Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, - MAR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Lambic/Sour ale-like sourness, Fruit.
Taste: light, some roastiness that carries the flavour, Slight sweetness.
Overall: Very enjoyable and balanced, and surprising beer. A nice one, but not certainly an IS.
ROBC3366 (609) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thin white head. Boozy bread aroma. Taste has notes of tea, herbs and coke. Finish is bitter tea.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dfearnley (930) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle to stemmed glass
Aroma of grape, vinegar, sour cherry, red pepper, black pepper, lactose, but no vanilla. Dark silky brown with a ringed tan head. Taste is red wine, nutmeg, black pepper, beet and a nice sour bitterness at the end. Great beer.
Alengrin (1210) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
’Jurassic’ imperial stout named after a Swiss revolutionary. Thin, off-white head, colour equally black, no light getting through. Aroma of coffee, pepper, vanilla, tobacco, jute, caramel; taste of candied fruits, liquorice, smokey accent, sourish hint leading to a certain dryness that carries on into the finish due to roasted bitterness, though not very strongly coffee-like. Interesting and not too typical for its style.
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
Nische (675) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flat deep brown almost black pour with no head. Aroma of licorice, leather, plums, figs with hints of roasted malts. Light body with similar flavors and drying through the finish.
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, citrus and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate and caramel finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
jbruner (2296) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brownish black on tap with thin ring of tan brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roast, sweet molasses and hints of dark earthy fruits. Taste follows, with hints of caramel and a bit of spicy yeast esters. Thick and viscous, but still nice carbonation, no real hint of the booze, pretty darn nice.
Renobob (619) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bue à la pression. Superbe produit très bien fait ! Arômes classiques de chocolat et de café, équilibre quasi parfait.
roxtersoxter (298) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with full tan head out of bottle. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and bitter fruits. Taste of bitter fruits with finish of roasted cocoa beans. Good beer overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tfredvik (1101) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown body with a light-brown head. Strong and sweet aroma with funky hints. Roasted notes including coffee, chocolate and dark caramel, on a background of fermented fruits and berries. Strong flavour that follows the aroma, with additional alcohol. Moderate sweet initial taste with pretty heavy long-lasting finish. Close to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. An unusual but nice imperial stout.
[Superficial speed-rating of small sample @ Haand Ølfestival 2014, Drammen]