Kita (663) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 0.50l. Pours murky, almost black with medium sized creamy light brown head and fair lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste starts with smooth and rich roasted malt and coffee, while following is sweet chocolate with alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is spicy and peppery with pretty heavy bitter finish and long aftertaste. Full body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Interesting herbal hoppy stout...
Pizd (351) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle): Pours almost black with red tinges, off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, liquorice, chocolate, molasses. Flavour of coffee, roasted malt, ash, chocolate, liquorice. A touch of bitterness and smooth on the palate.
TET (1299) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black beer with a big, dense and beige head. The nose is roasted, coffee, strong milky sourness, some herbs and old lether sole. Not very sophisticated aroma. Taste is strongly roasted, coffee, nice sweetness, some lether and liquirice. The end is quite long, dry and roasted. Medium+ bodied, smooth carbonation, plesant to drink. Quite simple IS, not very exhilarating.
dresden (644) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this bottle is a year old, I just realized I still had it. Sad. Deep brown witha tan head. Aroma of roast malt, ash. Taste is a nice smoky burnt malt, some creamy caramel, dark fruits. It’s a pretty nice beer.
ThreeCats (485) - ISRAEL - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep cola-cola color with a tan head. Aroma of roast, ash, and chalk. Taste very roast and dry, with roastiness increasing in mid mouth and palate. Warm after-feeling in stomach is only indication that this is an "imperial" stout and not just a regular dry (or possibly extra dry) stout
Buongiorgio00 (83) - - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un ottima imperial stout di Thornbridge. Una vera e propria golosità nella categoria dei torrefatti che non dimenticano la complessità: liquerizia, leggera affumicatura dei malti, corpo denso e avvolgente. Cosa ci si aspetta di più quando si beve una birra simile? Generalessa dell’interpretazione inglese classica dell’imperial stout, pur senza nessun carattere superlativo.
sfuen03 (218) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
huge, lasting, brown head. Leaves a very thin film on top of a black body. Aroma is chocolate, vanila, clove, nots, smoothly smoked; very ellegant and subtle. Mouthfeel is creamy, Co2 is average; alcohol is amazingly integrated. Finish is smoothly bitter. Taste is balanced, strong cocoa, smooth coffee, nuts, black frutis.
Borup (4397) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at DØE 2013. Black with a biege head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, fruit, caramel and hoppy notes.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with brownish highlights and a large soapy brown head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was malty and toasty with notes of smoke, vanilla and almost bacon. The flavor was roasty and smoky bacon, vanilla, malted milk and had a pervading bitterness. Medium length bitter roasty and smoky finish. Moderately full bodied. Too roasty and smoky for my taste but a solid brew.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s black with a red hue and a creamy nougat head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, a touch of dark chocolate and very light peat. The flavor has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate, a touch of fruits and towards the finish a wee touch of peat. The finish is fairly dry with a subtle bitterness. Not an overly powerful IMPY, but still charming and nice.