mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a few stouts this week..first up..SN Narwhal..12oz. Bottle poured into pint glass..dark brown color with 1 finger tan head..coffee, molasses aroma..dry, malty taste..not bad..have had better..alcohol well hidden for 10% abv..May buy again and age it for 6-12 months
WheatKing (1240) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, opaque, tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol. Some black coffee in the flavour, finish has a lot of licorice to it, some booze but not too much. Good stuff.
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smak och doft av främst choklad och mörkt kaffe men också av rostade toner, torkad frukt och en aning vanilj. Krämig, rund, len och samtidigt frisk och med en lagom beska. Kraftfull och välbalanserad. Riktigt gott.
JBill42 (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely look forward to this beer every year. Dark, creamy, smooth, little burn, but totally awesome.
SamTheBarrel (376) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 350ml bottle, pours brownish black with a small creamy tan head with good retention. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, roasted malt, muscovado and a little alcohol. Light-medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall a very tasty Imperial Stout.
jcnielsen (1983) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, chocolate, malty aromas. Thick, chocolatey, roasty, malty, brown sugar flavors.
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Sweet and roasty taste with some bitterness. Medium to full body, smooth mouthfeel, long warming finish.
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth malty drink. Deep roasted character with subtle chocolate and coffee. Nothing aggressive. Well meshed flavors. Lightly sweet with a slight boozy finish.
plinythederek (22) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Harpooned this sucker out of a 12oz bottle. Pours a dark black with a medium to light beige head. With the smell you get big hits of coffee and malt. I’m also getting some hints of hops with the aroma that sometimes don’t come through with an imperial stout. A nice coffee flavor comes through with an aftertaste of dark chocolate and malt. As far as the palate is concerned the malt flavor really sits heavy on the tongue. It’s a little too much for me. Very tasty beer that I would try again. But not one of the best Imperials out there. In my dang opinion.
jamestulloch (1228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Dense black body with a medium beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of salt, espresso, herbs and blackcurrant. Flavour of black coffee, salt, dark chocolate and underripe plum. Faint peppery finish. Medium body with an slick, oily mouthfeel. Lively carbonation fizz for an Imperial Stout. Honestly, I was expecting more from this. Virtually no hop character and the end result is a bit one-dimensional.