Dedollewaitor (16174) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2016 Bottle. Pours black with a small creamy head. Roast, dried dark fruit, licorice and a whiff of spices - ash/charcoal like notes. Very soft and full bodied. Bitter roasted finish. Bang for the buck! MiP (15920) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle, 9.2%. Fruity and roasted aroma. Black colour. Small stable brown head. The flavour is roasted and jammy. Creamy with a touch of smoke and salt. Very late mild coffee aftertaste. Creamy to watery mouthfeel. Uncomplicated but good. Benzai (15726) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle @ home. Opaque black color, average to medium sized brown head that lasts for quite a while and leaves good lacing. Aroma is malts, lightly roast, some chocolate. Taste malts, again a touch of roast and quite some chocolate, subtly bitter. Oily texture, medium body, medium carbonation. Nice one! bhensonb (15338) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle from Monument, in Concord, CA. Opaque black with tan bubbles on top. Aromas of tar and anise. Near full body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is anise, tar, coffee and chocolate over dark burnt toast malt, smokey even. Finishes mildly sweet and quite bitter. So it’s balanced? This is a really good thing. djd07 (15075) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium frothy light tan head that diminshes quickly. The aroma is a roasted malt with smoke and coffee. Good sticky lacing along the glass. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet chocolate malt in the taste with a nice bitter finish. Hides the alcohol decently making it easy to drink. A good imperial stout from Sam Adams.
Ratman197 (14952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2009
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of alcohol, pepper, dark chocolate, roasted malt, fruittiness and licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of pepper, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and dark fruit with a smooth warming lingering licorice finish. DSG (14921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 16, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Re-rate 2/12: Bottle sample at a Stouts & Porters blind tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of coffee beans, dark chocolate, a bit of alcohol and fruitiness. Bittersweet flavor with coffee, a bit of licorice and alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. 7/4/6/4/13=3.4
Tmoney99 (14605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Re-rate 2/2/11: Bottle. Black-colored with a big light brown head. Roasty aroma of liquor, some coffee and chocolate, licorice, fruity notes, some soy sauce and alcohol. Alcoholic roasty flavor with some dark chocolate, some fruits and a bitter finish. Full-bodied. Not as good as I remembered it, good thing I re-rated. 6/4/6/3/11=3
Bottle sample during Beerfest in Tel Aviv. Black-colored with a brown head. Lovely aroma of dark chocolate and some mocha notes.Sweet chocolaty flavor with a bit of licorice, fruits and some hoppy bitterness. Rather full-bodied, but still feels a bit too light. 8/4/7/3/15=3.7
Bottle from S&V, Fort Wayne.
Poured black color with a large creamy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration.
My expectations where met with a solid drinkable beer. HenrikSoegaard (14225) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Licorice and chocolate. Heavy bitter very roasted flavor. Some coffee notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. nice. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2009
(12oz bottle) Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, dark chocolate, some burnt. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast/coffee, some alcohol, burnt. Creamy full body with light burn.