Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours crude oil black with a brown head. The nose is chocolate, roast coffee and dark dried fruits. The taste is chocolate, prunes, molasses, vanilla, caramel and coffee. Full creamy mouthfeel. Tasty. Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from Hopduvel. Palate is incredibly rich and full and balances sweetness with roasty notes, bitters on the end.
Taste is dark chocolate, deep sweet soy sauce and coffee beans. Amazing one! Scopey (14498) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Nip bottle to celebrate my birthday & more importantly rating #6000. It pours jet black with a thick dark tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, coffee, earth, dark chocolate, mild acidity, fig, date, christmas pudding and cocoa powder. The taste is rich, oily, deep roast, espresso coffee, warming alcohol, motor oil, bounty bar, earth, some acidity, toast, spice, plummy, treacle, oak and salted caramel with a slick, warming finish. Dirty full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big and punchy, yet somewhat drinkable. A great imperial stout. neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
25 cL bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass next to Black Albert. The nose has lots of molasses, chocolate and coffee, along with touches of cognac and oak. The flavour is moderately sweet with roasty notes, liquorice, molasses, tobacco, chocolate and espresso. The finish is long and roasty with espresso and a touch of smoke. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall a very nice imperial stout. Complex and roasty with nice espresso notes. 2014-03-29 Dennoman (21) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
Review from notes. 18cl bottle. Finally opened this personal cellar gem, it was long overdue. Pours a solid jet black with fine tan-colored foam. Aroma is light, yet rich. Coffee, dark chocolate, green peppers, intense grapes from the cognac. Taste is mostly coffee, fondant chocolate, candy sugar, vinous cognac and alcohol warmth. Coats the palate, silky smooth yet never heavy or stodgy. Low in carbonation, but definitely present. This is about as close to technical perfection as I’ve had from an imperial stout. Mind-bogglingly delicious.
fiulijn (20372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle at Pibar, Lausannewchesser (2071) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Black color, small head. Nice aroma, chocolate, delicate smoke, cardboard. Round mouthfeel, delicious chocolate flavor, sweet, warming alcohol, tobacco.
From tiong. Thanks, man! Dec 5, 2012 batch had Oct. 2013. Deep black. Nose of anise, dark roasted and burnt malt, cola, vanilla. Fudge throughout, burnt malts, coffee, vanilla, licorice, barrel. Finish is incredibly long...bitter and sweet, boozy. Amazing balance. Creamy mouth feel with a lot of carbonation. Just keeps getting better. Bottle says 10.5%. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Dark black body small creamy tan head
Sweet roast chocolate molasses and resiny hop aroma
Sweet roast chocolate coffee molasses and hop flavor
Full body mod low carb MikeJslc (778) - USA - SEP 8, 2013
Deep brown/black, thin tan head. Aroma: dark bread crusts, licorice, bittersweet chocolate, dark dried fruit, roasted malts. Flavor is similar, with a minerally character and an earthy/leather note that adds complexity. Complex and tasty. Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Poured from a tiny little bottle, thanks Santa. Poured flat, jet black. This has a surprising fruity character, raisins, chocolate, strong mineral, licorice. Very tasty, thanks Santa.