Kr1zz (428) - BELGIUM - APR 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought at Willems en Zoon Grobbendonk.
Black as hell with a medium dark beige/brown head.Full body.
Nose: coffee notes, caramel, liquor, vanilla, roasted malts...
Taste: some coffee notes, butterscotch, vanilla, plum, roasted malts, dried fruits, liquorice. Some alcoholic warmth in the end with a low bitterness.
Concealer (1174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown on the pour to a thick black. Brown head that lasts in a thin ring and laces some. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, plum, raisin, caramel, light coffee, vanilla and licorice. Flavor is the same, complex, roasty and sweet. Medium bodied, smooth with a slightly dry end.
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 26, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
So rich, and still so easy to drink. Sweet with good balance, very long taste. Perfect for me.
ajnepple (5073) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle, vintage 2015, purchased at the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Deep black appearance with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee, light candy sugar and a hint of dark fruits. Similar flavor, adding hints of molasses and licorice. Medium to heavy sweetness balanced by a mild to moderate bitterness. Medium to full body, slightly watery, with soft carbonation, a smooth creamy feel and a rich, lingering chocolate finish. The alcohol is hidden pretty well. This is good, but I am just slightly underwhelmed.
wombat23 (694) - Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a dark tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. Similar taste. The finish is a bit acidic and sweet and lacks bitterness; it almost has some vinous characteristics to it. Itís good but not great. Had higher hopes for a Top 100 beer.
darbeer75 (521) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: chocolate and coffee dominate; Appearance: inky black with thin tan head that dissipates quickly; Taste: sweetness that ends with some bitterness; notes of coffee and chocolate; donít really care for the sweetness - too honey-like; Palate: very heavy body with long, sweet/bitter finish; Overall: sweet is too cloying for me; like the balance with bitterness but overall not my favorite imperial stout.
gdvs (6) - - MAR 15, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Extremely thick black beer with yellow head. Although itís heavy and tastes heavy, itís surprisingly smooth and well balanced.
Mesjasz (1000) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, date to 2013. Black color, almost no head. Aroma is soy sauce, roasty, coffee, chocolate. Taste is sweet, light bitter. Flavor of roasty malt, chocolate, coffee, molasses, caramel, some soy sauce and alcohol.
mondomondo (3) - IRELAND - MAR 11, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with some ruby edges. Pours heavy but lighter on the tongue than expected. Actually slightly disappointed on weight considering the high %. Headless. Big currant and caramelized fruit. Not much spice, little burnt marshmallow. Round and warming - was expecting something gnarlier but ultimately its a friendly hug. A nice belgian heart to this imperial. A jolly brew!
fkoolen (986) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Servaascafe. Pitch black, no head. Red, dried and vinous fruitiness, sweet and thick roasted malty coffee and chocolate tones, big alcoholic warmth. Lingering complex sweet and fruity aftertaste. Low carbonation, big body. Liked the Cuvee Delphine better but this is great too.