zvikar (6198) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2017 brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark as night with a two and a half finger mocha colored head that dissipates slowly and leaves a wonderful, thick lacing. Just a beautiful looking beer with an impressive head for a strong beer. Smells of bittersweet chocolate, some expresso, vanilla, some hoppy notes like grass or floral when it warms, lots of roasted breadiness as well some brown sugar sweetness. Taste starts with the bittersweet chocolate, expresso, some vanilla. In the middle, tons of roasted and bready malt shine through that smooths out the bitter chocolate and expresso. The finish then turns a little more bitter. This time it’s from the hops, not the bittersweet chocolate. Also get the expresso, chocolate, roasted flavors, some brown sugar, maybe some peat. As it warms more of the hop characters show through and you get more floral notes on the finish as well. Pretty full body with a very creamy and rich mouthfeel. Nothing Christmasy about this, just a great, rich imperial stout.
At Max Place, pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, tangerine, flavor of chocolate, coffee, tangerine, medium to full bodied bartlebier (4013) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2017
1PT6oz bomber bb:N/A (vintage?), via fairly priced Bier&Co. - Bref: satisfying oldschool ImpStout with more roasty coal and liquorice character than childish candy sweetness. Has that leather and old manure astringency of original UK ImpStouts, SamSmith style, with a more pronounced coffee bean roast woven deep into its silky texture. Bitters equally distributed over hedgerow hops and roast, softly mitigated by brown sugars. Austere in a way that it urgently invites a blue cheese pairing or vanilla ice cream float. markoijelena (3143) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle 0.66l sample at Ratebeer Belgian Winter Gathering 2017 Antwerp, Belgium at Beerlovers Bar 25.02.2017. Thanks everybody for sharing great beers! First Batch 2009. Pour it dark color with no head. Aroma ginger, pine, molasis. Taste really kick of molasis, sweet caramel, sticky feel, some bourbon notes, candy sugar, heavy cloying sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. Nice! martin00sr (4084) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 2, 2017
Black, thick tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee. Roasted flavour, malty, notes of dark sugar. Hoppy finish. Bamsen78 (5452) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with big and stable tan head. Clear aroma of roast and coffee, with notes of malt and yeast. Roasty and coffeelike flavour with notes of yeast and hops and touches of fruit. Roasty and coffeelike aftertaste. Well-balanced and decent.
MiP (15920) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
Bottle, 10.5%. Minty aroma?! Black colour. Big stable brown head. The flavour is quite roasted and a little bready. Good mouthfeel. The alcohol is well-hidden, but a bit rough in the finish. JefVerstraete (3412) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2017
Sample from bottle. Many thanks! Dark brown colour, brown foam. Sweet nose of coffee, roasted malts, candi sugar, bourbon caramel. Nice. Procent (674) - POLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Klasyczny i wyrazisty RIS. w aromacie kawa i paloność głównie. Bardzo ładna, gęsta i obfita piana, wygląd zdecydowanie na plus. W smaku tak jak w aromacie - intensywnie palone i kawowe, zdecydowanie bardziej wytrawne, chociaż słodowa kontra jest i to na zauważalnym poziomie. Wysycenie średnie, ciało ok, nie jest puste, nie jest jakieś mega gęste czy oleiste. Solidny RIS, który niczego nie urywa, ale pije sie bardzo przyjemnie . monk191 (2003) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2017
A very nice dessert imperial stout. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste is smooth and sweet, with lots of vanilla and chocolate. A bit of licorice and and coffee in the finish. Had on tap at Beerworks.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rusos (751) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Black colour, brown stable head. Aroma roasted, caramel, toffee, chocolate, nuts. Hops. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, toasted, caramel, high bitterness. Alcohol present. Bitter aftertaste. Good one.