Douberd (4529) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout) Bottle 355 ml at home, thanks to Nische! Served into snifter, ABV 10.2%
Black coloured body and a thick piur. Good sized broiwn head, thick, with good retention.
Aroma of light roasted malts, lots of chocolate, light vanilla, alcohol.
Taste has light roasted malts too, nice fruity notes, some faint coffee, chocolate, well hidden alcohol here, it doesn’t taste like a 10.2% at all.
Medium to thick body, soft carbonation, smooth texture on the palate.
Patersoi (146) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Treacle and molasses on the nose. Pours predictably black and oily. Treacle, toffee, bitter dark chocolate, dried date, coffee and charcoal provide the flavour accompanied by a healthy kick of alcohol on the palate. Not a long finish but it warms the insides on the way down.
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Beachmaster (415) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught. Pours jet black with a creamy tan head that persists. Nose is cocoa, espresso, and dark roast malt. Taste follows, with lots of body and a long finish. Creamy mouth feel, and it improves as it warms. Delicious.
scoth (662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, black in the glass, with a thin tan head, good retention. Sweet aromas of chocolate, coffee, pine resin, toast. Full body, smooth, creamy, light carbonation. Medium sweet, a hint of citrus, and a lingering gentle bitter finish. Does not seem like a 10.2% beer. Very nice and complex, enjoyably sweet, and very sippable.
Atom (2096) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle of 2014, pours a dark brown/black with a small tan head. Dry aroma of coffee, choclate malts, molasses and some alochol. Taste is all around dry, leather, bitter coffee, bakers chocolate, molasses, and finishing bitter. Alcohol noticeable but adds to bitterness. Nice!
stepthom (8) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with ample tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee malt well balanced with citrusy hops. Oily mouth feel but not overwhelmingly viscous. Alcohol not as present as some other imperials. Very pleasant. Better than I expected. I will go for the 4 pack next time around.
kokkenrolv (274) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is vanilla, dark chocolate, hints of dark roasted coffee. Black, small brown head. Heavy sweetness, light bitter, taste is darkroasted coffee, vanilla, leather, dark fruit. Full body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel, warm alcohol, long rich finish. Beautiful.
malrubius (2482) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 28, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Black with tan head and some lace. Molasses coffee cocoa aroma with some spicy woody hops and a touch of booze. Rich coffee chocolate but mostly molasses sweetness with subdued fruit and hint a of licorice. Woody spicy hops in robust roasted finish. Full body. Fucking excellent. Pretty much what I hope for from an impy. And almost gone.
BroadestTom (355) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasty,
Appearance black, brown foam,
Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate full body, thick feel,
Overall a really nice thick stout that has great flavor and mouth feel . I would suggest this beer to a friend.
denver_max (1) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Cellarbrations Hamilton Hill Tan head that didn?t last long. Malty and oily with chocolate notes. Excellent Imperial Stout that I would buy again.