Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Alcohol, hops, and burnt chocolate dominate this imperial. Smooth sipping and enjoyable. The alcohol content became more pronounced to me as it warmed. Nice beer, but the abv sticks out a little too much to me in this one. Original rate 2.9 2/15/13 6:09pm..Well, it could be because I just had to pour out a terrible beer right before I rerated this one, but my opinion has vastly changed from the first time I had this brew. The aroma of dark choco and alc still prevailed. The taste of this beer cold is very complex, providing chocolate, coffee, roasted, alcohol, licorice, and smoke flavors. The palate is medium to full and finishes nicely dry and bitter. I’m not sure what I was thinking the first time...this is a great beer!
aleksander9 (838) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with tan head. Rye, spice, earth and leather. Sweet, spicy and dry finish. Overall: excellent! Well hidden abv.
drmet (354) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium to big,frothy,khaki head
-High hop bitterniss
-low to medium carbonation
-faint alcohol warming
I wished for some more complexity here.
Turboninja (224) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Ohara’s, tampere, Finland. Medium smooth aroma of licorice and cream. Pitch black color with small creamy light beige head. Strong/medium taste with coffee, roasted malts and some bitter note in top of everything. Maybe spruce. Averagely balanced. Medium taste spectrum and long aftertaste with roasted malts. Strong, smooth body with medium carbonation. Overall high quality and soft, though bitterness doesn’t fit to it.
Shot (272) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a luminous black with a sticky brown head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, honey and licorice. Flavors are dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice, coffee, cream and a hint of spruce. Creamy mouthfeel. Gorgeous beer; decadent flavors; rich, malty and delicious. Velvety. Wow.
ngunity (45) - - AUG 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Incredibly dark and opaque with minimal head. Taste of espresso was way too much for my liking and lacked creamy smoothness you might like in a stout. I won’t have another from bottle
davidtjm (945) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a thin head, aroma is toffee, caramel. Taste is malty, complex, toffee. Very good
rollerton (185) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SB. A lot of chocolate, roasted barley and cofee in aroma and taste. Very good!
Doofgoblin (440) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The storm of hops and malt is great! Aroma is dark and rich malt with his of dark fruit and a hand full of raisins. Taste is rich dark roasted malt with hints of chocolate and bitter espresso. The most interesting part is hop hoppy it is...and bitter! Finish is super bitter. Wow. what a storm...
rumproasts (4182) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with small head. Big stout with lots of dark chocolate and a bitter hop finish. Booze well hidden.
Vestergaard (947) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Burspraks Blind Imperial Stout Tasting. Pours a pitch black, with a lovely brown head. Aroma is boozy with caramel, roasty malts, slight "skumbanan", licorice and "bolcheblanding". Taste is boozy, bitter roasty dry and with a candy sweetness. Something weird, but overall pretty good. Low carb and a sticky body.