RangledeFreak (24) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap.black/brown colour with small dense tan-coloured head. The aroma is roasty coffee, slight chocolate. Flavour coffee and liquorice with sweet-bitter aftertaste.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ona tap at Ørsted.
Pours dark brown with a medium dense light brown head. Aroma is lot of coffee, chocolate and liquorice with notes of tar and malt. Flavor is liquorice, roasted malt and coffee with a soft bitter aftertaste.
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - APR 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, brown head, nice legs on this one when you swirl it around. Or lacework or what you prefer to call it, this is the male version of the beer anyway. Not that men and lace go well together. Not that I would know. Floral hops hit me first, then roasted malt, liquorice, chocolate, coffee. The taste has the same elements but the underlying sweetness and alcohol are more dominant. Long aftertaste, nicely full bodied. Good one.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Opaque brown/black pour with just a little brown around the edges - fine tan head. Big roasty and caramely aroma. Hops, cocoa, almonds, toffee, coffee. Almost like a barley wine with lots of smoke and roastiness. Probably one of the more floral smelling imperial stouts I’ve, and that’s a good thing here. Well integrated alcohol and some woody notes as well. Flavor is less exciting and complex, and more standard, I suppose. Smoky and lots of bitter almonds and coffee. Tannic bitter finish.
HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and garthicus, my bottle via trade with glouglouburp. Batch 115 best before 2017. Opaque Black pour, large lasting frothy light brown head. Great aroma - dry deep roast, coffee, cocoa, nutmeats, leafy herbal bitterness, a hint of fruit, no alcohol at all in the nose - balanced, smooth, lush. The taste - follows, but the alcohol and bitterness are ramped up - still fairly balanced and incredibly drinkable ... damn I could get seriously shitfaced drinking this on tap! Silky mouthfeel, solid body, long roasty malt/bitter finish. A stunningly good imperial stout. Damn - thanks, Dany!!!
garthicus (2779) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to HogTownHarry, shared with Blankboy and I. Batch number 115. Appearance: Pitch black, large brown head. Aroma: Lovely bitter-chocolate-cream-espresso aroma, peat and smoke too, lovely, very ’comforting’ if that makes sense?? Flavour: Hoppy, nice and bitter, chocolate, very very smooth, roasty, coffee, alcohol is present and quite warming, just a superb brew.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker brown with a medium head. Aroma is roasty with some chocolate and coffee. Flavor is a bit odd with some roast, coffee, and a bit of "staleness". Really confirms my bias that Danish beers don’t match up with some other quality Euro brews. Disappointing.
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Very dark brown pour with a finger of creamy brown head. Thick lacing. A rich aroma of espresso, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is a smooth and rich blend of espresso and roast. Light dark chocolate and some bittersweets in the tail. I just love the creamy, lingering espresso/roasty/cocoa coating left hanging on my palate. Simply delightful! Thanks biggcb for this Danish treat and rating #1500.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Home. Strong aroma, chocolate, coffee. Opaque colour, brown head, good lace. Sweet, chocolate, coffee, pretty bitter. Full, warming - even burning - finish. Great stuff, sweetish all-it-needs Imperial Stout.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Opaque black with medium tan head. Sweeter, roasty aroma with subtle hops, very thick smelling. Very green tasting, roast, bitter chocolate, real dry. Medium and watery body. Very tasty and farely intense. Maybe not the best beer of 2008 Gerrit, but pretty amazing none the less. Thanks for sharing!