ILduce (278) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle LCBO: almost black beer with fine tan head that leaves a nice lace behind. Soft carbonation. Intense aromas of espresso
and roasted malts with some fruit. The taste has chocolate and hops with a lovely mild note of dark fruits- black cherry and raisin. Smooth mouthfeel and nicely balanced. Robust body that stays true the royal court for which it was intended. Exquisite.
dysenteri (304) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottleshare. Pitch black, beige head.. Dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, sweet liquourice, lightly roasted malts, cherry. Slightly hot on the tounge. fulld bodied.
Listigovers (1101) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just an incredibly fruity imperial, raisins, plums, and the consistency of jam. Some roast but mostly rich fruits, very full body, no alcohol burn, slightly sweet, creamy palate, exceptional.
caribou43 (950) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I bought this bottle at the grain díorges in Crissier. I drank it at home after two full days. In my opinion, it is a classical and tasteful imperial stout. The body is a lovely deep and powerful dark color, thin and brown foam. The carbonation is regular for the style. The taste is well balanced, we can notice at the final the high degree of alcohol, if I compare with the last Swedish imperial stout that I drank in la mise en biŤre. So we can smell the roasted malt, coffee, hop, strong presence of grapes, vanilla and a side of licor due to the high degree of alcohol. It is the kind of beer that you drink strep by step, reading a book or watching a beautiful landscape, particulary dedicated for the winter day.
GhostS (292) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
medium aroma - roasted coffee, burnt malt, smoked fruit wood (slightly burnt), dried black fruits, cognac notes, dried brown bread.
medium to strong taste - a lot of well roasted coffee (to burnt), burnt malt, pungent bitterness of something burnt (too much and unpleasant), tar, a bit spicy, a bit of chocolate with milk and caramel sweet, alcohol (cognac).
good, but too much of burning and pungent bitterness.
Nurmis (595) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with tanned head. Roasted malts, liquorice, some dark fruits. On the sweeter side. You can notice the abv, but not too bad.
Gramoit (488) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruits on the nose, smooth chocolate dominates the flavour with hints of toffee. Happy I have another one in the cellar!
mrjez (592) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 vintage shared @ Lingua tasting. Pours near black with mahogany highlights. Aroma of dark roast and dark fruits, plum, date, black cherry, discernible booze note. Rich malt flavour, very savoury, soy, anise, booze, plum. Has a warming feel, medium body, a touch syrupy with lingering bitter chocolate. A very nice sipper.
KansaiBeerLvrs (5040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015 vintage. A plum brown color with a tan head, raisins, soy, toffee, chocolate, and umami. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry finish. The taste is savoury dark chocolate and nutty. Very tasty malt forward beer that is clearly intended to be aged, now if only it was a bit more affordable...
AleRider78 (1000) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a nice big frothy tan head and has a fairly dark brown appearance. Some sticky lacing remains. Aromas of roasted malts, some notes of chocolate and subtle coffee hints. Flavours of chocolate, cocoa, a little bit of vanilla and lots of toasty malts. Quite sweet. Alcohol is a bit noticeable but definitely not offensive at all. Smooth and slick mouthfeel. Quite a delicious brew.