kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Hopfenreich Berlin, 25.12.15. Thank you random patroness for sharing! Black. Chocolate, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and vanilla aroma, rich bitter and roasty taste, some soy and then alcohol. Full body, a little fizz, salt, bitter, chocolate finish.
Eastwood (158) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tomada en Cerveceria Kraken.
Espuma oscura poco persistente.
Imperial stout de 10.5° estadounidense.
Un poco densa, deja buen sabor a quemado y café.
Buena imperial stout.
gregwilsonstl (2111) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black. Creamy beige head. Very roasted. Rich. Kind of hoppy for a stout. Pretty dynamic and rich. Easy drinking for an Imperial Stout.. Sipped this while hearing the Rams are moving to LA. Good riddance Stan Kroenke. Thx johnnnniee.
islay (2221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-10-16. Labeled “FEB. 2015 ABV 10.5%.” Pours an opaque, dark brown with a small to moderate amount of taupe head. Pretty ordinary stout appearance. Complex, sophisticated, malty aroma. Scents of chocolate, crème brulee, kumquat, watermelon, and lime. I did not expect the fruit scents, but I do enjoy them. Very much a dessert beer in aroma. Really a lot going on in the smell. Heavily roasted malt flavor at the start but calms down into a very well balanced imperial stout taste. Surprising, citric flavor element: Orange. Dark chocolate and prune. Alcohol taste noticeable. Roasted malt aftertaste. Alcohol heat in the back of the throat. Lively and oily in the palate. Medium to full body, actually a little light given the high ABV. A good imperial stout and a very good beer overall. A lot going on and all of it is good.
tfontana (696) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into nonic glass from brewery. Aroma is bready, caramel malt with dark fruit and a hint of chocolate. Appearance is dark blackish brown, almost opaque with transient light brown head that quickly dissipates. No sparkle, trace lacing that slides back down the glass. Taste is dark fruit with mild chocolate and alcohol taste (a bit like rubbing alcohol) and roasted bitterness at the end. Palate is full bodied with thick texture, low carbonation, bitter finish and warming effect in the stomach. Overall, this is nice but warmth of alcohol in stomach is undone by excessive presence in taste.
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml bottle. Pours out as black as crude with no light shown through at all. Small chestnut colored head with no lacing to speak of. Aroma was "sugared blueberries " per my son and I concur. Taste was a remarkably subtle blend of dried berries, malt and a pleasant alcohol bite at the finish. The palate is oily smooth and silky. Top ten!
Erasmus_ro (2509) - Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Pours dark brown, black with a good, mocha-colored head. Aroma is roast, liquorice, some chocolate. Taste is roasted, liquorice, lightly smoky even. Some chocolate and coffee. Fairly light. Turns a tad one-sided as it warms up.
Whatup14 (1616) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuseté de Stoned99, merci Alex! Couleur noire opaque, fine mousse moka foncée. Arôme de café, malt torréfié, alcool. Goût de malt torréfié, bonne amertume, café en arrière-goût. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen-dense.
thepatrickman (837) - 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 (3162) - 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