DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Totally black with dark beige firm head.
Leafy aroma with notes of coffee, oil, spices and chocolate.
Really bitter flavour with notes of cream, cofee, milkchocolate, hops and coconut. Fruity with alcoholic notes. Medicinal bitter ending. A truly magnificent imp.stout.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours an onyx black body with a frothy, dark tan head.
Smell: Rich, inviting aroma of sweetish dark malts, licorice, and unsweetened chocolate with hints of roast and smoke.
Taste: Dark maltiness fulled by a knee-buckling punch of roasted, freshly ground coffee and dark chocolate. Medium sweetness. Faint dark fruitiness. Earthy, roasty bitterness. Hint of smoke and licorice candy. Some squares of caramel floating in there, too. Roasty, sweet, warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s fabulous in oh-so many ways.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to BrianK for sharing this roasty treat. Pours a black body with a mild tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malt coffee and bozzy. Flavor is a dry roasty chocolate with a moderate etoh warming in the finish. Probably the best stout i’ve had to date from denmark and subsequentally im probably overrating this.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opened for my 25th birthday. Huge roasty character which absolutely predominates. Pretty intense if you ask me. This beer really wasn’t for me but was not a bad beer by any means.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5-24-08 bottle shared by Miketd
Thick black pour with a creamy light tan head. Smell is some grain alcohol and malt but almost a tart malt (not a chocolatey malt). Flavor is ashy and a hint of chocolate. Mouthfeel is interesting. Medium body. Drinkable, glad I got to try this. Thanks Mike!
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared by miketd. Thanks dude!
Pours black with a light, thin tan head. Smell is rich roasty and hoppy. Very nice and balanced. Very hoppy, roasty and sharp flavor. Somewhat medium to rich bodied with soft carbonation. Very solid beer.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black apperance with a nice tan head. The aroma contains a bit of alcohol along with some chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and licorice. Some smoke up in the nose. The flavor is quite sweet and warming. It contains some chocolate, coffee, raisins, licorice, and molasses. My only complaint is the alcohol is very apparent. The finish is somewhat bitter. Overall a nice dessert beer!
BlackForestCO (961) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 Bottle shared by miketd at lb4lb’s tasting. Poured an opaque black color with a thin beige head that receded to a ring. Aroma of chocolate, some roast, and some dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor consists of dry, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt with light coffee hints, a light undertone o dark fruit and a sharp, bitter finish that didn’t fit the beer very well. Full, but chalky and dry mouthfeel that was offset by a bitter finish. Decent, the finish just didn’t work for me.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A big, very big fruity sticky Imperial Stout. Very good.
How: Bottle (500ml?), shared by tertons with sunevdj and I. Age of bottle unknown but this was almost one year after the beer release (only one batch?). Thanks a lot Nelson!
The look: Bladk body with a long-lasting medium tan head.
In long: Last beer of night, minimal notes. Very sticky body, alcohol apparent, very fruity (all kinds of dark fruits), distant chocolate, medium-high sweetness level. More assertive hops for a better balance and we’d have something here. Still very good. I’m surprised by the very high ratings on this one. I’m not saying the beer didn’t meet my expectations, nor am I saying that it surpassed my expectations, actually I had no idea this beer even existed until it was poured into my glass.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an oily opaque with a frothy, well-lacing light brown head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and chocolate with some alcohol and dark fruity complexity. Body starts fairly full and sweet with some earthy smoky dark malty notes and some raisins before a drier, warming, roasty finish. Even though its retired, this could still use a lot of again to damp some of the alcohol notes.