RickFifty (868) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, brown sugar, dark chocolate. Sweet taste, licorice, coffee, rich malty. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Dahlstrom (126) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black beer with a small head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium bodied. Medium bitterness. And low to medium carbonation.
Shippy (43) - - DEC 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 vintage poured from a bottle. Black with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate and dark fruits. Roasty flavor follows with more chocolate and dark fruits, raisins, dates. Feel, along with the flavors, is very rich and smooth. Full bodied. Overall, a tasty and rich imperial stout with a nice touch of heat. Very well crafted.
JBomb (12) - Little Canada, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from 2014 pours dark black with a small tan head.aromas of roasted coffee and sweet chocolate.Tastes of dark chocolate,anise,coffee and some vanilla.nice and balanced stout .finishes sweet,but just the right amount of bitterness to complete its roasty lingering flavor.an incredable beer!
wchesser (1669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spring 2009 bottle in Dec. ’15 on a snow day from cpetrone-thanks, Chris! (great cellaring BTW!) Oily and viscous dark black as you’d expect. Nose is some hot booze, dark roast malts and dark coffee, sweet vanilla, dark stewed prune. Taste follows, with rich mocha elements. Creamy mouthfeel. Does burn some. This has held up incredibly well.
cullent56 (4) - - DEC 7, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good stuff. Not my favorite imperial stout, especially considering the price tag. Still, a strong finish of mocha and alcohol
Hikeg (190) - - DEC 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small, fizzy, brown, fully diminishing head, fair lacing. Normal, dark brown body. Heavy malty aroma, with notes of roasted, nutty and dark chocolate. Moderate hoppy aroma, with notes of spruce, resin and lime. Moderate yeasty aroma, with notes of leather and earth. Notes of soy sauce, toffee, vanilla and licorice. Heavy sweet, moderate bitter, light acidic and salty initial flavor. Long, moderate sweet, heavy bitter, light acidic and salty finish. Full body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent finish. Very solid Imperial Stout.
GlasgowTAD (945) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque black with a little brown head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee and vanillla. Taste is vanilla, oak, leather, bitter coffee, modest sweet molasses. Full bodied with an oily mouthfeel.
Foffern (1543) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Three year old bottle. Pours a deep brown to black color with a small light beige head. Compact aroma of loads of chocolate truffles, milk chocolate, dark wood and leather. The flavor has more chocolate, coffee beans, leather, dark chocolate, harpix, some alcohol and pine in a long aftertaste. Full-bodied with a silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A solid, well-balanced IS with a lot of chocolate.
Turtles (1194) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from Systembolaget, 2015 Classic Release, abv 10.6%. Black with a creamy beige two-finger sized head, rich and thick lacing. Roasted, woody notes in the aroma, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Deep and rich taste roasted coffee beans, chocolate, fudge, sticky figs, fresh vanilla bean. Warming alcohol in the finish.