Vells (650) - LATVIA - JUL 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge brew! Quite intense maltiness, feels moderate to heavy roasted, intense dark choco, cocoa with awesome touch of chilies, licorice, vanilla. Balance is perfect! Some wood and smoked notes. Pleasantly warming finish. Quite intense sweet with moderate bitterness. Smooth and very enjoyable.
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a dark than head.
Nose shows coffee, cocoa, heavy bready malt, oatmeal and soft booze.
Very aggressive, heavy-hitting flavours. Massive roast, ashy notes, slightly solventy booze and liquorice. The roast and booze threaten to overwhelm everything else though. Some very soft chilli heat.
Nice creamy body.
giorgos_gtc (29) - GREECE - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolutely good inperial stout beer. Original product of this kind. Smell and taste of chocolate and caramel. Tasted this one at beer temple amsterdam.
olio (5936) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle.
Pours dark red-mahogany color with a small head. Nice roasty aroma, some mild wooden notes, faint tar, chili and wood. Chocolaty, malty flavor, some vanilla, chili and wood. Nice and not too overwhelming with the chili.
lusikka (6032) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a beige thick head. Aroma of roasted malts, coconut, cream and chocolate. Rich flavour of roasted malts, cream, smoked notes, mild chili burn, herbal notes, black pepper, wood and some acidity. Full bodied and thick mouthfeel. Very nicely balanced. Unique.
tiong (3679) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle, vertical with Cognac and Sherry versions
Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, cocoa, dark chocolate, pepper, spices, hints of smoke and ash. Taste is roasty, sweetish and spicy with some dark chocolate, pepper, chili and ash. Finish is roasty, spicy and sweetish with notes of dark chocolate, pepper and slowly warming chili notes. Feels quite stingy and spicy compared to the barrel aged versions.
laiti (5556) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle (12,2%) @ olio, BBE 17.04.2023
Aroma has cocoa, salty licorice and hints of hay. Flavour has spicy chili tones, dark chocolate, roasted malty tones and alcohol. Nice, the chili is not too overwhwelming but warms nicely. Small sample from draught @ De Arendsnest: chili was not that overwhelming but otherwise quite the same.
kraddel (2784) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at beertemple .
Pours pure black .
Good grey head .
Scent has everything i love in a good stout . Intense , thick , bit sweet . Coffee , oats , roasted malts , bot chocolaty .
Taste is bitter , than very sweet . Chocolate . Coffee back . Very thick mouthfeel , very intense . Low carbo . I am very , very impressed !
Weezel (174) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep and dark black. Aromas of cognac are abundant. More cognac in the taste and good stout flavor. Missing the chiles but they may have faded out over time.
martjoobolut (592) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,375L bottle. Pours black with brown head. The head stays. Aroma is intense roast, alcohol, dark chocolate, and coffee. Taste is very sweet, alcohol, fruits, dark chocolate, lactose, and licorice. Finish is some bittermess and chili burn. Body feels creamy. Overall: great brew, but a little bit too sweet.