bnoel09 (572) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber into an English pint. Dark brown, almost black pour with a thick, creamy mocha colored head. Aroma has some caramel and chocolate sweetness, and a lot of ashy roasted notes. There also seems to be some fruit, almost cherry in the background, but I think the head is filtering a lot of it out. Flavor is really dominated by those roasted malts, with a little sweetness coming through as well, and some heat from the alcohol on the finish combined with some nice bittering from the hops. There also seems to be an almost oaky/vanilla element that blends into the roast. Mouthfeel is suprisingly thin, but the boldness of the flavors and heat from the alcohol let you know there is much more to it, and the finish is about as long and dry as they come. Overall this is a really nice imperial stout, but the roastiness just seems too dominant and masks a lot of the complexity. I’d be really interested to try this aged.
Maarten1993 (867) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank with Bram and Kaspar after the BBQ 15-7-2016. Very nice stout. Good taste, very comprehensive. Alcohol, malt, a bit bitter. Nice.
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, brown head. Heavy chocolate and brown sugar aromas. Taste the same, with some added fruit, yeast and spice. Bitter finish.
Dr_MedievAle (201) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a decent amount of beige foam. Charbucks and subtle licorice on the nose. Tastes of acidic coffee, bitter licorice, and dark chocolate ganache. Not that bad.
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Lost Abbey/ Port Brewing Taproom San Marcos, 23.4.16. 2015, 10.5% abv. Black with a tan head. Soft, velvety cocoa aroma, bitter, rich and a little dry taste. Quite woodsy, quite roasty. Full body, slightly carbonated, long, dry and woodsy finish.
JFF (112) - - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Arômes torréfiés, robe noire opaque, mousse abondante beige pâle. En bouche, amère et torréfiés. Fort taux d’alcool parfaitement équilibré avec le corps. Pas mal.
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Lost Abbey 10th Anniverary Party. Dark dark pour with a decent head. Lots of dark malts. Coffee. Chocolate. Bitter good yummy stuff.
Alusmamuts (1454) - LATVIA - APR 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black with medium beige head. Good bread aroma. Strong bitterness with roasted grain and some dried fruity notes. Quite strong bitter aftertaste.
back (1813) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sor skum brun
Kaffe lakris træ alc citrus chokolade
Bitter modrate sød lidt
__Rb81 (622) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (vintage 2014 A 10,0%). Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, hard roasted malts, caramel, alcohol. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, dark chocolate, hard roasted malts, alcohol, candy sugar. Roasted bitter sweet aftertaste with lots of warming alcohol. Nice
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pitch black, beige, small head. Roasty with chocolate, dried fruits and dried fruits. Not that roasty, bit alcoholic in the finish. Full bodied, smooth. Nice, straightforward imperial stout.