EerieDrinks (272) - Malmï¿½, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2017 3 finger dark brown head.
Pitch black beer.
Aroma is toffee liqueur, dark roast coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate and some vinous qualities with a nice, boozy kick coming together in a close-to-perfect blend.
Taste is dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, slight vanilla, salt liquorice and oats. Really roasty and dark notes here. Could’ve benefitted from a tad more sweetness.
Mouthfeel is thick. Sticks on your lips like sugar. Medium-high, aggressive bitterness. Medium-low carbonation. Smooth but banging with flavour, along with a slight burn from the alcohol.
Overall: I had to rewrite this review about a year after the original. Probably my all-time favorite Imp. Stout or atleast in the Top 3’s. Does pretty much everything right and does it exemplary. Emelie (172) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2017
Svart, brungrått skum.
Doft: Syrlig, röda bär, alkohol, kaffe.
Smak: Kaffe, choklad, syrlig, ganska besk/bitter. KansaiBeerLvrs (5305) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2017
How can this not be a 100 for style? I felt the beer looked like a picture perfect stout and had exactly what I want in terms of mouthfeel (full velvety smoothness). Deep inky black with a rusty tan head. Incredibly thick and full mouthfeel. The taste is raisins, roasty chocolate and oatmeal smoothness. A good depth of flavor. Excellent. mambossa (337) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Snifter. Opaque pour with a dense, mocha-toned head. Lovely nose of, of course, tons of roasted and fudgy malt, wood, definitely prominent noble hop notes of earthiness, spice, and herbaceousness. A bit of booze mingles with the herbal hops and chocolate, creating a sort of mint-like synergy. Really nice. Mouthfeel is so deliciously milky and rich, nowhere near cloying, super dense chocolate and roast, velvety hot-chocolate-and-coffee combo, a bite of bitterness, lingering noble hops provide a clear edge and a streak of brightness among the heft. I can easily see why this is so popular. I’m ashamed I only got a single 12oz! Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 25, 2017
Nez assez chocolat, pas mal de fruits genre mûre, prune, figue, des petits fonds café/cassis.
Bouche à l’attaque très chocolatée et relativement fruitée puis rapidement très amère et torréfiée. Dominante de chocolat très noir. Finale assez amère et très chocolatée.
cglans (305) - - FEB 24, 2017
35.5cl bottle. pitch black color. brown head. chocolate, coffee, hops, vanilla. caesar (7170) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle from Hopt.nl, bottled on 11/30/16, 35 cl sample. Pitch black oily color, medium superdark brown frothy head. Aroma of chocolate fudge and molasses, roasty coffee and slight spicy licorice and tobacco. Big and bold roasty bitterness with hints of dark bread. Slight alcohol burn in the finish. For me, lacks a bit sweetness and creamy chocolate. It focuses mainly on big and bold roast. Actually, Im not that impressed. Chalumeaux (1657) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Poured from tap at Tuckaway nice black color with a thick mocha head. Aromas of roasted chocolate malt coffee caramel and vanilla. Taste is creamy sweet malty roast with well balanced notes of vanilla and coffee. Wow. colui72 (1085) - HONG KONG - FEB 19, 2017
Pours thick motor oil with a quite dark brown head. Aroma of roasted barley malts and licorice. Slick mouthfeel, with a strong roasted malts character, some leather, coffee, booze and notes of licorice and dark fruits. Very creamy, with a pleasant booze comfort after swallow. Another big ale by Founders! SeniorZozo (1589) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 13, 2017
@ Budapest, Houseparty. Aroma sweet creamy chocolate and coffee and caramel and a bit roasty. Taste is creamy sweet malty and has chocolate, coffee, alcohol and a bit of licorice. Strong body and light carbonation.