mike_77 (7271) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2018 alassio (99) - USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was surprised to see an ’Imperial Stout’ in this price range, so picked it up. It makes sense now. I guess I’ve been spoiled by malt monsters, hop hammers, and alco-whores, but this one is thinner on the palate, dryer in the malt, and tamer in the hops. It’s not all that well-integrated either. But I suppose you notice things like that when you’re not slapped in the face by the flavor, mobbed on the palate by the texture, nor gob-smacked by a sumptuous finish. Just not my style, I guess. The other 5 bottles in the pack might be sitting in the fridge for a while, as other things clamor for attention.
Black with thin head. Aroma and flavour have some caramel, brown sugar and roasted malts. Nice smooth texture. Overall a bit too sweet. mjik83 (1722) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2018
35,5cl flesje via Keepin' it Hoppy, Maastricht
Alcoholpercentage van 7,5%
Uitgeschonken in St. Bernardus glas
Uiterlijk: zwart met kleine cremelaag
Aroma en smaak: neus is cacao, smaak is koffie, chocolade, lactose, gebrande bitter
Conclusie: chocolade is vol, rest van de smaak vrij licht, 77ships (11482) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2018
355 ml. bottle. Joint purchase & share with Kraddel. Black, mocha head. Nose is low roast, chocolate, date, sugar, cookie dough, sweet mocha. Rather thin beer, there is cookie dough but also thin gravy which takes it bit down for me, weak, plastic, mocha, cookie dough saves it but I am not blown away with it unlike their anniversary beers. Aminatchime (252) - BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2018
Donker zwart-bruin met beige schuimkraag. Geur is geroosterd, koffie en iets spicy. Smaak is waterig, geroosterd, koffie, donkere chocolade en iets spicy. Te waterig, maar wel een lekkere smaak. Maakun (6774) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2017
Bottle at home. Very dark brown with dark beige head. Milk chocolate, peach, soft berries, sweet malts, agave syrup, cocoa-fantasy fake chocolate, light earthy. It’s surprisingly fruity and malty, with some chocolate but no typical Imperial Stout roasted notes. Over medium sweet and just medium bitter. Over medium bodied. Not really a RIS but I like the peach-chocolate combo here.
jonas (8280) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2017
Backlog rating, as Satin Solstice. Vanilla wood aroma, milk chocolate. Dark brown, low brown head. Dark wooden roast, chocolate, coffee, preserved fruit. Medium body, mellow mouthfeel. Very roasted bitter. Bill Becker (2008) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 6, 2017
From Mar 2008
I got this in a trade with Grizzly Adams. Thanks Cole!
The pour reveals a near pitch black liquid with about an inch of tannish foam with some fine lacing. The foam all but disappears after a few minutes.
The smell has notes of roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruit. Over all, it smells like it's going to be relly sweet.
The taste starts off with good roasted malt and coffee and then some toffee and chocolate. There's some bitterness mid palate that becomes more noticeable after a few sips and it dominates the finish. A nice medium mouthfeel helps make this a fine RIS to sip on but I think the alcohol is more apparent than the abv would indicate. That's not a slam because I do think it's a very tasty and easy drinking example of the style. I'm glad I got to try it. Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2017
On Tap Black pour with thin tan head Aroma of coffee and slight chocolate. taste of roasted malt and coffee very thin and watery. shawnmurphy (667) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours dark brown-black with a spritz of tan head and lacing. Aroma: prune juice, dark chocolate-covered sour cherries, black coffee. Flavor: the above, with milk chocolate, raisins, figs, dates, and a warming booze burn at the back. Mouthfeel: medium- to full-bodied. A bit too thin and watery for an imperial stout, yet certainly tasty. rosskyle (797) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2017
12oz bottle. Sweet coffee dark choc malt aroma. Malt dark choc malt flavor. Heavy body.
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