Bamsen78 (3402) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Øllets Dag 2014, Kolding. Pours cloudy very dark coffee brown with small tan head. Clear aroma of roasted malt, with notes of coffee and liquorice and hints of lactose. Bitter, roasty flavour, with notes of liquorice and coffee. Lingering, bittersweet aftertaste. Good stuff.
gopherfan99 (598) - CROATIA - SEP 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Drunken Duck; pours dark with a tan head; aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate; taste starts sweet with the roasted malt and chocolate then the coffee bitterness follows; has hints of nuts to it; has a dry bitter finish; very good.
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Kullsort. Høyt mokkafarget skum som varer lenge. Aroma av røstet malt. Smaken er lakris & sjokolade. Blir fort syrlig & tørr. Innholdsrik og alkoholen er godt integrert.
Seffle (196) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bishps Arms, Växjö.
Pours a pith black with a ruby sparkle. Weak reddish brown head.
Very much coffee and dark dark chocolate. Rich taste with heavily roasted caramell maltiness. Good good.
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Arve_Christian (3263) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle at Sandar Mikrobryggeri. Pitch black color, some brownish foam . Aromas of roast, licorice, malt - some coffee ; some chili in finish. Full body & high complexity. Solid bitterness- very enjoyable.
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keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Opaque black body with a creamy tan head that forms a near opaque coating after settling.
Aroma: A little bit of pepper heat blended with chocolate and dark fruit, likely from oxidation, perhaps some licorice also. Toffee and rum are noted after reading another review, now it’s very apparent.
Taste: A bit thin and grapey up front, the back end gets a bit chocolate though with a semi-sweet powder presence. Hints of peppery heat hints on the mid palate and sticks through til the finish mildly. Hints of roast, tobacco, and dark fruits are underneath it all. The finish lingers with a very light heat.
Palate: A bit thin for an imperial stout, mild carbonation, slightly creamy texture.
Overall: I’d really love to try this fresh to see if this beer is heavy in oxidation or if it’s intended to be a fruity stout. The beers I’ve had from Italy have all had a wine quality about them so it’s not out of the question. The peppers are subtle and I absolutely love the presence of them. I imagine that this was fantastic fresh.
mircoas (123) - ITALY - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Niente da dire: buona imperial stout e per di più italiana. Soddisfatto, anche se indubbiamente c’è di meglio in giro.
Voras (61) - - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black, beige head. Cask. Liquorice, chocolate and spices. Some alcohol. Very good.
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a slightly translucent very dark cola with foamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and a bit of roast with some mild well-balanced pepper as well. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel that’s a bit thinner than I’d prefer, but decent nonetheless. Enjoyable.
Bahumat (122) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verdi Imperial Stout
Aroma: 7/10. Sour and yeasty, with notes of toffee, and rum. -- Appearance: 4/5. Beautiful dark brown head, nice black brew. Didn’t realize this was unfiltered; got a lot of sediment swirling around the glass. -- Taste: 9/10. Intense roast, coffee, and chocolate flavors, a strong smokeyness with a nicely balanced sweetness and warmth to the tongue. Yum. -- Palate: 4/5. Sharply astringent, almost too much so. (That’d be the chili pepper! Subtle usage, actually.) That’s the only flaw. Nice mouth-filling feeling to every sip, and the finish is light, all roast oats, malt, and hops, just the lightest bit of coffee. -- Overall: 16/20. A great beer that has small imperfections, but none that take away the solid artistry of this brew. This is a beer for those of you who like chilis+chocolate together; it’ll please without the chilis being at all overwhelming. Yum. There are flaws to this beer, but they are superficial; the core brewing of this beer is absolutely outstanding.