) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Bishop Arms Hornsgatan. Smoky and burnt aroma of mocha and booze. Black in the glass with a bubbly tan head. Enormous taste !! As if someone hits an iron pipe straight into my jaw. Hops, smoke, licorice, chocolate. Many complex flavors, sweet and dry at the same time.
LiquorHound (25) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on Nitro @ Meddlesome Moth Nose - toasted nuts and light coffee beans. Taste - A thinner palate than I would like. It enters soft and light with expression beans and chocolate. Finish is a tad bitter as it leans on the Java for weight. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
davidtjm (799) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is toffee, coffee. Taste is coffee, toffee, malty, warm alcohol, pleasant but not overwhelming complexity. Very good
Ngejo (477) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black, rocky head, brown foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
adasko (787) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this one. Looks just perfect. Awesome chocolate and coffee aroma. Great malty taste with amazing bitterness in the end.
javiercrasher (216) - Granada, SPAIN - APR 6, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
De color negro con espuma marrón de burbuja grande y retención media.
Aroma a chocolate dulce, maltas tostadas y algo de madera quemada y regaliz.
De cuerpo ligero (demasiado para una imperial stout) y bien gasificada.
En boca de nuevo aparece el chocolate y el regaliz, con un final suavemente lupulado que equilibra las notas dulces. Todo muy suave y sutil. Los 9º no se notan por ningún lado.