mygeekway (230) - Grodków, POLAND - DEC 31, 2017 frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2010
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
"I really shouldn’t be cracking this open right now...." So went my thoughts around 2:30 a.m. when I needed to be wide awake at 7. And boy was I right. If ever a beer poured like ink, this would be it. Black as death, oily, and no head save for a few brownish bubbles. Deep, rich aroma of chocolate... a sweet, milk chocolate. Vanilla biscuity malts follow, and a potent alcohol whiff is hard to deny. Huge, thick, syrupy mouthfeel, quite flat. (I didn’t think I’d mind, but it gets a bit hard to drink half way down the glass.) Flavor is as rich and chocolate-syrupy as the aroma, followed by some dank, tart dark fruit and a burnt bitterness. The overall linger teeters between sugary-sweet and coffee-ground bitter, but the flavors leading there makes for a wild and pleasing ride which end at such an odd destination. And given the 12% it’s quite a trip. This beer is as enjoyable as a playful scratch from a kitten: shocking, sharp and laugh-inducing. However, after a few minutes, it becomes, "That was fun, but enough’s enough." ~~~~~~~~~~ Cellared 3 years. Received as a gift at the brewhouse Aug. 24, 2007, consumed Nov. 3, 2010.
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 Intensywny zapach dominuje kawa. W smaku znowu kawa fajny palony finisz. Ciała niby trochę brakuje, ale smak to wynagradza. Finisz może ostry, ale ostre nuty palone kryją świetnie alk. SolarSam (108) - Interlaken, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Ok. Now we have it. This seems like a real Imperial. I mean one that stands on its basic ingredients and delivers the goods. I don’t sense chocolate, coffee or coconut. Just real rich courageous malt doing what it does best!
Well Done!!! Yum. And thank you!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bebum (1121) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2017
Opaque, tight lace.
Full body, silky texture, dense flavor, moderately hot mouthfeel, low carbonation, long aftertaste.
Restrained bitter, off-dry,
Assertive coffee flavor, vanilla, charcoal.
Pleasant but not top of the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jandorris (897) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 26, 2017
Sporo gorzkiej czekolady, przypalonego ciasta, suszone czerwone owoce, jakby sherry. Fajnie zbalansowane między słodyczą a wytrawnością. Niemniej nic specjalnego,ot dobry imp stout ljthiessen (1507) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle. Black pour without much head. Very thick texture, roasty, cocoa and coffee, a little sweetness as it warms, low carbonation. Simple but really solid, great imperial stout.
Bitek (855) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 10, 2017
Gorzka czekolada, pralinki, ciemne owoce, paloność, ciut wanilii, alkohol. Sporo ciała, półsłodkie, delikatnie kwaskowe. Średnie wysycenie, średnia goryczka. Navers (265) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2017
Pours black. Aroma is chocolate, pralines, mild banana and coffee. Sweet, roasted and chocolate flavor, nutty, resin, medium bitterness. sjkelty (27) - - NOV 14, 2017
On tap at ale Mary’s in royal oak with Randy. Creamy silky smooth with lots o flavor. Right with black note stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Weevo (187) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Pours dark black with light brown head all the usual suspects, roast, coffee chocolate, better finish. Another good stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DonGregorio (612) - POLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Bottle. Pitch black beer with small, creamy, brown head. Aroma of roasted and dark malts, bitter and dark chocolate, light coffee, raisin and licorice. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter, chocolate, raisins, dried cherries and plums, light roast and licorice, light booze. Bitter, roasted finish with notes of dried fruits, chocolate, booze. Medium to full body, soft to average carbonation. Good imperial stout, although not as great as expected.