TimE (2977) - Tokyo, - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown color. Very dry woody, austere, rounded smooth. Elegant, cacao, wood, dry, round. Amazing how well the alcohol is hidden. Superb and nothing like I’ve drank before.
evergreen0199 (1832) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherds Bush, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Rich, roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee aroma. Taste is similar, rich, roasty, malty, milk chocolate, coffee, slight sweetness. Effortless drinkability, classy stuff as ever from The Kernel.
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 9,2 ABV. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hopy aroma. Heavy bitter nice complex flavor. Moderate bitter long finish. Creamy palate.
TEJA (1213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery in London. No head, Darko red-brown color. Verk nice Darko chocolate aroma. Nice body and big drinkabillity.
gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour no head oily like the pour mild carbonation aromas rich fruit liquorice rich coffee dark chocolate raisin the flavours liquorice hints of molasses velvety notes roast coffee dark fruits and chocolate medium strong bitter warming tastes caramel nice and rich this is a charming imperial the finish best tastes malt notes sweetness crispness the bitter and velvety touch through the beer a coffee taste that ligers nicely such a rewarding imperial to drink
Habanero (2166) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep brown with an average lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted, malt, nuts, caramel and chocklate. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and slightly bitter with alcohol notea. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A great Brown.
Johnsense (704) - - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, Dark fruit, roasted malt aroma. Alcohol fairly well hidden here. Big roast, black coffee, a slight bit of char, dried dark fruit. Oily mouthfeel, fuller body.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee characteristic stout, great aroma. Above average mouthfeel. Rhen’s bottle.
dynamiteninja (1393) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned at 9.8% ABV. Deep mahogany body. Loose tan bubbly head with no retention. Nose is alcohol, aromatic, roast, vinous fruit, liquorice, savoury, sour, smoke, hops, spice, black malt. Bittersweet with some sour notes. Full bodied. Dry finish.
SimplySike (693) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl. Bottle. Bottled on: 2013-10-07, Best Before: 2018-10-07, 9.8% ABV
Pours dark ruby black with no head.
Aroma big alcohol, chocolate, and coffee. Dark fruits, roasted malts.
Taste sharp coffee, chocolate, bitter. Some cherrie sweets.
Mouthfeel bit oily.
Great imp. stout.
Ragnampiza (219) - ITALY - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Ales By Mail, served in a snifter glass. Bottled on 07-10-13 (9.8% ABV) Pitch black, with absolutely no light passing through, and an average, even with an aggressive pour, brown frothy head. On the nose dark fruits, bitter dark chocolate, coffee powder, light alchool. Rich and velvey smooth, moderately bitter with not much sweetness to speak of, more coffee than chocolate in the taste. Tiny bit of astringency and hoppy presence in the aftertaste. Unbelievably easy to drink for the ABV, no trace of booze at all. Soft carbonation, medium to full body, slightly oily texture. Perhaps not a mindblowing RIS, but certainly pleasent and well executed. I wouldn’t mind having access to these kind of beers in 1856 ;-)