GuamVice (72) - 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.
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Chopper925 (312) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black into the glass, beige head. Nose is full of nice malt, liquorice, toffee and dark chocolate aromas, Dry taste, light sour, light alcoholic, medium to high bitterness. Medium to nice thick mouthfeel, fresh carbonation. Malty aftertaste, spicy, sharp roasted notes and more bitterness.
Cristobal37 (424) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - OCT 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft, rooty, with licorice or annise. Jet black with great dark tan head. Aroma of gingerbread cookies, spice, and sweet malt. Tasty but what I think is unique about it is the herbal flavors. No chocolate, coffee, or aged barrel antics here. Quite light bodied but big on flavor. As it warms the herbs come out more but so do the cookie malts. Reminds me of a Hungarian apertif called Unicum which shares the medicinal herb flavor but packs a much boozier punch. Both are quite nice on a cool night.
ciocanelu (248) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with dark beige head. Aroma has sweet chocolate and dark malts. Also a faint berries note. Taste starts sweet with a liquorice note and gets more bitter towards the finish but never getting unbalanced. Overall it’s a classic, very well made imperial stout.
FraekkeFyr87 (185) - - OCT 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is full of chocolate, roasted barley, coffee, yeast, malt, tar and dried fruits. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, roasted barley and malt. A nice beer!
WillRunForBeer (1586) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BBC. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroms is caramel, chocolate, roast. Taste is on point , perfect. Caramel, chocolate, coffee.
malingil (10) - Luzern, SWITZERLAND - SEP 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tiefbraune Farbe mit vollem, kaffeefarbenem Schaum.
Aromen von geröstetem Kaffee leichter Lakritze und eine wunderschöne malzige Süsse runden das Bier ab. ganz leicht säuerlich im Abgang mit einer dezenten hopfigen Bitterkeit. Sehr Toll! Mein liebstes Stout bisher.
MonsterMagnet (689) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours black and tan. Liquorice, deep dark chocolate, slightly burnt caramel, black berries. Light sweet, moderate high bitter, oily texture, medium body. Lingering bitter finish.
TorbenJensen (1295) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Without doubt the best stout I’ve ever tasted, and probably the best I will ever taste! With its black color and bold thick continuous light brown foam hanging thick on the inside of the glass, it is very inviting to pour up. The smells of licorice, and the taste contains also notes of licorice mixed with the taste of coffee and chocolate. Hop bitterness is lovely drawn-out and well balanced. The substance is thick and along with the creamy rich foam is what I may call a masterpiece.
MikeBeermaster (18) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml. W zapachu gorzka czekolada, paloność, kawa, likierowość, przyprawy - coś wspaniałego. Piana utrzymuje się bardzo krótko, piwo "czarne jak dupa szatana". Szlachetna palność, gorzka czekolada, korzenna alkoholowość (która nie każdemu się spodoba) uderza w nasz język. Bardzo pełne w smaku.
martjoobolut (1782) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: very nice.