pacaus (49) - Dublin, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On top at Victory. This was a hard beer to rate and its not fair because it was a good beer for what it is, but in regards to my taste I did not like it as much as I like the Donnybrook (which giving it the respect it deservces is a completely different style). So for the style it was good, but I would prefer otherones that I have had.
davidtjm (917) - 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 (175) - 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 (431) - 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 (4149) - 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 (912) - 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.
Klimaet (713) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Burspraks Blindtasting. Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of fruity coffee, dark fruits, sweet malty notes, dark chocolate, light soapy notes. Taste is dark fruits, bitter chocolate, roasty notes, dark chocolate, licorice, light hops.
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottle Share (pure imperial stout version). Black pour with a light tan head. Nose is fruity, sweet malty, candy and chocolate. Taste has heavy roast, malty sweetness and a light hoppiness.
rouhlas (1167) - GREECE - JUL 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Black with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate and coffee. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.
magpieken (129) - - JUN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl Oz bottle. Intense black colour with some ruby highlights. Creamy, tan head which lasted well before reducing to a ring but left some lacing. Restrained aroma of sweet malt, espresso, roasted grain, citrus cocoa powder and charcoal. Light to medium sweetness, medium to high bitterness. Initial sensation of metho then lots of roastiness and then the resinous bitterness kicks in. Medium bodied, creamy texture, noticeable alcohol burn and a very long roasted / bitter finish. Not feeling the love for this one. 6.
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
355 ml. bottle @ home. Obtained in a trade with LouS. Thanks. BBF 28/01/2020. Black, small mocha head. Nose has a surprising amount of hops, pine resin & grapefruit behind the hops there is a layer creamy sweetish milk chocolate & coffee. Taste is bitter pine resin hops, grapefruit peel, bitter citrus peel leading into creamy milk chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, light toffee, lighter than most RIS but not thin, finish is lingering hop bitterness once again,… Heavy pine resin & grapefruit finish + a strongly dominant trait overall. Very heavily hop forward. Putting it far closer to Black IPA than RIS territory. BIPA avant la letter looking at how far this one dates back. This probably makes way more sense now than it did way back, great stuff.