IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at Ebenezer’s Pub in Lovell, Maine. Incredibly dark, opaque, with a moderate foamy brown head. The beer coats the glass with some deep, dark legs and leaves a touch of residue behind. Full and rich aroma with a good chocolate presence which was offset by dark fruits, floral hoppiness, light roastiness and coffee, and just a touch of alcohol. Flavor is very complex and it all melded together wonderfully. The front end starts out with some serious chocolate, followed by some lighter roasted notes that give way to the very green, yet not very bitter, hops. The finish has some slight bitterness that was offset by some coffee. The body was full and very rich. It drank wonderfully though, and you would only have an inkling that this beer is as strong as it is. Decadent stuff. Thoroughlly enjoyable on all fronts. A big thank you to Chris and Jen at Ebenezer’s for giving me the chance to have such an awesome treat
dnicolaescu (1279) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Destul de dulce cu note de fructe uscate, mai puțin roast, puțin alcool.
witthatsbier (399) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet Black like a beautiful Malaysian womens hair with a coffee coloures thick head
Aroma is full on roast coffee with dark belgian chocolate,and a big alcoholic
Taste Wow this is something else sour dry bitter coffee with mocha bit of sourness and a big alcoholic kick ,long dry coffee finish
overall world class beer,when Struise get it right they blow your tastebud,s brilliant beer
fombe89 (614) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella @II cata Ratebeer Asturias. 19/07/2015 Color negro, epuma beige, aromas malta, sabor dulce, tostado.
clockk (186) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Entrada suave con final fuerte, buen cuerpo, gran espuma consistente, sabores tostados
SeniorZozo (269) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect. Taste is malty, with toffee, coffee and some vanilla, raisins and roasty as well. Very nice imperial Stout, awesome.
Borup (7868) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at KŘ 15. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, caramel, licorice, coffee and alcohol.
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Might as well get this turd out of the way...
Big thick black, decent lively tan head. Nose is smoky, teasing BBQ and soily - I never get past this as quickly as I’d like. Initial taste is smooth, sprightly choc and chips of red velvet cake. Stirs of melted brown sugar sweetness, perhaps too much. There’s plenty of dark blackcurrant stamped away though, certainly bright and softly boozy and well watched bitterness. Soft, silky, desserty with a cloying enough mouthfeel. Scampers of more sweetness on the finish. Linger is a charred and burrowing bitterness without any rustic coffee nonsense.
Bottle, Cornelius, Edinburgh
Beelzebrox (39) - Enschede, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer with almost no head. Nose roasted grain, coffee, some raisins. Taste black coffee, roasted grains, dark chocolate, plums, licorice, vanilla, brown sugar. Full bodied, low in carbonation, thick oily mouthfeel. Aftertaste goes from sweet sugary syrup to bitter fruity hops. Excellent.
SimplySike (1139) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma vinous, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, red fruits, roasted malts, caramel.
Taste complex caramel chocolate red fruits sweets, little roasted bitter.
Mouthfeel full, creamy.
Great imp. stout.
kevd193213 (928) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Oily black pour with a thin brown head. Aroma of black licorice, smoke, leather and bitter chocolate. Full body with a lasting bitter finish.