jamestulloch (4574) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2018
Bottle from Bottle Baron. Black body with a medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of blueberry, earth, chocolate, orange, syrup and cranberry. Flavour of chocolate, caramel and grassy hops. Medium body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. I loved the ‘berry’ aroma of this Stout; this is a beer that verges into Black IPA territory. stevoj (6209) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2018
Small pour at Rohnert Park location. Dark, muddy brown, small ring of beige head. Seems kind of subdued, but picks up the pace fast. Rich roast grains aroma, some chocolate. Taste brings the bitterness, gently, but enough to wake up the palate. Nice mouth feel, smooth. Bitter bite lingers. Turtles (3300) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2018
Bottled @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Black with a dense beige head leaving good lacing around the glass. Deep roasted barley aroma with some pleasant sweet notes, pear, coffee, fudge and nutty. Silky, grainy smooth mouthfeel. Taste is rich, roasted, smootamd bitter. Coffee, cocoa, peat, oats and hints of marshmallows. Long rounded, bitter finish with grainy sweetness in great harmony. gripweed57 (3156) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Opaque black color. Small creamy tan head. Rich, earthy roasted malt aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor hints at black licorice and burnt caramel. Notes of anise and charred wood in middle. Oily mouthfeel. Molasses like finish. varanid99 (1462) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2017
Near black pour with a big tan head. Roasty, coffee, chocolate and slightly savoury aromas. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, roast, liquorice, a little sweetness, and a roasty bitter note at the end. Pretty nice.
tfontana (1281) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Redstone Liquors, Stoneham. Appearance is clear dark brown with mahogany/red (with light source directly behind), no discernible sparkle, ephemeral ring of beige head with no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, anise, dark fruit, roasted malts. Taste is molasses, licorice, vanilla, roasted malts. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with slick texture, average carbonation and roasted bittersweet finish. Overall, certainly delicious and I liked the anise accent but doesn't stand out amongst stiff competition in this class. lello4ever (1350) - ITALY - OCT 24, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2017 Gran stout americana, di colore marrone mogano, sottile schiuma. Aroma di malto tostato, caramello, mou, caffè. Al palato caffè, buona dolcezza contrastata da un buon amaro leggero. Corpo medio, buona viscosità, carbonazione leggera. rami_pl (5362) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Big Bear Black Stout™ by Bear Republic Brewing Co. at Kamienica Hoża 41
Taki bardzo w stylu, zbozowy dosc, pijalny, w sumie malo ciala i intensywnosci, ale milo lekki dzieki temu, 3.4 na luzie josanguapo (2215) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2017
From 32 Great Power. In Teku glass. Playing Green Cat. 5 months after bbf (my fault) Herbal hoppy notes like in a Black IPA, some vanilla and chocolate. Abv well hidden ozzatoadisback (235) - ITALY - SEP 14, 2017
Pours almost black with nice reddish hints if seen through light. About two fingers of mocha coloured head, ok retention and nice lacing. Semi-soft and fairly intense aroma shows caramel, roasted malts, plus notes of coffee and berries. Taste starts quite sweet with a fair caramel malts presence, balanced enough by roasted malts, with notes of chocolate and coffee in the background. Finishes quite dry (especially per style) and slightly bitter, with a bit of lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium to dense in body with light carbonation, overall pretty intense in terms of mouthfeel, but still going down quite easy. All in all i wasn't impressed, but it's a fairly intense and very clean, well made imperial stout.