Eternal Darkness

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,598
Ranked #15,390
3.92 | pDev: 7.65%
Oct 11, 2020
Jan 09, 2016
Very Good
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4.08 by DvdP from Netherlands on Oct 11, 2020
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3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by janubio from Spain

On can at Las Buenas Pulgas. Black colour, just a hint of a head, tiny lacing. Aroma is a bit smokey, coffee, some chocolate, dried fruits, cinnamon, vanilla and soy sauce. Full body, creamy texture, flat carbonation. Boozy finish. Taste is smokey too, coffee, dried fruits, vanilla, chocolate and soy sauce. Good.

Aug 14, 2020
3.48 by stephenlee93 from England on May 20, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by EmperorBevis from England

Canned in a little 330ml crafty craft can
Pours a velvety jet black body with good tan head
Aroma is coffee and ammonia liquorice type confectionary
Tastes like creme caramel
Silky smooth mouthfeel

Apr 20, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Pitch black. Not a photon gets through this, not even a flash of deep ruby-red when held up right by a halogen bulb. Pours with 2mm pale tan head, receding to a ring.
S- Deep pungent 'roasty/toasty' + coffee. Cocoa tries to get through, surrenders to an alcohol wave instead.
T- Pungent coffee that lingers until it's eventually overtaken by a broad sweep of 'Here's the 11.2%!!' alcohol tang.
F- Pungent! Though it seems the ABV% comes in and balances the ristretto-strength coffee facet. The ABV% is clear, so to me this is a slow-sipping beer, ideal for winter. Exactly as with my previous review for a Norwegian Imperial (US) Stout the carbonation is strikingly low. Though here at 11.2% it's absence leaves less of a gap.
O- Pungent, intense, different. An idiosyncratic beer to try esp if you're into heavy black beers.
Bought from London Beer Lab, Brixton, 330ml can BB: 02/June/2024 [4+1/2 years hence!].

Jan 08, 2020
4.25 by igl from Russian Federation on Feb 22, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Dzu from Russian Federation

Poured from tap into teku glass.
L: pitch black with weak foam head.
S: smoked smell, weak chocolate.
T: sweet, spicy, plums.
F: full body and soft carbonation.
O: bad smell, and too sweet.

Jun 08, 2017
4.13 by stephenlee from England on Feb 20, 2017
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2.85/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Pours a small head and a dark-as-night body.

Has a rather aggressive bitter smell, especially for a stout. There's some coffee and dried fruit here, but for the most part the nose is defined by what I can best describe as tar. Curious smell, but not necessarily something I'm excited about.

Taste is similar to smell, but slightly less restrained, which is probably a good thing. There is not much balance besides some bitter malts, but it's fine I suppose. Mouthfeel is solid.

There are some beers that I appreciate because I like where they are going, even if they miss the mark. I just don't know what Eternal Darkness was aiming for. Which, to be fair, may be completely the fault of my own palate.

Dec 01, 2016
4.04 by HopBelT from Belgium on Oct 15, 2016
3.98 by JamFuel from Sweden on Aug 20, 2016
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by nikkinloch from England

Very dark brown, pour is unremarkable but nothing bad. Medium head thins out quickly. Boozy imperial stout, dank hops. For this style / ABV just a hair thin for me, but perfectly drinkable and enjoyable.

Jul 02, 2016
3.88 by samEBC from Belgium on Jun 22, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Marius from Netherlands

On tap at CBC 2016. Pitch black with an espresso head. Roasted malts, chocolate, roasted coffee beans, molasses.

Jun 22, 2016
4.1 by dcmchew from Romania on May 29, 2016
4 by Ciocanelu from Romania on May 18, 2016
4.23 by Paisan from Belgium on May 17, 2016
3.75 by YvesB from Belgium on May 16, 2016
3.85 by desint from Belgium on May 15, 2016
3.8 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Mar 15, 2016
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3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MathiasO from Sweden

Mouthfeel is creamy yet a birth thin in the aftertaste, without being boozy. Coffe, cacao, dark berries, light touch of smoke.

Feb 09, 2016
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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by craftbeersweden from Sweden

Beatiful, pitch black, beer with a three finger high, beigebrown head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Nose: Coffee, vanilla, wood, ash, molasses, milk, toffee and sweet chocolate.
Taste: Sweet roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa niblets, dried fruit, coffee, licorice, smoke and brown sugar.
Mouthfeel: Full body. Light carbonated. Smooth. Oily. Dry, bitter ending.

A great stout!

Feb 05, 2016
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