Temptation (128) - - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with reddish glitters, almost like a coke, with a fleeting, solid beige head. Roasted aromas to black dried coffee, hints of cocoa and black fruits. Creamy mouthfeel to coffee, liquorice and sugar. However, it’s quite well balanced with hops, with a bittersweet finish very well structured. Surprisingly good.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1068) - FINLAND - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. Roasted malt in the aroma with notes of coffee and some fruitiness. Flavor is dry roasted malt, coffee, hops and licorice. Medium body, quite high carbonation. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Grima (1863) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours deep black reddish with flat creamy head. Smells chocolatey with roasted coffee. Starts massively malty with lots of roasted malts and chocolate. Middle part has lots of bitter roasted malts and some sweet chocolate. Goes into a malty-roasty finish with some chocolate.
Really a great Stout!
altonbrownd (4210) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from De Molen online shop. Dark brown body with thin head. Nose is hoppy, chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts. Taste is hoppy up front, then gets warmer and maltier. Very silky and slick texture. Dark chocolate and coffee in the finish, as well as vanilla. Nice one.
Jur (146) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Present from Merino, thx!
Reddish oak wood brown, no head to speak of. Some hard candy on the nose, liquorice.
Little sweet to start, but the dry hopping quickly kicks in with the dark coffee roast, and salmiak. Not to heavy also, well balanced.
Lore (422) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark brown colour, brown, long lasting creamy head;aroma of roasted malt, dried fruits and some chocolate; taste of roasted malt, citrus-notes and not too intensive hoppy bitterness; ok but a bit watery considering that it inteds to be an imperial stout
TriggerHappy (18) - Łódź, POLAND - APR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[PL] #2 Piana beżowa, szybko opada. Kolor : czarny nieprzejrzysty Zapach : owoce, czekolada, kawa. Smak gorzka czekolada suszone śliwki i rodzynki.
ElDesmadre (939) - Mikołów, POLAND - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark, chocolate maltiness with lots of licorice, coupled with hoppy notes - resin, white grapes and pineapple. It becomes less hoppy and more deep malty as it warms up. Moderately bodied with crisp hoppy notes and a tartish taste. For an imperial stout this one is really light and refreshing, Finish with notes of coffee and earth. Very good.
InPivoVeritas (10) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - APR 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very dark with brown, low but longlasting and creamy head. a is coffee, dark chocolate, licorice with good roasty notes. Alcohol is sometimes present in very good way. Maltiness is good, but definetly not on imperial level, not to mention the hop character which is rather low to medium - again too low for imperial. Sweetness is pleasant and balanced with roasty aromas. Body is high medium to full (but to low for imperial). Carbonation low and very pleasant. Very good stout, though i would not call it imperial.
IlBevitorediLA (451) - ITALY - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ebano intensa con poca schiuma. Aroma di malti tostati che ricordano molto il caffè. Vi è un influenza luppolata sul finire. Al palato corposa, densa, con un attacco dolce di avena e nella parte centrale della bocca si sente il caratteristico amaro del caffè. Alla fine emerge una nota luppolata. Buona!
mighty_meadow (102) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gorgeous malty stout with more than a hint of licorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Very smooth and easy to drink for it’s 7.5%.