Finwe (436) - Grankulla, - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Alko Arkadia. Pours pitch black with a tan head.Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Slight tone of alcohol. Good IS, but not exquisite.
Evilkniamhel (699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours opaque dark brown, chinks of Amber coming through, frothy espresso head. Nose of toast and marmite, dark chocolate, red fruit. Taste is strong coffee, more chocolate, more toast.
AshtonMcCobb (5934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - opaque black with some red chinks. Lovely fawn head.
Nose - burnt bread and chocolate. Burnt toffee.
Taste - more burnt bread and dark chocolate but hazelnuts come through even more.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish.
Overall - lovely stout.
thepatrickman (1074) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. For an imperial stout, this hit all of the wrong notes -- it was thin, tart, and earthy, and I didn’t get much of any chocolate or roasted flavors. I wonder if it was aged too long or something, although it looked like a fresh keg. Strange stuff...
wyldeturkey101 (136) - - JAN 7, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours into a deep dark body with a creamy head. the aroma is a good simple and almost subtle spice and it’s easy to pick up some chocolate there as well. the flavour of the beer is more complex, the description suggested a tobacco flavour that i didn’t pick up on at first, after a few sips the flavour builds up in the after taste and then breaks into the full on flavour of the drink, this joins the vanila spice and the chocolate. this is truly a great drink, and will surely have it again and i’m thankful to get a chance to try it again.
edgallow (3840) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours black with a very thin off white head. Aroma of grains , cocoa and some sour notes. Taste is vanilla chocolate and a little spice
hawanna (3172) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 l swing top bottle Batch 2016
vanilla, cereal, roasty, dark brown - black color, creamy brown foam head. Spicy beer, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
trapped (2607) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Owl Farm. Opaque dark brown with very small frothy beige head, faint berry like aroma, low carbonation, sweetish black tea/mocha taste with a bit of fruity flavor, slight kick from the pepper, smooth body, long sweetish finish with some pepper aftertaste. Smooth, a bit too sweet.
lupuLust (239) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#22 at bastardas blindtasting - 02.12.2016 - bottle from Daniel - Tasting notes: spicy, pepper?, vanilla, coriander
Beerowl80 (316) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg. Pours dark brown. Aroma of roast malts, burnt wood, vanilla and dark chocolate. Moderate sweet and bitter. A little thinner than I’d prefer in an imp stout but enjoyable.
ThreeCats (880) - ISRAEL - NOV 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very bark clear brown with tan head. Aroma is interesting, chocolate and pepper, some red wine, unusual for an imperial stout. Taste has a lot of roast, chocolate, and coffee, but the dominating wine notes seem to distract from that. As a classic imperial stout, it’s not very good. As a cuvee, it is interesting, but the combination of chocolate, coffee, ash, and sour notes is not the best. It’s obviously a beer of a very particular niche, and I’m not sure how many people would truly enjoy it. I prefer a classic example myself...