Erzengel (9742) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2018 maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick dark black with a dark tan head. Served it at 55 degrees after reading the serving recommendation on the bottle. Complex aromas of chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and alcohol. The flavor was roasty and much like the aroma. There was a nice hop spice that complimented the roastiness and the alcohol well. This is an intense beer that is definitely worth trying.
Many thanks to Werckmeister for organising this bottle, 2016 release. Great deep roasted nose. Fresh, deep roasted. Viscous, deep, roast. Dark chocolate, coffee, hints of thick and rich malty sweetness. Long deep roasted aftertaste, burned caramel, round and deep. The ABV is not tasteable. Great. CraftBeerNick (2958) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2018
2015 Bottle at home with Dad, New Years Eve, 31st December 17. Pours black with a neat head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, coffee, liquorice. Taste is so smooth, cocoa, liquorice, rich and bitter sweet. Great beer. piwnanuta (271) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 15, 2017
No mega no. Mleczna czekoalda, rodzynki. Dużo ciała i kakao. Wręcz likierowate. Poezja. vami (549) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 23, 2017
Tap at Ministerstwo Browaru. Pitch black with great head, wonderful licorice, raisins covered in milk chocolate, ripe prunes, cocoa. One of the best imperial stouts. GarageBrewer80 (712) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Lagrad flaska från SB. Bäst före dec 2016. Svart kulör med liten skumkrona. Doft av mörk choklad, kaffe och rostad malt. Smak av detsamma. Söt och lite syrlig munkänsla.
DonGregorio (612) - POLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Shared 2016 bottle. Pitch black beer with beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dried fruits, dark fruits, roasted malts and light licorice. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter, of chocolate, dried fruits, ripe cherries, light licorice, with notes of coffee, roasty. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Classic, sweet, very tasty RIS. Maracuja05 (2050) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2017
24-09-17 // beer flight, from draft at Stone Brewing Tap-Takeover at Naiv in Frankfurt. Deep black beer with a nice beige head. Classic Imperial Stout, just perfect brewed, no additional adds, just a clean Imp. Stout. Roasted malts, coffee, some choclate, liquorice, a Little boozyness, all well blanced. AssKicker (713) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2017 Bouteille de 75cl. Couleur brune foncé avec un voile rougeâtre. Mousse éphémère. Nez très très boisé et un peu vanillé. En bouche c'est très sec et boisé, un peu Porto et fruits secs. Bière plutôt violente, faut aimer. Bill Becker (2000) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From Nov 2006
Poured from 22oz bottle(room temp-2006 bottling) a pitch black with a smallish head of dark brown foam that quickly shrunk to just a fine ring around the glass and soon after that, it was gone as well.
The smell is strong on the caramel malt with notes of chocolate and coffee.
The taste is really big on sweet and roasted malt up front with strong flavours of chocolate and coffee that add some nice complexity. The finish brings some nice hop bitterness and there's a touch of alcohol there as well but it's not overpowering as long as you just sip on it and...that's what this brew is all about. A very good sipping RIS that more than satisfies after a 22oz serving.
Body wise, this is a very "chewy" Stout and makes for a really great mouthfeel. Yum, Yum, Yummy.
Bottom line: This is a top notch sample of the style and everyone should get a chance to try it. I highly recommend it!
PS: I've got one more bottle of this and a bottle of the 2005. :^)
Update: Drinking my second bottle of the 2006, I poured it into my NB goblet and there was lots of nice foam and lacing and it lasted for the entire session. Daboch (244) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 15, 2017
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