JohnnyJ (3917) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown, almost black pour, tan head. Somewhat oily. Sweet dark malts, plum, raisin, chocolate, slightly nutty, and the coffee flavor is there, but it is faint. Decent imp stout, but not one of the better ones.
CraftBeerNick (632) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, from Orlando, 20th December 13. Thin palate, taste is also thin, some chocolate a little coffee. OK stout, but its no imperial stout
hman43 (161) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It has a medium strength coffee, with roasted flavors present as well. It’s black with a dark brown thick head. It’s smooth with a good bitter bite, but the flavor is not as strong as I would like. It has a coffee compliment with roasted malts and a bitter bite.
Bacterial (877) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at ChurchKey in DC. Light black pour. Slight tan head (big bubbles). Smokey nose. Thin, but flavorful stout. Chocolate and roasted malts with just a hint of smokey bitterness in the finish.
solidfunk (2613) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok for a stout or a foreign stout but pretty light for an imperial. Pours dark with ok head and lacing for style. Soft carbonation. Some dark chocolate and coffee but palate is pretty light for style. Finishes a little bitter. OK. Bottle.
Saebom (6) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
not much of an aroma. pours black, minimal head. pretty bland for an imperial stout. light body. won’t drink again. in fact dumped most of my first and last bottle.
icehawk (618) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Inky black pour with creamy off white head. Unique aroma; sweet bread, alcohol, dark fruit, smoke, and dark chocolate. Big body, creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate and roasty malts through the finish. No bitterness, and really enjoyable to drink.
MadRobin (1439) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque, brown-black with a 1-finger tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, molasses and chocolate. Taste of molasses, dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Medium body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Travlr (9951) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown maroon color, beige head. Aroma of bitterseet chocolate, dark coffee, vanilla. Taste is very roasty cocoa, coffee. Nice.
dagimp (652) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Let me preface this by saying this is a bottle I've cellared since 08 so it's got about 5 years on it. I'll rerate when I can find a fresh bottle.
Pours a deathly black. No head or lacing. Fine smell of cocoa and bitter espresso. Mouthfeel is very thin and no carb. Age. Taste is very oxidized. Age. Little chocolate dark fruit and milk chocolate. Meh. Pretty lousy. Tastes like flat Coke.
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Killcore (22) - - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from De Hopduvel in Ghent. A pretty old bottle it seems.
Pours a completely opaque black, with a small, quite pale and detailed head.
Aroma: chocolate and caramel, with some subdued roasty and herbal notes.
Taste: Very smooth. Smooth milk chocolate, smooth cocoa, smooth coffee. Everything is quite sweet (but in moderation), and makes me think of a nice chocolate cheese cake. Finish, on the other hand, is somewhat unexpected - predominantely herbal, with bitterness reminiscent of sage and gum-tree. All in all - an intersting mix.
Overall: A very nice beer. A great companion for a stormy night in Rotterdam.