EdKing (2080) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg half pint in Popeyes. Surprised by the averagey rates for this. My second Outsider beer and another that impresses me. Served perfectly in Popeyes in a lovely wide chalice, like brandy glass. Very dark brown to black, opaque, thin off white to tan head. Nose is chocolate, sweet, roasted malt, black coffee, alcohol and coffee liqueur, maybe touch of sherry. Taste is rich dark chocolate, light black coffee, touch of sherry or something vinous. This is delicious.
GenkiGonzo (515) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 Draught at Bungalow. Jet black with a tan head. A sweet chocolate aroma, not much espresso. Very sweet flavour, more than I expected for the style. Has some dark fruit and sherry notes as well. Light bodied bt very drinkable.
dfearnley (1159) - 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 (6856) - 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 (547) - 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 (2746) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 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 bodied. The taste is chocolate, vanilla, roasted notes, cocoa paste, creamy. Really good stuff.---March 2014--- On tap at Molto,
a really nice rich creamy chocolatey aroma. Dark black pour with a light beige head & good lacing. Nice med-full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. The taste is potent, a little boozy but with good chocolate, dark chocolate, fudge kind of flavors.
biirusaikou (950) - - 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 (807) - 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 (4524) - 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 (14088) - 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.