brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 Pours dark as night with a half finger dark mocha colored head. Can tell that it is very viscous and oily, as it is sticking to the glass when swishing the beer around. Leaves a thick lacing. Smells of dark, roasted chocolate and roasted coffee, so the roasted malt and barley are definitely there. Also get some peat, vanilla, some oak, little sweetness, grapes, booze. Taste starts with lots of smokey qualities, dark chocolate, coffee beans. Then in the middle, you start to get the hop bitterness, as well as some creamy coffee and chocolate. Then the finish is very intense because the 98 ibus really come through. Get lots of dark, smokey chocolate, some floral notes, more coffee, some vanilla, some oak qualities, some licorice, maybe some soy sauce. Alcohol is well hidden. As it warms, it becomes smoother and creamier. Mouthfeel is creamy and oily. Full body with a deep warming sensation. My first imperial stout out of a can. A big beer, but very smooth nonetheless. Really good.
Turtles (512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml can from Systembolaget. Black with a tan, creamy and compact head, leaves nice lacing. Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, soy sauce, soil. Mild carbonated, really creamy sweet mouthfeel, full body. The taste is rich and sweet, roasted malt, dried dark fruit, plums, cocca, toffee, milk chocolate, salt. Finish bitter sweet with a light smokiness.
Joakgust (1117) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Opaque black beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, molasses, nuts and sherry. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts and sherry. Well balanced.
Vestergaard (912) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at Burspraks Blind Imperial Stout Tasting. Pours a pitch black with a lovely, brown head. Aroma is very roasty, malty and chocolaty. Taste is smooth with some vanilla, roasty bitterness. Nice, thick sweetness. Sweet licorice. Full body and average carbonation.
Klimaet (713) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can @ Burspaks Blindtasting. Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of sweet dark fruits, vanilla, roasted malts, fudge, salty and sweet licorice. Taste is roasty, licorice, molasses, vanilla, dark sweet fruits.
Savage_Night (116) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick brown head. Head retention is great. AROMA: chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, woody, smoke, candied sugar, molasses, bitterness, slightly chard, malty and spice. TASTE:, coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasty, earthy, soy sauce, smoke, vanilla, woody, candied sugar, malty, hop bitterness, alcohol, slight licorice, chard, spice and slight peppercorns. AFTER TASTE: spice, coffee, bitter chocolate and caramel with a thick buttery and boozy finish that leaves a nice warmth in the chest.
beeratarian (166) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at whole foods. Poured a full pint ( thank you ) for $4! Nice rich black pour with medium, tight, light brown head. Aroma is black licorice, roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor is nice and rich without being too sweet. Mouthfeel is smooth and drinkable. Taste of a nice original imp stout without coffee or chocolate added.
tbunting75 (17) - - JUL 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick and black. Very faint aroma. Hits all the roasted and chocolate flavor notes you’d expect. Not at all boozy given the 10.5%.
vadie (1019) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un tas de malt torréfié et chocolat dans l’arôme et en bouche. Onctueux, très forte et bien équilibré. Noir sombre avec une petite robe marron.
BroadestTom (166) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, caramel, licorice, smoke,
Appearance black, brown foam, frothy,
Taste lightly bitter, medium sweetness,
Palate full body, thick feel, creamy, soft carbonation,
Overall a great imperial stout that I would suggest to a friend
MarcoDL (2903) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Finally I caught the legendary Ten Fidy, it was bound to be a let down. It’s a solid ris with some coffee. I understand why a lot of people like it, but it’s just too decent and middle of the road to be really great.