GregMooreNH (108) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Pour black as night and thick as motor oil. Nearly non-existent head that is very dense. Aroma is deep chocolate and molasses. Taste is chocolate to start with hoppiness building to counteract the sweetness. A very solid imperial stout. Bosbouw (3005) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2017
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt vol, koffie,mout, vanille. Smaakt vol, gebrand, koffie. Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2017
Dark brown, has a nice dark malt character...good...not sure what's distinctive about it to get it at 99 percentile...just a nice imperial stout. CraftBeerNick (2803) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Bottle at home, 5th October 17. Pours black, dark tan head. aroma is coffee, liquorice, roast malts, meaty. Taste is liquorice, dry, sweet and bitter, bovril, leather. Good and solid imperial stout, as per the description, doesn't deviate. Muggus69 (2723) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2017
500mL bottle from Carwyn Cellars. Batch 1015 BB 21.09.2020
Pours a proper opaque black body - head is dark tan head, slightly orange hued, creamy.
Intense nose - dark roast coffee, cocoa, orangey hops, rich earthy toffee, nutty malt.
Big syrupy, slick, oily body, great weight, warming, lovely texture, low carbonation.
Inky, lots of dark sugars, burnt chocolate, bitter coffee, licorice, nuts, get a good orangey sort of hop character, touch of vanilla. Finishes with warming booze, plenty of bitterness.
mariuspoenari (2969) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2017
Pitch black with a thin tan head. Notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, smoke, ash, burnt coffee beans, prunes, bitter cherries. Intense roast and chocolate flavours. Full body, low carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. tandembrauer (1616) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2017
On tap at Gulating Pub, Stavanger. Pours black with dense beige head. Aroma of chocolate, herbs, fruity notes. Tastes bitter with quite some sweetness. Medium bodied, bitter finish. mieszal92 (404) - Gliwice, POLAND - AUG 15, 2017
Tap in Gulating, served too cold.
Pours black, ruby reflections. Lack of any head.
Nose: sweet-spicy, pastries, coffee, little of dried prune. The aroma is a little bourbon-like, barrelly. Aroma is sweet. And taste is dry. Very boozy. Watery and empty, hasn’t opened too much with warming up. I would believe there was any weird, forgotten fruits’ jam addition. Cybuch (565) - Muszyna, POLAND - AUG 14, 2017
W aromacie czekolada, szlachetny alkohol, kakao, palonosc. Barwa bardzo ciemny braz, piana ladna, pozostajaca. W smaku bardzo wytrawne, kawowe. Spodziewalem sie troche czegos innego. Alkohol nie wyczuwalny w smaku, ale rozgrzewa konkretnie. Fajny RIS, brakuje gestosci i slodyczki, btw goryczka srednia do wysokiej. Dobre, ale nie do konca w moich preferencjach. Werckmeister (3328) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 22, 2017
0,5l bottle at home. BB 21.09.2020. black color, small coffee colored head. smells earthy, brown sugar, bit milky, light berry notes, light oxidation, lightly nutty. nice smell overall. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, tons of peat & ash, grassy, milky, peppery, nutty, marzipan, did not like it at first. but after a bit of warming up, some sugary, berry, grassy and more sweet earthy notes come through. finishes lightly sweet with notes of earth, sugar and grassy notes. did not like the taste at first when it was rather cold. after warming up its not a bad beer, drinakble but still rather heavy. a bit on the sugary side (when warm).