johndoughty (5398) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, - JAN 30, 2013Gerbeer (3683) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle. Black with a medium head. Chocolate and coffee merge to create a wonderful flavour/ Gently sweet and full bodied yet not overpowering. Dangerously easy to drink.Highly recommended.
330 ml bottle. Pours black with moderate foamy tan head. Aromas of woody dark chocolate, chicory, dry vanilla, coffee beans and dry roasted malts. Flavors of follow same with emphasis on dry vanilla. Pretty dry, but a lingering sweetness. Good stuff. jinroh (1524) - ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2017
Dark brown, some brown foam comes to the top when poured vigorously but that’s gone in seconds, overall pretty flat. Aroma has some roast malt syrup, soy sauce and piles of umami. I am getting some burnt black bread also, roast is not too high though. Not much vanilla and not much coffee, although these two are supposed to be there. Taste is again mainly soy sauce-forward, liking it as it’s not too sweet, and dryness makes it quite drinkable. Still a warming drink that I am enjoying quite much. Long and roasty soy sauce finish. Foffern (1850) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle at home. Three year old bottle. Pours a dark brown to black colour with a beige head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma along with coffee beans, grass, ash, sweet berry tea and some liquor. More roasted malt in the flavour but still lots of milk chocolate. Boozy undertones. In addition, ash, coffee beans, licorice and wild berries. Has a soft and silky mouth feel, full-bodied and light to medium bitterness. Well-balanced and rich IS. Nice touch of chocolate. klm1 (1501) - Bled/SF, - MAY 27, 2017
Pours black opaque with tan light brown dissipating head. Aroma: roasted grain, malts, vanilla, dark fruit esters, gentle licorice.
Flavour follows aroma: roasted grain, malts with notes of chocolate, coffee, hint of toasted toffee, supoorted with flavours of vanilla, licorice, dark fruit esters. Dry, gentle bitter ( roasted & hops) finish, full body, syrupy smooth texture, low carbonation. saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2017
Tap @ fermentoren, Aarhus. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and hops. Nice smooth licorice and coffee finish. Yummy.
llkc (2323) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2017
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Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus, 11%. Almost black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cocoa and little espresso. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, sweet, cocoa, little trick, hop, warming, notes of alcohol and a medium bitter. geolgau (204) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAY 14, 2017
Aroma is typical for a good imperial stout, being complex and heavy with chocolate, roasted nuts and coffee beans. Full body, light carbonation. Vanilla, creamy lactose. Some plastic there, but it’s only subtle. A bit rough post-taste, feeling a punchy alcoholic feel. Very good! rodsquad (223) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle from Westhill Service Station. Pours darkest ruby brown with tan foam head. Aromas are smooth with creamy dark chocolate, vanilla cream then brandy soaked fruit. Flavours hit with a roasty bold front, strong Irish coffee, creamy chocolate and an earthy bitterness. Palate is soft and smooth with a dry prickly gentle sparkle. A superb dessert-like beer. I’m imagining an Irish coffee chocolate trifle. Lovely boozy stuff. drjoeng (1230) - SINGAPORE - APR 30, 2017
11%ABV. Imperial stout.
Poured out black. 40SRM.
Nose had green banana and banana flower aromas. There’s a local banana that is like a finger banana, tiny, fat and full of flavor. This smellls exactly Iike it.
Mouthfeel is milky and light syrup balanced with some nice carbonation. Alcoholic palate for sure. Palate has roasted barley, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee and some liniment. There is a bit of a ripe banana starchy sweetness to the body. There’s a bit of a plant-like bitterness, maybe even slight tannins that further reinforce the impression that you’re having a just-ripe banana. There some predictable ume, burnt twig and carbon flavors.
Finish is creamy, sticky, bitter with a charcoal, charred wood character.
Overall, a very hefty trip with a ponderous mouthfeel, boozy body, palate with heavy, creamy, malty, starchy, sweet flavors. Again, heavy but in all the very best ways!!
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