Zita (3487) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light burnt aroma,black, light brown foamlight sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft hoppy finish.
kaser (1005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1000th rating. Wish I would have used it on a better beer. 20 buck bottle at el bait shop in Des Moines. Figured this would be a good way to go. Black pour tan head. Light chocolate taste. The ABV is hidden well. Pretty good
boozedude (1001) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottlr at bait shop... black with thick creamy brown head..taste is diffrent aroma us hard to explain also
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, tar, smoked wood and hay. Flavour of roasted malts, smoked wood, strong salty licorice, pepper, peat, tar and rather strong grassy bitterness. Full bodied, oily and a bit sticky mouthfeel and a warming, pungent woody, roasty finish. Great.
anders37 (12708) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark ruby brown black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice and caramel finish.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle. Poured medium-ish brown with a huge, dense, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up sweet smoky malts, licorice, and molasses with pine resin and herbal hop accents.. moderate roast at most.. kept coming back to the smoked malts, but I enjoyed them. The flavor found semi-sweet chocolate and licorice root at the core, with meaty molasses, a hefty dose of campfirey malts, and herbal bitterness around.. picked up some black pepper and rye for the long, bitter, belly-warming finish.. just a little too tangy back there, but I loved the smoke character. Medium-bodied with filling carbonation on the palate.. balance was alright.. good beer, but not great.
tfredvik (630) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An imperial stout that doesn’t pour a black body? Well, dark brown is also a nice colour, and the head is excellent: it’s light brown, large, creamy, dense and reduces to a never vanishing layer that leaves lots of lacing on the glass. The aroma is strong and aggressive. It’s burnt with strong coffee, ash and some smoke. Also some nice hoppy notes. The taste is moderate sweet with an initial moderate bitterness, while the finish is extraordinarily bitter and very long-lasting. The flavour profile is as aggressive and violent as the aroma, I get stinging (but clean) notes of alcohol that fit the ashy and burnt flavours well. The dark roasted coffee is also in the front, also gentle smoke and liquorice. The darkness is partially taken care of by some cosy sweet fruity notes, but this is still quite a demanding and in yo face brew. It might benefit from a few more years in the cellar? The mouthfeel is good, with a full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Violent but delicious!
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 9 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Heavy dark color with a nice beige head that ends up in a beige layer. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, light hoppy and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium + thick oily body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Fruity, chocolate, mild hoppy and light roasted malt.
Overall impression: An unusual balanced, heavy and actually easy drinkable IS.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.
BoBoChamp (4180) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl, brewed at De Proefbrouwerij, new Danish brew Anno 2012, thx to thewolf!, very complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly smoked/spicy, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew, yet expensive!
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with s smallish off-white head. Nose is super roasty and inviting. Taste is just a tad sour to go with the roasting, but nice and easy.