god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Often imperial stouts are too sickly malty for me or just ridiculously bitter for no reason. This one is well balanced with a fruity, acidic taste to counter the stout "richness". Very well rounded and changes character nicely as it warms. I was very surprised to find the bottle clear when finished pouring. Over-priced for what it is. Wimpy, short lived head. Uninvolved smell.
MaBeer1972 (1562) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from W&M Mansfield. Poured into a snifter. Jet black with a dark tan head. Smooth and silky. Well balanced. Not overly sweet. Layers of dark sweet malts, chocolate, prunes, with a little earthy raisin. Very nice!
sokuzs1 (323) - - NOV 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: chocolate, licorice, fruity, soy sauce, caramel, toast, malty
Taste: dark chocolate, roasty, soy sauce, mineral, some alcohol, fruity
Full body, silky texture.
tysongillmore (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HuldgaardRJ (174) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(7) Powerful and strong. Nice body. Good balance - intense and interesting.
agent_persik (595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color, medium light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, toffee, hops. Dry sweet taste, medium bitter hoppy finish and dry aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Good stout.
nybol (366) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
En god Stout. Den har smag af figner, rosiner eller som den er fadlagret. Stor sødmefyldt.
meyers1023 (9) - - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite imperial stout. It displays everything one should compare any imperial stout to. It has the perfect color, smells sweet with just the right amount of booze, the mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, the taste is malty with raisins and a hint of chocolate. Overall this brewery sets the standard on a few styles and this one is near perfect.
kevinsenn (1597) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark fruit, light coffee aroma. Rich sweet malty taste. A little syrupy with a dry finish.
gr_pa (127) - POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, dark brown. Really nice head. Lots of chocolate in aroma. Also dark malts and alcohol. Medium body, quite sweet. Chocolate, bit of caramel. Very alcoholic.
rafax (13) - POLAND - NOV 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very nice, but not long lasting, dark beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, coffee and toffee, little bit roasty. Strong medium body with a short, light bitterness and sweet coffee finish. Well hidden alcohol. Very good option to celebrate International Stout Day 2015 ;-)