jonas (7985) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2017 Maris (1572) - Canberra, - NOV 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 500ml bottle on 12/11/2012 (batch no. 413, BB 02/2017). Pours close to black with a lovely medium light tan head. Has a lovely chocolatey aroma with some woody and unusual floral notes. The flavour is sublime, with an explosion of milk chocolate, along with some caramel fudge, a with a dash of espresso, a touch of vanilla, and a hint of dark fruit. Countering is a massive roasty bitterness and big hop presence. The palate is velvety and the carbonation perhaps a shade higher than a typical for the style. Incredibly moreish and easy to drink for something that’s 10.5%. An astoundingly complex, exceptional imperial stout.
Backlog rating from RBESG 2008, grand tasting: Black, brown head. Pine, roast, fruit aroma. Coffee, roast, light smoke, good pine hop on the palate. Smoke retronasal. simontomlinson (556) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2017
Thin beige head left a cover on a near black still body.
Big aroma of dark chocolate, bitter fruit, sour grapes & hints of malt.
Medium bodied, so so smooth on the palate with a slight tingle on the back. Dry.
Sweet malt, chocolate & vanilla to the fore followed by a slightly bitter back of dark chocolate, dark spirits, sweet grapes & hints of citrus nutjes (1182) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2017
50cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Zwart met een beige schuimkraag. G: Geroosterd, koffie, een beetje chocolade en wat citrus. S: Zoet met wat moutbitterheid. Geroosterd, koffie en chocolade. Citrushop in de afdronk. M: Volmondig met lichte carbonatie. Licht sticky. gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle; pours black with a brown head; aroma of roasted malts and chocolate; taste is roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, and a hint of coffee; dry, roasted malt and dark chocolate finish; nice fiery1 (1561) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2017
Draught @ Apex. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is sweet molasses and roast. Flavour is black licorice, molasses, and roasted malt. Bold and tasty, sweet yet moderately bitter finishing. Yum
chinchill (5224) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2017 Bomber bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Looks like used motor oil with a thin nibbling head that quickly dissipates.
Full thick body with moderate warmth.
Rich aroma and rich, bold flavor. Bitter - sweet, with both tastes on display. Complex roasted malt flavor with faint spicy hops.
Overall: excellent. TEJA (3199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Short brown head. Big and interesting roasted malty aroma. Full and rich malty taste with a very balanced caramell taste. Good bitterness that balance everything. One of the best imp stout I’ve tried. RickFifty (1334) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2017
Deep brown to black color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, licorice, fruity notes, hint of yeast and chocolate. Roasted malt taste, bread, dark chocolate, brown sugar, hint of licorice, well hidden alcohol, balanced, bitter finish. Full body, soft carbonation, smooth texture.
beer_est_deus (1315) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2017
Kolsvart, stort tätt brunt skum. Doft: Lite rostat/kaffe, lite bränt socker, gammeldags kola, likör fylld chokladpralin, rågbröd. Smak: Söt mörk kola, mörk gräddat rågbröd, likör, lakrits, lite kakao, parfym, växt beska, trä. ljthiessen (1397) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle, thanks to keenano. Impressive inky black pour with a tan head. Wow, this is a dense beer. Many imperial stouts brag about being thick, oily, or a meal-in-a-bottle, but this definitely lives up to the description. Rich, thick, coats the mouth. Aroma is chocolate and dried fruit. Taste is a little sweet, dark fruit, dried fruit and berry notes, chocolate, some bitterness at the end that balances out and lingers. Not the best imperial stout I’ve had, but quite tasty and impressively thick.