Ktwse (2014) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tall, thick. frothy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, muscovado, slight bourbon barrel notes. Taste is creamy chocolate followed by rich dark chocolate and coffee bitter finish. Body is full, smooth and creamy, with soft carbonation. A very good beer of course, but I had hoped for more.
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperial stout from a Danish brewer who has moved to New Zealand. Dark beige, creamy, thin but very stable head, colour black, only under bright light a faint wine-red hue appears. Rich and complex aroma, profoundly malty, bitter and milk chocolate, freshly ground coffee beans, vanilla, candi syrup, dates, sage, coffee liqueur, bourbon. Candied fruits in the mouth, almost sweet, smooth, thick and very oily mouthfeel, deep chocolate malts, heavy but still supple, increasingly bitter towards the finish, ending like cold black coffee with a firm dose of leafy hop bitterness and some warming, but not astringent, liqueur-like alcohol, nicely perfumed. Multi-layered, very impressive example of the style, in which things keep happening from the first whiff to the last drop. An example for any brewer aspiring to make a really good imperial.
ABS (478) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Sørlandssenteret. Pours pitch black. Some brown head if you pour it really vigorously. Plum, red fruit, roasted coffee and alcohol nose. Thick body. Warming alcohol. Low carbonation. Dry ending. Sweet, but with an overwhelming bitterness. Red fruit, grapefruit, roasted malt and coffee flavour. Too heavy in my opinion.
elbernays (511) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from Martins Fairview. Pours deep black with tan head. The aroma is apparent from the off. Huge chocolate notes (40% cocoa), coffee roast, lactose, woody oak. Flavour follows nose - lots of milk, creamy coffee, liquorice with an alcohal sting on the finish. Thick big body. Very good.
tfredvik (1134) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a viscous-looking black body with a long-lived, medium brown head that laces the glass well. Malty, sweet, roasted, delicious and very strong aroma with all the elements I love in a perfect imperial stout: lots of dark caramel and chocolate with firm but not overwhelming notes of coffee. I also get vanilla in the back, together with hints of wood and bark. The flavour is strong with notes of dark caramel, chocolate, coffee and a tad too much alcohol, salty liquorice and soy sauce in the back. There are also some herbal hints in the long-lasting, heavy bitter finish. This moderate sweet beer has a full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Brilliant beer!
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 2.5 years before BB date, shared with my father-in-law, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]
oqnid (81) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
7 juil '13
-->Imperial Stout noire, 10%, 500ml
-noire absolue, opaque; mousse couleur moka fine
-nez vanille, choco noir, torréfaction, léger alcool
-entrée sucrée, vanillée, chocolat
-belle chaleur mais loin du %
-finale vanille/choco, café moka; amertume de café, torréfaction; sucrée cassonade
Ac via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ClubGonzo (4053) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a small beige head. Nose is licorice, coffee, leather, hints of dark berries and caramel. Taste is licorice, leather, dark chocolate, coffee, hints of wood and caramel. Full body, medium to soft carbonation. Very solid imperial stout of a classic composition.
IPAgutten79 (533) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Svart med espressofarget skum. Medium høyde på skummet. Aroma av sjokolade, mildt av kaffe, mildt av vanilje, noe lakris, alkohol og røstet malt. Smaken er masse mørk sjokolade, kaffe og noe lakris. Ubeskrivelig rund og trivelig å drikke! Fløyel i munnen. Mildt søt, så en behagelig bitterhet. Masse sjokolade i ettersmaken. Tykk og oljete konsistens.
raoulvos (15) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Im exited to finally have this in my glas.
Pitch black with brown espresso head that fairly quickly pulls back.
Smell is big; coffee, salty licorice/soy, fig
Lovely full and creamy mouthfeel that ends quite quick in a dryness, which then gets taken over by some caramelly sweetness.
interesting. Flavour of toffee, dry cocoa, salty licorice, vanilla
Cant wait whats happens when it warms up. should’ve bought cheese to match....
ansalon (1428) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium mocha head that quickly settles. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, muscovado sugar, honey, slight berry tartness. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, muscovad sugar, slight berry notes. Mouthfeel is very smooth with a velvety feel, low carbonation.