KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour was a thick rich black with a large (2-3 finger) dense medium brown creamy head that lasted a good while, reducing slowly to just a little residue that was left clinging to the glass rather nicely.
The aroma was of a burnt chocolate malt and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, molasses, roasted coffee, some dark fruit and a very mild alcohol presence.
The taste was malty and sweetly bitter with notes of chocolate and molasses early on, and then became a tad bitterer with a nice dose of coffee and dark fruit with a strong alcohol finish. The flavor lasted a really long time with the coffee, chocolate and dark fruit being present for a while before the alcohol presence became dominant.
Mouthfeel was thick, chewy and full in body with a dry, creamy texture and a nice soft carbonation.
Overall an intensely tasty Imperial Stout with a lot of flavor and a strong alcohol taste that was hardly noticeable to the nose.
klm1 (877) - - AUG 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2016, bottled on 23. march: on bottle 10,8% abv. Pours back oily color, with foamy brown head. which immediately transforms to a ring around the glass. Aroma: rich dark and roasted malts, with notes of espresso coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, port wine bourbon, vanilla nibs, anise...Flavor is practically the same: intense dark, roasted malts, which takes on dark chocolate, espresso coffee, licorice, cocoa and vanilla nibs, port wine, hint of bourbon, supported with moderate high hop bitterness, which takes on citruses and pine, noiticeable in finish. Finish is slightly bitter (of roasted malt), dry. Body is full, texture is silky soft, carbonation is low. When it warms up it’s for fa**** sake sure world class imp.
commonmac (1030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Republic in a snifter glass on the patio with commonshawn. Dark black in color with tan head that strives to lace itself against the glass. Aroma is peat and chocolate with some welcomed smoke/roasted malt notes. Little toffee/caramel as well. Taste is big and bold with a large peat component and a significant chocolate dessert feel. Mouthfeel is creamy like chocolate milk. Alcohol bite definitely present. Nice dark chocolate and espresso finish. This is a beer for sipping. Really impressive overall. This is the 2012 version on tap so guessing it’s bringing more peat and bourbon like alcohol elements to the table. Great beer.
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Musta olut ruskealla, keskikokoisella vaahdolla joka jättää aavistuksen pitsiä. Tuoksu makean maltainen, paahteisen kahvinen ja suklainen. Maku makean siirappisen maltainen, paahteisen kahvinen ja humalan kivasti kuivattama/katkeroittama. Täyteläinen ja matalahiilihappoinen suutuntuma, kiva katkerahko ja mausteinen pitkä jälkimaku. Alkoholi ei maistu lainkaan, paitsi hieman jälkimaussa. Jotain kuitenkin tuntuisi uupuvan, eikä tämä ihan täydellinen tapaus ole. Korkeaakin korkeammat odotukset täyttyivät vain osittain.
Maarten1993 (920) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank with Marijn, Bram and Lennart in the Stone brewery bar (awesome place!) in Berlin. Very thick, sweet beer. Like a RIS should be. Good.
andrepintado (2674) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 7, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from brewdog online store. Appeareance is opaque and dark. Head is thin and brown. Medium body. Very smooth finish. Aroma is liquorice, coffee, chocolate, cacao, nuts, hops. Amazing fresh beer.
beeebon (403) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home last night. This is a beer I had been waiting to try for a long time and my local beer shop finally had some in. Pours thick black with small tan head, rich aroma of dark chocolate, rich coffee, berries and roasted malt. Taste medium to strong sweet but not cloying, balanced with a bitterness which is pleasing. Oily thick tar like texture on the pallette. This is an exceptional beer of its style and I only wish I had another bottle!
sjogro (2501) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2014 bottle courtesy if Scotty. Black with tan head. Sweet roasted chocolate malts, molasses, vanilla. Over medium sweet, soft bitter. Full body, soft carbonation, very velvety smooth texture. Nice!
mariuspoenari (1424) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pitch black with a thin beige head. Notes of smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, roasted coffee beans, cherries. Medium body, medium carbonstion and a roasty bitter-sweet aftertaste.
Andrus86 (395) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE. (2016 version 23/03/16). Cola black pour with solid tan head.. Dark malt, toasted coconut, chocolate & vanilla essence on the nose.. Silky texture, dark malt, dark berries & chocolate mixed together with a boozy finish once its warmed up a touch.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel
Rootsman (7) - - AUG 1, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20