BreWedge (310) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours as black as Vladimir Putin's heart with a small but thick mocha head. Aromas are roasty malt, chocolate, and a touch of vanilla. Tastes are roasty coffee and carbony bitterness (like burnt toast). Robust body but still smooth and creamy, lots of carbonation and a lengthy roasty finish. Victory indeed! Not a huge fan of imperial stouts but this is a winner, hard to tell it's a whopping 9.1% abv.
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CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of some coffee. Taste is mild coffee, some nuts, lots of alcohol. Its decent.
bronzebygold (3) - - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
In over a decade of tasting beers around the world, this is the best stout I have tried and quite possibly the best beer in the world, period.
sudomorph (578) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12fl oz bottle. Pours black with a half finger, mocha head that laces well. Aroma has big notes of bitter/dark chocolate, roasted malts, a bit of caramel, and a touch of floral and citrus hops. Taste is a strong bitter with big roasted malts and dark chocolate, a good amount of floral hop flavour, and a drawn out, almost espresso bitter ending. Very slight alcohol taste. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Pretty clean and smooth in the mouth with a big, dry finish. Very drinkable. Overall a great imperial stout. Classic flavours with some noticeable hop flavours. Now to age a few and see how it changes.
Mark_Eck (656) - - JUL 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Taste is like the aroma with a nice, bitter aftertaste.
AdiBeer (1026) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: intense roasted malts, coffee, espresso. Appearance: black, medium creamy beige head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate:bitters intensify immediately, but so do the sweets, roasted flavours, coffee, dark fruits, prunes, intense bitters in the long, dry finish. Overall: massive Imperial Stout, intensely complex aroma and palate. Bottle from BottleDog Kings Cross, Holborn.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cellared one year
Pours deep brown/black with a small tan head that maintains through out this session as a small wispy veil in the center of a small foam ring.
Aromas of roasted malts and a slight hoppiness.
Sweet malt tasting with some hop bitterness. The hops seemed to have mellowed out as I expected.
Malts have a chocolate espresso flavor.
A rich full bodied beer that has some grittiness on finish.
The flavors after a year have mellowed out nicely.
A nice rich stoudt beer with a good dose of hidden alcohol.
After reviewing I finished the beer off with a couple chunks of smoked gouda. They went together nicely.
78samh (140) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured dark thick black with a creamy head. Aroma is roast coffee. Taste is coffee, dark cocoa, tangy and a bit boozy. Long bitter finish. Pretty good!
maeib (8658) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 28/06/14. A pitch black beer with a dissipating tan coloured head. Thick soy and bitter roast flavours. A long finish. Lots of booze (this bottle is probably five or more years old). Deep, fruity and burnt. Rich and tasty.
JHeath99 (911) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a very dark black with toffee cooked head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of burned malts and coffee. Little booze taste on the back end.