patricks110 (2376) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Imperial Stout falls short for me. Pours a dark, almost completely opaque black with a finger of light tan head. The nose is rich and robust with a heavy roast, light espresso and chocolate accents and a light licorice aroma. From here on this brew is different for me. Fruity and sweet in the mid palate with a tart and syrupy raspberry note. There is an imbalance that I dislike. Too sweet and fruity with a big robust malt and roasted note.
pictoman (869) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Black (does it actually have a purple hue or am I seeing things from the suggestion?) with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, mild coffee, and raspberries in the background. Taste is raspberry and chocolate, quite tart. Good, but a little bit too novelty-ish.
reebtogi (5399) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle pours a deep amber almost black color with a 2 finger light brown head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is raspberries with medium roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a medium roasted grain and hop bitterness with the raspberries adding some tartness to the mix. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent Imperial stout, which I highly recommend to others.
Crit (3738) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown,lasting tan head.Nose of light roast, tinny notes.Big bitter dry roast profile,vague berries, long bitter finish.Not worth the hefty price
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Bottle ][ 22oz ][ glkaiser ][ Bonus ][ Southampton RIS Snifter ][ 12.15.14 ]
>> 2012 bottle, pour clear deep brown with healthy beige foam. Good retention and lacing. Nose is rich raspberry chocolate silk cake. Chocolate frosting. Taste is bit muddled with bitter cocoa powder, dark chocolate shaving, bitter soil. Dustier, earthy finish. However, it isn’t sticky sweet and there are no off flavors besides a touch of paper oxidation.
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle 14/12-2014) [’13] medium brown head, dark brown color, roasted aroma, full body slightly oily taste, long roasted taste, balanced taste,slightly berry taste.
rocbyter (2050) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malt aroma with a hint of fruit. Black color with a medium tan head. Sweet through with a mild bitterness in the middle and finish.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark, but at closer sight it’s a really deep clear reddish color, with small creamy beige head. Aroma has a lot of freeze dried raspberries. Chocolate, roasty malts and rich and dense. Taste is very similar. Chocolate-raspberries truffle. Smooth chocolaty taste and texture along a balanced amount of raspberry. roast malts and some dried fruits too. Finish is more dark dry and slight bitter chocolate.
Vestergaard (1434) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to LukasMH. Pours almost pitch black with a small, off white head. Aroma has lots of dark, rich chocolate, some licorice, slight, "freeze dried" raspberry, dark roast. Taste has a very smooth body, but lots of bitter, fruity raspberry notes. roasty bitterness, chocolate is both dry and slightly sweet. Not a whole lot of raspberry, but a nice balance. Again smooth body and medium low carbonation.
StilleStorm (1311) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DWF; Bottle, big. Drunk at Cardinal. Pours black with lasting, creamy, lacing off-white head. Nose is heavy roasted malt, caramel, coffe, yeast ,chocolate, light herbal, licorice, nuts and spice. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a lasting, warming finish. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft.