eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, - MAY 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
some maltiness and some nice roast in aroma and flavour, but too much green piney grapefruity PNW hops. quite dry and thin for an imp stout, although not too bad, just not that rich and satisfying, more of a "black IPA" - which is fine if you like that sort of thing, but even then, it’s not that bitter. perhaps it’s not the beer it once was, or perhaps it never really was that good in the first place. why do american brewers like adding hop aroma to stouts instead of using flavourful yeasts? no character - gimme a nigerian guinness any day.
Artichoke (70) - 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 (2547) - 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 (1396) - 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 (64) - 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 (268) - 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 (2070) - 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 (183) - 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.
HKdIPA (240) - HONG KONG - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ales & Lagers in KL at home. Rich black pour with creamy head. Mixture of aromas - bit of fruity piney hops with coffee and roasted malt. Really good. Taste is very bitter to start - floral hoppy coffee bitterness. Not as thick as I thought - but that's good. Very bitter finish - espresso comes through - with lasting booziness. The bitter and slightly fruity hoppiness adds a lot - great Imperial Stout, would definitely get again.
beer0clock (138) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, white head, lacing, slight carbonation, coats your tongue like dark chocolate, bitter, long finish, slight marmite, bottle at bottle shop.
Sevenlee (1332) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours totally black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roasty, chocolate, coffee and some smokiness. Taste is medium sweet leading to a roasty finish. Damn good!