KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a deep dark murky black with a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that lasted a decent while leaving behind some really nice residue floating on top thus producing some really excellent lacing.
The aroma was wonderfully robust with a burnt dark bread malt and a mild sweet leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, licorice, some dark fruit and a hint of molasses.
The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a hint of chocolate from the onset then became a mild bitter sweet with a nice note of coffee at the end with the flavor lasting a nice long while proceeding the swallow.
Mouthfeel was nice a full in body and rather creamy and a tad dry in texture with a mild carbonation.
Overall a superb Imperial Stout, very easy to drink and very enjoyable on the taste buds.
beholder (20) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: pitch black with thick tan head that drops slowly and marks the glass nicely.
Aroma: mostly dark chocolate and coffee, a bit roasty and malty. Some fruity sweetness in the back. Aroma is not very intense, but not weak as well. This is a classic imperial stout, so there’s nothing wrong.
Taste: first comes dark chocolate, than coffee, which is a bit acidic, than average roastiness. Malty, rather sweet and averagely bitter.
Mouthfeel: full bodied, oily, very soft carbonation, almost flat.
Overall: Highly recommended to every stout and imperial stout lover out there. Classic, great beer.
Enjoyed from a snifter glass.
Stefanos (51) - POLAND - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black, clear with thick brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, cherries and bit gingerbread too. It’s bitter, it’s sweet and I like the oily way it feels.
spacecube (622) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, pours black with a foamy tan head, aroma is chocolate, grainy barley malt, with some pleasant fruity textures coming through. Very rich taste, velvet smooth palate. Finish is balanced and fruity. A classic beer that is still classic.
paologalloni (72) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nera d’spetto con sfumature rubino se ossrervata contro luce. due dita di schiuma color nocciola a grana media che se ne va in fretta. aromi canonici non intensissimi malto tostato, torrefatto, cioccolato e liquirizia. in bocca da il meglio per palao setoso e morbido e sapori puliti e bilanciati. dolce che compensa il caffé retrogusto lungo
fourstrings (48) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with beige head. Aroma of dried cherries, chocolate, coffe and roastiness. Sweetnes is nice balanced with medium bitterness in this beer.
kerenmk (1869) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Black with tan head. A little roast, slightly vinous aroma. Slightly bitter and faintly sour in the mouth. Full-bodied, nice roasty finish.
chinchill (1240) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
550 ml bottle served in a goblet.
Pours dark chocolate in color, nearly black in the glass, with a decent tan head.
Has a rich, malty flavor with just the right amounts of sweetness, bitterness and ’coffee’. Great balance and blend of flavors. Lasting aftertaste of coffee and dark roasted grains.
Feel: full, creamy smooth body with perfect carbonation.
O: not innovative but world class nonetheless!
Gerbeer (1400) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with full tan head of big bubbles that settles to a light head of fine bubbles. Aromas of brownies, licorice, and rich roasted malts. Flavors of acidic black coffee, roasted barley, and ash.
JesseMartineau (34) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
550ml bottle. Pours black, with thick brown head. Aromas of coffee, burnt chocolate, roasted malts, molasses. Taste of molasses, roasted malt, has a faint dark fruit note, and licorice even. Oily mouth feel then finishes with some bitterness and a little dry. Gets more complex as it warms up.
GreenJeremy (43) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a thick, tannish brown head. A little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, burnt chocolate, coffee notes, and a touch of molasses and raisins. Taste is of roasted malt, liquorice, and burnt chocolate and some darker fruits. Good mouthfeel, quite slick, and a bitter dry finish.