humlelala (1046) - - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(50 cl bottle from the brewery; Batch #511 BBD: october 2017) Pours pitch black with beautifully creamy, dark, toffee head. Beautiful lace and decent retention. Regenerates well. Aroma is medicinal, raisiny, dark malts with some herbal, hoppy notes and a hint of the wheaty acidity. Extremely creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, softly carbonated with a sweet, warming finish. Very pleasant but with more of an alcohol bite than I would have imagined. Girlfriend says: "It’s really good."
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Uba ja Humal in Tallinn (€ 7.90). BB 08/2019. Pours a black colour with very little creamy head. The head drops fast to leave a thin film and a circle around the edge. The second pour gives a lot more of it though. Looks great. (Damn it, the last pour gives me a myriad of big fckn chunks.) The aroma is vinous, a bit vinegary even, molasses, black olives, liquorice, leather and soy sauce initially, then herbal, black berries and chocolate, butter. I’m not very familiar with Zeus hops but it seems to work well in this one - the aroma is an appetising melange of thick sweetness and pungent bitterness. More vinous and burnt sugar / molasses as it warms. Taste is... I was gonna say roasty-molasses-caramelly-sweet, but before I know it, the palate is covered in a tidal wave of extreme, herbal-resinous bitterness... As it warms it gets much sweeter though, and thicker. And by much I mean much. Alcohol is very damn well covered, except for in the very finish, warming the back of the mouth and throat. Body’s in the heavyweight category, but its carbonation more like featherweight - thin, but kicking, getting off well with the almost harsh finishing bitterness. Overall it’s among the best Amagers I’ve had yet - then again, I am a sucker for big, over-hopped Stouts.
k0mpsa (1396) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at koht, tallinn. Black color, brown head. Aroma is rich roasty, hoppy, some fruity notes. First taste is rich roasty, coffee and chocolate. Ending is dry fruity hops. More black ipa than stout.
Vells (773) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2015 Decent drinkable brew, but cant agree with commercial description - it lacks something in every aspect to become good IMP. Moreover.. it feels bit dull and thin.
At least in comparison with other 3 IMPS of my session. Decent malty background with some licorice, dried fruits. Likeable coffee, but bit ashy Like the smoothness. Light sweet with moderate bitterness.
Melnis (220) - LATVIA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinkable strong poertris, vispar neliekas imps. Ok ir intersantumini, bet visas jomas liekas ka kaut kas trukst
hopscotch (9733) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours pitch-black with a thin, short-lived, khaki head. The aroma offers warm liquid-fudge and dark berries. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. Dark, deeply roasted, bitter and resiny notes are featured in both the flavor and lingering, burnt finish. Bottle courtesy of my Danish friend, Plovmand!
arnold931 (664) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Mild aroma of mostly liquorice. Taste is dark fruit, liquorice, dark chocolate. Thick mouthfeel. Alcohol burn in the aftertaste.
Gerardgathier (458) - - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.
Przylus (166) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
W aromacie czekolada deserowa, minimalnie czarna kawa, po ogrzaniu lekki alkohol. Barwa czarna. Piana brązowa, niska, drobna, długa. W smaku czarna kawa, czekolada deserowa,
Goryczka w miarę wysoka, kawowa. Jak na RISa piwo dosyć ubogie zarówno w aromacie, jak i w smaku.
patricks110 (1812) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Written rating at Copenhagen Beerfest. Pours a dark brown with a tin tan head. The aroma is mostly of roasted malts, licorice and fruity notes. Thick, full bodied brew with heavy roasted malts up front and sweet licorice and vanilla malt components. A very rich and heavy brew. The finish is warm and heavy with moderate bitterness. A nice blend of heayv malts and fruity notes.
charlotte (4371) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pitch black colour with beige head.Aroma of roasted caramel and dark bitter coffee,nice oily mouthfeels and hint of licorice and malt, smooth mouth feels and nice full body.