GregMooreNH (262) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2017 buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - APR 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black black black with a thick brown head. Quite neutral on the nose, perhaps a bit of liquorice; as it warms more of an alcohol waft floats by. In the mouth the salty liquorice comes through a bit more, with some rough-edged coffee notes, but still very mild. Smooth and very drinkable; the 10% alcohol warmth flows nicely around the mouth and down the throat as the bitterness fades. Nice; not a "rock star" Imperial Stout, perhaps even too smooth for a standard stout, but nice.
Pours black with thin head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and nutmeg. Taste is hazelnut and chocolate, warming to coffee. A smooth and even wood finish was a surprise. A very interesting stout. CurlyJoe (383) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Black, but clear and brown in the light. Fruit chocolate aroma. Quite a bitter taste, chocolate and coffee as you would expect, but not that classic imperial caramel sweetness. More hops than competitors. yy0pp (1634) - - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle. Clear black color with black color. Aroma - Sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, oak, coffee. Taste - Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, malt, coffee, red berries. Dervock (1510) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle - pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate and cereal malt. Taste is hop hit up fr9ntwith a builsing malt into a dry.bitter finish. TET (3283) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2017
A black beer, a head is medium and beige. Aroma has liquorice, sweet and toffeeish maltyness, some chocolate and vanilla, hint of alcohol from barrel. Taste has liquorice, coffee, roastiness, storng bitterness that's nicely drying the sweetness. Almost full bodied, smooth. Good beer but more could be expected from the IS.
BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2017
500ml bottle thanks to Sean. Pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is good not like the wine barrel version that was a total mess roast malts coffee. Taste is more of the roast malts nice coffee and chocolate. reynolds (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2017 does not count
The longer it sits and the warmer it gets the smoothness increases.
Fantastic stout explosivedog (1827) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours black. Smoke, oak, vanilla, cherry, raspberry, dates, touch of spice. Medium body with heavy carbonation. Nice complex stout with plenty of character from the oak. Really nice and at a crazy low price. Normally I wouldn’t mention things like that, but this bottle cost me $6!!! hman43 (1898) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2017
It pours a dark brown. It has plenty of fruit flavors from dark fruits with coffee and chocolate. There is a roasted element as well and hints of tropical fruit. sccp1910 (292) - BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2017
Uma stout com sabor particular, um pouco azedo em seu final. Cor negra con espuma marrom. Aroma discreto para uma stout, com notas leves de caramelo, mas sem as tradicionais notas de café ou chocolate.