Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle served in a Westbrook Tulip. 2011 vintage.
A: Pours an opaque black color with a quick dissolving dark brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring and some whisps.
S: Dark fruits, roasted malts and a touch of smoke are all present here. Some dark chocolate and bitter coffee beans pop up as well.
T: Some nice dark fruit flavors with a slight booze kick hits up front. The booze lingers throughout and has intermingling flavors of bakers chocolate and candied sugar. The finish has a ton of semi-bitter roasted malts that a have a little sweetness kick as well and a twinge of smoke.
M: Heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Nice mouth coating oiliness and slickness.
O: Very solid flavors throughout. The booze lingers a little much and leaves a little too much sweetness. There is some deep roasted malts that counter this in the finish, but the booze seems to stick around even after that.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-13-2012
MelvinKalksma (1297) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses, roasted malts and coffee.
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate and molasses; ends slightly/medium bitter and dry with roasted malts, coffee and hops.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Amazing to see that the hops are still present? in this beer, bringing loads of dark fruit. Heavy roasted and a lot of coffee in the finish. Molasses are definitely the dominant aspect. Amazing appearance and palate and the flavour is not far behind; the aroma is the only ’downside’ of this beer.
Korcz (2239) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.
dobry_olowek (5) - - JAN 24, 2017 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Czarne, piana ciemnobrazowa, szybko opada, w aromacie kakao, w smaku przede wszystkim czekolada, palone aromaty
magsinva (1197) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - well hoppin frog does bitter hoppy beers, and this stout is no different. Has some nice oaky smokiness from the barrel aging and biscuit from the malt. Nice!
john44 (2646) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg Half Pint at Craft 100 Festival at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in April 2014 - Pitch Black in colour. Good tan coloured head. Some lacing. Very very Malty; deep roast, roasty/burnt malts, lots of dark chocolate, espresso coffee, liquorice, toffee/caramel, hints of vanilla and smoke. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Hoppy; piney hops, very well hopped. Sweet-bitter roasty/burnt malty throughout. Thick and full bodied; quite syrupy. Great depth of roasty flavour. Enjoyed this a lot. Super Impy Stout! (2014-04-03)
graham_murphy (651) - - DEC 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No subtlety here. A big punch of chocolate, coffee and raisin sweetness in a thick deep black pour with a fine brown head. The hops don’t hang back either. As elsewhere they make the difference here between a good stout and a great stout - lovely bitter pine notes to take the edge off some of the sweetness. I still needed a couple of glasses of water to get through this though!
jampura (165) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Anis tai inkivääri tuoksuu. Kuiva vahvaksi stoutiksi, suklainen, lakritsia, suolaa. Kaikkea mahtavaa. Voisin juoda useammankin, jos pystyisin!
Johnstledger8 (1036) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a thin brown bubbly head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, liquorice, caramel. Taste is of coffee, dark fruits, rich dark chocolate, liquorice, blackcurrant, plum, biscuits, caramel. Chewy oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
spechtacular (128) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 11, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barwa czarna, ciemnobeżowa piana. Aromat mocno czekoladowy i to zarówno czekolady mlecznej jak i gorzkiej. Dodatkowo jest też paloność, kawa i suszone owoce. W smaku również potężna dawka czekolady, pojawia się też kwaskowość. Piwo bardzo gęste i wyklejające.
77ships (8661) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you Mathieu87 + PriorL for the effort! Bomber sampled @ Samson en Geert Bierproef Avond. Black, little, almost no head. Nose is very thick licorice, huge bitter roast, almost chemical roast, charred. Taste is far too bitter, almost chemical bitter, roast, hugely roasted mat, charcoal, burned malt, thick malt, roast, charcoal, boozy, molasses. Far too bitter but otherwise pretty decent even if not on par with many other beers within the style.