GuamVice (68) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. Aged 2.5 years in cellar. Ive been waiting a while to drink this beer. Smell is bitter cocoa with a surprising hint of fruit. Pours deep black and slightly thick with a big creamy tan head that lingers for about 2 minutes before lacing. Taste is rich, roasty, and sweet, with a bit of fig and yeast profile at the end. Almost no hint of the high alcohol, which makes sense from the aging. Palate is chewy, but much lighter body and mouthfeel than a lot of American Imp. Stouts. Overall excellent beer; I can see why it is a classic which other stouts were built. I was surprised how much I liked it given all the new aggressive styles.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RobertDale (3408) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Well crafted.
Procent (72) - POLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
W aromacie czekolada i nuty palone, wiśnie w likierze, delikatny karmel w tle. Piana beżowa, średnio obfita, ładny lacing. Barwa czarna, pod światło ciemnorubinowa. W smaku paloność, suszone śliwki, lekko wiśniowe, kwaskowe. Goryczka niska ku średniej w porywach. Takie połączenie Imp. Stouta z Sour Ale. Dość lekkie, nie mój klimat. Warka do 01.2015r.
arnold931 (525) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Tan head with nice lacing. Nose is plum and prune. Nice smooth taste.
Petrosian (6) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark colour. Full body and aroma. Trifle, wallnuts and chocolate deep notes.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
M_Sack (366) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Jet back with a one finger mocha coloured head with strong lacing. Strong caramel, golden syrup, dark chocolate, a touch of roasted malts and some sweet lactose. Rich, dark chocolate flavours, subtle roast malts and spicy malts followed by some cherry, alcohol and sarsbarella. Thick mouth feel with just a slight spritz. Very complex, multi layered beer that is just a touch sweet for my tastes.
Bosskie (382) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a nice carbonation and a weak head.
The smell is dominated by pear. Find some subtle caramel in there and some chocolate and coffee, but with difficulty. Hints of vanilla too. Maybe some cinnamon.
Taste is burnt coffee caramel, nicely refreshing with a milky creaminess. Interesting beer, far from my regular Imperial stout experience.
wimpyjoe (3763) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Nissa, Hebden Bridge. Black with a small off-white head. Rich milky stout with a good nose although a touch soapy in taste.
TET (1618) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a medium and beige head. The nose has syrup malts, some roastiness, raisins and dried fruits, strongly sweet. Taste is rich of malts, roastiness, syrup and sweetness, some dried fruits. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Different IS, sweet and fruitfull, only slightly roasted, "old-fashioned".
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong malt aroma. Black colour with excellent head. Very malty up front with strong dark chocolate finish. Heavy creamy body with no carbonation.
chucklemation (455) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a small tan foam head. Aroma is roasted malts. Flavor is also roasted malts, along with sweet caramel and toffee. Quite light for an imperial stout, but has lots of flavor and tastes delicious.