kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(StLCoB tasting) black with tan head. Smoked malt aroma. Flavor is peat, smoked malt, some hops in the finish
Niller (583) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from Voldby. Pitch black color with a medium large brown head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, notes of smoke, some fruits, coffee, licorice notes, hops. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Low carnonation. A Little bitterness in the finish.
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
9oz pour at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a murky black with some soft, spitty white head. Nose has a ton of roasted malt, some caramel, a little smoke, industrial rubber, pencil lead. Flavor has some soy, some caramel, a little toasted bread, some mold coffee grounds, but I find it to be overwhelmingly burnt. Not smoke, although there is a hint of smoke, but almost like caramel or candy or treacle was poured into the kettle and it burnt on the bottom. Sticky finish.
Atheist_Peace (944) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with khaki head that sticks around for a long time. Peat smoke and espresso dominate the nose with a sprucy hop note and some dark chocolate underneath. More complex on the palate with some dark fruit shining through and a nice toffee note. I’d like it to be significantly smokier than it is on the palate. There’s a certain coffee bitterness in the finish.
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Pitch black with medium sized brown creamy head.
Aroma : Roasted malt with piny hops. Some coffee and some chocolate. Some smoke as well.
Taste : Roasted malt with light roasted almonds or something. Light smoke with piny hops. Coffee on finish with piny hops and light lingering smoke. Good balance between malt and bitter hops on the finish.
Palate : Nice carbonation strength. Full bodied but not too sweet. Nice persistent finish.
Overall : Pretty nice beer. Quite complex and well balanced. Pretty drinkable. Great stuff.
alobar (2761) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours tar black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, coffee, and hint of smoke. Chocolate flavor with licorice, roasted malt, coffee, and just a hint of smoke. Very nice beer!
sneakychi (64) - - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with beige head.
Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, some (little) ham like smoked aroma, chocolate.
Lots of coffee in taste. Nice!
ansalon (1339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium large, compact mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, honey, vanilla, dark red berries, muscovado sugar. Taste is coffee, chocolate, honey, muscovado sugar, red berries, molasses, slight tobacco and hints of liqourice. Very good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SamTheBarrel (409) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle poured into a snifter. Appearance is clear brownish black with a medium sized creamy mocha head, that when reduced left a thin lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, syrup loaf and a hint of smoke and muscovado. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-full bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Not as smoky as the label suggests, and a bit too thin bodied especially considering the high ABV. Overall this is a tasty Imperial Stout.
Erasmus_ro (1309) - Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a large, thick, dark latte-colored head. Aroma is quite roasty, dark fruit, light earthiness, pine and exotic fruit a tad, some smoke. Some liquorice, a tad salty. Taste is quite a lot of roast, some chocolate, a bit sweet, somewhat sour, quite a bit of smoke too. Roast is strong. Some pine and exotic fruit from the hops. Really delicious and alcohol is completely hidden. Full and well carbonated. One of the better imperial stouts definitely.