jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-06-06. Black body with a modest beige head. Aroma is mild for the strength, dry roast malt. (7+) Flavour is dry, mild roast with a bit of bitterness throughout. Pleasant (7+) Average plus palate. Could be more full bodied but its okay. Pretty decent straightforward imperial stout. Bottle at Mondial 2009, Montreal
Hansen (7607) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
CBF 2009: Black and clear. Has an off-white head, fully diminishing. Aroma is light bread, roasted, caramel milk chocolate, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet, light acidic, long duration. Syrupy texture. And a nice, funny warming chili at the end.
Sammy (9563) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mondiale 2009. A good aroma, bitter even astringent. Moderate off-white head though lacey, bitter and coffee. Not very drinkable.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a black body with a thin, darker brown-orange, foamy head that never completely dissipates leaving lots of soft lace upon swirling. Aroma of moderate chocolate sweetness and mild roasts up front. On the backend there is some licorice, dark fruits, molasses, nuts, and a light booze. Flavor is initially a light peppery sweetness quickly followed by a soft, roasty chocolate. Some dark fruits come in as the chocolate and roast increase ever so slightly. Some heat from the chili peppers come in as well and bring everything together for a dry, dusty roast, sweet chocolate, hot pepper finish. Medium bodied with a tickling carbonation. The heat from the peppers dies towards the beginning of the aftertaste leaving a lingering taste of rounded chocolate and malts and a charred roast flavor that leaves the tongue scraping and dusty feeling. Overall, an interesting Imp Stout. The chili peppers compliment the rest of the flavors very well and make for a unique heat. An enjoyable experience.
MrGGen (319) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colore nerissimo per questa stout parmense(o parmigiana?)con una schiuma di discreta durata.Aroma di liquirizia e cioccolato.In bocca è caffè e cacao.Finale oiccante e un pò secco.Buona
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 My Bottom Line:
Roastiness, hazelnuts and molasses are developed by this personable Imperial Stout’s grain bill, as grassy hops construct balance.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the blackness and its brown edges.
-The hot peppers are well integrated as they barely show up until the end of each sip, and even there they are discreet.
-The prevalent fruitiness adds complexity.
-This is rather easy drinking for a beer this size; the residual sugars are well levelled and the carbonation is prickly but inoffensive.
-The roasted malt bitterness might be a tad too much for my liking.
alexgurac (21) - lugano, SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
imperial stout abbastanza buona, profumi tostati e cioccolatosi, in bocca tostata e piccante
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap@Københavnske Øldage 2009. Pitch black with a tiny tan head on top. Initial aroma of dried dark fruits. Then a rounded coffee and chocolate scent. Taste is gently sweet, slight peppery, with a fine rounded, malty roastedness. Feels very soft in the mouth. Medium to full body. Mildly spiced and soft malty finish. Elegant.
Rune (9366) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
100ml on tap at The Danish/Copenhagen Beer Festival 09. Only a few bubbles on the surface of a jet black content. Roasted aroma with rounded dark malts, very appealing. Bitter coffee first, then the flavour continues with dark chocolate and cocoa. Bitter peppery spices to a long lived ending. Well balanced and pleasant in the mouth (15.05.200).
smith4498 (3253) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Redlight. Pours black with tan head. Aromas of burnt malts, coffee and chocolate. No noticable smell of chili peppers. Roasty flavors with some chocolate sweetness and coffee. The heat from the chili peppers starts to come through as the beer warms. It becomes too overpowering towards the end for my tastes.