DrJekyllMrEric (18) - San Antonio Pero Aqui, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Every time I see this beer I purchase at least one bottle, something in my mind tells me it was good the last time i had it. As I begin to drink it I reconsider my decision, the tastes come on harsh and finish rough...but there’s a clean aftertaste that forces one more drink. Once your through half a bottle the 10.6 apv loosens you up and let’s you enjoy the full flavor of the beer. What was once harsh and rough is now flavorful and smooth. If you’re lucky enough to have bought two bottles you may not make it through the second especially if you’ve warmed up with other imperials. More often than not i’ll wake up with half a bottle in the freezer the next morning. Great beer that deserves respect, not as flashy a name as arrogant bastard but much better tasting for those with a palate for stouts.
MelvinKalksma (635) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts.
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and chocolate; ends slightly bitter with roasted malts.
A balanced imperial stout which is not really sweet, nor really bitter. Balance is key however and it is excellently crafted.
PotjeBier (2422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Beer Temple, sample size. I believe I had this only once before, early zeroes. Color is as good as black. Beige to brown uneven head, thin layere retention, good lacing. Aroma’s: roasted, light umami. Retronasal it’s roasted, red fruit, some caramel/toffee/brown sugar. Flavor is moedrate sweet, roasted (light sour), moderate bitter. Rather strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Finish is long, roasty, malty, moderate bitter.
ramboraffe (1669) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Thick oily black with tanned head. Loads of coffee, roasted malt and bitter chocolate. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium to low carbonation. Solid Imperial stout!
GuideDogSaint (999) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at Beer station, Xiamen. Pours dark brown black with a thin head. Aroma of roast malt, black treacle. Intense bitter sweet finish.
tekstr1der (336) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours inky black with half-finger of brown foam, almost as viscous as Ten Fidy. Promising start! Aroma is surprisingly mellow - just mild toasted malt and a faint nutty-sweet. Taste is amazing, beginning with a blast of roast, semisweet in the middle, never harsh or over-bitter. Mouthfeel is medium, much lighter than expected. Finishes a slight bitter begging for another sip. This stuff has danger written all over it. 2nd favorite by only a slight margin.
androman (1441) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beertemple, Amsterdam. Nose is roasty. Body is pitch black, head is small, brownish, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is dark roasted coffee, dried fruits, dark chocolate. Medium sweet, heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty heavy bitter. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Not that heavy, tasty, great one.
MarcoDL (3629) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at beertemple. Black pour. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, sweet coffee and bitters. Taste of sweet malt, coffee, milk chocolate, licorice and a soft finish. Allright, but expected more.
Homer321 (3767) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Lots of deep tobacco in the nose. Earthy. Dirt. Faint molasses. Taste followed with hints of coffee. Fucken grate.
polo_marco (193) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee chocolate roasted malts and hint of booze. Silky rich dark black color. Super chocolatey some coffee and roasted malts with a hint of boozeiness on the backend. Creamy and smooth Full body stout with nice carbonation. Over all this is a big brew with tons of flavor but the boozeiness is a bit off putting. Not to shabby.
Zlotta (1200) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.15 l on tap at ’Beertemple’. Pitch black with a frothy, tan head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, some hazelnut and hints of licorice. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty taste of dark chocolate, some coffee, hazelnut and a bit of vanilla, followed by a short, roasty-bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very tasty and round, no alcohol detectable at all, but lacks complexity.