BRW (1670) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with small beige head. Roasted, coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted, coffee and chocolate taste. Medium to full body.
rouhlas (1736) - GREECE - NOV 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle at the BeerGeek bar, Prague. Black color with nice beige brown creamy head. roasted malty and heavy hoppy aroma, some chocolate, cocoa and coffee notes, heavy pine - spruce - juniper. Sweet and bitter taste, more malty than the aroma, roasted, caramel and soy sauce notes when it gets warmer. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation.
BrownALEx (375) - Portland, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma and taste of chocolate and burnt coffee. Taste is also dark fruit, vanilla and booze. Not a bad imperial but I had higher expectations. Might get again.
fuzzcro (43) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My taste prefers sweeter and a bit thicker but overall a fine stout. I’ve enjoyed a few pints.
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from LCBO. Label says 10.0%. BB in 2 weeks. Pours a mahogany-ish black with a surprisingly light, tan-ish head that drops quick to leave islets and peninsulas around the edge (second pour more substantial). The nose is initially sooo hoppy... mesmerising piney-resiny citrusy-grassy hops, but later the more stouty aspects come forward, like chocolate and coffee. The flavour continues along the same lines - it’s so roasty-chocolaty-sweet yet with a huge bitter kick, accentuated by the alcohol. And I mean there’s heat in the throat. So smooth, soft, and full in the mouth. So good, so good.
P.S. - I suspect I would’ve given it at least 4.5 a year back.
hackobock (2423) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 9, 2015. Bottle, best before januari 3, 2015.
Black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, hints of licorice, tobacco, hops, herbs, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and soft roasted bitterness.Finish is bitter moist tobacco, dark chocloate and hints of grass, light to medium sweet dark fruits, toffee and licorice. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Metalchopz (2715) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a big creamy-bubbly light-mocha coloured head, everlasting, leaving creamy lacing. Big dark fruit aromas with plums and spices, covering the roasted malts. And eventually, hints of vanilla softening things. This keeps on changing and some grass shows in the nose. The taste definitely is where the hops appears stronger. Even at the start, fading to show some coffee in the finish. Kind of a sharp, bitter entree. A pretty hoppy tasting Imperial Stout that goes down nicely... if this is your thing. The head is stunning for a bottled brew.
Torrefacto (1102) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negro opaco y espuma beis. Aromas de chocolate, frutos negros y ligero frescor lupulado. Cuerpo medio-alto, sabor de frutos negros, chocolate y final de amargor acafetado.
SinH4 (1398) - Garching, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with nice tan head. Aroma is dry, malty, a bit yeasty, coffee. A bit booze. Taste is similar, not too soothing, but not bad. Silky mouthfeel, slight burn towards the end. Not bad, but there’s better.
mstrcrwly (784) - New York, USA - SEP 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle dated Feb 2015,poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin tan head..aroma of coffee,cocoa,dark fruits,roasted nuts..tastes exactly like it smells..medium carbonation..smooth mouthfeel..good stuff.