dinkle50 (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black pour with an espresso head. Raisin and stone fruit in the aroma. Huge mouth. Big time stone fruit in the taste. Raisin and a little chocolate. Finish has some alcohol going on. Bitter finish.
ElCapitan22 (258) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with no head retention, but it does have some lacing to it. Smells of burnt coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes the same and finishes quite bitter but yet sweet. Great drink!
Zakoon (235) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ my vacation apartment. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, leather, tobacco, cocoa. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitterness. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is well balanced, very drinkable.
SparhawkII (7) - - MAY 25, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber head, Malty nose. First tastes give... Chocolate, tastes a little dry like a red wine except way more mouthfeel. Slightly bitter finish that lingers for minutes. Doesn’t leave that fatty/creamy residue that some heavy beers seem to. Not my favorite imperial stout, but decent. Also, chill before opening but let breathe a little. Probably best around 15 degrees similar to cellaring temperature.
dfinney23 (2254) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As the description says, better as it warms up. Straight out of the fridge it’s heavy on the bitterness with no complex aromas or flavors. Let it rest a while and it really opens up. True of many beers, of course, but this one in particular really needs it.
Cosmo6644 (86) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge coffee and roasted malts on the aroma, very big beer lots of hops and malts, just bursting with flavor... Very nice a touch chalky at the end
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Gluepot (127) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fluffy tan head on a near black body. The nose is classic and balanced with coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and a hint of spice. This RIS is well balance featuring fresh tasting coffee and chocolate, roasted malt, and touches of crème brule, nutmeg, cinnamon and cream. A slight bitter edge is created by the strength of the coffee and the roasty malt under taste. Excellent Imperial Stout, but lacks a distinguishing characteristic.
kalervo (853) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pyryn luona 5/2015. 2012 release. Very enjoyable, thick imperial stout. Fine beer.
dslam (91) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Very dark brown with some beige head. Very light aroma of coffee roast. Very well balanced taste. First sip leads to a steady overtake of all the senses. It’s fairly free flowing for a stout and arrives it’s flavors well. Coats the pallet with a smooth texture and doesn?t have any bad after taste.
pictoman (777) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Black with tan head. Surprisingly mild, but perfectly balanced. Mild roast malt, chocolate, and coffee, alcohol is mostly hidden. A great beer, wouldn’t change anything except to maybe boost all of the flavours and alcohol slightly, but in the exact same balance.