Karstenborg (229) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted and liqurice. Taste is liquice and black peber.
HKdIPA (226) - HONG KONG - AUG 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar in KL layover. Thick black pour with minimal tan head. 24-herbs smell with stoutiness. Taste is similar. Off-putting 廿四味 taste unfortunately - very medicinal/herbaceous - cedar and pepper maybe. Too bad.
Vestergaard (300) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ølbutikken. Pour is Black with a fluffy, tan head. Aroma has lots of pepper, sweet licorice, dry Wood, hops, sweet hash, some vanilla and some chocolate. taste has more salmiakish licorice, a Tiny bit of dry smoke, dry Wood, pine, Fairly bitter, pepper. Really an experience, as it starts out really sweet, and ends off extremely bitter in a not-hoppy way.
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RasmusOtt (1086) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014 Bottle @ olbutikken. Aroma if sweet liquorice, pepper, weak smoked malts, vanilla, dark dried fruits, wood, some hops and sweet chocolate, sweet cannabis. Taste is roasted and peppery. Some raw cocoa, dark bitter chocolate, sweet tobacco and wood. Really dry and prominent. Interesting indeed.
RexTalionis (2403) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours pitch black in color with a thick and creamy tan head. Burnt wood, black pepper, grassy herbs and some roasted notes in aroma. Roasted malts, licorice, wooden notes in taste. Wooden, sweetish flowers and peppery notes in finish. Smooth on the whole.
tfredvik (1098) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a medium brown head. Strong and sweet aroma of dark caramel, dark chocolate, wood, whisky and hints of black pepper. Strong flavour with a floral woody feel, with lots of black pepper in the moderate bitter finish. The pepper also makes the finish unusually dry, and there isn’t that much sweetness in the initial taste either. Mid-bodied and softly carbonated. A nice one, but too thin, too dry, too peppery, too little bitterness and too little sweetness to be a favourite.
[Sample from 75 cl bottle @Kaaz’ Ølsmaking på takterrassen]
Shark_Pants (162) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a nice big brown head that quickly dissipates. Incredible aromas of tobacco leaves, black pepper, leather and some chocolate. Taste is also incredibly unique, like a fine cuban cigar, with chocolate and vanilla notes. Very full-bodied and oily in the mouth. For me, this is absolutely incredible. Love this beer and will definitely revisit whenever I can get hold of it.
stouby (3716) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Black with a tan head. Aroma medium+ malty (roasted, cedar, notes of black pepper) and hoppy. Flavor medium sweet, heavy cedar wood and black pepper, medium+ bitter, yet smooth. Full body.
kerenmk (2270) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks ArizviSG. Black, opaque, with lacy tan. Cardamom, black pepper, a little wood and faint cherry aroma, spicy, faintly bitter, young wood taste. Full body, sleek, very woody finish.
RW80 (582) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,5 l botle
Appearance: dark with a 2 fingers almost creamy head with good retention.
Aroma:Roasted malts, dark chocolate, cedar wood, black pepper, some herbal tones and some floral hops
Taste: Huge complexity but easy drinkable.
We’re to start Pepper notes upfront and in the finish,. chocolate and roasted malts are the main pattern as well as the cedar tones before the finish. However there is much more at the right temperature and the right air ratio the citra and floral hops actually show through for a split second.
slightly above medium body,average carbonation.
One of the better brews of this year for me. And something which you won’t unavel with a single bottle. Simpley said a must buy if you like Imperial Stouts. Easy accesible, but hard to fully understand.