chinchill (5022) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2017 Maris (1514) - Canberra, - NOV 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 500ml bottle on 12/11/2012 (batch no. 413, BB 02/2017). Pours close to black with a lovely medium light tan head. Has a lovely chocolatey aroma with some woody and unusual floral notes. The flavour is sublime, with an explosion of milk chocolate, along with some caramel fudge, a with a dash of espresso, a touch of vanilla, and a hint of dark fruit. Countering is a massive roasty bitterness and big hop presence. The palate is velvety and the carbonation perhaps a shade higher than a typical for the style. Incredibly moreish and easy to drink for something that’s 10.5%. An astoundingly complex, exceptional imperial stout.
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2017 Bomber bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Looks like used motor oil with a thin nibbling head that quickly dissipates.
Full thick body with moderate warmth.
Rich aroma and rich, bold flavor. Bitter - sweet, with both tastes on display. Complex roasted malt flavor with faint spicy hops.
Overall: excellent. TEJA (3056) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Short brown head. Big and interesting roasted malty aroma. Full and rich malty taste with a very balanced caramell taste. Good bitterness that balance everything. One of the best imp stout I’ve tried. RickFifty (1254) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2017
Deep brown to black color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, licorice, fruity notes, hint of yeast and chocolate. Roasted malt taste, bread, dark chocolate, brown sugar, hint of licorice, well hidden alcohol, balanced, bitter finish. Full body, soft carbonation, smooth texture.
beer_est_deus (1300) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2017
Kolsvart, stort tätt brunt skum. Doft: Lite rostat/kaffe, lite bränt socker, gammeldags kola, likör fylld chokladpralin, rågbröd. Smak: Söt mörk kola, mörk gräddat rågbröd, likör, lakrits, lite kakao, parfym, växt beska, trä. ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle, thanks to keenano. Impressive inky black pour with a tan head. Wow, this is a dense beer. Many imperial stouts brag about being thick, oily, or a meal-in-a-bottle, but this definitely lives up to the description. Rich, thick, coats the mouth. Aroma is chocolate and dried fruit. Taste is a little sweet, dark fruit, dried fruit and berry notes, chocolate, some bitterness at the end that balances out and lingers. Not the best imperial stout I’ve had, but quite tasty and impressively thick.
kovica (285) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 13, 2017
0,5 l. Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Roasted malt and cafè au lait aroma. Sweet, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, brown sugar and bitter taste. Full body. Medium carbonation. borre_m (1651) - NORWAY - MAY 6, 2017
Pours black, very little head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, bread, balanced, chokolate. Taste is balanced, sweet, milky coffee, creamy, roasted bitterness. vami (455) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 30, 2017
A very decent imperial stout with full body and good bitterness. Coffee and chocolate all along the way. johndoughty (5449) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
Bottle. Black with a small virtually non existent head. Creamy with traces of chocolate.Deceptively easy to drink and a rather stunning example of this style.
Really glad i tried this. wlajwl (6812) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2017
Aroma and flavor is dark/roasted malts, chocolate, vinous and an acidic/mildly alcoholic finish.