Davros IX (418) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2017
Very little head, but a nice lacing around the edge of the glass. A beautiful colour and what I can only describe as a heady aroma of toasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate when I stuck my nose in the top. The flavour was much the same, but muted, which was probably because I poured it too cold, alongside a hefty kick of alcohol. As it warmed those flavours developed. A very nice mouthfeel from all of the malt. A very good, solid, imperial stout with a fantastic aroma. Pat90 (17) - ITALY - JUL 3, 2017
Classica imperial stout in stile inglese. Colore profondo scuro. Schiuma tipica delle stout profondo odore di cioccolato che accompagna tutta la bevuta come l amaro. Torrefacto (1702) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 30, 2017
Melaza, regaliz, chocolate y café. Cuerpo medio alto de final de chocolate amargo hasta el regusto. jacobarts (219) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2017
Bottle at Peter gift. Black with big brown head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some roasted malts and some dark berries. Taste pretty much the same as aroma. Texture a bit thin. GoddamnNoise (169) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2017
355 ml. bottle @ Home.
Aroma: roasted coffee grains, dark bitter chocolate, roasted malts. Hints of dried fruits (prunes, raisins), maybe licorice, wine, sherry, and cocoa.
Appearance: very dark brown color, almost black. Brown and quite creamy head with high thickness, made of mainly small bubbles. High retention. No Brussels’ lacing. Too dark, but it seems it has no hazyness.
Taste: medium to high sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Flavors of dark coffee, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, prunes, raisins. No hints of alcohol in flavor. The alcohol’s warming effect is noticeable. Balance is on the malt sweetness, but the dark chocolate acts as a counterpart.
Palate: medium to full body, silky to creamy texture, flat carbonation, not very long and medium dry finish of roasted coffee grains, roasted barley, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits (prunes, raisins). The alcohol level is not as high as in another Imperial Stouts and it’s for the good. Finish is not as dry as in many other Imperial Stouts, alcohol is not as high either.
Overall: quite good appearance. Nice aromas and flavors: dark chocolate, roasted coffee grains, prunes, raisins. Very pleasant. Very good Imperial Stout. I’ve enjoyed it a lot. I’d drink it again.
ironcontra (366) - POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
reckon it ought be labelled RIS but who am I to say. Goes down very smooth, chocolate, nuts, dry, salty, even a hint of grapes or red vino in the back there, mid bod, doesn’t tire cuz uh easy drinking vinivini (2665) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUN 7, 2017
Aroma: rich estery, dark malts, raisins and prune. Some vanilla and roast. Medium body. Complex taste. Nuts, caramel, toffee, chocolate, roasted malts, dried fruit. Medium dry. Extremely drinkable and very good. Scipio (1143) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Pours an almost black with a medium, thick, tan head. The aroma is potent. I find it to be very earthy and heavy in licorice, along with chocolate, vanilla, and nuts. You can easily tell its not American, as its extremely rare to find an American Imperial Stout that smells like this. Slightly sweet in the taste, and with a very mild bitterness. Earthy and roasted malts seem to be the prominent impressions, though there is a healthy chocolate presence as well. Its pretty nutty, vanilla flavoring is weaker though noticeable, and there are hints of alcohol. Weak chocolate aftertaste. The texture is thin, which I find a bit odd for one that calls itself an Imperial Stout. Medium bodied and with flat carbonation. This might not be among my favorites in this style, but its still enjoyable. lh1301 (41) - - JUN 5, 2017
At kalde denne en imperial stout gør at man bliver en anelse skuffet. Den smager fantastisk men har ikke den fylde og volumen en "rigtig" imperial stout skal have.
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Botella de 99Cervezas.
Vierte en color negro café algo velado. Formación de espuma media y cremosa.
En nariz es de intensidad y complejidad medias. Da notas de ciruelas pasas, cítricas, de chocolate y de regaliz. Transmite también una cierta sensación licorosa.
Entre los gustos básicos destaca el dulce, acompañado de un amargor suave, ssí como un salado y acidez ligeros.
De cuerpo medio y textura cremosa y sedosa. En boca salen frutos secos y café, con acidez inicial que luego deja paso al amargor. Es algo alcohólica pero se siente suave. De trago corto.