philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2014dorain (177) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
12oz. bottle. Pours opaque black with a brown foamy head that rises slowly and stays. Clean chocolate, toasty aroma. A soft carbonation propels a heavy, but not syrupy, soft sweetness under a complex balanced and heavy malt body. The hot alcohol is very subdued. The body is solid without being sticky. This is a great sipping beer, and after savoring every sip, you come back for more. There is a long sweet, chocolate, malt finish that tapers gradually.
Aus der Flasche 2015-09 getrunken. Perfektes Imperial Stout ohne Schnörkel aber traumhaften Balance was Bitterkeit und Alkoholgehalt angeht, Dazu kommt eine schöne Cremigkeit. Wow! MarcoBasile (271) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2017
Aroma of bitter coffee, dark roasted malts and booze.
Pours black with a tiny beige head that leaves lacing on the glass.
The taste is sweet and burnt. Coffee, malts, brown sugar.
Sticky mouthfeel and full thick body. beton (592) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu. DraftCaptain49 (17) - - MAY 15, 2017
Great bottled stout rolling in at 12%, what can you say. Heavy, deep. Not a lot of taste of course, but getting through a bottle of this on a night can last you the ’whole night’. Very decent out of bottle stout. Great job for what it is. I like a bit more of different tastes like oaks, chocolates etc in my stouts.
It was just okay on the palate etc. Highly recommend if you can get it a little cheaper. Hardly anyone has figured out how to sell a stout correctly vs a tap, so don’t feel bad.
Got a tad old through a four pack, which I didn’t finish. Appreciated that ABV for relaxation and party. Bijl (590) - NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2017
Zwart, crèmekleurige schuimkraag, olieachtig langs het glas.
Aroma: Donkere mout, hops, chocolade, vanille en koffie.
Smaak: Bitterzoet, je merkt een sterk bier...toch is de alcohol goed verborgen. Donker fruit, chocolade, vanille en koffie. Zoet en hop met een prima bitter op het einde. (Backlog 22-01-2016)
MelvinKalksma (1505) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2017
Hikeg (295) - - APR 21, 2017
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, berries, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.
Opaque black beer with a slight beige head.
Starts heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, berries, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Great amount of roasted malts for how very sweet this beer is. Even some dark fruit and berries at the start. Perfect appearance and a great palate as well.
Pours dark brown with minimal beige head. Aroma is date, caramel, toast, nuts, blueberry, some flower, some earth, liquorice. Medium sweet, strong bitter, medium sour. Oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation, somewhat astringent, alcoholic finish. Not quite there. prawlie (1583) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
Bottle. Boozy and lightly oily texture. Good body, yet still ’digestible’. I really enjoyed this one, an imperial stout that doesn’t over do the roast, and despite the high alcohol is easy to sip. Hop wins over malt here, but remains within balance. shawnmurphy (330) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours pitch black with thick dark-tan creamy head. Aroma is hard to pin down, but detect: raisins, carmelized brown sugar, cocoa. Flavor is an immediate "wow" with so much going on; I pick up on the following: ashes (but in a good way), prunes, figs, dates, molasses, espresso, bakers’ chocolate. Mouthfeel: rich, silky with a smooth alcohol warmingness from the 12 percent ABV. It’s an imperial stout on the hoppy side, which I like. There’s a lingering prickliness on the tongue from the bitterness. HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2017
September 22, 2015 - at Craft (Clapham) - 330ml bottle. With lagerloather and JerCraigs. Opaque black with a light brown lasting creamy/frothy head (4+). Aroma of alcohol, mint, plenty of coffee, some dark chocolate, hint of tart fruit - rich and complex (8+). Classic ever so slightly sweet imperial stout taste - treacle, deep rich roast, a bit boozy and tart. Slick, mildly carbonated, long dry, bitter/malty almost burnt and slightly sour (in a good way) finish. Lovely.