klippx (54) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
A stout on massive steroids. A mere drop on the tongue explodes in oak laced licorice, dark roasted coffee flavor on the tongue. colui72 (978) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2015
Amazing. Oily black, minimal brown head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, chocolate. Tastes the same but with wood. Can fully feel the oak barrel. Creamy and smooth, booze very well hidden. Great ale. DevianBeer (17) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2016
tanta tanta violenza, densa come il petrolio,da meditazione profonda e attenta CyborgX (107) - THAILAND - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle - Aroma is sweet malts and a little smokey. Taste is very sweet but counterbalanced with bitterness, which keeps you thinking with every sip "is this sweet or bittersweet? And Sip it you must to savour the plethora of flavours squeezed into every mouthful. So many its hard to guess, chocolate? Dark fruits? Faint coffee? Lumps of smoked wood? LOL. It masks the mind numbing 16.5% alcohol, and leaves a very slight bitter end as the rest of the flavours bounce around your tongue and slowly fade on the palette. I was worried it was going to be dissapointing for the high price.... TRUST ME IT ISN'T!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone oskitarjarrita (46) - Sabadell, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2016
Botella. Castellers de Sabadell. Fin de fiesta Clot 13/11/16. Sin palabras, muy de todo mucho de todo by Rajoy
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2009
Draught The Rake Borough Market. Pretty damn dark with a small beige head. I imagine that with a larger sample than the third pint which The Rake was allowing that the head would have been more impressive but cíest la vie. It must be far easier to brew a beast of a beer like this than it is to brew Edge which I drank earlier in the session, but with beasts come massive mistakes and car crashes. This ainít no car crash though; itís a sublimely smooth ride of a beer which really does take you on a journey. Everything about it is delicious. The fruitiness; the depth; the coziness of the leather armchair from that dusty library that you can smell together with the aged bound books. Lots of silt from the coal fire. The winter of discontent. They are all there. Licorice, spice, lots of wooomph and warmness. Categorically no alcohol burn at all. Mouth filling and heart filling. Boozy but bootiful. Considering my head wasnít in the right place due to worrying about my Dad 500 miles away in a Doctorís surgery suffering with the flu, this beer somehow seemed to be the right thing to drink. £6 well spent for the experience of it all. Nisse666 (7321) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2009
Porterfestival, GŲteborg, 2009-11-14, Bottle, 18,2% - heavy stuff!
AP: black with wee white head
AR: sweet chocolate, bitter, cherry
F: yeah - this is a stong a nice one 18,2% didnít understand that before Rick told me! sweet chocolate, bitter, cherry coke BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
On tap at Stone 14th Anniversary - When I first put my nose into this, I felt a little overloaded. All the typical imperial stout aromas and tastes, but throw in oak, hints of jasmine and a touch of alcohol. As the beer warmed, the oak and the serious ABV started to come out, but this beer never tasted like the 18.2% it is. Two bottles of this would be trouble. Full-bodied and somewhat creamy. Very nice beer. dwyerpg (6054) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2011
An intensely sweet sugar aroma. Very strong. Looks great. First sip is very sweet and very rich. The finish isnít as heavy though, which is nice. While knowing itís strong, this is smoother to drink than Goose Islandís behemoth stout. Too bad this is so pricy. Definitely could age for awhile too. greenclansman (906) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAR 31, 2012
Very dark color. No head, no carbonation. Rich whiskey and aromas. Same as taste with the oak in presence. Very strong beer that I shared with two other friends. One of the best of its kind....but for sure not the one you chose everyday.