cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, big beatiful creamy cafe au lait head. Powerful aroma with loads of hardburned malt, liqourice, chocolate and spices. Flavour is sweet with some bitterness in long dry finish. Warming pleasant alcohol. Well balanced.
Nnudd (69) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours with a black body with a frothy, dark tan head, medium last, that sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma is not that strong/powerfull, but what is there is gooood. :-) inviting aroma of sweetish dark malts, licorice, and dark chocolate with hints of roast, smoke and alchol.Taste of dark maltiness, fulled roasted, coffee and dark chocolate. Medium sweetness, bitterness from the hops, and ends with an nice taste of licorice that lasts forever. Palate is really nice and creamywith good carbonation. This is a damm good cup of beer. Good it is back.
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Black-colored beer with a brown foam. Aroma is full of burnt malt and lots of espresso that spent a bit too long in the espresso machine waiting to be dripped into the mug. A slightly sweet flavor at first with almost burnt malt, coffee, some cocoa and caramel. Full-bodied.
Plovmand (6913) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at the brewery. Pitch black with a creamy mocca coloured longlasting head. You wont find it any better than this. A beauty! Aroma is roasted malts, lots of coffee and leather. Flavour is a good mix of roastyness, chocolate, coffee, liqorice and mocca. Long liqorice finish. One of my favorites!
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: Huge roasty character, lots of coffee burnt bitterness, exactly what i dont want in a beer really.
TBone (13819) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@RBESG 2008 Grand tasting
Pitch black color, good tan head. Coffeish, roasted aroma. Foamy carbonation. Licorice and coffee flavors. Very roasted and alcoholic - all in balance. Long toasted aftertaste.
pivnizub (9199) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (RBESG 2008): Literally black with a bigger, fluffy stable head; impressive nose: dark dried fruits, dark malt, roasted malt, black coffee and leather; full bodied, creamy MF, full bitter-sweet flavour; bitter, dry, chocolatey finish. Extremely good, very moreish.......
cgarvieuk (17016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 Bottle at RBESG08 ... Deep black ... deep roast malts ... rich juicy toasted malts .. very tasty 3.9
TK2 Tap at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... Deep black ... rich chocolate malt nose ... deep rich chocolate ... lots of roast malts ... little bitterness ... 3.6
Was Told the fresher Batch was more chocolaty and more bitter , and i definitly though it more bitter, which down scored it a bit for me.
bottle at home ... light iodine in front ...roast malt nose ... aging little iodine .. roast malts ,... ligth toffee ... ligth chocolate ...light malts ... light toffee malt ... 3.7
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Dickonsonbeer for sharing this. I’ve been after this one for quite some time. Bottle # 294/400, batch 5 and BB 05 2010. Poured pitch black with a medium sized tan head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is strong roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste is of roasted coffee, vanilla, chocolate, with a nice creamy smooth finish. Hops are present, but balanced very well with the rest of this incredible Imperial stout. Thanks Paul!!!
ekstedt (5905) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the RBESG08 grand tasting. Black with a dark beige head. Tar dominated aroma with dark roasted coffee and hops. Medium to heavy bodied and very smooth. Well balanced, long bitter aftertaste.