unclemike (2871) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma sweet, milk chocolate, raisins, dark fruits, some warming alcohol. Inviting. Pitch black colour. Taste is mostly sweet, chocolate, intensely roasted, some alcohol. Decent hoppy bitter base, which reveals itself in the finish.
ansalon (2851) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sprightly, but very well balanced imp stout with chocolate, coffee and honey. Very well done!
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Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and roast. Taste is heavily roasted, vanilla, a little coffee, and a big bitter finish.
JefVerstraete (2829) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade. Vintage 2014. Dark brown/black colour, dark brown foam. Aroma of chocolate and caramel along with bitter roasty flavours. Sweet with bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced. Good imperial stout.
SlackerMads (2824) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 2014-06-6: 7+3+7+3+15 = 3.5. Bottle, 2013 edition. Black with a medium sized diminishing dark brown head. Roasted malt, chocolate, warming alcohol, vanilla, pine and citrus hops, doughy yeast notes.. Medium body, oily/sticky texture, medium carbonation. Medium/heavy sweet and medium bitter. A bit hot from mid to finish leaving a bit of a stinging sensation on the gums. Drinks ok for the abv, but somewhat forgettable in the big black ocean of imperial stouts.
Looks pretty good. Still a bit too hot on the alcohol for my taste. It starts ok with soft vanilla and chocolate flavours, but then the alcohol takes focus which is a shame. Starts well, but it’s downhill from there. Leaves me alone and disappointed.
baraciisch (2823) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black with tannish head... Aroma of roasted malts, alcohol... Flavor is coffee, roasted malts, alcohol is very prevalent in this... Decent, a little too boozy
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hallinghansen (2815) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, smoked sausage?. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Nice.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours viscous, pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger mocha head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Decent retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Roasted malt aroma with a stronger hop presence than I expected. Floral and earthy with resinous, grassy pine character countering the burnt malt, coffee bean and oatmeal notes. I shouldn’t be too surprised coming from SN but the hops are a bit too prominent for this style, in my opinion, taking away from the robust malt profile a bit too much. Even after warming up considerably, the nose is still pretty tame on this beer.
Medium bodied with a deeply roasted dark malt flavor that’s complimented by a bitter, earthy hop presence that lingers into a slightly boozy finish. The hops aren’t as strong as the nose hints at but there’s still prominent in the flavor with sticky pine needle bitterness and subtle citrus. The dryness of the hops compliment the bitterness of the roasted malts. Hints of burnt toast, oatmeal, bitter dark chocolate and espressoo/coffee bean followed by lighter chocolate and alcohol sweetness. The high is relatively well masked but there’s definitely some warmth lingering in the finish. Overall, this is a pretty good stout but the strong hop character hinders the malt flavors a bit too much for my preference. Decent but nothing out of the ordinary. Great value for the price of the four pack though.
Gription79 (2803) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Fruity alcohol, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate. Light bodied for an Imperial Stout. Easy drinking.
pilsnerrogge (2798) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with medium head.
Aroma is roasted malt, ash, beef stock, soy sauce and some smoke.
Taste is roasted malt, ash, licorice and dark chocolate leading to a warming alcohol finish.
Pretty good, but there’s quite a few Imperial Stouts like this one out there.