Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Jet black, large, thick, creamy brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and pepper. Taste has chocolate, raisins, black pepper, jalapeno. Very interesting.
fiulijn (16931) - 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.
harrisoni (15794) - 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.
yngwie (15762) - 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)
saxo (15413) - 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.
Leighton (15381) - 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 (15335) - 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.
Dedollewaitor (14927) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at KBH Festival, 2009. Pous a pitch black with a small creamy head. Low carbonation. Round and smooth. Chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Spicy peppery notes. Vague warmth. Ends dry and roasted bitter.
Rasmus40 (14826) - 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
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml (Pikkulintu, BB 09/2012)
Opaque black color, small but steady brown head. Aroma of coffee, coffee beans (slightly vegetably) and dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Very coffeish impy with coffee liquer-alcohol finish. Coffee beans, some ash. Alcoholic and peppery finish. Reasonably ok Italian imperial stout.