stantheman (1128) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2018 Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soy sauce colored with a marshmallowy brown head. Aroma is sweet, with brown sugar, and taste is the same. There’s cocoa, brown sugar, and it tastes somewhat underattenuated, even for an Istout. Having said that, it’s rich like a hot chocolate, but finishes with some mineral notes. $4/12oz
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2018 Small bottle from Liberty on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. Very dark, minimal carbonation, roasted malt nose. The typical cocoa and coffee notes are there. A decent impy stout, but not exceptional. It pales in comparison with the Dieu de Ciel Peche Mortel (no, not the barrel aged version) sampled side by side. 3.6 ElDesmadre (4356) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 28, 2017
Bottle, early 2017. Dark chocolate, pumpernikel, lots of dark fruit, port wine, light leather, wine, licorice - amazing aroma. Has not the expected flavour depth, has sweetness but is rather dry. Has a coffee & roast finish, while still being very fruity. Very good and disappointing at once. jgb9348 (6642) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Dark brown coloured body with a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt, burnt coffee, pit fruits, caramel and a dash of grain and earth - not too much pleasant here, though. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong roasty flavours with a bunch of burnt notes, some earth, caramelised sugars, grain and a bit of anise flavours; Nothing too strong and too enjoyable, and definitely nothing complex here. Aftertaste shows a bit of alcohol warmth, a very thin malt finish (no body here), a little anise and licorice and a dash of yeast and bread funk at the end. Overall, a decent, if that, Imperial Stout with no complexity, no depth and most importantly - no body. Definitely not worth grabbing and if you do have it, it's not worth keeping space in your cellar for. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom, Eye Street NorthWest) on 25-May-2015 just after my second daughter was born, sampled about two and a half years later on 18-November-2017 after my son was born, and the aging of this didn't seem to help at all, but at least the alcohol burn wasn't there, but there wasn't much of anything, especially body leftover. Mindwarp (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2017
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and vanilla. Jesus follows the nose. Overall not a bad Stout nothing really special. Ascelja (1958) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2017
Rotin (1956) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2017
Many thanks to Camons!
Bottle. Black with very small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coffee. Taste is sweet and bitter. Pralines, alcohol, vanilla pods, cherries, sweet cream. Fuller body, average carbonation.
Bottle 0.33l, trade with Camons, many thanks, René! Black colored. AROMA- pleasant alcohol, roasted malts, pralines, tones of wood. FLAVOR- neutral, bitter, strong alcohol presence, roasted malts, pralines, nuts. Fuller bodied. Fules (1467) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - AUG 8, 2017
Kicsi, tartós, barna hab, feketébe hajló sötétbarna szín. Csokis, kakaós,kávés, aszalt szilvás, aszalt meggyes illat. Csokis, kakaós, aszalt gyümölcsös ízvilág, lecsengéskor egyre erősödő kávés aromával. Testes, enyhén szénsavas, erősen keserű. Nagyon finom, de utóízében sok a keserű.
thomat (4238) - Goteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle, 50 cl. Very dark brown wirh a small tan head. malty and vanilla tones. Malt, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter / malty finish. the_beergery (210) - - MAY 8, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2017 12 fl oz bottle from 2015 - hopefully it cellars well! This stout is a deep opaque black tone with a thin layer of tan froth. Aromas are a mix of coffee and chocolates and roasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate mixed with espresso coffee, some caramel, and above all sweet milky smoothness. This stout feels thick enough to chew and is truly a meal in a bottle, with neverending silkiness and smoothness. Carbonation is slightly above average which gives a bit too much buzz and may be a bit distracting from the underlying richness of the flavours. ATulloch (334) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2017
Bottle from Westhill service station. Pours black with a thin brown head that fades. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel, demerara sugar and slight vanilla. Flavour is bitter espresso, fruit and nut chocolate bar and slight vanilla again. Lovely roasty linger.