fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle from Brewery Creek; bb 2015-12CapFlu (5126) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Black color, small head. Excellent Imperial Stout, roasty, tarred, moderately sweet, with leather notes; there is also some liquorice flavor, blue cheese aroma, cocoa nibs, light malt sourness; good bitterness level, but not necessarily evidence of Sorachi Ace.
Overall, an interesting, excellent beer.
Pours a large brown creamy head atop an opaque black body. Nose of coffee and ash. Flavour is nice, smooth, with a slight alcoholic burn. Some of the roasted malt melds with a milky coffee ground leaving a tingle on one’s tongue. Purchased at Metro Liquors University Heights for around $7. gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015
Smallish tan head dark pour has mild to medium carbonation aromas dark chocolate liquorice molasses anise citrus rich fruits smooth coffee the flavours malt chocolate crisp fruit taste rich coffee goodness molasses caramel dark fruits bitter is medium to mild yeast note fruits are superb the finish best aftertastes crisp fruits coffee taste a solid tasting but smooth lovely imperial stout good balance lovely sweetness and bitter notes quality stuff Shark_Pants (735) - AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015
Impenetrable black with small mocha head. Leaves a slick film as it swirls around the glass. The expected dark chocolate and coffee aromas, booze, along with tropical fruits (and coconut?) from the sorachi hops. The taste has molasses, dark chocolate, espresso, the tropical fruits, charred meat and the typical sorachi dry finish. Full bodied and sticky. Quite smooth but not quite as smooth as the Makers Mark BA version. Excellent nonetheless. Cunningham (7860) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
Just really black. Lovely begie head that leaves a fine lacing down the glass. Coffee, mild roasted and chocolate in the aroma. Full body. Unbelivable lovely balance between sweetness and bitterness. Soft carbonation and a creamy/oily texture. Coffee, chocolate, herbal, citric and mild roasted flavor. Dangerously well masked alcohol. What a cracy brew. Hard to describe. So complex, tasty, fresh, heavy and yet easy drinkable. Glad I did not taste just 2cl at a beer festival. Pure pleasure!
Davros (3132) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
[Bottle from a trade with ★ markextrae ★]
Imperial Stout #200
Pours black with a small head.
Nose shows heavy roasted malt, liquorice, soft custard sorachi notes, herbal hops.
Full-on flavours, loads of roast, some spicy and piny hops, a little coffee and some hot booze. Continues (231) - GERMANY - MAR 18, 2015
From bottle. Pours dark with good beige head. Aroma dark malts with butter. In taste coffee, chocolate, subtle, fruity note. Full body, proper sweet, smooth. androman (2288) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2015
33CL bottle at home from Mitra, Maarssen. Body is nearly black, head is medium, creamy, brownish, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is roasty and citrus, flavor is chocolate mousse, dark roasted coffee, more chocolate, herbs, roasted malt, honey, toast. Medium sweet, heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting dark chocolate roasty bitter, hoppy, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, creamy sticky texture, average carbonation. Excellent dessert beer, very tasty, not that heavy. procraste (472) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2015
C’est très étonnant ! Une mer huileuse tranquille mais avec un petit goût que j’ai du mal à définir ... Disons un café un peu amer dans l’herbe grasse ... Il y a un trainée dans le goût qui m’interpelle, me dérange et m’intrigue ... A nouveau, une bière que j’ai apprécié mais dont je ne saurais dire que j’aime vraiment ... Svesse (8576) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
(Bottle) Black colour with dense, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with black coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruit and a touch of tropical fruit. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong black coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, liquorice, hints of tar, a touch of dried pineapple and citrus (probably the Sorachi Ace addition) and a vinous, warming finish with a generous coffee bitterness and a whiff of alcohol passing by. Full body, quite heavy and oily mouthfeel. Some sweetness coming through. I didn’t expect the hop character to come through this fairly heavy imperial stout, but there is a touch of tropical fruit in all the coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Very nice.