sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Geiger.
Pours black with brownish head.
Aroma is roasted coffee with heavy malt presence, taste is thick, smooth to drink. The beer does seem like it is much stronger than the 10.5% listed.
FatPhil (11512) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2009 Draught (EBF2008)
Tangy hoppy aroma. Decent burnt taste. Long lasting tingly finish. Well balanced despite its power. Tasty and interesting. Surprised it’s 10.5%!
2nd batch rerate:
500ml bottle (Olutkellari, Helsinki) - sip, shared by some olutpoas dudes - thanks!
Coffee beans coated in chocolate. Covers 10.5% very well. Similar score.
JorisPPattyn (8659) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Draught Good, but short-lived greige head over jet-black beer. Cold coffee, stale one, even. Some fusel alcohols traceable. Sharpish coffeetaste, with some stout acidity, (quite) some alcohol, and some faraway yeasty esters. Soya sauce? Very well-bodied, smooth to velvety, long aftertaste. Good, if unrevolutionary Imperial Stout.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge creamy head and black beer. The aroma has notes of coffee, chocolate and a bit of hops. Flavor of coffee, chocolate balanced. Bitter finish.
bierkoning (11411) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ EBF 2008. Almost opague. Creamy head. Creamy aroma with a hint of licorice. Way more licorice in the flavor. Salty and malty, but well matured. No sharp edges whatsoever.
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. i think this is batch 2. big thanks to kan for sharing this long waited beer. pours black with milky tan head. looks great! nose is strong of chocolate and soy, some roast. flavor of soy, syupy, chocolate, astringent malt, booze, huge piney off putting hop bitterness finishes it out. dag this is difficult to swallow, a big soy and hop bomb that doesn’t work at all.
Defreni (2863) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fad. EBF 2008. Kulsort øl med et fint brunt skumhoved. Brændt men med en balance der tydeligvis kommer af at have ligget en smule. En lille smule vanilie og kaffe skaber en god balance. Lækker øl.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle thanks to miketd....pours deep black with a mesmirizing tan head. looks really nice.... aroma of roast up front with equalizing chocolate notes, then some soy, not just some..... flavors start off roasty and chocolately and then finishes way too bitter,hoppy with even and odd sourness to it. a bit of ash lingers as well.
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.