cgarvieuk (21124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2010 Bottle at home ... deep black ... creamy tan head ... light roast malt ... soft thin roast ... little toffee ... some liquorice ...little spice ... actually the spice/chilli does build ... in fact i hadnt realised the hot peppers was there till i read description looking to see if i was imagining the burn ..nice but not stunning ... but the hot pepper clearly raises this beer above the mundain.
test batch ... deep black .... chocolate malt nose... not getting the spice ... good solid roast
fiulijn (18781) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012
2012-04-12, bottle from Birratrovo, Como, 7-5-8-4-15=39
Black color with majestic head, brownish and creamy. Aroma of roasted malt and some cardboard, unexciting; but also some coffee later, and that’s better. The flavor is very good, with dark chocolate and some roasted malt, not too ashy as other black beers, and not thick at all; good bitterness level.
Good chocolatey Foreign Stout.
2008-03-29, bottle at Salone della Birra Artigianale e di Qualità 2008, Milan, 7-4-8-4-14=37
Black color. A good Imperial Stout, with nice aroma, medium body, strong liquorice character. A bit dry at the end.
Leighton (18229) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet-black with a big beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and spice. Flavor is rich, tasting of dark cocoa and expresso. A bit light of body for this style, but still pretty good overall.
rlgk (18117) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkompass. Pitch black beer with a nice rich lasting brown head. Roasted tar and licorice aroma, peppery, chocolate, cocoa powder, figs, peat notes, raisins, vinous notes. Tar and licorice flavor, peat, pepper growing stronger, dark chocolate, peat, hay, caramel, chilli notes, raisins, figs, coffee. Tar and coffee finish with peat, pepper and licorice. Quite nice.
Rasmus40 (17437) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish with warming alcohol. 020711
harrisoni (17173) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 2013 drunk at home. Black beer thick tan head. Bit papery on the malts. But the dark malts are good, some good choc and coffee. It’s fine, some good choc.
Koelschtrinker (16815) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Angenehmer aber nicht sehr starker Malzantrunk. Alkoholisch, etwas brennend, schwach würzig. Unausgeglichen, etwas herb, im Abgang stärker brennend und wenig malzig. /10/9/5/9/8
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CPH beerfestival. Medium head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are coffee, roast malt and chocolate.
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns., Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home (Domus Birrae, Roma) - 05/10/12.
Rich black with a thick mocha head that soon thins to a pond and disperses to the edge of the glass.
Roasted dark malts on the nose, molasses, chocolate, a little coffee.
Rich roast malt flavour, dark chocolate, licqourice and a little alcohol.
Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation, a little too much for the style.
Good imperial stout.
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It serves a black body without any head, but a few bubbles are found around the rim. A bit weak on the nose, with roasted malts and back coffee. Smooth, full-bodied beer with flavors of sweetness, roasted malts, some dried fruits, coffee and a chili burn coming stronger and stronger, turning really delicious. The rest of the flavor is a bit weak. Chili dominates the finish, but the roasted malts are present too. A quite lovely chili stout. (090517)