midovark (965) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JUL 26, 2017 GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. Aged 2.5 years in cellar. Ive been waiting a while to drink this beer. Smell is bitter cocoa with a surprising hint of fruit. Pours deep black and slightly thick with a big creamy tan head that lingers for about 2 minutes before lacing. Taste is rich, roasty, and sweet, with a bit of fig and yeast profile at the end. Almost no hint of the high alcohol, which makes sense from the aging. Palate is chewy, but much lighter body and mouthfeel than a lot of American Imp. Stouts. Overall excellent beer; I can see why it is a classic which other stouts were built. I was surprised how much I liked it given all the new aggressive styles.
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0.355 l bottle from Beerlovers, Vienna. Pours black colour with huge, everlasting beige head. Slight cocoa, some roasted malts and coffee in aroma. The same notes appear in taste, with creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation and medium body. Leaves traces of chocolate and cocoa that last medium. Altogether not bad, but too light and easy. bonev (783) - POLAND - JUL 20, 2017
Czarne z mala iloscia piany, niezbyt intensywny aromat kakao i kawy, dosc slodkie. Malo ciala i lekko palona goryczka, wysycenie na odpowiednim poziomie. Smakuje raczej jak Porter i nic nie urywa. ruigo (3073) - PORTUGAL - JUL 19, 2017
355ml bottle. Dark brown/black with a small tan head. Roasted malts, liquorice, cocoa and prunes. Good. edward222 (1) - - JUL 17, 2017 does not count
Special tasting of imperial stout! Slightly stout than FOUNDER's KBS! Good!
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Had wat dikker gemogen. Wel lekker. Geroosterd, bbq, koffie. Goed bittere nasmaak.
Davros IX (381) - 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 (10) - 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 (1677) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 30, 2017
Melaza, regaliz, chocolate y café. Cuerpo medio alto de final de chocolate amargo hasta el regusto. jacobarts (213) - 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 (163) - 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.