Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A long-lasting, elegant, homogeneous tan head lives above the clearish dark brown. Not all that close to black in colour, but that does not keep it from proposing a roast-focused aroma playing the dark chocolate and coffee tune accompanied by a confident, forward liquorous alcohol. Call it a coffee liquor if you will. Relatively lean palate for the genre, not without love handles, but far from the syrupy examples that abound nowadays and never overly sugary. Has a spicy kick (anise, woodsy, black pepper) which I have trouble figuring whether it comes from its otherwise subtle hops or some kind of alcohol-phenolic side effect. Not very punchy in terms of hop flavours, yet a very bitter example, for its bitterness hops, of course, but perhaps more especially for its dark espresso-like roasted malts, sharper than in the vast majority of impys out there. A very competent example, perhaps lacking in fruit to fit my very personal preferences for strong roasty ales, but cohesive and flawless.
fiery_1 (887) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle @ home. Batch No. IS0002. Pours a rich opaque black with small tan head. Nose is earthy, roasted malt, and a sweetness. Flavour is upfront sweet, that lends way to a roasted and earthy flavour. The sweetness is raisin, plum, fig like. Medium bodied, and it is very well balanced through and through. Almost would consider this a desert imperial stout... very tasty brew.
bonev (696) - POLAND - APR 24, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piwo w kolorze czarnym nalewa sie z niezbyt obfita lekko bezowa drobnopecherzykowa piana. W aromacie czekolada, kakao i troche alkoholu. W smaku dochodzi troche palonosci i sliwek. Polpelne cialo z niskim wysyceniem i goryczka na srednim poziomie.
mmmeinike (122) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 3, 2017
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flot, mørk fyldig imp. stout med medium cremefarvet skum. Fine toner af chokolade, røg og lakrids.
drmet (938) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2017
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small to medium,creamy,beige head
-chocolate,rum,vanilla,cinnamon,coffee,l bread,dark chocolate,coffee,fudge,herbs
-low to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-no alcohol detectable
A great Imperial Stout with surprising Barrel-aged Notes.
The Body is a bit thin for a 10% Stout.
Tjomleif (215) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botle 0,33l. Taste of caramel, burnt sugar, a bit of liquorice, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is appropriately heavy, and the alcohol is maybe noticeable, but it’s also extremely drinkable. Nice stuff.
JulienHuxley (5772) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque brown -black pour with thin brown head. Aroma is very chocolaty, powdered cocoa, fruity,light booze. Taste is bitter, very chocolate forward, not too dry for a Euro stout, really nice chocolate flavor. Palate is med-full bodied, a tad light for style, nice carbonation. Tasty.
adasko (2223) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 10, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice chocolety aroma with notes of red wine, plums and a touch of coffee in the back. It’s super pleasant, might be a bit thicker though. Similar in taste, very rich, lot of different ‚dark’ flavours with pleasant roasted bitterness in the end. Mouthfeel is a bit disapointed. I was expecting much heavier body. In overall - very good stout.
Franckg (1578) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille avec un BB du 26/10/2017. Robe noire opaque avec un mince col de mousse blanc et laiteux. Arômes de chocolat noir, café, mûres en crème, houblons, mélasse et alcool. En bouche, chocolat noir onctueux, café au lait, mélasse, baies confites. Finale boisée avec notes de cacao. Texture crémeuse et corps rond.
CanCrusher (1060) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,50L. Courtesy of Gregor. Clear, very dark, ruby brown color with average big, creamy, light brown head. Aroma of ripe dark fruits, caramel, peach & pear, roasted malts. Taste starts light sweet, caramely, dark fruits and finish medium bitter, chocolatly and vanilla like. Excellent imperial stout!
bergstaden (2874) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Olmost black wiht off white head - Dark malt and chocolate aroma - Good roasted malt body with some chocolate flavours with bitterness - The roasted malt and chocolate flavours goes into the finish with some bitterness - This was good