mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an impenetrable pitch black with a modest tawny head. Sweet brown sugar & light fruitcake aroma - lovely! Bold, delicious flavour - soy, dark chocolate, espresso, opening up into balancing hop notes in the finish. Thick, creamy body and appropriate carbonation. Probably one of the most drinkable imperial stouts I’ve had in a long time.
AndySnow (4587) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: De Molen Beershop, Bodegraven. Had at a tasting 2015-04-18.
Appearance: Black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, chocolate, some liquorice, alcohol.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, spices, alcohol, liquorice.
Nordcore (1115) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a medium lightbrown head. Roasted malt aroma, with chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Taste is sweet, light bitter with a warm chocolate and coffee end.Nice!
hackobock (2101) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 18, 2015. Bottle, shared by AndySnow, thanks!
Black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted, ash, tobacco, coffee, soy, toffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Taste is medium sweet with a roasted bitterness along with some salty soy and licorice notes, finish is dry roasted and bitter with burnt ash notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
tombutlin (71) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Stout is not my favourite brew, but this was like a Willy Wonka brew. Or maybe an Every Flavour Jelly Bean from Harry Potter. Complex. Dominant flavours were burnt chocolate and coffee. Give this to a hardcore Guinees man and watch his reaction. I can’t wait. At 10% alcohol, it will be a fairly quick burning fuse
freretoc (1070) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 50cl à une dégustation chez la Zaz,
couleur noire pétrole, peu de mousse et d’effervescence.
Une bière très café et chocolat grosse attaque sur l’alcool en fin de bouche.
Frode (370) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl.
Clear dark brown, tan head. Heavy malty dark chocolate, caramel, dark bread and roasted. Sweet, bitter and long.
Marko (4208) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Hrabren, Habek and Anja T. I guess. Poured a black body with a brown-tan-gray head. Fresh creamy aroma, heaps of raisins, liiiight alcohol. Very nice taste, slightly milder than expected, raisins, vague coffee, sweetish, creamy, Nescafé 3 in 1 sorta tast, light herbal notes. Not too heavy, not too light. Didn’t thrill me for some reason, dunno why, though it’s definitely a nice beer.
Vannerator (23) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily pitch black with no head to speak of. Aroma of dark coffee, chocolate, burnt malt. Minimal carbonation, slightly creamy mouth feel with significant long-lasting bitter aftertaste and alcohol warmth. Sweet on the tip of the tongue, with strong coffee and dark chocolate complimented by a definite hoppiness, more hops than your average stout. A very intense beer, to be savoured, and at 10% not to be taken lightly!
klm1 (381) - - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark oily brown colour with almost no head. Aroma of roasted barley malts, tobacco, little coffee notes. Flavours are the same, with sweet malty notes, alcoholic-coffe finish. Very good, but maybe I expected a little more.
varanid99 (641) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a 1cm, tight tan head. Chocolatey, roasty aromas, taste is a little sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, roast, dark fruit, finishes with a little roasty bitterness, but nice chocolate milk taste too