euniceradio (555) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2017
'16: 22 bomber to tulip. Pours black with big dark tan head. Aroma of toast, chocolate muffin, currants, caramel, toffee, booze. Taste of same with subtle orange rind, cherry, dark chocolate, coffee. Mouthfeel is thick syrupy. Basically a triple chocolate muffin. Finish with boozy heat. czlowiekmotyka (426) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Almost no aroma which is a huge shame. Roasty - coffeliscious. Super bitter stout. Negative surprise. rami_pl (4076) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Darkness by Surly Brewing Company at Saska Kępa
Ciut zielojabca. Troche przypraw. Troche owocowosci. Nie za wiele ciala. Slodkawy. Raczej bez szalenstw, ale dobrze sie pije Derbeth (1003) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle, 2016 vintage. Sour cherry, sweets, sweet chocolate. Very sweet. Not much body for an imperial stout. Quite good, but not my favourite. creppyiceman (953) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2017
( 2012 vintage, bottle)
Aroma: cheeries dipped in dark chocolate, smoked figs.
Appearance: black color, big dense head.
Taste: very sweet, flavour of cheeries in milk chocolate,chocolate icecream,cacao, tart cherry finish.
Palate: full body, low carbonation,
Overall: Chocolate-cherry ice cream in beer form. Yummy !
ozzy70 (1211) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle sample at GNBF. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma was roasted grains, dark chocolate, fruit. Taste was mild bitter, roasted malts, raisin, dark chocolate. dzudohonor (228) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2017
PAKK 2017 - wersja 2015. Imponująco nachmielony RIS, bucha żywica, czekolada, wiśnie, subtelna śliwka. W smaku ponownie wuchta żywicy, pierwotnie posmak mlecznej czekolady, po chwili skontrowany ziarnami gorzkiego kakao. Bardzo zbalansowane, gładziutkie, mega NACHMIELONY RIS., super piwko, jesteśmy pod wrażeniem. Łączona nota 4.6/5 mariuspoenari (2925) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2017
Very dark brown pour with a tall fine-grained tan head that is slow to rise to the surface. Notes of roasted malts, smoke, dark chocolate, molasses, dark cherries, roasted coffee beans, some very nice sherry-like bitternes and veeeery light fruit sourness. A really well-made stout, dark, heavy, roasty, just the way I like them. Maybe just a bit boozy for its ABV, though. kingcom (1) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 18, 2017 does not count
Awesome looking 2016 bottle with cool artwork and black colored wax that didn’t overly stick to the bottle which is good in my opinion. Anyways, I shared this bottle between 2 other people at about 50F in a snifter.
Appearance: Pitch black with about 1 finger of head
Aroma: burnt chocolate, molasses, and dark fruit
Taste: Completely tasted like it smelled which was awesome
Palate: Thick and full
Overall: To date, this was one of the best regular imperial stouts I’ve ever had. It will be interesting to see how this one ages. Try it if you get the opportunity. Borresteijn (7355) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2017
66cl Bottle sample at Potjepalooza, 2013 version. Finally get to rate this. Black colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of massive liquid sweet rye bread/pumpernickel, raisins, chocolate milk, roasted malts, some molasses. Flavour is sweet, pumpernickel, chocolate, some roast, hint of coffee, molasses, bittersweet finish. Full bodied. Very sweet, pretty much like a strong Baltic Porter. Good stuff though, albeit somewhat one-dimensional.