Maris (749) - Canberra, - NOV 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 500ml bottle on 12/11/2012 (batch no. 413, BB 02/2017). Pours close to black with a lovely medium light tan head. Has a lovely chocolatey aroma with some woody and unusual floral notes. The flavour is sublime, with an explosion of milk chocolate, along with some caramel fudge, a with a dash of espresso, a touch of vanilla, and a hint of dark fruit. Countering is a massive roasty bitterness and big hop presence. The palate is velvety and the carbonation perhaps a shade higher than a typical for the style. Incredibly moreish and easy to drink for something that’s 10.5%. An astoundingly complex, exceptional imperial stout.
Bachmand (14) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kulsort med vanilie farvet skum. Super balanceret stout med lang lækker eftersmag med røg.
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blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, black pour with a few tan bubbles, Nice syrupy black licorice and chocolate aroma, flavor of milk chocolate, good n plenty candy, some alcohol , vanilla wafers, malty finish
Benfi (282) - DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with a medium head. Intense roasted malts, rich chocolate, black coffee, plums and cherries, and booze. Full bodied, average carbonation, very creamy, and an astringent finish. Alcohol presence blends well but is easily noticed.
PeterF (3) - DENMARK - APR 19, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I tasted this at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 and it was the best beer I tasted there at all. Tasty well seasoned beer that really tastes good. A beer where everything just in balance and harmony!
Desverger (412) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BarleyWine, Copenhagen - Black with a beige head. Dark roasted sweet malts, dark chocolate/mocca mix in this, very wholesome and satisfying. Great stuff.
planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Reuben( Desverger) cheers! Black pour with a beige head. Aromas of creamy coffee, milk chocolate and vanilla. Flavours of chocolate ice cream, dark chocolate and sweet malt. Smoother than Leslie Phillips entertaining a lady feel. Long sweet roasty finish. Very tasty.
DYCSoccer17 (3012) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Aroma has some ethanol present initially. Light chocolate and some ash is also present. Cocoa powder is also present. Mediocre aroma. Opaque black body with a medium, fairly strong tan head. Starts with light sweet chocolate character, before some scant anise presence comes through. The middle is a little thin and watery, before some burnt roast comes through late. Ethanol lingers late. This is just really boozy and kind of thin. Not sure how or why this is scored so highly. I remember liking this beer in the past.
TET (1094) - FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a medium, dense and light brown head. Aroma is strongly roasted, coffee, lactose, milky sourness, hint of chocolate, citrusfruits and sewer. Taste of roasted malts, lots of hops, coffee, some salt liquirice, The aftertaste is long and strongly piney and grapefruity. An almost full bodied, smooth and mild carbonation. Intensive and strongly hopped IS, but not very interesting, more complexicity would be great.
northropfrye (1352) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Local Option, Chicago. Dark body. Sweet maltiness, with a hoppy finish. Great stuff.
jmikolich (1110) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Blue Max in MN, really surprised, this is the exact type of stout I hated when I first started craft beer, now i find it truly enjoyable, no coffee flavor just straight in your face roast and bitterness.. well done.