DwarfeD (631) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
350ml bottle at home. Black with a full beige head which didn’t last long. Medium body with light to medium carbonation. Medium sweetness with some bitter notes. Smooth creamy and warming mouthfeel. Chocolate, grains, burned roast and some caramel. A great complex full flavoured imperial stout.
beer-yum (330) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A spectacular brew that remains a benchmark decades after its introduction. Probably something I’ll be re-rating (on the upside) in the future.
BOSSbrewer (1250) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at 28 Springs. Pours black with a lingering tan head. Aroma is slight chocolate and some roasted malts. A bit thin in the mouth. Slight tinny taste though not yore sour. Finishes very dry and slight roasty bitterness. Drinkable
ChristianHR (147) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. The color is black with a brown head. Has a roasted taste with hints of burnt sugar, coffee, dark chocolate, yeast and caramel. The body is very crisp.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my wife to picking this up, cheers wife!
A: Pours a dark, dark brown. Single finger, fine foam, latte head dissipates quickly and leaves a sheet of the same. Scattered lacing. Excellent clarity and when the light shines, cherry hues come through.
S: Graham, molasses, copper, figs. Pretty good, but not particularly complex for the genre.
T: Lots of toasty, dark malts. More bitter than I had anticipated. Nice actually, but not great.
M: Good full bodied with low carb and good slick feel on the finish. Great body and mouthfeel on this.
D: Very drinkable, paticularly for an impy stout (at ABV 7%, I would dispute this). As a stout, outstanding, as an impy stout, okay.
Serving type: bottle
westler (48) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is stuff for really tough guys. Pours dark brown, develops a small coffee brown head. The nose ist pleasing, coffee and liquorice, but nothing compared to the taste. Very full flavour, strong mocca notes and overwhelming malt and roasted dark bread. Strong bitterness and long bitter finish.
mike_77 (2672) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sweet dried fruit and roasted malt. Flavour has strong roast malt but not extremely bitter. A degree of chocolately sweetness is present too. Slight metal in the finish but otherwise a great beer.
kramer (4573) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Another in my quest for the top 100 most rated beers. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black, body with a one finger fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin covering. The nose is very sweet with tons of burnt caramel. Some roast, chocolate pudding, and a light rubber note. The flavor is not crazy sweet, but there’s a fairly heavy caramel component under the burnt and roasty notes that come out a bit heavier on the finish. Not much in the way of hops or alcohol in this one. Certainly different than what we have become to expect from an Imperial Stout these days in America. Medium bodied, on the thinner side for the style, with soft fizzy carbonation. Interesting to come back and visit some of these beers that I thought were tops back in the day. Not something I think I’ll revisit again for a long while.
martin00sr (156) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sort med fint skum. Ristet malt og masser af lakrids. Lav behagelig carb og god eftersmag med pæn humlebitterhed.
danielecamo (380) - ITALY - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In bottiglia. Aroma di liquirizia, caffè, tostato, non molto fine ma abb persistente. al palato dapprima il tostato seguito da cioccolato amato e un finale con una punta di liquirizia. Nota alcoolica evidente ma non eccessiva.