Mad Dog Martin (81) - - NOV 18, 2017 hfmejias (1297) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Let’s just start by saying Wow... poured cola like black, nice brown tan head an a lot of lacing. Aroma definitely oak and booze and quite strong some malts too (but very slightly). Taste is however very sweet and nicely balanced, roasted malts, very complex and definitely a sipper but very nice over all, this one is quite enjoyable.
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 BrewDog bottlebox bottle. The strongest beer I’ve ever had poured black with a brown head. The aroma is cocoa and stone fruit. It’s thick, potent and fruity. Prunes, cherries, coffee, chocolate and malt. Like a warming, prune liqueur. In a good way. bam023 (33) - - NOV 6, 2017
cereal, earthy, soy sauce, black, brown foam, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, long finish, GregMooreNH (119) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Pours black with a ever-so-slight head that is instantly gone. Aroma is sweetness, booze, fruit and chocolate. First sip is like taking a right cross to the mouth, with an explosion of complexities from cherry to chocolate to coffee and back. Aftertaste is where the burn you'd expect shows up in full force. This is an incredibly interesting beer, but one that fights you. Advise splitting up among several as a dessert beer. Raviq (103) - POLAND - NOV 2, 2017
Black with small head, that reduces to beige circle. Sweet, not that intensive, but complex aroma. Strongest notes are cocoa and cherry, but in the background there's also coffee, vanilla, plum, cranberries. Taste is really sweet with some acidity, alcohol is present, but in a mostly pleasant way. I would expect a thicker texture from a beer so strong and so sweet, but it's not that bad. Nice imperial stout gormio (68) - FINLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Ihan mustaa, ei vaahtoa. Tuoksussa kirsikkaa. Maku melkein polttelee, todella vahva. Jälkiruokaviini humaloilla. Mahtava.
90 (819) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2017
The Black tasting hosted by Kraddel 17/10/2017. Bottle from ca. 2013.
Aroma is roasted and oaky with some ripe prunes. Raisins and ripe prunes in taste. Rather sweet, nice roasted notes here. Palate is full and creamy. Still hop tones. creppyiceman (1048) - POLAND - OCT 13, 2017
Aroma: cherry-like esters, alcohol, roasted malt.
Appearance: pitch black, big dense head.
Taste: semi-sweet, flavour of bitter chocolate, strawberries, cherries and bitter chocolate.
Palate: full body, medium carbonation,
Overall: Good on, bit too estery tho. kustie (1316) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2017
[email protected]josanguapo (1931) - SPAIN - SEP 23, 2017
berlin. Red color with off-white head. Aroma has syrup,malt, dark fruits. Taste is malty with long a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of sweet malt, dark fruits, alcohol, oak.
From estucerveza. In Teku glass. Watching Steve Jobs film. At first i found it excessively sweet, but as warms up it improves, becomes more balanced and tasty, with molasses notes. The high abv is pretty well hidden, some warmth is noticeable but not as much as the abv could suggest and doesnt bother at all GhostS (518) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 10, 2017
Aromă slabă, foarte ”liniștită”, cu note de fructe negre de pădure, vin roșu puțin dulceag, cu tărie ridicată și bine maturat, ceva gem de coacăză neagră.
Gustul e exploziv, cu efect de trezire în plină luptă după leșin, cu mult alcool, puțină dulceață, malț ușor prăjit, puțină cafea și ciocolată cu fructe negre, puțină aciditate, carbogazare înaltă (ca efect, aciditate intensificată pentru ceva timp). Postgust de durată, predominant alcool și puțin malț prăjit.
Toate bune și frumoase, dar alcoolul nemascat, agresiv și prea ”alcoolic”... Dar e bună. S-a reușit ”a amesteca” un imperial stout cu ceva vodcă, fără a dilua partea de bere (metaforic vorbind).