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.
Sun2u (2) - - DEC 23, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark smooth Stout. Has a very nice aftertaste. Good Texter over the tongue.
Leini (919) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pitch black body with a low tan head. Roasted notes, dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee and burnt sugar. Finishes a bit dry.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at BrewDog Clapham Junction, Battersea. Pours black, thin tan. Aroma of coffee, molasses, aniseed, leather and dark malt. Full, smooth mouthfeel. Burnt malt flavours, with treacle, espresso and spice. Finish is ash, tar, burnt sugar, burnt coffee beans and port. Smashing.
stevoj (2334) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bittercreek Alehouse Dark Days 2014 pouring this 2011 vintage. Not much can be added here, a truly superlative beer. Dark with a tinge of ruby, smooth and velvety, plenty of gentle warmth.
markas101 (1900) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, Craft Beer Market, Calgary, AB, Canada. Jet black, thick dark beige head. Spruce resin and prune aroma. Great texture, some chocolate then a mint hop hit with a long dark chocolate and resin finish. Great.
FunkyF (159) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Kraftig tung doft av choklad, kaffe, bränt socker och portvin. Smak av choklad och kaffe med mjölk. Lite lätt i smaken jämfört med doften.
e303 (122) - - DEC 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to beer tulip. Dark black pour with decent, non lasting head. The aroma on this is dark. Dark roast, dark fruits, dark malt, dark chocolate, just dark everything. The taste is similar with an okay profile. Mostly roasty and dark. The finish is thick and oily. Not my favorite RIS but a good example. 2014 release.
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davidtjm (573) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pour is black, aroma is caramel, toffee, alcohol. Taste is roast malts toffee, alcohol, sweetness, finish is sweet toffee, full-bodied, carbonation is soft. Good stuff, you would never guess the 11%
SarkyNorthener (2381) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg@brewdog, birmingham. Black beer with medium head. Aroma of coffee, dark malts and licorice. Taste is coffee, dark fruits, licorice and treacle. Medoum bodied and sticky. Excellent.
spujr (23) - - NOV 29, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much on the nose for me but I’m drinking it a little cold. Appearance and taste too style and good but the overall palate a bit to tannic for my taste. Nice caramel over tones. I don’t taste the OH from this which is also good.