Marstonlad (317) - Helsinki, - MAR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Bottle at Black Door, Helsinki. Pours black with a thick medium sized head that leaves a lot of lacing. Very malty aroma with notes of chocolate, smoke and coffee, also some roasty and nutty notes. Taste is dryish, very roasty and rich. It is both malty and towards the finish also hoppy. Flavours of coffee, dark chocolate, some resin and pine. Palate is full and sticky. Very nice, drinkable Imperial Stout - intense but not as robust as some.
GraveAtSea (105) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with ruby reflections. Nice beige head, lacing glass. Delicate, little intense aroma. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, a bit smoked, smoke. Dry taste, strong roasted, bitter, slightly sour from the malts, light smoked and bitter chocolate. Medium carbonation, medium body with thick texture. Drinkable and warming, lighter representative of Imperial Stout’s.
Valgreen (405) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ highlander bar. Dark brown, big tan head lasting a long time, great lacing. Aroma and taste, malty, roasted notes, lots of hoppy, fruity, coffee, chocolate. Dry mouth feel. This beer is great.
Torrefacto (325) - SPAIN - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color caoba oscuro, casi negro con espuma color crema. Aromas de café y tostados, ligeramente afrutada y algo ahumada. En boca tiene densidad media, pasa bien y deja un sabor de café amargo y seco, algo plano. Bien.
Buczer (28) - Pabianice, POLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours iridescent Black. Tan head. In aroma roasted malts, dark chocolate. In taste roasted malts, chocolate, nice bitterness. full body, Long bitter finish
bosta (83) - SLOVENIA - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,5l bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma of caramel and lots of roast coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Astringent, slightly bitter and dry aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Full body, well balanced medium carbonation. Great beer.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2013 - Opaque Black/Red in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee, toffee, vanilla, hints of smoke. Fruity; dark fruits, berries. Hoppy; grassy hops. Vinous. Full bodied. Sweet malty throughout. Dry finish. Liked this a lot. Terrific Stout!
gegwilson (495) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Dram Shop, Sheffield. Quite a pale body for a stout - deep mahogany with a rocky tan head. Plenty of hop notes in the mix with the roasty malt flavours of chocolate and liquorish. There are pine notes from the hops and something smokey too. A nice easy drinking beer, though not a luxorious as some imperial stouts.
Derbeth (179) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark, heavy chocolate dominates the aroma; also noticeable some hops. Black colour, nice brown head. Medium bitterness. I like that the beer is not sweet, not cloying, without ash feeling, really smooth in mouth. Very good one.
guzgorog (148) - FRANCE - JAN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière brune foncée avec un col de mousse beige. Nez de malts grillés, caramel et café. En bouche, texture liquoreuse, attaque sur le côté caramel et café, finale sur une franche amertume et pamplemousse. Très bon.
vami (304) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. That’s a disappointment in aroma. DMS! Some hops but a lot of DMS!, then it goes off, but the initial aroma is vegetables. Appearance is great. Black and wonderful dense beige head. Distinctively hoppy with a lot of body. Bitter and complex. Bitter finish. If not for the aroma, it would be great.