PhillyBeer2112 (2522) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hey this is pretty neat. Appears dark brown in the pour but is essentially opaque in the glass, with a nice foaming head. Aroma is dark, with ashy roast and dark bitter chocolate. Flavor is initially mainly chocolate and mild roast with a wee hint of coffee. The peppers are interesting, initially not detectable, but a peppery heat begins to accumulate. Interesting. Mouthfeel is nicely velvety with a good soft carbonation.
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Funky Buddha/Case and Keg tasting. Dark dark brown pour. Fruity aroma with some chocolate. Flavor has some mild chocolate notes and it actually burned my throat ever so slightly going down. Somewhat ashy IMO.
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske. Udmærket sortbrn øl, der ikke er motorolie, men snarere over i en engelsk type imperial stout. Duften er helt anderledes en forventet, chilien kan ikke lugtes men drukner alligevel de andre dufte. SMagen er kraftig chili med et godt afterburn som fungere upåklageligt. God mundfylde, en anderledes øl der vinder igennem drikningen.
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle from Systembolaget, thanks Hannu N! Black with dark creamy head. Sweeetish aroma with roasted malt, licorice, dark fruits and warming alcohol. Dry roasty flavor with charcoal and licorice. The finish is long with warming chili. To me the chili level is right on but the roastedness is too simple with acrid charcoal dominating.
gnoff (7750) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle thanks to deft! BB 15 08 10. Labelled 8.2% ABV. On January 16, 2009. Pitch black color, big brown head. Salty, roasted, spicy, smoke, malty scent. Salty, roasted, alcohol, coffee, cocoa, smoke taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel. Long roated aftertaste. Also spicy and green peppers. Medium to medium high bitterness. Prolonged spicy feeling in aftertaste, close to the spice dried and crushed white pepper, but still not really, can’t find anything else that resembles it.
pilsnerrogge (2485) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottled, 8.2 % alc.] Pours black with a mid-sized head. Smoked milk chocolate aroma with notes of charcoal. Smooth mouth-feel. Roasted flavour with notes of liquorice. Some chili shows up in the finish.
charlotte (4170) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pitch black colour with large big brown head.Rosted malty taste with strong peppery mouth feels,mold note of chocolate who killes by even more taste of pepper.
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brought home from Systembolaget, Malmö. Thanks Peter. Now my number of Imperial Stout ratings have finally reaches my number of Pale Lager ratings. Pours red-black with a great, staying, super-creamy, cocoa-milky brown head. Sweet aroma. Lots of milky chocolate, coffee, some smoky notes and a herbal edge. The peppery edge tickles my nose a bit. Medium carbonation, fine, lightish mouthfeel. Flavour starts quite malty sweet with lots of chocolate and coffee bitterness. Then the peppers and hotness clearly burn through. Rather intense - and wonderful - staying chili finish.It is quite hos (which I like), but it is really fresh and drinkable.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma: Roasted, a bit smoky, cocoa, sourishness, and coffee. Taste: Roastiness, bitter chocolate, coffee, light smokiness, spicy/peppery and dry finish.
lassewan (44) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick darkness and creame foam.Sharp but friendly flavor.
Coffee Latte explosive. Intence after-taste of chili!