kermis (8508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to RandomstrangerNL. Pours near black with a light brown head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee, some light oxidation, licorice and overripe dark fruits. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as RailSoda, courtesy of RandomStranger. Pours a pitch black beer with a big beige head on top. Aroma has light molasses, some roast, chocolate. Flavour has some oxidation in there, light sweet, loads of chocolate and a light tart finish. Probably a bit old and oxidised, light cardboard and malty. Great aroma, lesser taste.
Mark_Eck (1376) - - JUL 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee.
b3shine (7406) - Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; a mostly opaque very dark (almost black) cola with deep beige head. Smells of dark malt, bitter chocolate, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a fairly bitter medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. A little unbalanced, but enjoyable nonetheless.
madvike (3149) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Big, black body with a thin tan head. Nose is dark roast, a bit of ash, some weird fruitiness, and a bit of baking spice. Taste is roasty with some charcoal, a bit of dark chocolate, and some booziness that’s oddly sweet. Slick, with a medium body and smooth carbonation. Just an odd beer with some flavors I don’t normally associate with imperial stouts.
Tmoney99 (12742) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
Fritz123 (1533) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade. Poured into a snifter at home. Deep brown, nearly black with a mocha head. The aroma is dark fruits, rootbeer, cocoa nibs, vanilla, graham crackers. The taste was chocolate, nibs, slight coffee, vanilla, graham cracker, and prunes. Thin mouth, medium to lighter body for the style. Slight bitter finish. Very good.
alexsdad06 (7752) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Tmoney99. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, thinner body for an imperial stout, just a splash of coffee, some caramel, moderate roasty bitterness to the finish, good flavor.
DrSilverworm (9466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, big thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Black color. Little, kind of bubbly brown head. Bigger body. Kind of chewy. Light carbonation. Nice mild dry finish. Great roast malt, dark chocolate, mild smoke, some coffee. Awesome imperial stout flavor. Spunky, indeed. Touch of dark fruit. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light to moderate sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation, very nice big chewiness to the texture, almost creamy. Mild dry finish. Great, satisfyingly hearty imperial stout.
drsordr (1868) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 pour opaque dark black to brown with minimal head. Nose big dark fruit, roast, chocolate. Taste roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, dank fruit. Mid palate roasted bitterness. Longer finish.