tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is pretty much pitch black with a fluffy khaki head. Huge roasted malt up front on the nose, a nice hazelnut note, nice roasty coffee, dark bitter chocolate, and a noticeable earthy hoppiness. Very hoppy for an imperial stout with lots of fruity hop notes up front on the taste, then you go into a smooth milk chocolate flavor, creamy, then a hint of caramel and dark fruits, and then it ends on huge bitter roasted coffee. Great beer, I love the addition of hops to this, because it just wouldn’t be a SN beer without a nice hop presence.
PugUglyBrewer (133) - - SEP 21, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich black from 12oz bottle into the glass. He head is dark brown at about two fingers. The aroma is rich in caramel and chocolate forward malt. Smooth roasted coffee and dried fig follow up the heaps of chocolate and caramel. On the tasting I get rich dark chocolate with a caramel core. A long dry coffee finish is pleasantly bitter and robust adding to the full body and creamy/oily mouthfeel. The 10.2% ABV is covered up expertly. Almost Russian Imperial Stout territory.
knasputte78 (560) - SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart med ett stort gulgrått skum. Rostade smaker med lite kaffe. En bra balanserad Stout som känns stiltypisk. Snyggt fast inget extra som lyfter.
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Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of chocolate, a hint of black licorice and some coffee. Taste is full bodied, flavors include toasted dark malts, Baker’s chocolate, vanilla and some leatherl. Finish is quite smooth with a chocolate and black licorice aftertaste with some vanilla and a hint of molasses.
axl (560) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle, packaged 081715. Pitch black with two finger brown head leaving moderate lacing. Aroma is chocolate, milky coffee, some signs of oxidation, molasses and black bread. Taste also shows early signs of port like oxidation, chocolate, coffee, black bread, light passing liqorice and growing bitterness not unlike a high cocoa percentage chocolate with orange zest. Smooth yet filling mouthfeel with warming alcohol, light carbonation and mild roasted coffee and cocoa aftertaste.
Nicke80 (481) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with little beige head. Sweet cocoa and coffee aroma with coffee and cocoa taste. Chocolaty bitter after taste.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a near opaque with a thing tan head. Roasted aroma. Some chocolatey and toasted coconut notes. Soft oak in the background. Pretty fluffy texture; less slick than other Imperial Stouts. Flavor is a bit one dimensional. Some cocoa and roast, with an inky finish. Some dull oak notes.
Johnstledger8 (738) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pitch black with a fading creamy light beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dark fruits, hint of honey. Taste is of rich dark chocolate, bitter coffee notes, some honey on the finish, liquorice, blackcurrant, toffee. Dense creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
OliverJ1990 (8) - - JUL 18, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes very resinous- i.e. woody, black licorice, heavy malts. Has faint traces of walnut, oats, and whispers of baker’s cocoa and roasted coffee. Very impressive for a Stout. Best enjoyed in a chilled chalice glass (different than the Belgian Tulip glass). Toffee or Kettlecorn make good food pairings
OminouSC2 (447) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color. Roasted malt, cacao, chocolate, coffee aromas. Sweet taste of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and molasses. Long, heavy finish with sweet flavors lingering.
daje (3995) - NORWAY - JUL 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cafe Sara, november 29th 2015. Black body with a medium tanned head. Aroma of dark roasted coffee, molasses, fruit. Taste is mildly boozy with chocolate and espresso, sweet fruits, warm and pleasing. Short bitter roasty aftertaste.