minutemat (5689) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
330ml bottle from trade with Anstei. Pours dark, almost black, small deep tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel. Taste presents a nice cocoa / coffee roast character, hints of leather. Light carbonation. Nice sweet stout. omhper (25259) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2017
Bottled, thanks Bov! Black with beige head. Rich chocolate licorice aroma. Mid sweet with medium-full body and soft mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate, some tobacco and mild smoke . Low bitterness. Astonishingly harmonious Imperial Stout. Edgeless. CH-303 (2268) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 5, 2016
Appearance: Very dark brown, small dark tan head.andrewje41 (4021) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee.
Taste: Very dark malt, roasted, burnt, coffee. Light bitterness. Good, but not great.
Bought: Craft Gallery, 330 ml, CHF 6.50
Info: 2/9-2016, BB: 1/6-2017
330 ml bottle, much thanks to Matt/Alberto. Pours a thick ink like with no head. Smokey aroma that remains one sided. Flavor is dry and a ton of tobacco character. Smokey finish. Interesting beer. Sipper. I had fun with this one. luttonm (6504) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Johnny’s Off License, Rome. Courtesy the brewer. Pretty, dark, red-brown foam. Tobacco, dried cranberry, sweeter fruit. Great tobacco leather body. Missing a bit of richness. Bitter water note, a bit fizzy. nice.
Mortlach (2354) - Rome, ITALY - APR 17, 2016
330ml bottle shared @Johnny’s Off License (Rome). Pours deep brown with a little cappuccino head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, licorice. Flavour is light sweet with a good bitter end. A little thin, medium carbonation. Ok. Koelschtrinker (20594) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
Die röstigen Noten unterliegen einer deutlich wässrigen und wenig metallernen Note. Röstig malzig, Trockenfrüchte. Die Intensität bleibt verhalten. 10/7/8/8/8/8 SinH4 (4972) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 4, 2016
Bottle courtesy of anstei. The stream from the bottle when pouring already looks like motor oil, and the appearance is pitch black with a big beige-brown head that transforms rather quickly into a stable layer of foam of maybe 2-3 millimetres. Aroma is black chocolate, ash, tobacco, with a bit of a chili-like spiciness having its fair share. Taste is coffeeish, leather, more ash and tobacco, but with a bit of a graininess that is not really going anywhere, it just provides a roasted grainy background. Mouthfeel is silky, but unfortunately also a little bit watery. Pleasant carbonation (a signature feature of Sottobisio). Medium-long aftertaste of tobacco and ashes. In the following sips, the complexity draws back and hints of a blackcurranty fruitiness develop, also some herbal component, maybe bayleaf? In any case, it’s very mild and it becomes a bit fainter. A nice take on the "Classic" (i.e. not completely overdone ABV) Imperial Stout. It feels a bit too light and is definitely more on the "drinker" than on the "sipper" side. It needs some more complexity or intensity to stay interesting throughout the whole bottle. Still: very respectable for 8.5 ABV. anstei (2358) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Roasty aroma, dark bitter taste. Some liquorice. Quite soft. Lingering finish. An easy imperial stout, so to say. yespr (45913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2016
From tap. Pours pitch black with a dense, chocolate brown and creamy head. Aroma is roasted malty. Breadish and chocolate malty. Bitter, rich, chocolate, breadish and roasted. Dry and bitter. Roasted and slight herbal. Dry and bitter finish.