Marko (4108) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Henrik the Great. Who else. Batch 582. Poured a veeeery dark brown/black body, opaque with a small tan/brown head. The aroma was a clear mark of the style, sticky, sweet, dark malts and caramel, with some light aromatic hop notes... and something strange, unfamiliar and wrong. The taste... humm. Ok, like this, the backbone/body is a respectable heavy, sticky, slightly roasty maltiness, slightly oily. Zeus, another hop that I have yet to build my opinion on, though I’ve tried several examples, gives an agrumey, lemony maybe note that... well, honestly, just doesn’t fit. Amager usually does a brilliant job with this type of beer, this time, less so. It’s a good beer, but from this brewery (one of my top 3 in the world) I expected more.
gam (3430) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick pouring imperial dark tan head of modest size very dark pour mild carbonation aromas rich chocolate liquorice molasses malt coffee the flavours roasted chocolate cocoa vegetable note malt coffee yeast dried fruit plum molasses very pleasing sweetness the finish enjoyable imperial I find it hard to fault just have a soft spot for these imperialsbest aftertastes sweet malts roasted tastes mixed fruit sweetness and lasting bitter slightly weak but still a good tasting imperial full of goodness
omhper (20328) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Black, small beige head. Aroma of cocoa and black pepper. Mid sweet with near full body and rounded mouthfeel. Salty licorice, cocoa and plum brandy. Heated finish with marked bitterness.
ComradeK (1059) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a tiny beige head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Cappuccino and boiled sweet aromas mix with a strong cured ham aroma, with some faint leafy hops wafting through. Herbal hops up front lead into a sweet, syrupy body, with mint humbug and honey flavours coming through. A touch of black coffee leads into jamon iberico ham in the finish, with a slight smoky aftertaste. There are some quite unusual flavours in this beer, making for an imperial stout that is a little out of the ordinary, but still quite enjoyable.
rarbring (1643) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of molasses, figs, coffee.
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer. A tan head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting dark roasted bread, dried dates, strong coffee and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a dry finish.
Overall: Very intense, in the black IPA direction.
Note: Bottle 500 ml. Reviewed 2013-05-05.
Torrefacto (743) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color negro opaco con espuma beige oscura escasa. aromas dulces y torrefactos, ademásde alcohol. En entra con un ligero dulzor que va pasando a un amargor alohólico, si bien éste no es molesto. Su densiddad media/alta facilita el trago. En general una buena imperial stout.
Linnet (1175) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: chocolatey, roastiness, milky coffee, ash, toast, light, light notes of ash, earthy and floral hop notes, light notes of alcohol.
Ap: black colour, medium Brown head, lacing.
F: medium bite for the style, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, salty, roasty, some earthy and floral notes from the hops, warming finish.
P: velvety smooth, medium to full bodied, very soft carbonation. I’m giving it a five, but to be even better the mouthfeel Could be a little bit fuller.
T: again an impressive imp from Amager.
lusikka (6687) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours a black colour with a creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, berries, licorice and bread. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, yeast, licorice and some off-flavours. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a lingering bitter finish. A bit messy.
olio (6799) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ Fermentoren. Batch #512. BBE 10/2017.
Pours dark ruby red color with a small head. Aroma of dark berries, ripe fruits, bread, caramel and some dark malts. Flavour of dark roasted malts, caramel, some chocolaty notes, bourbon and vanilla. Quite smooth, creamy palate.
tiong (4147) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen
Pours pitch black with a foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, sweet syrup and coffee. Taste is sweet and syrupy with roasty notes and hints of vegetables. Finish is sticky and sweet with some roastiness and syrupy notes. Okay. Quite sweet IS.