Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
Dark brown, has a fudgey version of an impy nose - like a suped up version of reg stout. Fudgey, a little rich malt sting, a mellow impy. Hirsty (26) - Perth, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Aroma - roasty, coffee, chocolate, bread, earthy, leather, alcohol, butterscotch, licorice, raisin, vanilla, woody
Appearance - black, slightest redness at the edges, brown foam, head doesn’t last
Taste - heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, umami
Palate - full body, oily feel, average carbonation, abrupt/sharp finish
Overall - Not a bad Imperial Stout but this was brewed earlier this year and is still rather sharp. It could have done with a few more months in the bottle. Ryanmalkmus (17) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
This may have been the best beer I ever did taste... Need to take notes at the time of drinking
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Hop_Hedonist (588) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
Tap at The Local Taphouse Sydney - Thoroughly impressed - not at all heavy but not thin - kinda toned down Rogue Double Choc Stout (which ain’t no bad thing) - alcohol invisible - bit of mocha - if this beer was a girl, she’d be a beautiful shy Goth girl. eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2013
a magnificent imperial stout in every way, from luscious thick body to creamy dark brown head, deep burnt bitterness and a very classy marsala-tiramisu sort of liqueuryness in aroma and finish. my only caveat is the contribution of the wild yeast - i was hoping for more complex esters and some sourness too but got mainly a faint vegetably note (the way some lambics do) ok perhaps some cherry.
gnoff (10241) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle 330 ml at Pumphouse, Sydney, on July 11, 2013.BB 21.06.14.StevieT (2000) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2013
Large hiss when opened, builds up a huge head. The excessive head build up gets boring fast. Initially at least seems to have a very high co2 level. Black color, brown head after it settles to a nice creamy top with loads of lacing. Sweet, hoppy, some wet tobacco scent. Sweet, bitter, dry cocoa taste. Some alcohol aftertaste, also bitter chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Not much aroma but a strong coffee/mocha taste. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. I could drink quite a lot of these. Dredd (932) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
Wow, what a beer. Black as the ace of spades with a rich brown head like boiling toffee. Aroma is a mix of chocolate and plum pudding. Flavour is more of the same, mouthfeel is a slightly oily feel with a mesh of dark chocolate, coffee hints of vegemite and a long bitter finish with some vegetable flavours right at the end. Very little hint of the 10% abv. angryrobot (32) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2013
Jet black from a 375ml bottle, from IGA Yarra Glen. Earthy hops, caramel and roasty notes, all battle it out for dominance in the aroma. Palate is super rich and smooth. Flavour starts out just like chocolate, then the slightly astringent roastyness comes through, finally the bitterness comes out too play. Overall this beer is great, the high abv is barely noticeable, only present in my ability to type. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle: Thanks Ken:
Served in a Chouffe glass.
Pitch black, motoroil pour.
Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer. Looks very good.
Aromas of dark chocolate, dark cacoa, coffee, roast, raisin and roasted wood, malts and oatmeal.
Flavours of chocolate, mocha, bitter, roast, warmth, coffee, cream, toffee, some spices, dark chocolate, some caramel and chocolate/tar drenched malts and hops.
The flavour is so nicely balanced creamy deep dark and a bit strong that it is a bit complex and makes it even better to just enjoy it.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, roast, chocolate, coffee and some warmth.
Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
Delicious and balanced beer. Deep, strong, dark and tasty!