Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 19, 2009
750 ml corked bottle. An opaque black beer with a small, mostly lasting brown head. The aroma is extremely powerful and rather complex, heavily malty, lightly hoppy and yeasty with notes of roasted grains, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and a hint of dark fruits. The flavour is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Quite clean. Medium to full body, average carbonation, long finish with medium bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Very good stout with a light Belgian touch. I’d definately buy this again. clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Wow. what a beer! So smooth and drinkable for 11%, the alcohol is well hidden. It has all the usual characteristics of a good Imperial Stout, but has a little of the sightly sweet dark fruit thing going on like the strong Belgians. Excellent!!!!!! GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Bottle, pours like old motor oil with this tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet fruit and smokey mustiness. Taste roasted malty sweetness then hard tongue curling bite of alcohol, smokey, thick. I like it a lot. I just wish we could get it in Ohio coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Many thanks to GorditoABD...Pours a thick black with a medium tan head. Aroma is very chocolatey with notes of vanilla and roasted malt. Flavor follows the nose with hints of dark fruit, but more chocolate than anything. Smooth creamy finish....Fantastic! Thanks Chris! kopher (593) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2009
dark brown-black pour, with a super-dark filmy head.
aroma is belgian-stout-y and bursting with tons of different things: malt, grains, vanilla, scotch, chocolate, prunes, figs, tons of green olives, and sweet warm alcohol.
flavor is a well-balanced mix of sweet, bitter, and alcohol bite, though reminiscent of thick chocolate milk.
full bodied with a smooth but dry mouthfeel, has a long, sweet, and strongly alcoholic finish.
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2009
’09 bottle thanks to hophead22!ogivlado (7839) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 24, 2009
Black with a thin tan head that fizzles away upon pouring, leaving an oil slick behind. Nose is way sugary, bordering on juice with the light fruit, hints of roast and chocolate. Again simple in the flavor, more roast and licorice but a majority of the sugar, grape, and plum from the nose. Thin body, sugary finish with roast and licorice. Very simple and disappointingly aged, it’s already thinning out before a year.
Bottled 750ml. -from City Beer Store, San Francisco. Black coloured, medium sized thick brown head, sweet chocolate nose. Roasted malt, bitter chocolate and coffee with notes of wood and smoke. Alcohol is noticable, finish is bitter. Again easy drinkable and very good imperial stout. ciciorock (40) - , ITALY - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle @ 4:20 for Diego’s birthday...Complessa, fruttata,cioccolato, cacao, caffe, liquirizia,ed anche note di luppolo;un elegante amaro si lega perfettamente con un grande corpo e struttura..undici gardi???io non gli ho trovati!! persistente ed emozionante, una delle migliori birre mai bevute.. Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2009
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2009. Black color with dark tan head. Thick roasty aroma with coffee, charcoal, raisins, prunes, rum and some hot alcohol. Sweet, roasty and warming flavor with coffee, raisins and chocolate. Nice stout with a dark fruit character. hot alcohol in the aroma and flavor is disturbing a bit. heavy (2817) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 14, 2009
31/10 A 0.75 l bottle courtesy of ogivlado, huge thanks for sharing! It poured oily black body with smaller head. Very fine aroma of some chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavor had some fruitiness, toffee, slightly sweetish and sourish with of course bitter coffee component being quite strong as well. Relatively simple though, with thinner body for an IS. Medium finish with pleasant roasted malts. Alcohol is greatly hidden, didn’t mention it in my notes at all! Typical, but in the same time different in its own way, this is nice Imperial Stout.