whitehotg8 (85) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
2014 poured into a snifter. Appearance is dark as night with that nice dark khaki head that fades. I get cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, slight licorice, hint of spice in the aroma. Taste is complex and satisfying. Notes of coffee, chocolate (both sweet and bitter), toasted nuts, cinnamon, and at the end just a nod to the hops with a lingering oily texture. Solid, well executed imperial stout. Got some socked away for later! RickFifty (1399) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
Deep brown to black color, light brown head. Coffee nose, licorice, chocolate, ripe fruit, caramel. Dark chocolate taste, roasted malt, burnt sugar, espresso coffee, bitter finish, well balanced. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. davidezdonz (587) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAR 18, 2015
12oz bottle packaged on 6 November 2014 as per the back label. Poured into a Westmalle goblet. It poured pitch black with minimal head and low retention. Smelled of mocha chocolate with hints of espresso at first but followed by some alcohol. Taste followed the smell with bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Later on some booze does show. It was smooth, creamy and velvety with very light carbonation. Overall, I thought that this was a decent stout. Taste wise its not the best of its style but it is certainly solid. I’ve also heard that it ages well so I may have to find another bottle to age a few years. bigericsports (95) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 Bought a 4 pack from Safeway, Berkeley,CA.
Bought a growler from Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room in Berkeley, CA.
Appearance: Black color with a small brown head from tap with good retention and some lacing.
Aroma: Cocoa, coffee, and chocolate.
Taste: Roasted coffee and malts, dried fruits and chocolate.
Palate: Medium/heavy bodied.
Overall: A solid imperial stout, Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
I thought Bigfoot would always be my favorite here, I believe I found new SN fav, big malt forward aroma great toffee caramel with backbone of huge French roast. Flavor is a million bucks rich? Nice nitro like bubbles and great mouth coating finish. Superb.
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 8, 2015
Look: pours a dark black. Can't see through it at all. Brown Head. Thick lacing.
Smell: roasted malts. Licorice. Chocolate. Slight fudge.
Taste: coffee, maybe espresso. Black licorice. Some sort of spice, coriander??
Feel: thin mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.
Overall: nice beer. A spice I can't figure out.
First drank: home 3/8/15
Vintage: 2014 Jahe (135) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
Pours black from Tap with Brown head. Chocolate cocoa aroma and some roasted notes. Thick full sweet body with more chocolate. Nice bitterness and some alcohol anstei (2608) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2015
12oz bottle from Warners at the Bay, Pours black with a rather large head for an ImpStout. The nose leaves me unimpressed, but the taste is as beautiful as described by the commercial text: Rich with cocoa and coffee. Long finish. stoutgap (64) - Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12 oz to snifter,pours black with a small light brown head that rapidly leaves.Aroma of chocolate, coffee,alcohol. Medium -full body, slick and soft carbonation with a quick sweet finish.This 2014 bottle is not as complex and flavorful as the 2013, hopefully time in the bottle will bring it around. mzaar (3640) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2015
Flaska. Svart öl med ett generöst beigt skum. Dofter av choklad, rostad malt och grapefrukt. Medel mot stor kropp, oljig munkänsla. Härliga smakinslag av rostad malt, kaffe, lakrits, torkad frukt och plommon. Beskan i avslutningen är högst njutbar.