TrefwoordPunk (1201) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2017 rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, - AUG 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with brownish head. Not all pronounced aroma, the dark features are lurking behind. Darker fruits and licorice dominates. Flavour and mouthfeel is all I want in an Imperial Stout - rich yet not too heavy. Salty licorice, dark fruits, bit burnt and sourish. Bit of oatmeal in there too. Mouthfeel is big of course with a pretty solid residual sweetness that’s not too disturbing. Bitterness is herbal and on a medium level.
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a small beige head and an aroma of dry cocoa, coffee, overripe cherries, wet earth, roasted malts, oats and caramel. The taste is medium sweet with a medium to full body and alcohol almost unnoticable and almost no bitterness. Very good!
PhilosophyGuy (682) - Łódź, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Niesamowicie porzadny RIS, ze spora piana. W aromacie sporo pralin belgijskich, troche kawy - calosc intensywnie. W smaku delikatnie nuty palone, pólwytrawny profil, ale z akcentami slodkimi gdzies pomiedzy. Gorzka czekolada, gladkosc, swietny balans i dobrze schowany alkohol. Piekne piwo! Jashiu (1315) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 18, 2017
Nicely fruity over the standard coffee and chocolate ris aromas. It’s like putting some berries in your coffee sprinkled with dark chocolate. Taste is semi dry if not semi sweet. I love the nice fullness, though rather decently carbonated it feels quite thick Towey1989 (2826) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2017
Keg at Bottlecraft, Hanley. A murky deep brown colour with no head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, soy sauce, chocolate, some nuts, slight salted caramel, a little dark fruits, a hint of oatmeal and subtle liquorice. Taste of coffee, salted caramel, roasted malts, some chocolate, slight oatmeal, a little dark fruits, subtle liquorice and subtle soy sauce. Medium to full bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, subtlely alcoholic, roasted chocolate bitterness in the finish. A flavourful and actually quite smooth imperial oatmeal stout. You get some soy sauce and liquorice but its mainly in the aroma. Sweet chocolate and salted caramel in the flavour. Nice, dry finish. PowY (754) - AUSTRIA - JUL 16, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a nearly black, chestnut brown with a tan colored head. The aroma is medium malty, with mildly roasted malt with hazelnut, toffee, milk coffee and some herbal earthy hop qualities. Medium to full, oily body with hardly any carbonation, a light light-medium to medium sweetness and a light bitterness along with some noticeable alcohol. Roasty, medium bitter finish. The flavor is again full of roasted malt with a lot of chocolate and nuts/hazelnuts, dried fruits, prunes immediately followed by some litght vinous notes (white wine, grapes) and wood toward the finish, some vanilla - quite unexpected turn - then roasted malt in the finish, licorice, burnt wood.
onceblind (9664) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Black hue with a thin light beige head. Rich dark cocoa nose with a gentle sweetness and a touch of dark malty depth. Big rich dark flavor with roasty black malts, bittersweet dark chocolate, some roast, a kiss of oatmeal malt and java and a boozy body with a black malty finish. Rich and dark and full and roasty and oat-y. SinH4 (4794) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle. Black color with nice tan head. Aroma is chocolate, oat, grainy, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, a bit fruity. Surprisingly light mouthfeel, silky. Low carbonation. Nice and balanced. Maarten1993 (1276) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2017
Drank 11-7-17 while writing. Hmm. Don’t really know what to make of this. Bitter, liquorice, but not that very special. On the thin side, but maybe my expectations were unfairly high. ironcontra (311) - POLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Hmm, pretty quintessential RIS but nothing really particularly positive or negative to say here. Chocolate, salt, coffee, mid sweet, bod is nice, mid but not syrupy, bit of alco. Mr_Pink_152 (5004) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle from crafty bottle, Lincoln. Deep pretty much black colour with a tan head. Aroma chocolate and coffee, taste roasted bitter to light sweet. Velvety body.