bnoel09 (570) - 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.
fordest (2362) - 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 (1389) - 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 (1764) - 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 (589) - 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 (1583) - 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.
mjik83 (1247) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
65cl fles bij Zeezicht, Breda
Alcoholpercentage van 10,5%
Uitgeschonken in blanco bokaal
Uiterlijk: zwart met redelijke schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: gebrande mouten, koffie, chocolade, bitter
Conclusie: erg lekkere kerststout
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eljebi (56) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Negra, intensa y poderosa. Notas a chocolate negro, café, frutas maduras y vainilla, casi notando madera y cuero. Receta muy sólida, con un final amargo y levemente lupulado y carácter vinoso.
pivnizub (9895) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Literally black, as exprcted, nearly mid-sized loose ’n lacy tanned head; moderate to solid - not too dry - bitter-sweet nose of dried fruits, leather and tobacco; solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied and pretty smooth; slightly increasing bitterness towards the chocolatey and coffeeish finish. Well crafted, well rounded session Reichsstout…
RobertDale (5092) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruit. Very good.
Acid303 (654) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl bottle, served in Duvel glass. Pours black with big tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, cookies and hints of vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, dried fruits and a touch of wood. Nice because it’s not barrel aged. The roasty and slightly hoppy finish is pleasant. Full body, perfect carbonation. Great job.