Lore (1588) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 12, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
almost black colour, 1 inch cremy borwn head; aroma of cocoa, dried cherry and plum, coffee, some herbal liqueur and woody notes;taste is even more intensive and complex: cocoa, coffee, dried cherry, plum and some berries, oatmeal cake, vanilla and some sourish notes; AMAZING! Not a typical imperial stout with this Belgian-beer sourness, but definitely one of the best imperial stout I’ve ever tasted
MrOrla (1027) - Odense C, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Stefan, thanks buddy. Pours pitch black with a beige head. Aroma dried fruit, sweet, light coffee,licorice. Taste is bitter roast, coffe, heavy licorice, lingering bitter roast, dark fruits, light dark choco. Very lingerin taste, well hidden alcohol.
Danyel (1434) - Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is strong of chocolate, figs, espresso, raisins. Taste is full bodied, a bit of bitterness throughout, med carbonation, rich. Overall, good.
neongolden (852) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(On tap @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Sept 10 2015) Pours black with a small head of pale tan and no lace. Aroma intense dark malts and sweet, dried dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate, toffee, vanilla, cherry, liquorice and a little floral accent. On the palate, rich and unctuous dark malts and dark chocolate, dried fruit, cherry and plum, a bit of coffee and vanilla and moderate roast up front. Roasty character of coffee, vanilla and wood builds in the middle with a bit of hops, leading to a finish with the rich fruity core remaining but dried down with cherry wood and soft roast/hop bitterness. Rich, full mouthfeel with soft carb, not quite viscous, no alcohol. Fruity, elegant and Belgian, this is a great imperial stout, period.
mateuszk (1115) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black in colour, beige an small head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee fruits and licorice. In taste similar, really good fine dark chocolate. Full bodied, sticky, a bit too high carbonation. Great brew.
beermastersasho (20) - - SEP 8, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The first stout I ve tried, shared with friend. When we opened this we said: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! O_o!!! :O
Dark as motor oil spilled on floor. Aroma went in the room and WTF?! It was so much coffee man and so much choko. But a little bit boozy! Anyway fantastic beer. Maybe one of my favourite.
leebotton (336) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick oily and pretty much black. Liqurice aroma with caramel and roasty characteristics. The head is thin, dense and deep tan, very beautiful colour. There is the slightest hint of a fruit aroma and some pepper. The beer is tongue-coating and first hints at cream, pepper and then an intense liquorice flavour. With each sip the experience changes, shifting more towards a lasting emphasis on the peppery qualities, even giving way to dark fruit flavour like the deepest berry or even root. The silky mouthfeel makes the experience quite majestic but also strange. Whilst the flavour is incredibly varied, it sometimes switches to being ’muddy’ which detracts from the overall experience. Overall, though, really good.
SkillsFactory (227) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Praticamente nera con riflessi caramello, schiuma color nocciola di bassissima persistenza.
Aroma di cacao, frutti rossi, vaniglia, cannella, caffè tostato e zucchero caramellato, leggero sentore di rabarbaro.
Al palato stesse componenti con un finale di cacao amaro unico.
Corpo pieno, poco carbonata, oleosa.
L'alcool è nascosto talmente bene da stupire, un vero e proprio capolavoro.
BobyFischer (176) - FRANCE - SEP 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Noire d’encre quasi impénétrable.
Mousse très fine, microscopique brune.
Nez épicé, cannelle, vanille, malts, caramel, tourbe, petite acidité.
L’alcool ne se sent pas, la torréfaction présente mais maîtrisé et jamais trop amère, douceur, équilibre parfaitement maîtrisée.
De struise ont décidemment sacrément la classe.
mixmasterob (988) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Santa. This is on the verge of perfection, a real gem. Oily black pour with a tight dark brown head. Aroma was super deep and complex. Rich roasted malt, melted candy bar, vanilla, nouget, cocoa, light fruity esters, cherries, awesome. Flavors followed suit with lots of cocoa and vanilla, roasted malt, light fruit with a lingering roasty, bitter finish. Viscous, velvety mouthfeel with light carbonation. Yowzer, hard to ask for anything else in an imperial stout. So rich and smooth.