IWillBeLight (9) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL bottle. Dark black with medium browny head. Really smooth drinking stout. Definite smoke and molasses aroma. Also noticed caramel. Mild sweetness. Med body and slick. Delicious
lukin (525) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours deep black, brown small head. Aroma is a blast of smokiness, roasted malt, smoked meat. Taste at first mirrors aroma, but then also some sweeter notes of coffee/chocolate. A big bold and interesting beer, perfect on a snowy night.
thorongil2 (1780) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) very dark clear brown with small dark brown head; aromas of coffee, chocolate, smoked fruit; intense balanced flavour; full body; lack of excessive smokiness or sweetness common in the type, very good
Vignale (2577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En bra imperial stout med en extra dimenion i form av rökighet. Kraftigt rostad med brända smaker av kaffe och choklad och sĺ en markant beska. Ett bra smuttaröl som jag ändĺ har svĺrt att hitta bra tillfällen att dricka.
cheeta (1181) - Langĺ, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy malty and very smoked aroma. Huge, creamy, brown head. Excellent lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Brown body. Heavy bitter and smoked flavor. Medium palate.
cfrancis (2735) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a dark beige head. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, slight smoke but its more of a by product of the roastiness. Dark chocolate finish out this good beer.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 330 ml bottle. From Reykjavík, Iceland. Big thanks to Jere!
Pitch black colour with small dark brown head.
Roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla sweetness, cocoa and vinous elements in aroma.
Roasted malt, strong alcohol, bitterness, dark chocolate, ash, strong vinous notes and mild coffee in flavour. Strong alcohol in aftertaste.
Lubiere (11237) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thick collapsing brown head. In aroma, a smooth silky chocolate, with light soy sauce, vanilla, molasses, dark fruits, very nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet maple malt with smooth smokey notes, molasses, nice and smooth, if a bit thin, warming alcohol. Tasted Oct. 21 2011 with GRM. Merci Sylvain.
humlelala (1137) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33 cl bottle from BunkerBeer) Pours pitch black with medium toffee head and a little lace. Aroma is smokey with notes of toasted malt. Oily texture, medium carbonation, full body, toasted finish. Taste is dark malt with astringent notes. Girlfriend says: "It was a bit too vinous."
_angst_ (3649) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Bottle gifted by friend and consumed on September 24. He bought it about 1,5 years ago. Date of expiration printed on bottle is 120513. Pours pitch black with a fizzy brown head. Smell is very sweet and malty with some chocolate in it. Taste mimics the sweet and malty part of the smell well. There is a distinct alcohol taste to it. Mouthfeel is intense with prominent carbonation. After a short while the sweet, boozy, taste turns into a smokey aftertaste which in turn gives way for some dark chocolate after a while, leaving you with a rather dry and oily feel in your mouth. I very much like the mix of classical imperial stout tastes with smoked malts. The double aftertastes blew me away :). A very good and exciting beer!