cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
black color, tan head, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, flavors of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, pine hops, roasted nuts, pretty bitter, dry finish, highly drinkable at 7%, quite enjoyable
Cyran (9) - POLAND - DEC 11, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intensive chocolate and coffee aroma, but also some caramel and dark fruits. Pours black with really nice beige head which unfortunatelly doesn’t last till the end. Taste is not exatcly what I expect from lower extract RIS, but there are intensive chocolate and coffee (also lasted as a aftertaste) some roast. Low carbonated, OK. General, not as great as I wanted it to be, but as an old recipe which won medals in XVIII and XIX century is perfect.
GraveAtSea (52) - Lublin, POLAND - DEC 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black color with nice and huge brown foam. Aroma - roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, a bit dark fruits. Complex taste - dark chocolate, black coffee, roasted malts. Pretty, chocolate, long, warming finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Good example of gentle RIS.
Ozckr (12) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
coffee, chocolate, resin, raisin, black, hazy, brown foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, creamy, average carbonation,
rhyshewer (48) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Blackcurrant, plum, tobacco, slightly roasty and sweet. Develops coffee and chocolate.
Appearance: Black with small tan head
Taste: Sour with a mild rounded coffee taste. Hoppy edge.
Palate: Medium bodied, slightly creamy with medium carbonation.
Overall: Lovely fruity smelling, looks delicious. Could do with a slightly bigger taste, but a great beer.
AbbeyRoade (188) - Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma and matching flavors of dark chocolate, tobacco, dark fruit, and some slight coffee-esque notes. Tobacco notes turn me off here. Good body. Alcohol is noticeable which is a downer.
StevieT (204) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong coffee aroma with a hint of yeast, smooth with malt and chocolate flavours. Not the strongest or thickest imperial stout but still a great beer!
kevnic2008 (6618) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown color, nice fluffy brown head. Aroma of subtle Starbucks. Taste is chocolate covered coffee grounds.
Rugamu (85) - SPAIN - NOV 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exquisita imperial stout, con poquita espuma. El aroma es embriagador, enloquece y te hace desear la cerveza. El sabor es impresionante, con toques de caramelo, cafe y afrutado, con un minimo toque chispeante en la parte de arriba del paladar. Siempre que el dinero me lo permita (es bastante cara) me tomare todas las que pueda.
BrownALEx (195) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sweet holiday bread comes through a thick tan head that sits on top of a pour that is as black as Walter Cronkite’s glasses. Taste is also very sweet. Chocolate, plum and alcohol tickle the taste-buds too. The palate is a little disappointing for an Imperial stout. Not as full bodied as I was expecting. Overall not a bad beer but it has too many imperfection to be world class.
nilsas (659) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
God duft av kaffe og lakris. Dyp sort farge. Tykt dekkende skum. Fin fyldig smak av kaffe og lakris men en langt sittende ettersmak av lakris.