thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a nice tan lasting head and good lace. Aroma malts, fruit. Taste is sweet malt, coffee, light chocolate, some bitterness lively carbonation dry sweet finish.
Theydon_Bois (9280) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting, thanks to Henrik, 20/01/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown bordering on light black with a thin tan head.
Nose carries dark malts, a little spice, sugars, molasses, light soapy notes.
Taste comprises roast malt, light chocolate, liqourice, molasses, brown sugar, a little spice.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a dry finish with some bitterness.
Unde (381) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Basic imperial stout scent. Could be a little bit more powerful, but okay as it is. Not so much sweetness as other imperials. There is something missing here, I don’t know what it is.... Ok for imperial stout.
Scopey (7100) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting, thanks to HenrikO. It pours very dark brown with a massive light tan head. The nose is dark fruit, roasted malt, treacle, cherry, blackcurrant, toast and faint spice. The taste is roasted malt, prune, plum, date, raisin, earth and chocolate. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well balanced. A solid stout.
Leighton (11457) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London - thanks to whoever brought this one! Pours rich brown with a creamy, tan head. Sugary dark malt nose, light spices. Medium sweet flavor, lightly roasty with dry and dark sugars, light dirt. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate warmth to finish, dirty bitterness, dark cocoa, burnt leaves. Good all around stout.
harrisoni (13897) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting. Black beer lasting tan head. choccy aroma. very flavoursome choccy sponge. pleasant
Kingi (488) - - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is nice in a wierd way, i guess it’s the hops that are messing with my nose. Black with beige head. Smooth chocolate and medium bitterness. Finish is long and hippy. Medium body. Perfect for a stout - imperial part
johndoughty (4004) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small head.Smokey and slightly dry. Medium body and very easy to drink. Impressive.
mkel07 (3566) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from Archive. Pours as black as the deepest darkest depths of space and carries a good crown of coffee coloured foam. Bitter chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Fills the mouth with bitter liquorice and faint vanilla flavour. Long lingering finish on the palate.
Maris (1000) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 500ml bottle on 17/12/2012 (Batch Number 420, BB 02/2015). Pours close to black with a smallish head. Has quite a big chocolate and caramel aroma. This stout is big on flavour with heaps of dark chocolate, licorice, some caramel, and roasted malt to burn. The sweetness up front is quickly overtaken by a quite wonderful, long, massive bittermess where both lashings of hops and burnt malt are evident. The palate is slightly creamy and the carbonation a touch higher than average. Fru Frederiksen is one formidable and quite impressive lady!