nudiebear (358) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2017 Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cellar aged for a year at hoppin frog then about six more months on my part. This one of my absolute favorite Impys. Aroma is chocolate and raisin. Appearance is black with a thin tan head. Taste is chocolate, oatmeal, and raisin. Palate is thick and smooth.
Bottle at home. Shared by Meilby. Dark brown, no head. Cognac, cherries, toddy. Light bitter, light sweet, light watery. Excellent traditional imp stout PabloZab (1619) - Wroclaw, POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle 650ml. Chocolate and a lot od iron in aroma. There is no iron in taste. But we have chocolate, a subtle roast note. Beer is smooth, delicate, drinkable, really tasty except the iron. wiadran (194) - POLAND - AUG 29, 2017
chocolate, cherries in liquor, strong and rich, sweet. little spicy aroma rather than alcohol. bonev (938) - POLAND - AUG 29, 2017
black, dark, brown head, fast reduced to a ring.
rich, full taste. roast, sweet, coffee with milk, some spicy notes in the ending, ending quite refreshing, very pleasant.
dense, full body, low-medium low carbonation
very nice, but not yet mind blowing, little bit overpriced perhaps (just a little bit! not much)
Piwo czarne bez refleksow nalewa sie praktycznie bez piany. Swietny balans pomiedzy czekoloadowo-owocowa slodycza a palona goryczka. Czuc wanilie i lekki alkohol rozgrzewajacy gardlo. Pelne cialo, gladkie i aksamitne z niskim wysyceniem. beermastersasho (96) - - AUG 18, 2017
Good beer, as i said this is also beer that you remember in all life. black as oil, choco, coffee, delicious, hoppy...
ALIBALI (2316) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2017
A OATMEAL INFERNO WITH THE CLASSICAL FROGGER TWIST. DR. TORF & JESUS ESRESSOSOUR BRAINEN YOUR MIND ????????. BOMBER ATTACK FROM BOXBEERS.COM. 12 Euro???
GarrettB (1622) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2017
December 28th, 2014 - Winner of the GABF Gold 2008 and 2011 (as they proudly proclaim on the label) and recent recipient in my Christmas stocking, I’ve been looking forward to this beer for awhile, if only to see how the addition of oatmeal impacts a deep, unctuous imperial stout. The pour is like watching inky concrete spooling out of the bottle in the glass, and then kicking up a crimson, cinnamon brown-red head. The first whiff brings mashed apples (like apple sauce) but also a light note of soy sauce and tsuyu. A second olfactory glance takes in raspberry jam and jam filled chocolates, pairing the dark bitterness of cocoa with dark sweetness, and a touch of rose. The flavor is very smooth and balanced, but definitely not mild. Pronounced and clear as day is the alcohol note, though it is kept at bay by the heavy malt tastes. The aftertaste is a long, low chocolate heavy aftertaste, which suggests letting the beer warm. I barely have any choice in the matter, as each sip feels like it needs to be chewed at least 40 times. The B.O.R.I.S. lets the dark chocolate shine the warmer the temperature, as if ribbons of ghirardelli were effortlessly layered into the recipe, a blushing of dark chocolate, fudge, and brownie, but not too sweet. Not sweet at all in fact, but mature, rich and luxurious. oobawa (1589) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Rich, deep chocolate nose with a boozy backbone. Pours a thick, deep black with a modest brown head and minor lacing. Taste hits all the RIS sweet spots: unsweetened cocoa, dark chocolate, anise, espresso, dried black cherries, rich smoky undertones. Yet the real star is the texture, silky smooth and light despite the formidable 9.4% ABV. Drinks like a dream, even if it grows a tad sweet and boozy as it warms. and the semisweet finish grows clingy and bitter as it fades, a nice balance to the growing chocolate indulgence. DonGregorio (480) - POLAND - APR 18, 2017
Shared bottle. Pitch black beer with small beige head. Aroma: dark chocolate, cocoa, roasty, some dark fruits, coffee. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, a bit of dried fruits, dark bread, roasty. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Classic, smooth and balanced imperial stout. langeveld12 (576) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2017
Delicious full bodied creamy black beer. Caramel, licorice, coffee, chocolate, roast, red fruits, sweet fruits. Nice balance between bitterness from the roast and hops and sweetness from the malts. Not a very subtle beer, more in-your-face but very good in that sense. Brilliant!