ABT_S54 (179) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours black with a white frothy head which clings to the inside of the glass nicely. Aroma is quite subdued and the taste is bitter with a watery mouthfeel for the style and the ABV. Very disappointed considering the high reviews it has received. Feels like it would have benefitted from aging and the other bottle I have will be aged to see if this improves the rather two dimensional taste.
tectactoe (2200) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Ruby-tinted, dark brown pour. Tan head fades quickly to a very thin collar. Super rich aroma of fudge cake, chocolate drizzle, roasted malts, charred woodsiness, burnt caramel, faint molasses & licorice, & a good balance of sweetness to counteract the ashy, charred aspect. Decadent, almost. Equally robust flavor, heavier on the roast, char, mild ash, & bitter side of the bean with a little bit of dark cacao & dried out coffee grounds that last for a while. Just the smallest hint of burnt caramel malt sweetness hangs around as a counterpoint. Pretty nice mouth feel, large enough to be satisfying. Nice stout.
high_on_hops (653) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of hoppy resin and dark malt and chocolate. It has dark malt, chocolate, and some resin throughout the flavor, leading to a semisweet finish over a heavy body.
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Artichoke (81) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
No head, chocolate nose. Bold hoppy front with a chocolate, roasted malt and lingering bitter hop finish. Too much hop for me, but a great clean stout.
DedicatedToFun (2951) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, brown pour, tan head, nose is chocolate, taste is very chocolate, maybe some espresso, rich and delicious.
s_hartshorne (1625) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle anchorage Sheff. Black good tan head. Aroma is coffee choc roasted malts taste same good sweetness good malty backbone good piney bitter finish. Medium body. Decent.
ciocanelu (89) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very hoppy aroma for an imperial stout. Roasty notes in the taste but with the hops still present. Bordering an imperial black IPA. Very nice.
Maltser85 (307) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a mocha head. Aromas of roasted barley, molasses, espresso, and bitter chocolate. Taste is more of the same with a bitter hop presence as well. Full Bodied and delicious. Will cellar well!
KansaiBeerLvrs (2271) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at CBB a big dark cocoa & clay aroma. It has solid citrus hops and roasty black malt goodness. Honestly when I tasted it I thought it was a Black IPA so for me it was good but a bit of a disappointment after all the hype I’d hear about this beer.
CacheManyHose (228) - HONG KONG - SEP 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Ales & Lagers in KL. Pitch black with fine tan head and huge sticky legs. Smells deeply richly bitter, leathery tobacco, roasted malt, slight spice, dark fruit. Taste is bitter, coffee, bit of umami. Thin-medium body with some slickness but a little too frothy. Big beer. Very good.