Johnstledger8 (1140) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 11, 2016
2016 on draught. Pours black with a quickly fading coffee colored bubbly head. Aroma is of molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice, caramel, biscuit, fudge. Taste is of dark fruits, liquorice, fudge, vanilla, molasses, really rich, dark chocolate. Sticky oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation. bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2016
Rating #2291 - 2015.12.29 - DarkLord Bottleshare -. Black as a horcrux escaping that ugly locket, with a tan head that caps nicely. Aroma is heavy roast malt, espresso, molasses. Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, lots of burnt sugar, toffee, blackstrap molasses. For 15% the alcohol burn is less pronounced - very well rounded. Worth trying to kill Harry Potter for. Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.
2014 vintage. Lepkie, niesamowicie słodkie, intensywne i bogate arcydzieło. hackobock (4007) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2016
October 28, 2016. Bottle, vintage 2014. philus (62) - Bazel, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
Black with a minimal brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty and roasted with molasses, prunes, raisins, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, soy, ash and licorice. Taste is sweet, malty, smooth bitter and warming. Finish is malty and sweet with caramel, dark berries, prunes, raisins,roasted bitterness with chocolate, coffee and ash, some inky and light salty soy notes.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Good but not spectacular.
Nice beer, not the ’legendary’ imperial stout I expected. Misses some complexity in my opinion.Too much soy sauce. Sorry. Nevertheless good
simont1 (614) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
Aroma of coffee, syrup, toffee, chocolate, raisin. Taste is very very sweet, syrup, raisins, port wine, vanilla, chocolate, molasses. 5 oz is more than enough, but the first sip is pretty good. jhamp9 (1830) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Black pour with a ring of khaki. Coats the glass. Aroma is maple syrup, chocolate, and some roast. Taste is soy sauce, maple syrup, chocolate syrup, and some roast. Thick chewy body. dysenteri (319) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2016
Bottleshare at Steampunk Bar. 2014. Black color beige head. Coffe, melasses, raisins, Dark fruit. LOTs of Dark fruit, Dark cherry chocolate, raisins in taste. Very sweet, thick mouthfeel. Good imperial stout but wasn’t as good as I expected, too sweet and not enough complex. TheJvd (1282) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
From bottle at Camping Ratebeer ’15, blue wax edition. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma is overly sweet with licorce, molasses, some roast and sugar. Taste is very sweet with sugar, molasses, a bit of roast. Full body, soft carbo. Too sweet for my liking. LRonCupboard (64) - Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 16, 2016
2015 bottle with Hugh. Paired with excellent Pizza at La Coppola, Redfern who charged nothing for corkage!
Pours pitch black. Hugh reckons there is a bit of a red hue about it, but I reckon it could be caused by the wood fired pizza oven beside us. Brown head disappears pretty quickly. Looks exciting. Monster aroma with coffee, very dark chocolate, dried fruit. Almost a fortified red wine smell, which in combination with raisin reminded me of Amarone (i.e. the partially dried grapes dealy).
Mega full bodied, probably not far off being a solid. Raisin like characteristics keep trucking alongside typical imperial stout traits. Also very sweet, but this is in no way off putting, and nicely balanced by bitterness and malts coming through on a long long finish alongside very high cocoa chocolate.
Overall, absolutely tremendous and one of the few things I have had recently that lives up to the hype.
As an aside we both reckon this was superior to the 2012 we had a couple of weeks ago, which had a bit to much in the way of a fortified/sherry like aroma. Was still excellent though.
2011 still to try