Marstonlad (525) - Helsinki, - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 A black color and a little white head. Aroma has roasty and chocolaty elements with light smokiness and licorice. Taste is sweet, malty and roasty. Licorice and chocolate are the prominent flavours, also some light fruity notes. The finish comes a bit too soon; stronger hoppiness would have added depth and balance to the taste. Full body, flat. This Imperial Stout had a nice malty character but lacked a little hoppiness, in my opinion.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of bottle, thanks Aaron! Dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, coffee, anise, some Belgian yeast notes into a bit of vanilla, slight earthy notes as well. Taste was big anise and ashy, smoke into a bit of caramel, roast, some dark chocolate, finishing fairly roasted, slightly sweet.
Leini (1157) - SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 edition, 330ml bottle. Dark brown body with a huge tan head. Took ages to pour. Aromas of liquorice, soy, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor consists of roasted malt, nuts, coffee and some earthy notes. Feels a bit too young.
David_87 (75) - - MAR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, light for an imperial. My bottle was undercarbonated as well, almost flat. Not a flattering beer to hold up to the light with the dirty brown and almost no carbonation.
Aroma is dark fruits and some chocolate, actually sort of an ESB smell to it with richer dark malts, not surprised to see that it was brewed with british hops.
Taste once again seems like a juiced up ESB with chocolate. Can not say i hate it but it´s middle of the road at best.
Bottle from SB.
nihtila (1356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
15.11.2014. Aroma has salty liquorice, milk chocolate. Tastes sweetish liquorice, milk coffee, slight dark chocolate, roasted malts, hops, vanilla. No alco in taste. Rich, smooth. Sometimes this type of milky choco sweetish IS is just great.
martin00sr (1248) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, very dark brown. Tiny offwhite head. Aroma has licorice, malt and alcohol. Malty flavour with licorice, raisins and warming alcohol. Long lasting, controlled bitterness and sligthly boozy finish.
dojken (310) - - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska. Lite källarkänsla fina fina doftaromer. Smaken mycket med olika nyanser. Känns väldigt lätt o frisk för att vara en Imperial stout. Eftersmaken är mycket bra o ligger som god matta i munnen om nu mattor kan ligga i munnen. Smuttaröl.
Beergaard (170) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark but not pitch black - nearly no head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Roasted taste, some coffee and bitter chocolate. Quite good but not exelent.
DroolYeast (407) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle @ HK’s Øl-messe 7th February 2015. Roasted malt aroma, nutty, alcohol. Clear dark brown with small tan head, not lasting. Moderate sweetness, more of the aroma notes. Medium+ body, oily texture, avg. carb., sweet finish.
llkc (600) - århus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
duft kaffe citrus karamel. chokolade
smag: kaffe chokolade.malt. sødme karamel. meget god smag i forhold til duften
7stern (449) - Bromma, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brought up 2005 vintage from the cellar. Pours almost black, low head but lasting laces. Chocolate and tar aroma. Also in the taste but soft and with vanilla tones. Still very nice.