thepatrickman (530) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is subdued but pleasant roasted malts, and it has the appearance of a freshly drawn sample of crude oil. In a good way. Well structured flavor, with big chocolate and roasted malt flavors mixing the whole way through. Maybe not the best imperial stout I’ve ever had, but one of them, and all the better for being easily available.
Vighals (2645) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svart med fingerhøyt brunt skum. Lukter mørke frukter, svisker, mørk sjokolade og pepper. Smaker mørke frukter, salt lakris, alkohol og espresso. Halslinser i avsluttningen
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a darker black, thin and carries a little ruby in it. The head is decently large and foamy. Light tan. There is a light soapy lace left behind. The aroma carries a little strange sharpness to it. There is a nice malt bill and a pretty strong bitter hoppiness. I was hoping for a more relaxed malt and chocolate. It's different to say the least. The flavor is different. There is a pretty decent roasty malt, and a light hoppy bitterness. There isn't much of a dark fruit that the label claims. There is a light weirdness that I can't really place. The mouth feel is excessively thin and light. There is a sharp carbonation and a lingeringly bitterness on the finish. It's alright, but I want more out of stouts.
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ebone1988 (947) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sweet licorice, roasted malt, earthy hops, chocolate, coffee. Appearance was a little thin on the pour, but Joann and a light brown head. Taste is very malty, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit. Mouthfeel is light, medium body and soft carbonation, lingering aftertaste. Overall, for $6.50/22oz this is a decent buy.
BRW (1908) - 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 (2115) - 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 (394) - 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 (150) - 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 (1266) - 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 (2963) - 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.