pinkie (315) - New York, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours pitch black and has a thick creamy head of mocha colored foam that falls slowly and leaves rings of lace. A nose of ripe blackberries, bold roasted malt, espresso, charcoal, tobacco leaf and sweet chocolate. A bit of char. Maybe even a bit of sour cherries. The taste is wild and unflinching. This beer is bold, Blackened bitter malt, with coffee and tobacco leaf. Black currant and a lightness from berries. A touch of char in the dry finish and plenty of grain. No alcohol on the nose or on the palate this one is brash! Thick, creamy, full bodied and with a sweet little chocolate to really tease you. Citrus and earthy leafy bitter.
This beer is not for the faint of heart. It comes to the edge of all itís aspects mighty and bold with no fear of falling short. The malt is endless and black, the fruit is light and vibrant. The entire beer is alive and sings to the palate daring and impertinent. Itís vivid and everything you always wanted in a stout. One pleasure after another on the palate.
Brentv (76) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours black with a tan head. Moderate lacing. The aroma is lovely, malty, and sweet. The flavor is immediately hoppy and bitter, but there is a sweetness and rich complexity that is nice. Bitter finish. A fine beer.
WeissGary (239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Lovely sweet choco aroma with a beautiful hop infusion. Quite a thick and fullsome chocolate taste with a lovely sweet finish. I love the way the hops and choco play off each other in this brew. Lovely!
hopwine (62) - - OCT 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong roastiness, very prominent hop bitterness cuts through. Excellent stuff, however the malt/hop interplay is less harmonious than other hoppy-leaning imperial stouts like Yeti.
NosirIwont (1817) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 9.1%. Best before 11.03.14. Pours almost pitch black with a dark tan head. Decent lacing. Strong aroma; rather sweet; fruity and roasted with a heavy feel; a bit cloying. Hints of vanilla as it warms. Bitter, roasted flavour with an alcohol note in the background. Dark fruit note, almost perfumy, as it warms; like the aroma a bit cloying. Finish is bitter and somewhat tart. Lingering mild alcohol burn and a slight grassy note. Citrus andslight malty notes as it warms. Overall pretty good, although both the aroma and flavour is a bit cloying, and the bitterness feels a bit unbalanced. I better try a fresher one to compare with. 16.10.13.
samsmith33 (255) - - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy head. Nice toasted malt, coffee notes. A good creamy stout. On tap at Blend Bar and bistro.
ThreeCats (483) - ISRAEL - OCT 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with decent mocha head. Surprising amount of hoppiness in the aroma, citrusy and roast. Taste roasty, and hoppy. Lots of coffee, roast, hops again. Too Hoppy for style
zvsn (284) - ISRAEL - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Pours deep brown-black with a medium beige frothy head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma - roasted malts, coffee, tons of citric hops(!!!) and fruitiness . Taste - sweet, coffee, chocolate, citrus, herbal bitterness, long finish. Medium-full bodied. Solid, though too much hopped.
Jimsal27 (109) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark dark brown with tan creamy head. Aromas of roast malts and coffee. Taste follows nose with hints of chocolate and a bit of bitterness. This is what a stout should be.
bemoz (1) - - OCT 11, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I use this beer to judge others. There is such complexity in taste, dark consistent color and a head that is almost mousse like.