giorgos_gtc (97) - GREECE - JUL 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremmelly special beer. In the same level and taste with mocha porter from rogue. But I would prefer this one a bit more. Rich coffe and a sweet tastr of bitter chocolate.
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Rover in Gothenburg. Very dark, creamy off white head. Heavy coffee and dark chocolate. Very rich, heavy beer. Creamy dark bitter chocolate. Good bitter to counter alcohol and sweetness. Terrific beer.
luser2000 (131) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A kedvenc sörfajtám (imperial stout) egyik tagja, ajánlották figyelmembe. nem rossz ital, de nálam korábban már nagyon magasra csúszott a mérce, amit ez nem próbált meg leverni. :-)
VastActiv (3862) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Originally rated 17032012. Colour is black with small brown head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and malts.
stouby (4041) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Black with a brown head. Aroma medium malty (roasted, burnt, coffee, dark chocolate). Flavor medium sweet and bitter, coffee. Medium+ body.
JBPortland (1147) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle pours dark oily brown black with 2 finger tan head. Nose is coffee, mocha, cream, dark fruits, toast, roasty. Taste is rich creamy coffee beans, chocolate, some subtle dark fruit, a touch of oxidation in this bottle, cocoa, vanilla. Finish is bitter earthy coffee, dark chocolate, toasty malt, cocoa. Enjoyable.
Ragnampiza (745) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Pitch black, absolutely no light passing through, with a big, fluffy, forever lasting light beige head. Pretty intense and strong aroma, plenty of roasted malts notes, bitter dark chocolate (the 80%+ type), some molasses, vanilla, freshly toasted coffee beans. Surprisingly, not much alchool in the nose, very subtle. Wow, in the mouth it’s exactly the opposite. Harsh booze burn as soon as te first sip, strong bitterness upfront, just before a sitcky, brown sugary sweetness. Roasted, almost ashy, lingering coffee and chocolate taste. It’s moderately dry, and it works quite well, making it more drinkable, while reamining a sipper, obviously. Soft carbonation, almost full body, oily texture. It’s a big, bold, "in your face" RIS, thats for sure. Pretty good overall.
bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Brian! Pours opaque black with a medium creamy brown head that lasts a long time and laces well. Aroma is quite coffee forward, backed by rich roasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavor is the same, rich mocha flavors, light plus sweet and strong bitter; perhaps too strong. Fair amount of acid from the coffee as well. Lingering bitterness to the far far finish. Fairly full body, fairly creamy. Why does it have to be so bitingly bitter? You know, sometimes you need to come to terms with a beer. What was blindingly bitter at first mellowed out after breathing (and or killing my tastebuds) and turned into something wholly enjoyable.
mkel07 (4256) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Scratch Bar 140114. Seriously tasty beer with a big alcohol kick. Tread warily with this one.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Pitch black small head.
Aroma : Big coffee with brown sugar and piny hops, Acidic coffee.
Taste : Lots of coffee with roasted malt and chocolate. Piny hiops. Finish fairly hoppy with coffee. Some tar on the late finish with ligfh ashes and lot more coffee and piny hops. Persistent coffee and hops.
Palate : Soft carbonation. Thick oily palate.
Overall : Fairly nice beer. Big bold coffee but almost feels balanced at the same time. Less heavy than I was expecting. Nice persistence on the finish. Nice malt. Nice beer.