Beer4000 (4255) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ Cardinal. Pitch black body with a small, brown head. Strong aroma of dark medium roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and quite bitter. Fine body and long lasting aftertaste. A nice one for sure, more balanced and expected for an imperial stout of this caliber.
Zita (4214) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice coffee and roasted aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice harmonic roasted finish.
kermis (4189) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at CBC. Pours black with a beige head. Massive chocolate, roasted aroma with some chocolate and coffee. The coffee comes out more in the flavour along with the other aspects of the aroma and some vanilla. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. Great beer!
b3shine (4161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks solid; a murky cola with iff-white lacing. Smells of malt and bother coffee. Tastes like it smells, only bettwe, with a good mouthfeel. Nice.
mjs (4155) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.375 l, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20120321) The beer poure oily and black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, hops, liquorice and coffee. Palate was full bodied, warming and oily with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, hops, liquorice, mildly sweetness and quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, mildly sweet and quite strongly bitter. Very good and balanced imperial stout. Alcohol could have been better hidden, though.
thornecb (4095) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with little retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Hot milk chocolate and coffee aromas. Thick with dark chocolate and resin upfront turning to hot espresso in the lasting finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cask, Pimlico. Growing more and more impressed with this brewery, which I’d previously only associated with hoppy brews. As a whore for all things coffee-related, I was intrigued to try this one and I was pleasantly surprised that it was neither too heavy nor too syrupy. Light and elegant for such a big beer, though it’s certainly as roasty and chocolatey as one would like for the style.
tderoeck (3986) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/IV/13 - 37.5cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 10/I/17 (2013-291)
Dark brown to black beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, passion fruits, pineapple, some caramel, lemony, bit soapy, coffee, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body, creamy texture. Taste: caramel, some mocha, pretty fruity, sweet, bitter hops, exotic fruits. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, caramel, bit sourish, exotic fruits, dried cranberries, bit sweet.
gyllenbock (3941) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Very dark brown with a small tan head. Quite a lot of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, some alcohol and notes of earth. An interesting and complex beer, tasty.
Cunningham (3911) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine big beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate sweet, and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and mild fruity. Some hoppy notes. Dangerously well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Tasty and easy drinkable impy.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Sarpsborg, Norway.