Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Silky black. Nose presents a deep fragrance of chocolate cake and mocha, with a touch of peat. Drinks like a more mature Black Albert, with just light traces of peat and barrel. Insane richness. Decadent silky dark malt goodness, super chocolaty, roast, sweet dark fruit. Finish lasts for minutes, initially dominated by fudge and then black licorice. Will only get better with age.
Beersiveknown (1625) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from bottleshop, Canterbury
Pours dark mahogany with towering dark brown head that soon collapsed. Rich treacle and slightly meaty malts with some seaweed and cigar smoke. Rich, thick bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, boozy, strong whisky, long savoury sweet finish.
blankboy (5153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 5100th rating! Bottle [330ml] courtesy of Glouglouburp. It looks beautiful! It pours black with a cascading, average size, long-lasting foamy light-brown head. Some lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of chocolate, roasted dark malt, vanilla, light smoke, dark fruit, wood, a bit of alcohol and more -- there’s lots going on. Flavour is rich and sweet, with dark roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, wood, alcohol, dark fruit and a long, slightly alcoholic bitter finish. Like the aroma, it’s quite complex. Alcohol is pretty well hidden for such a high abv. Medium to full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. A fantastic Imperial Stout and a great example of barrel-ageing done right. Thanks Dany!
Gerbeer (859) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
330 ml bottle.(2009) Pours black with medium head of big bubbles. Big aromas of vanilla, smoke, and heavily roasted malts. Oily. Rich smoky flavors. Meaty, with figs, chalk, and big malts. Yeah...
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a translucent reddish brown nearly black with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, peat smoke, bakers cocoa and light oak. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, peat smoke and light oak with a smooth lingering roasty peaty finish.
VastActiv (813) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33l at Hilpea Hauki, Helsinki. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
sir__v (291) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color: deep dark black beer with medium brown head as expresso and no cabonization. Smell: malt, barrel, cognac, cane, sugar, raisin. Taste: malt and sugar complexity as cane, caramel, raisin, and whisky barrel. Aftertaste: a few alcohol taste but pleasant because not so strong, whisky, malt and cane.
PriorL (261) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: black beer, beige stable head.
Nose: coffee, whiskey, rather sweet, but alcohol is very prominent, though balanced!
Taste: whiskey, chocolate, alcohol warming feeling.
demmbonz (303) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from beer planet in brussels. Last beer before heading home. Nice huge thick impy with tons of earthy scotch elements.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scotch whiskey wood aged musty peat dark fruit residual sugar and alcohol dark roasted dough. Black pour creamy tan head. Peat dark fruit residual sugars some Smokey scotch notes burnt roast definite alcohol boozy strong heat in the finish. Medium soft bubbled carbonation. Strong aged good. A little thinned out.
dado93 (50) - ITALY - MAR 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 The "666 Imperial Stout".
Deep black color with one cappuccino head, roasted coffee in aroma, the taste is full, smooth, with roasted coffee and liquorice notes, one soft sweet touch in the final and again bitter/roasted coffee and liquorice notes persistent in the aftertaste.
Incredible drinkability of this beer. Alcohol is well hidden.