StoutHead (943) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear red with a huge foamy ivory head. This does NOT look like a stout. Aroma of hops, yeast and fruits. A bit strange taste - very hoppy and floral. Seems sweet at first but has a bitter/sour floral yeasty aftertaste. Carbonation is medium and mouthfeel is full. Terrible as an Imperial Stout (how on Earth did they come up with that description?) but as a Belgian ale it’s not too bad.
MarcoDL (3983) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good Belgian take on the imperial stout style. With the usual dark coffee and chocolate, but with a sweet Belgian twist of yeast and raisin.
adamah (214) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
As an imperial stout I would say this beer sucks but I actually really enjoyed it as a sour brown ale. It pours a dark reddish brown. The aroma is sweet and fruity. The flavor is a little sweet very tart and quite acidic.
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a strange entry into the Imperial Stout category (although the label doesn’t lie). It comes out a dark reddish-brown with a huge beige head. The aroma was sweet malt, roasted malt, and sugar cane. The flavour was also sweet, but also had hints of roasted malt.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
11.2oz bottle, which I’m pretty sure I got from Party Source. This fucking asshole of a beer foamed all over my desk when I opened it. Fuck you, beer. Clear dark brown / red color, looks more like a dubbel than a stout. An entirely unreasonable and unneccessary amount of bubbly airy white head. Had to pour in small installments, every small pour would generate a whole glass full of head again. At least the head doesn’t have great retention, I don’t have to wait too long for it too fade away. Bigger body. Stronger, soft carbonation. More dry finish. Not at all chewy or thick light American imperial stouts are. Dark fruit, some chocolate syrup, spice. If it weren’t for the presence of the roasted malts, I’d never guess that this was an imperial stout. More sweet taste than bitter. Kind of a tart taste. Light cloying sweet alcohol bite in the finish. Very disappointing.
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 Intenso color rosso/bruno con schiuma beige mediamente persistente. Al naso offre frutta fresca, caramello, malto e un tocco speziato tipico dei lieviti belgi; gusto rotondo e dolciastro, note erbacee, fruttate, maltose e lievemente tostate. Corpo medio, effervescenza vivace e struttura oleoso-setosa; ricorda più una strong ale che una stout e l’impronta belga si sente tutta! Non eccezionale, ma senza ombra di dubbio particolare!
Chudwick (2779) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle - pours amber/brown with beige head and thin lacing. Nose is grassy hops and caramel - not what I expect from an imperial stout. Flavor adds roasted malts, burnt coffee, dark fruit, alcohol and herbal hops. Oddly enough the bitterness does not come from the coffee flavors but from hops. The sweetness is more like that of a tripel. Some definite yeast issues in the finish. This mess reminds me of a local brewery. metallic aftertaste.
Ratman197 (13106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pear, pineapple, yeast and spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, pear, yeast, light spice and a hint of earthiness with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
laiti (8036) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Brussels. Rated on 18.07.2010
Aroma has vegetables typical to danish ales, some earthy and roasted notes. And a sourish feeling. Flavour is sourish with vegetables, roasted notes, soy sauce and distant earthy notes. Probably the worst Imperial Stout I’ve had.
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a large beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, spice and yeast. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.