Bottle. Pours a dark deep brown with some reddish brown seethrough fringe. No head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted coffee, malt, dark sugar. Taste is pretty sweet up front, dark cocoa, coffee, dry bittersweet finish.
Bottle at Delirium. Dark and roasty, black treacle, caramel aroma. Taste is similar, lots of booze, full roast, coffee but also something creamy. Fruity and boozy. Good stuff.
Bottle. Black, opague. Candied fruit and rye Bread in the aroma. Malty sweet just a bit alcoholic flavor with Chocolate, a hint of licorice and rye bread. Just a big friendly giant...
Bottle. 2014 Vintage . Pours black , medium sized, medium low stability, mocha colored head. Smell is roasty, very minor booze notes rising up. pure cocoa as well ( the very, very intense chocolate ) thus, not sweet at all ( in the perception of the scent ) . Taste is full, roasty, tad bitter, very creamy, dark chocolate ( not as pure as the scent provided, a much more balanced, more 'sweeter' chocolate now, without being sweet overall. dark fruits, some berries as well. very intense taste, very complex and simply put, very very good ! doesn't show any age problems (yet?) which is also proving the brewer's skill ( or luck ? ;) ) allround, this is indeed a great beer. Body is medium-thick to thick ( for the style, overall, this is syrupy ) and carbonation is medium low to low ( the way I like it) . This ain't a dissapointement at all !
355ml bottle, a little over a year old I think. Pours black with a thin tan head which quickly disappears. Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, chocolate. Taste is sweet, dark malts, dark fruits, berries, molasses, chocolate, some coffee, slight booziness and warming sensation but it's well hidden considering the ABV. Full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth velvety mouthfeel. A fantastic imperial porter.
355ml bottle dated 14 September 2015, bought at Bliznetsy in Moscow. Pours pitch black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is cognac, dark sweet cherries, and roastiness. Taste is very liqueurish, like cognac, espresso and brown sugar. A very intense and complex beer, for sure.
Bottle from J’s. Pours a deep brown to light black with a half finger of head that dissipates quickly. Big marshmallow nose with milk chocolate, ovaltine and some treacle notes with a touch of peach. Fruity and vinous on the palate with more chocolate and marshmallow notes. Medium bodied with a smooth rich treacle flavor. Alcohol is hidden so well. Smooth finish that lingers.
330 ml bottle. Thanks Michael! Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, caramel, dark dried fruits, vinous, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation.