Enjoyit (3715) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black of color with a beige head. An aroma of roasted malt, burnt, sweets, coal and port. A flavor of roasted malt, coal, sweets and prunes.
kermis (9056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roast, caramel, chocolate, light coffee, fruity and citrus hops. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
androman (1439) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 25cl on tap at Beertemple, Amsterdam. Body is nearly black, head is medium, beige, creamy, average lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is roasty, flavor is coffee, cocoa, toffee, toast. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty heavy bitter, later also hoppy. Full body, dry sticky texture, soft carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, tasty, great beer.
Scotty001 (479) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown, beige head. Aroma of sweet red berries and chocolate. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, medium sweet, moderately bitter and dry.
radagast83 (6657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at Solana Beach. Poured a dark, almost black brown color with a small white head. Aroma was lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate. More hop than I expected. Body was not as thick as an Imperial Stout normally is, at least to me. Flavor was slightly bitter, touch of roasted malts too.
jehoesefat (352) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very acidic aroma. Pours thick blank with a big tan head. Very bitter flavor with strong alcohol finish.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, dark pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, not much vanilla here, pretty strong.
Defreni (2919) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fad: Sortbrun øl med et fint skumhoved. Sødlig let ristet duft. Standard stout i smag og duft. Lettere skuffende procenterne taget i betragtning, men vellavet.
chinchill (3779) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On nitro tap at the brewpub in Solano Beach.
Pours clear dark brown: a bit light for style. Semi-durable head leaves the glass nearly coated with lacing.
Flavor: boozy and hoppy, with light smoke, more char and pleanty of dark roasted grain. More like a Black APA than a RIS. Mildly bitter, but quite bitter for style.
Feel: Smooth, but too much alcohol burn; medium carbonation.
GarrettB (1364) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 5th, 2012 - It may have happened sometime in the past, but like wayward travel, I don’t necessarily remember having a dry hopped imperial stout. Foggy memories of beer labels from Deschutes and subsequent searches on Wikipedia illuminated the mystery of ry hopping, but the dry hopped imperial stout is, to me in the here and now, something new. And the flavors it produces are similarly unexplored. On the nose, this deep black brew (made even blacker by the lazy, dim lighting of Pizza Port’s restaurant) rolls out a creamy, heavy sassafras, spiked with raisins and made especially pointed with the aroma of whiskey and whiskey barrels. Bringing my face down a bit, I take a sip of the brew, heavily laced with the force of oak and barrel aging (though whether this spent any time incarcerated in a barrel, I cannot say.) Alcohol cuts its way through the flavor, and the palate is dry, but heavy, with all the personality of a thick jawed and joweled bureaucrat, and the booziness of an acoholic. Dried pine cones and flakes of dessicated pine sap add a welcome botanical touch, but the brutality of the oak and bourbon threatens to overpower the pine at every turn. Even so, this is bold beer, and the effort to dry hop it has succeeded, if only barely and tenously.