Pyrmir (6163) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2017 BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Many a years had been spent waiting to see if they would bring it to Jax. The one time I was in Michigan, with every intent on sipping on this, I was too late for last call, with it laughing at me from behind it’s translucent, 39 degree encasing. Well, I’ve finally found one; and what better beer to drink to my sending-off 6 month stay in Germany for school, as well as my 550th brew. Onto the beer: Pours deep, dark soy sauce black. No sign of light entering or exiting, like a black hole. Head was dark coffee and soda colored. Nose is fragrant coffee, vanilla, with lots of molasses and hops. Very clear with each item separated, but not deviated. Taste is a heavy smack across the palate. Thick, chewy, yet silky and smooth. The first bite is sharp, evening out into an artists palette , with dabs of chocolate, molasses, coffee (colombian), clove, more chocolate, more coffee, a nice abundance of hopes, and some sugar and spice for measure. Vanilla notes lead into frequent earth tones and at some point I felt as though I was describing a wine. No real off-setting areas, other than maybe a tad too sweet. But damn, I hope I can find something like this over here in Germany
12 oz bottle at home, a few years old. Midnight black with tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, thick creamy chocolate, coffee, light alcohol and light liquorice. Taste is super smooth and extremely well balanced, similar notes as aroma with a salty, mineraly character in the background. Intensely enjoyable Teo 69 (6) - - SEP 7, 2017 does not count
colore scuro con venature marroni.tanto cacao si percepisce nell'aroma ed in bocca. molto complessa. Malin_aiisa (1205) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget.
Pours black, brown head.
Aroma of coffee and vanilla
Taste coffee, sweet, chocolate Krjukoff (23) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours black, with small head. Nice chocolate, coffee, vanilla aroma.
Taste is a bit boozy, chocolate, roasty malt and coffee with a nice thick mouthfeel. Juks (850) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 1, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours black, beige head doesn't last very long. Aroma of prunes, chocolate liquour, port wine, coffee, vanilla. Taste is ashy, prunes, chocolatey, roasty. Burnt and boozy finish. Sticky mouthfeel, full bodied, low carbo. Good stout, but little bit overrated in my opinion. Boozy.
hohops (1047) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle, dated 11/06/15. Appearance- black as night, a small foamy covering, not really any head. Aroma- chocolate fudge, rich chocolate, brownie, treacle toffee, vanilla hints, tar, roast dark malt, coffee, chocolate sauce. Taste- thick, bitter dark chocolate, burnt treacle, espresso, molasses, chocolate fudge cake, vanilla, brown sugar, brownie, whisky fudge hints, scorched malt, trace of smoke, boozy chocolate milkshake. Thick and coating mouthfeel, bitter, very lengthy coffee and chocolate finish. Nice amount of carbonation. Superb stout. Michael27 (2219) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Aus dem BrewDog-Shop). Insgesamt sehr herausfordernd und komplex. scanovajr (753) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 12, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 A black opaque beer with a large beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Very thick, creamy. Amazing beer justinb612 (3) - - AUG 9, 2017 does not count
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2016 bottle. Perfectly black colour, small beige head with decent duration and lacing. Aroma of raisins, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark and roasted malts, with notes of espresso, mocca, cocoa. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium to heavy bitter, nicely sweet and roasted, of milk and dark chocolate, raisins, coffee, cocoa, light licorice and plum, with notes of molasses, roasty. Chocolate and roasted, burnt notes in the finish. Full body, oily, creamy texture, soft carbonation. A bit too roasted finish, but great, complex flavour. Excellent RIS, one of the best classic imperial stouts I’ve ever tried.