MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pour is black, oily, and thick with a nice two finger head that is burnt umber in color and has good staying power. Leaves some small lacing in the glass. Aroma is huge! Filled with chocolate, hops, malt, coffee, and a bit of alcohol. Taste is warm, with a complex ballet of chocolate, malt, and coffee dancing with one another. And then it falls off into a tart hop filled dark chocolate second act that reminds me of hand made truffles. An excellent imperial that I would recommend to anyone that loves a good stout.
JHeath99 (483) - - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a deep dark opaque brown with a layer of tan colored head. Aroma of roasted malts and intense chocolates. Taste pretty similar, with the intense chocolate mellowing somewhat.
bax (1048) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle 11/04-2014) medium fading brown head, black color, roasted chocolate aroma and taste, medium co2, slightly oily, full body.
Osprey87 (1159) - London via, WALES - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. No date. I’ve had it around a year. Poured into tulip. Black, small tan head endures. Aroma - initially sharp, yeasty and alcoholic. Settles to caramel chocolate sweetness. Body - medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste - semi-sweet coffee caramel, yeasty, dank finish. Reminds me of Lion Stout, but a bit less complex. Good overall.
abemorsten (2491) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a brown dense head. Coffee and liquorice on the nose. Mouth adds a pungent malty base. Full bodied, smooth and oily. Gentle alco warmth.
Jorn69 (551) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Ölprovning på Havregatan 7 mars 2014. Rostade toner, en del choklad, medelfyllig, något tunn i smaken.
VictorStr (979) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromen av vanilj och chocklad. Smaken lite mer citrus, kanske lite lätt i kroppen.
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.
chinchill (1367) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pours dark, reddish mahogany with a small tan head.
A robust stout with a solid dark malt base. Hints of coffee and plums and cherries in the surprisingly fruity aroma. Light spicy hops and smoke come out more in the taste; which is rendered less fruity, but even mor complex, than the aroma. Excellent level of mild bitterness overall, despite a somewhat sweet start. The flavor lingers a good while in the dark malt aftertaste. Other than a hint of sherry in the taste and, more so, the aroma, the 8% alcohol is well hidden.
Feel: remarkably smooth and creamy. Full bodied. Slightly dry finish.
O: Excellent RIS. Richly flavored and very well balanced. No burnt notes and just a hint of smoke despite the ample, dark roasted malts.
ModeEngage (143) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
http://imgur.com/khu0LTQ - Bottle. Pours opaque black with thin tan head. Smells of oak, butter chocolate, and toasted malt. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Tastes of booze, maple, light smoke, and chocolate.
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Glossy black pour with some beige foam that mostly disappeared. Slightly smokey dark fruit. Charcoal grilled fruit skewers. Also notable amounts of chocolate caramel and cold coffee. Tootsie Rolls. Liquorice. Vanilla beans. Molasses. Leatherette. Coffee liquor. Full, dark, shiny and delicious!