jdobbs (402) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a well balanced beer, maybe the bottle I had needed to age. The alcohol over whelmed the flavour (which was interesting for a RIS). Also it was very carbonated for a stout, almost at a lager level. All of this leads me to believe that I got a bad bottle.
Foffern (1276) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a pitch black colour with a huge, frothy, light brown head. Roasted aroma with espresso coffee, rye bread, leather and some smoke, spices and alcohol. Pleasant. Roasted is also the flavour and is slightly sweet with touch of rubber, licorice and chili that accelerates heavily towards the end! Has a slick and soft mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. What an interessant beer! Lots of chili in the taste, nicely sweet and with smoke in the background. Probably good with selected food.
erickok (3753) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black body and stable brown head. Pure heavy chocolate,, bit of cookies and some spruce hops. Thick body, robust, rich and chocolaty. Bitter start, bready yeast and thick brown chocolate ending. Great imperial stout. (Fancy bottle brought from De Molen by Bertanne)
slimspady (191) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black, thick tan head. Mocha, coffee. Little nutty in the palate. Body is med to thin. Alcohol is hidden well. Very good.
fiammanghilla (638) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spina @ birraexpo.
Nera impenetrabile con schiuma che lascia un velo.
Corpo medio, carbonazione un pelo troppo accennata, secca e gradevole.
kerenmk (2538) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dima’s. Thanks Stas. Very dark brown with tan head. A little alcoholic and spur in the nose, some tomatoes, chocolate syrup and faint smokiness. Above the bitter taste - chili pepper hotness, the roast and again, faint smoke. Fulfilling, carbonated, very long chili-chipotle finish.
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of pepper oil with some coffee. Stouty taste of coffee with some choco. Leaves a tickling burning feeling of hot pepper when it goes down the throat. Pepper aftertaste with just a hint of coffee. Medium body. Well balanced beer. Alcohol taste note after some time.
Holmen1 (2715) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Elegant liten flaske fra polet, konsumert med venner med samme diagnose, april-14: regnet pisker mot ruta på Sigmunds hytte, og vi varmer oss på denne. Utseende er perfekt, og smaksfylden imponerer. A lingering afterburn antyder at de har slengt litt chili i kokekaret.
Holmen2 (1164) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ebony. Brown, dense head. Roasted barley and chocolate in aroma. Chili and liquorice is evident in taste and aftertaste.
Sigmund (5278) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Black colour, tan head. Roasty aroma, notes of coffee and dark chocolate, hints of chili. Medium sweet and roasty flavour, notes of coffee, dark chocolate and chili, which leaves a distinct chili burn on the palate and throat in the aftertaste.