jsporrer (746) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a tan ring. Light carbonation, clingy with lots of lacing. Aroma of Belgian spices and some alcohol with a hint of wood or smoke. Medium body, slightly oily. Smooth creamy texture. Taste is dark roasted malts, earthy, with some spice flavors. Smooth finish with a nice warming sensation. Good but not as good as I had hoped for.
angel77 (2506) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella 65 cl tomada en el momento en el kraken 17..01..2016. Belgian Imperial rusian stout. Color negro con poca espuma beige oscura. Aromas y sabores intensos maltosos con caramelos tostados típico de las dobles y quadruples belgas con tonos eso sí más quemados y ligeramente más amargos algo secos. Cuerpo medio a intenso con gran sensación alcohólica algo seca 11.8 vol. No está mal.....pero demasiado belga.
agl108 (1066) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Aqueous, Nemacolin. Poured black with thin khaki head. Black licorice, roasted malt, dark chocolate notes. Rich, complex.
MattShizzle (600) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Very black - opaque. Strong roasty aroma with some noticeable alcohol. Really good. Quite strong very malty with some even wine-like flavor. Warming.
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with very little light. brown head. Aroma is smoke, roasted malt, raisins ans something else I can’t figure out. Taste is initially a little sweet with dark fruits but then I get some dark chocolate. Full bodied with a bitter finish. I notice a slight warming but it is not bad at all for an 11.8% abv beer. Despite being Belgian Inspired the typical Belgian traits are just about nonexistent. Overall it is a decent imperial stout.
OllieBBommel (1472) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: black with shrinking beige head.
Aroma: roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate.
Tastte: alcoholic, bitter, coffee beans.
Palate: alcoholic, lasting body, medium carbonation.
mariuspoenari (1693) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown brew, with a thin espresso-like head that disappears quite quickly. Smells of dark cherries, almonds, cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and alcohol. Tastes like dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cherry brandy, coffee and vanilla. The alcohol is a bit overwhelming after the drink gets too warm, but before that happens, it is quite alright. Smooth mouthfeel, hot and bitter aftertaste.
DandyWolfFloyd (1093) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - dark chocolate, roast, and abundant alcohol.
Appearance - bistre dark body, with a fallow brown head very minimal. The head rings out with just a bit of foam film in the center.
Taste - rich dark chocolate, cherry, roasted malt, anise, and tobacco. There is a booming amount of alcohol as well.
Palate - full body, sticky and slick feel, average carbonation, and rich dark chocolate and alcohol finish.
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours your usual stout impenetrable black, though it does contain a good amount of tiny, dark brown bubbles which lines the sides and bottom of the glass. It briefly forms a thin, somewhat fizzy head of the same dark brown bubbles, which dies away swiftly and leaves almost no trace.
Smell: Dark chocolate, caramel, and plums well out of the glass, heavy with sweetness and more than a hint of spice.
Taste: Black licorice, heavy on the anise, opens the flavor profile, and hangs around for the entire process. Sweetness surges about beneath it, roiling with caramel notes, which mingle with plummy and cherry tones. Bittersweet dark chocolate rounds out the flavor experience, which finishes with a bit of heat and astringency (this effect oddly diminishes as the beer warms - that, or my mouth simply grew accustomed to it), and leaves a lingering aftertaste of anise.
Mouthfeel: Thick, smooth, and creamy, this is definitely a stout. The carbonation is quite lively.
Overall: Aside from the heat and astringency in the finish, this is an enjoyable beer. It’s a little heavy on the black licorice flavors, but still presents a good depth and layering of flavors. I’d have this one again.
Maarten1993 (1007) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank with Masum at my place 14-12-2015. Good beer. Taste is a bit peculiar. Lots of alcohol in the taste. Roasted, bitter finish.