Atheist_Peace (968) - 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 (2115) - 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 (2805) - 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 (1502) - 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 (462) - 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 (1408) - 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.
OntBeerDrinker (443) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
3 finger brown head. smell is cherries chocolate,hop spice. Taste is spice,chocolate,at times some smoke(leather,beef jerky & spice)taste. Some sips have smoked taste sometimes in the middle I smell smoked smell. Could be temp I have it at. medium-heavie bodied. some sips thick,some watery. Taste like a liquor a little. No alcohol burn bit hits me on the sips like liquor. cheerès.
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted smoked malt, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid dark beer.
hackobock (1467) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a brown head. Aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, light peat. Taste is light roasted bitter up front, some sweet chocolate notes in the middle and a roasted bitter finish. Smooth medium body.