DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle thanks to StFun. Dark black pour, very little carbonation and an aroma of sweet vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is very thick and rich malt, creamy dark chocolate, peat, earthy raisins and slightly dry on the aftertaste. Really nice. Hoppin Frog always knocks them out of the park when it comes to Imperial Stouts! BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Dark oily pour with minimal head. Big chocolate, soft roast, booze, and soft peat. Excellent. Thanks Greg! cgarvieuk (24530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at Bier Temple... Not Cheap but this is BORIS.. and BORIS 100 at that ... How could i say NO... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft roast ... mellow roast malts ... deep fruity berry ... rich malt ... more ovaltine than the normla ...rich and lovely Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2012
In bottle, thanks Craig! Pours a very dark brown colour. Aroma of toasted coconut, vanilla, creme brulee, caramel and chocolate. Similar flavours again with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Mildly bitter with lingering alcohol, chocolate and raisins. Lovely. bergstaden (2984) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2012
Black with dark brown head - swwet dark malt and dark frouits in the aroma - good malt body with sweetness, olso some hint of dark fruits and chocolate , and some roasted malt tones - lingering malt finish - this was exelent and a nice treat
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 11, 2012
22oz bottle from fear025, thanks! Pours thick and black with a medium sized, frothy, tan head. Aroma of bakers chocolate, caramel, dark roasted coffee, toast and alcohol. Flavor is rich bitter-sweet chocolate, bitter black roasted malt, coffee and some alcohol warming. Very full body with a thick, lush mouth feel. Very similar to the regular version, maybe just a bit more over the top. Excellent beer. OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2012
Shared 0.65 L bottle. Pours a sinfully black body, topped by a thin light brown lace. Aroma is complex and balanced. Soft and gently sweet dark malts, reminiscent of mild coffee, cocoa, creamed caramel and black pepper. Silky mouthfeel. Near full-bodied. Coffee and cocoa in the flavor as well, added by fine tones of dark dried fruits, vanilla and a subtle spicy/earthy bitterness. A treat. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2012
22oz bottle, shared with my sister. Oqaque, thick pitch-black color. Good brown head, that fades to minimal. Decent spray of dots of lace. Very nice dark cocoa aroma, so rich and thick. Awesome big chewy body, very light crisp carbonation. Dry finish. Nice bitter taste, light sweet. Great oaty aroma. Crisper malts, somehow, too. Easy to drink, very tasty. Awesome imperial stout. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
bottle at dak’s 1/22/12.
typical imperial color with a little light brown head.
very oatmeal-y nose....mixed with dust, roast, chocolate and some toasted nuttiness (or very old wet coffee).
the flavor is the same...very oatmeal-y mixed with added notes of dark dried fruit.
sweet and rather thick.8/3/8/3/15+
abistany (6) - - JUL 29, 2012 does not count
Very great distinctive style. Interesting aftertaste. Pink color on head. Not a favorite and not for me but a work of art.