Marduk (9244) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 1, 2018
330ml can (Kernel Brewery, London; shared by Tom thanks). Pitch black color. Huge size, thick brown head, stays. Looks good. Tons of roast and sweet and barley in aroma. Geezus wept this is pure barley jam. It's so thick that if I had spoon I would eat it. Not getting much of alcohol so this part is good too. Solid brew. tapefuzz (1068) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2018
On tap at brewery. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roast, mocha, and light coffee. Taste is similar; with caramel, light fruitiness in the middle, and light grain. Some bitterness. Ashy finish. Sweet. Full body. Medium carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Lager43 (55) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2018 An amazing well made stout. Smooth and silky with a beautiful malt opening. It only gets more depth as it warms up to about 50F. In a class by itself. A great CT beer. Pours like black onyx too. Oaklandbeerguy (36) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Amazing stout! Great mouthfeel, nice warm chocolate linger. Easy drinking.. markextrae (4763) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a deep brown colour with a beige tanned head on top. nose is deep intense roasted malts, dark charred chocolate, sweet raisins, spices, cacao powder, harsh, dried red fruits, and slight salty licorice. taste of sweet deep roast, burned caramel, sweet, with a bitter aftertaste. quite heavy on the malts.
JorisPPattyn (10220) - BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2016
Dwindling yellowish beige head over jet-black beer. Coffee, roasted malts, underlying molasses. Again lukewarm coffee, mocha, dark grains. Medium bodied at least, very slick to oily. Bit middle-of-the-road for an Imperial stout, no? Benzai (17009) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2016
Can @ home. Opaque pitch black color, full sized thick and quite creamy dark brown head. Aroma is malts, liquorice, firm roast. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark malts, light liquorice, malt bitter, medium to firm bitter finish. Medium body, carbonation is a bit sharp sort of speak, but not annoying. Decent stout. jake65 (4034) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Boise Imperial Stout Trooper. Dark brown color with a thin ring of beige head. Big roast aroma, mild bittersweet cocoa. There is a little sweetness, but mostly roast, some coffee bitters. Pitted fruits and dark chocolate. koleminer20 (4485) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this one over at Chris’s house on March 26 for a beer and smoked meats get together. 500 mL bottle opened by me. The pour is a thinner light black color with a thicker beige head that lingers, offering a touch of lace. The aroma is heavy licorice, light dark fruits, and a big bitter roast. It’s surprising how bitter this one is. There is a light chocolate presence toward the back, which helps with a little sweetness entering the mix. The flavors are quite similar. There isn’t any one flavor that really drowns it out, though the levels of roast and bitterness are high. It’s got a good balance with the chocolate and dark fruits. The mouth feel is nice and thick, but the carbonation is off. It’s a little too bubbly for a nice heavy stout. The aftertaste is all roasted malt and bitter licorice. There is a hint of chocolate, but it’s just a hint. This is a good one from NEBCO, I hope I get to try the barrel aged one with it one day! kermis (15421) - Amsterdam-ish, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2016
Can shared. Black with a thick brown head. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, caramel, overripe dark fruit and raisins. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.