hauxe (937) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2017
Can thanks to Wombat23. Pours black and viscous. The light brown head collapses into a thin, creamy layer. Aroma is a mix of ink, coffee, chocolate. Taste is bitter, almost acrid going into the finish. Body is light thick and heavy, carbonation is mild, alcohol is well disguised. Good, but not among my top Imp Stouts. Bamsen78 (5562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2017
Draught @ Dunkbar, Odense. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy dark tan head. Clear aroma of malt, chocolate and roast, with dark, fruity hints. Bitter, roasty flavour with unobtrusive sweetish notes of malt, caramel and raisins, and touches of dark chocolate. Lingering, roasty and coffeelike aftertaste with estery notes. Warming alcohol presence. Potent, well-balanced and very good. A great beer. gyhallmanti (666) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2017
33cl can at home. Pours a pitch black colour with a decent brown uead. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malt, bitter hops, cream. Taste is moderate sweet, medium bitter with a fairly dry finish. Notes of dark chocolaten Vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, raisins, bitter hops, dark malt, cherries. Texture is thick, fill bodied with soft carbonation beermastersasho (142) - - AUG 30, 2017
Served with creamy dessert. Good beer, but not the best imp stout at all! I expected more! Its a little bit like North Coast Old Rasputin / or Great Divide Yeti imp stout. First expression - fantastic aroma, then the aroma went out of the can?!?! I think this beer is overrated like many beers in ratebeer.com. Aroma is chocolately, nice cherry-fruity choco, coffee, maltz, sweety aroma. Taste is bitter, hoppy - i dont like hops in imp stout (its not ipa). It is really near to the north coast and great divide. But I didnt like North Coast Old Rasputin fresh served. It was not so good, was like Ten Fidy. Then I left bottles for age. Then it was far away better and I gave bonus points to it in ratebeer.com. Same may be to Ten Fidy, but I cannot leave an Aluminium Can with beer in it for age. Its not good at all for the beer, drink it as soon as possible when in cans!!! So the points here to this beer will be lower. Balanced, but still a little bit boozy. After taste - a little bit sour.
fkoolen (1336) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2017 Can at home. Pours a thick black colour, big beige creamy head with great retention. Bitter roasted malty cacao and espresso, leather, later come in vanilla, butterscotch, red fruits, alcoholic warmth. Big body, low-medium carbonation, soft mouthfeel.
Bacchus66 (940) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2017
12oz can at home. Pours thick black with dark brown edges and full light brown head and good lacing. Smells great - deep roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Flavors are rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, some burnt molasses, vanilla, more roasted malt. Full bodied with a thick, oily texture. Delicious, lingering roasty, chocolate finish. Great stuff, a favorite. homeini (326) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 14, 2017
W aromacie wyraźna czekolada, likier czekoladowy, kawa, wanilia. W smaku mocna paloność, słodka przypalona skórka od chleba, wyraźna goryczka żywiczna, lekka kwaskowość. Kolor czarny z lekkimi brunatnymi refleksami pod światło, piana brązowa, obfita jak na imprerial stouta. Wysycenie dosyć niskie jak na tak obfitą pianę, alkohol w ustach lekko wyczuwalny, w przełyku mocno rozgrzewający, w aromacie likierowy przyjemny. Generalnie bardzo dobre piwo, rewelacyjny aromat, w smaku trochę gorzej. tricksta_p (5146) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
Can at Het Klooster, Delft. Thick roasted malty aroma with intense dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa, mocha, and vanilla. Flavour is sweet with a roasty bitter finish. Body is full and thick. Lovely classic Imperial Stout with tons of chocolate malt. KeefOz (1916) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2017
Poured an opaque black impenetrable by strong light; looks like viscous old oil; one-finger mocha dense foam head that retained very well before slowly diminishing to a cap that laced very well. Carbonation low. Aroma of sweet dark fruits, cocoa, dark chocolate and roasted malt; not overly strong; alcohol well hidden. Taste initially of roasted malts followed by sweet dark fruits (eg raisins), dark chocolate, malt and hints of cocoa; nice and flavoursome and not overly bitter; alcohol well hidden. Full body. Smooth and creamy with moderate sweetness and slight bitterness on the finish. One to sip and savour! Juks (1064) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2017
Rating from notes, January 2017. Small can, shared by I don’t remember anymore, but thanks. Pours black, beige head stays nicely. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla in aroma. Really smooth and nice aroma. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roast in taste. Very well covered alcohol. Full bodied, average carbo. Very well balanced stuff, really nice!