Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a pale brown head. The aroma holds balanced but robust coffee profile, fruits, dark chocolate and a touch of alcohol. The nose is not über complex, yet perfect in balance, just as I like it. The flavour is light to medium sweet, medium bitter and a whisper of acidity. Coffee, balanced roast and balanced hops. The mouthfeel is fat, round and valvety and soft carbonation. Fantastic, complex finish. Near full bodied.
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at An afternoon of Skulls, Scotsman and Speedway 141129. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, figs and prunes, licorice, soot, hop notes, vanilla notes. Roasted coffee flavor, cocoa powder, licorice, hay, espresso, dark chocolate, soot, grass notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Really good beer.
mstrcrwly (386) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a snifter..black as night with nice tan head..huge coffee aroma with hints of vanilla,dark fruits,chocolate..coffee stands out more than Speedway Stout but just as great.
Staffan47 (887) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Svag doft av nyskuren grön chili och bitter choklad. Elegant och delikat. Bitter choklad i smak tydligt. Spritig. (Så står det i anteckningarna, minns inte vem jag tradeade den här med. Kan inte utesluta att den har blivit misshandlad)
biggsbowler (417) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pours jet black. The coffee aroma is so great in this beer. The taste is coffee and chocolate. It’s very smooth and creamy. Speedway is great. With Kopi, it’s even better.
vtafro (4042) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour thanks Phil. Black pour with tan head. Coffee roasted aromas. Tons of coffee and roasted flavors. Smooth coffee stout.
CanIHave4Beers (3427) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer here, this beer I had @ the Grand Tasting... Compliments of RobertDale, a fine fellow who has impeccable taste in beer & canines.
The beer pours perfectly black with a small head.
The aroma is rich & roasty with some dark chocolate, but more just a ton of coffee character. It’s got some rich vanilla and some booziness.
The flavor is just huge, it’s got a bunch of coffee and rich maltiness. It’s ashy, somewhat sweet, but it’s go t a nice warming boozy character and.. didi I mention? fabulously balanced roastiness.
This is one of those beers where it’s hard to put a finger on why it’s so great, except to say that it is just immensely enjoyable.
MrHangover (2950) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of kermis. Pours a pitch black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma has roasted coffee, thick malty, sugary molasses, caramel and vanilla. Flavor is bittersweet, lots of coffee and vanilla. Very thick mouthfeel, syrupy, lots or molasses and caramel. Coffee influences are really upfront and balancing out the sweetness. Low carbo, very nice unit.
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma with chocolate hints. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.
kermis (5972) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the get Dean to 5000 tasting, as Dean’s 5000 - yay! Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of massive roast, espresso, dark chocolate, fudge. Flavour is over moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Full bodied but missing some of the complexity of other top end imperial stouts. That said, still excellent.