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.
Patdelichte (14) - - MAY 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enorm lekkere imperial stout. Sterke chocolade smaak maar niet te sterk. Aroma is echt top.
Piwotok (10) - - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klasyczny RIS z Wysp Brytyjskich.
Polecam wszystkim moją recenzję na https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4CXFgrMa-8
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black brown pour, brown head. Aroma of licorice and coffee. Taste is oily and round, with licorice, dark coffee and a little bitterness.
Cervezapapi (3) - - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piana obfita i trwała. W aromacie mleczna czekolada, paloność, delikatny alkohol. Wytrawne, lekko kwaśne, bardzo czekoladowe, średnia goryczka na końcu. Solidny RIS.
huineman (252) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark reddish brown. Tan head, long-lasting.
Intense aromas of coffee, cocoa, iron and caramel.
Creamy, thick, slow-moving through the mouth and throat. Very long finish.
After-taste is complex: starts with herbal notes, then roasted coffee.
migwell (92) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! This stout is so opaque that when held in front of an incandescent bulb, no light shines through. Just one remarkable feature of this dry, roasted, full flavored (or should I say ’flavoured’?) dry stout. Not fruity, not yeasty, but dark, rich, creamy and highly drinkable. A classic. It’s got me dreaming how it would taste on nitro...
RickFifty (630) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, chocolate, dried fruit, licorice. Sweet taste, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee, hint of bread, light coffee bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.
kajser27 (172) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black, almost pitch, medium tan lasting head. Aroma is of chocolate and roasted malt (much more than coffee) and strong licorice and dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, again strong licorice and dark fruits, roasted dry finish, weak alcohol when warm. Weaker side of full bodied and a bit creamy.
clockk (88) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Una de mis cervezas preferidas. Cuerpo medio, sabor Chocolate cafe y regaliz. Una gran cerveza.
Dacrza (593) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE TASTED: April 7, 2015... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter.. OCCASION: celebrating the O’s opening day win while watching the NCAA finals... APPEARANCE: ominous black body that allows a swiftly simmering brown head to halo at the glass ... AROMA: powerful rum, vinous port, strong Spaltz and chocolate make for an inviting complexity--not to mention the roasted malts that provide a wicked balance... PALATE: smooth, slick, a bit dry, yet full-bodied--a paradox resolved only through a beautifully lingering aftertaste... TASTE: chocolate, roasted cracker, slight alcohol in a whiskey-like allure; the components make for a rich, dark, strong stout that is sweet and rewarding; some nut, raisin and cask wood further the experience...OVERALL: Once more, another brewery that does so little wrong--this beer commands the taste buds with strength and subtlety, rewarding the drinker with a sweet, powerful sip...