Brewed by Revelation Cat Craft Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Rome, Italy
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
A massive Imperial Stout. The first IS brewed by Revelation Cat. Aged for nearly a year in steel tanks and fermented out to 14% Bottled in 2012 in limited quantity and released slowly throughout the following years. On the bottle: "Black Knight’s sure you’d love to know. But you’re just gonna have to find out ’Cause you’re not gonna get the recipe on the freakin’ bottle And beware of the 14% He’s gonna mess with you" "Keep it Cool and age this beer"

Borresteijn's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Borresteijn (5468) - Zaandam, - FEB 2, 2013
50cl Bottle from the man himself, thanks a lot Alex! Pitch black colour, thin dense brown head. Aroma is quite sweet, rhum beans, cocoa beans, toasted coconut, vanilla, bon-bons, pipe tobacco, cognac. Flavour is very sweet but also very well-balanced so it doesn’t become cloying, hard roasted malts, pipe tobacco, bon-bons, chocolate, cognac, hint of chili-burn, slight alcohol heat, vanilla, cocoa beans, coconut, light spicy bitter finish. Full-bodied, slick. Very good, a nice dessert beer, and a better version of the overly sweet highly-rated American RIS’s imo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
Courtesey of Kraddel. Sampled 500 ml. bottle @ De Rampkrot. Brewed in 2011 – Bottled in 2012. Bottle number 1349/1650. Pours blackish dark brown with head. Nose is quite interesting boozy, warming spirit-like with strong sherry & plastic oxidation notes, syrupy, sweet, warming,… Taste has interesting glue-like & sherry-like oxidation notes, very boozy & heavily oxidized in an interesting way, light plastic, huge spirit-like quality, syrup, bitter chocolate, dark coffee,… Flat, oily,…. I am not the biggest fan of vintage Imperial Stouts but this is an interesting experiment in aging & oxidation for sure. Fun beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
400th imperial stout, thnx to a trade with a cool italian guy! 2011 version , 1349 / 1650 . Pours black, no head. Smell is thick, rich maltyness . Very dark, coffee notes as well as oats and bitterness. Taste is very rich dark malts. Super intense chocolate. Nicely roasted charater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (11051) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle @ koelschtrinker Tasting: Sehr dunkelbraunes/schwarzes Bier mit geringer beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, holzig, Vanille, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr schokoladig, Vanille, Kaffee, süß, lecker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (13105) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
Würziger, süß malziger Antrunk. Vollmundig, zunehmend würzig. Harmonisch, leicht nach Zimt, nie alkoholisch. 11/12/12/13/8/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (817) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014
Pour oily black, with thin tan head and a brownish hue. Aroma has some chocolate, cacao powder, caramel, slight licorice, syrup. Taste is pretty sweet, with a faint bitterness, but is dominantly sweet. Slight alcohol burn in the throat, but not like 14% media bodied, with a flat carbonation. Slightly pricking on the tongue, probably from the good ol’ booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1595) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Pours black with a tiny brown lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, sweet ripe fruits, caramel, syrup and vanilla. Big and smooth imperial stout smell. The taste got some sweet liquorice, dark cocoa, molasses, syrup, dark sweet fruits and a rather savory end. The body is rather flat. Extremely well done! Where is the 14% in this exactly?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black, almost no head. Aroma has lots of booze, raisins, darker berries, port, oak. Taste is rich, warm, sticky with molasses, a bit of roast and loads of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Jet black with no head. Boozy aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Taste is sweet with bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle @ "Schouskjelleren", Oslo. June 10, 2014. Bottle 642 of 1650 produced. Beer enjoyed from a Snifter glass. Dark brown to black in color with no head and little carbonation. Sweetness and roasted malt up front. Aroma is also dark fruit,coffee,dark sugar and a bit alcohol. Sweet and malty brew with a nice bitter finish. Very nice beer i will re-taste when or if possible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This luxurious sipper weaves a complex web of flavours spanning from molasses, dark chocolate, blackberry fruitiness, roasted coffee beans and resinous hop bitterness, in a silky, rich mouthfeel licked by alcohol heat.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam crowns the pure black.
-This is complex and has no dominating flavors.
-Vinous moments work very well with the monster’s residual sugars.
-Warm temperatures make it become decadent.

3-year-old bottle.

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