Marstonlad (592) - 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.
novair (128) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with small thick head. Notes of coffe, sweet bread with a light body.
Florya (946) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How: Bottle Appearance: dark brown, minimal brown head. Aroma: coffe, dark syrup, rye bread, cherries, apples and some spice. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel.
TorbenJensen (784) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rough light brown foam. Lovely aromas of lightly roasted malt with some hints of coffee. The taste is lovely mellow with a little coffee, a good portion of roasted malt, a little fruit and dark bitter chocolate. It’s all nice rounded of with little hops. It’s a really delicious Imperial stout, requires great attention.
King_Alex_II (671) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color with beige foam. Sweet notes in the nose. Chocolate and sweet (cristal sugar sweetness) with very little coffee in the taste. Even some slight cassis fruit notes in there. Satisfying calm taste with a lot of diabetes potential in the aftertaste.
SinH4 (1129) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with tan head. A bit yeasty, chocolaty (sweeter chocolate), vanilla, quite weird sweetness there. Not a classical ImpStout. More of a Porter?
anstei (343) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at SinH4?s Goodbye Event. Roasty aroma, but not that well defined and not so sweet. Taste is very sweet though, almost like a glacing. Not much else though.
kryon (1927) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with low lught brown head
Aromas dry of black malts, soy, ash, coffee, hints of dark chocolate
Nice taste of coffee, roasted malts, hibts of chocokate, hints of german sausage, muscavado
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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 (1354) - 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 (114) - - 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.