NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Draft at GABF. Pours very black with a dark tan head. The nose exhibits noticeable hop notes and tons of roast. Cocoa and roast dominate, not a lot of complexity, but it works. On tasting, it’s a bit underwhelming. Strong roast notes and distinct hoppiness but it doesn’t have the roundness one expects in a classic RIS. Some fruity notes and a touch of sweetness would have made this better. Big, hoppy roast bomb. Okay. Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
Bjerringbro Gymnasium tasting.
Black with brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel. Flavour of caramel, dryness and liqourice. Nice palate Cavie (4725) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown to black pour. Brown head. Aroma is dark malts, chocolate, sweet notes and maybe a touch of hopped bitterness. Flavor is dark and sweet, very roasty, dry and chocolatey. Good! dnstone (3430) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Roasty hoppy aroma. Black in color with a tan head. Extremely hoppy and roasty-chocolatey. A palate wrecker (in a good way), definite a dangerous beer...I like it. Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle, pours solid black with a small tan ring head. Aroma of rich dark chocolate, coffee, cherries and molasses. Flavour of burnt wood, coffee, rich dark chocolate, molasses and roasted malt. Full-bodied and roasty. Beautiful.
ddemmingjr (800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2011
pours opaque, syrupy black, milk chocolate brown thin head. nose- vanilla, oak, dough, roasted malts, coffee, cooking chocolate Taste- spicy hops, licorice, coffee, chocolate with a fair amount of alcohol heat on the finish. rich mouthfeel. exceptionally long, roasted malt, astringent finish.good stuff p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2011
bomber bought in denver and opened into pint glass in San Diego. Looks super black. Dark brown head. Smells of some dark chocolate and a little spice. Tastes very dark throughout. Palate lathering Chocolate malts. 8.5 of 10. neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
22 oz bottle courtesy of Dan, at a tasting at my place, served in a tulip. Pours deep black with a small tan head. The head fades to a thin remnant and leaves no lace. On the nose, there are big notes of hops, coffee and pine, along with chocolate and roast malts. The flavour is moderately bitter up front, with plenty of molasses and chocolate and a touch of herbs. The finish is long and quite hoppy, with roasted malts. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent imperial stout. It is much more hoppy than I expected but the whole package is very harmonious. Nicely done! 2011-09-24 handsomejn (77) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 17, 2011
In your face expresso coffee flavor, thick black/brown color with a dark brown foamy head. Thick mouthfeel. Long coffee aftertaste. faroeviking (10980) - Citizen above universe pendejo, FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 14, 2011
Botella. Pitch black, brown creamy fairly sized head. Roasty maltiness, vinious dark fruity aroma, gooood. Pleasant mouthfeel. Lovely roasty sweet vinious, deep chocolate flavour, coffee like, good bitterness,some tubakk too. En mi placer de la boca.