dfearnley (732) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to flute
Plum, chocolate, toasted malts, and nutmeg. Dark brown with a touch of red and a tan rung like head. Milk chocolate, cereal and hay. Very thin for an imperial stout...very disappointing.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Roasted malts and coffee, Jet black with a thin brown head. Roasted malts, black coffee and not nearly enough body to match. So big on flavor and light on palate just doesn’t do it for me.
Westkyoto77 (408) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bungalow. Jet black, thin tan head. Espresso and malt nose. Sticky but not overly so. Well-balanced flavours of dark chocolate, licorice, dab of soy sauce. Satisfying without being over-heavy. Delightful.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1229) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 8% at Bungalow on tap. A nice dark cola brown pour with a thick beige head. Weak chocolate aroma & smooth but thin body. The taste is well balanced between sweet syrupy chocolate & roast coffee bitterness but is more sweet by a hair. Decent. ----new, Dec 2013----- 8% Glass 950 yen at Aoi Beer Stand. A great black pour with a tan head with ridiculous staying power. Nice rich smooth chocolate+cocoa aroma. Medium to full bidied. The taste is chocolate, vanilla, roasted notes, cocoa paste, creamy. Really good stuff.
biirusaikou (336) - - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice milk chocolate nose, deep toffee taste. Very smooth drink, can barely feel the alcohol. Great stout experience.
Silvan7 (549) - Samarate, ITALY - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 On tap @ Kyoto. Buonissima! profuma di caffè , di malto tostato e di liquirizia in bastoncini. Alla vista è scura/impenetrabile, con schiuma cremosa molto compatta color caramello. Buon lacing e buona persistenza. In bocca è caffè su tutto, poi esce l’amaricato, non pungente, più erbaceo, e torna la liquirizia. Il calore alcolico è deciso ma non eccessivo. Corpo tenue, acquoso, in bocca è vellutata con finale breve e poco carbonata.
AndySnow (2261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Watering Hole, Tokyo. Black colour with a beige head. Malt, chocolate aroma. Flavour is somewhat bitter, alcohol, malt, chocolate, licorice.
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Watering Hole. Pitch black - offwhite head. Licorice. Oiley. Light smokey. Nice bitterness. Fruity. Lots of licorice. Fullbodied. Chocolate. Dark bitter chocolate. Nice.
KyotoLefty (5804) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Q-Brick. Roasty nose, dry chocolate, coffee and mil, a bit of smoke and a touch of vegetables. Tangy flavor, orasty, some fruit, dark chocolate, coffee. Very flavorful and drinkable, with a dry, bitter finish. Like most in Japan, this is more a foreign Export than Imperial Stout. Damn good one, though.
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 Tap at the Watering Hole. Dark brown, no head. Aroma is booze, roasty malt, bit of dark chocolate. Taste is similar, slick and thick, touch of coffee, choc sweetness. nice and drinkable. Creamy and roasty finish.
Rerate: at Popeye. Aroma is more fruity this time but still very boozy. Maybe goes up a point as it seems to be a bit more rounded this time.