olie (22) - Greater London, - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Wonderful colour - deep, dark black with a slightly brow, foamy head. Aroma a bit strange - has the expected toasty malt, with hints of coffee and chocolate, but also a definite note of banana. No banana in the taste - bit disappointing compared to how I remember it from before I’d tried more ’modern’ imperial stouts. Definite chocolate, coffee, bit of smoke, and a slightly vinegary sourness. Salty aftertaste.
LLaurin (215) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose is fruity and almost herbal. Taste slight sweet maltiness with toffee and touch of coffee. Thin on the palate and not very creamy. Good but no sensation.
Evilkniamhel (300) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle courtesy of Johnny Horn. Pours opaque jet black with a lovely deep brown head. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, raisins, spiced rum. Boozey yet balanced on the palate, complex and very smooth.
MarinEvelyn (757) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, tart, dark chocolate with cherries and raspberry. Sweet, raisin tart taste with a little dry finish. Alcohol.
beerbaaron (1867) - Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a dissipating light brown head. Molasses. Chocolate. Caramel. Licorice. Alcohol. Earth. Some fruit. Moderate roast. Some coffee. No bitterness. Some sweetness but certainly not unbalanced. Bigger medium to lighter full body. Complex. Smooth. Excellent drinkability. Rare for the style.
Fle4 (6) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
coffee, chocolate, resin, smoke, black, minimal head, umami, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
josanguapo (845) - SPAIN - APR 20, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From XXXII. In Teku glass. Playing South Park The Stick of Truth. Has something that makes crave for more after each sip. Really good tasting, smelling and feeling, and with an ABV lower than usual in the style
17Beer (160) - SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of chocolate and licorice with an alcohol scent. Pours rich dark mahogany brown with a thin brown head and good lacing. Tastes of coffee and licorice, mild malt and a wonderful tangy finish. Smooth mouthfeel with some fizziness. Round and rich. Very nice.
MelvinKalksma (641) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts and coffee.
Opaque black beer with a ruby glare and with a medium brown head.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts and coffee.
JuanFlk80 (55) - SPAIN - APR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella 335ml comprada en Vivalabirra ( Oviedo ), buena Imperial Stout, toque de café, chocolate, malta
redders1974 (701) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great aroma and mouthfeel if it’s one thing sam smiths excell in its smooth velvety mouthfeel with a long finish great stuff