ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, dark fruits, roasted coffee, molasses, black licorice, vanilla.
T - Sweet roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, raisins and other dark fruits, roasted coffee, earthy hops, mild bitterness, black licorice, molasses, vanilla.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit chewy with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Good RIS. Nice complexity, mouthfeel, and balance.
Sammy (10317) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth, tasty malting. Subtle notes of chocolate, a bit peat, some residual hops. Very drinkable stuff.
DocLock (8947) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark black with brown edges and fizzy tan head. Nose was very interesting. I got dark malt, oak, spirits, and fine cigar aromas. Tasted malty, with a very dry flavor, some peaty, woody notes, and the unmistakable flavor of fine tobacco. Solid, dense, and dry.
mikkopen (973) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Black, with a thin tan head. Sweetish aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffe, notes of vanilla. The flavour is roasted malty, with salty liquorice, sweetish chocolate, smoky notes and a long bitter finish. Certainly not the best IS around, but still quite nice.
redders1974 (553) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with red hue small head minimal lacing. Taste coffee dark chocolate rich mouthfeel would like this more with the alcohol ramped up all round easy drinking and warming bottle at home.
Suchar (12) - Opole, POLAND - JAN 23, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really great aroma and apperance. Taste great, I sniff coffe on first, next some carmel, some bananas and vanilla, taste like a barrel. This beer had a real nice colour, nearly black. In this class could have more alcohol. But in a final it’s real great RIS, worth a try!
NallePalle (400) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 50 cl, ABV 7.4% (Winter Imperial Stout). Agree with the commercial deScription: rich, smooth, warming.
Intsr (108) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty,
Appearance : black, clear, minimal head, tan foam,
Taste : medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness,
Palate : full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
VamboladeTolly (1077) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as winter imperial stout ABV 7,4. Pours deep dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma: sweetish, roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. Taste is roasted, coffee, dark chocolate bitterness, Nice beer.
tarmok (768) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
black liquid with frothy beige head. aroma of toffee. taste of toffee, roasted malts. medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
ChtiBreizh (385) - Rennes, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Black with a thick frothy beige head. Aroma is of licorice, bitter dark chocolate, hops. Medium sweet with a drier and hoppy highly bitter finish. Medium carbonation, soft velvety mouthfeel. So tasty and drinkable.