SolarSam (113) - Interlaken, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2017
A nice, yet pronounced malt forward. Rich mouth feel and low carbonation. No light shall pass! darkness, with light head. Yup, the resinous fruit flavors are there. Could be this seasons favorite....
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jandd1983 (4720) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle. It poured a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits and some alcohol. The taste was similar to the aroma with more dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, alcohol and with medium carbonation and a heavy sweet aftertaste. Very good. nutjes (1375) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2017
35,5cl-fles in Kaffee Bazaar te Ieper. U: Zwat met een bruine schuimkraag. G: Drop, koffie, geroosterd, wat choclade en ook een beetje anijs. S: Zoet met een lichte moutbittterheid. Drop, koffie, geroosterd en wat gedroogd fruit. M: Volmondig, sticky en lichte carbonatie. msbernac (2944) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Aroma-caramel, chocolate, coffee, peanuts
Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium sweetness,
Palate-full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Overall-perfect brandon1989 (712) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Pours a nice black color with a thin one finger khaki head. The aroma is booze, charred malts, brown bread, vanilla, and some dark fruits. The flavor is a nice combination with the booze pretty noticeable in the flavor. There is some bitterness but coming from the charred malts. The mouth feel is on the heavy side and is more of a sipper.
sinfull (1870) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2017 No point to describe what was described so many times . In few words: coffee, roasted malt , prunes. Delicious and balanced. bergstaden (3388) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2017
Thanks for this bottle GT - Black with a brown head - Dark malt with some hints of dark fruits - Good dark malt body with some dark fruity flavours with bitterness in the end - The good malt flavour with bitterness goes into the finish - This was real good Bill Becker (2050) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
From Feb 2007
Pours from 12oz bottle a pitch black with a medium sized head of foam that shrinks rather quickly leaving just a fine ring around the edge of the glass.
The smell is very strong but nice. There's oodles of roasted and sweet malt on the nose and also some fruitiness.
The taste is also hugely malty. Lots of roastiness and sweet caramel malt along with chocolate and hot cocoa that adds some nice bitterness that creates one heck of a complex and pleasing experience to my palate. Wow is this ever a great sipping Imperial Stout! I did have a couple bottles of it a few years back but I think I'm enjoying it more now because of my "evolved" appreciation of quality microbrews.
I'm about halfway through now and though the abv is pretty darned high, I'm not getting any of it in the taste, just some warming as it goes down. What a great brew to have on this very cold Casper winter evening...
Bottom line: A *superb* full bodied, full flavoured Imperial Stout that borders on perfection. I can't recommend this one enough!
Thanks to ColoradoBobs for allowing me to try this beauty again!!! Vighals (4595) - SÃ¸rumsand, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2017 Svart med lavt lys brunt skum. Lukter mørk sjokolade, lett kaffe, kakao og tørket frukt. Fyldig. Smaker kaffemocca, salt lakris litt mot salmiakklakris, tung karamell og noe vanilje og alkohol. (Beavex17) mjoneill75 (6) - - OCT 13, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 2017 version is much more mature than 2016. Chocolate, coffee, licorice, fruit, toffee. Can't imagine what aging will do to this beer. Best RIS out there in opinion.