GothGargoyle (605) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Copenhagen Sour & Bitter festival 2012. Black with a small chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, brown sugar, licorice, coffee, vanilla. Well balanced, smooth mouthfeel, touch of burnt sugar and hop bitterness in the finish. Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, walnut, molasses.
Defreni (2069) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fad: Kulsort řl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er meget brćndt og asket. Lidt for meget til min smag. Smagen er meget asket, igen en tand for meget, men ellers en fin řl. Den fadlagrede udgave var helt klart bedre.
magdalar (503) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours black with a nice brown head. Smells of espresso and dark.chocolate, with plenty of malt. Tastes of a medium sweetness, medium bitter, and lots of coffee. Full bodied, medium carbonation, oily texture. Finishes quite espresso bitter.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 (Draught) Pours black with a brown head. The aroma holds chocolate up front with undertones of coffee and dark caramel. Hints of liquorice, dark fruits, brown sugar, tobacco, earthy hops and blue/blackberry jam. The flavour is light to medium sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, salt liquorice, earthy/leafy/citric hops, dark fruits, dark berries and tar-ish asphalt. The mouthfeel is round, soft, silky and oily with a light carbonation. Complex roasted and balanced hoppy finish. Medium to full bodied.
rlgk (7538) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sour and bitter 2012. Pitch black beer, small brown head. Malty licorice aroma, roasted, chocolate, cocoa, milky, vanilla notes, vinous notes. Chocolate flavor, milky, licorice notes, salty, bitter hops, nice body and with alcohol well hidden.
ThirstyMedic (4) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 24, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at PP Carlsbad. Pitch black pour with fluffy beige head. Roasty wood aroma with touches of chocolate. Insanely creamy and smooth mouthfeel. They served this one at the perfect temperature to be able to separate and appreciate all the different levels of this brew. Creamy, velvet milk chocolate meets bitter roasted patent malts. There are some very subtle undertones of dark fruits and coffee that make this brew so dynamic. Quality stuff. They need to barrel age this thing.
douglas88 (4596) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Carlsbad. Pours a pure black color with a small white head. The aroma is rich coffee and roast. A rich bitter roasted flavor, milky, coffee, rich, big, metal. Very nice.
PhillyCraft (2110) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Hasselhoff tap handle. Pour is an opaque black. Very thick creamy head that lasts. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is cocoa, pine, grapefruit from the hops, and smoked malt. Finishes with the right amount of bitterness and chalky feel. Very good imperial stout to start the day.
Scopey (3357) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at PPCB. It pours very dark brown, with a small beige head. The nose is liquorice, dark chocolate, clove, coffee, leather and a touch of smoke. The taste is caramel, dark chocolate, roasted malt, leather, hay, meat, tar, cola, bitterness and salted liquorice, with a dry-roasted finish. Full body and fine-moderate carbonation. Good balance. A solid Imperial Stout.
joeneugs (2176) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Maybe I shouldn’t have had the two variations of this first, because after those, this tasted very average for the style. It pours black with a light brown head. The aroma has lots of cola and dark chocolate. The flavor is the same with lots of dark chocolate but a very simple sweetness that again reminds me of cola. It has a decent mouthfeel. Not bad, but only average for an impy stout.