Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 37,5 cl. Pours black as original Sin with a creamy brownish head. Intense, sweet and fairly complex aroma of hard roasted malt, plenty of raisins, some coffee notes and a light tartness. Very full-bodied, low carbonation but far from flat, again flavours of hard roasted malts, coffee notes and dark dried fruits while the chilies only leave a light prickly sensation on my tongue. Some warming alcohol heat in the finish. A bit of a monster really, but a nice monster! Actually surprisingly subtle and well balanced for a beer this strong. 101110
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I thought this was absolutely brilliant. Wonderful roasted malt aroma, with hints of cocoa and mocha. Palate is full bodied, yet seems fairly dry for a Imperial Stout, with some slight warmth/heat, I’m guessing from the chilly. Flavour seems to go on forever. Lots of mocha and roasty cocoa flavours coming through. Really good balance (as far as extreme Imperial Stouts go). Love it a lot.
50belair (2271) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy toledo, this is an amazing beer. Strikingly similar to Hunahpu’s. For a fantastic description of this stout, scroll down to Darkguardian’s review. By the way, a big thanks to Chris for sharing not one but two bottles of this bad boy at the District.....
hopscotch (9171) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Tar black ale with a small, creamy, brown head. Decent retention. The aromatics exude chocolate, caramel, smoke, peppers and a dab of butterscotch. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor is ridiculously sweet, yet I’m not offended. Some nice mocha and caramel in here. Also, I get mild pepper flavor, but no heat. Sweet mocha and butterscotch finish. Much thanks to darkguardian for sharing this gem!
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
De botella. Totally pitch black colour, medium creamy light brown head. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, pepper and bit alc. Good filling mouthfeel. Very pleasant roasted maltiness in the sweet flavour with chocolate and some coffee, pleasant pepperness, dark fruit and some alc. Long lasting roastey sweet maltiness with some chocolate. Nice indeed! Thanks a bunch Tom!
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Ølbutikken - Thanks to Tom. Black - brown head. Burned. Cocoa. Fruity. High sweetness. Soft body. High fruity. Nice coffee. Chocolate. Light licorice. Lovely.
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Tap at the White Horse. Outstanding. Dark brown pour with a light, beige head. Holds a strong malt nose with some ripe fruit, alcohol and chocolate. Very sweet, with plenty of booze and dominant dark malts, then some roasty bitterness. Medium to full in body with loads of warmth and fine carbonation. Finishes fairly sweet with plenty of sugar and more roasty dryness. The chilies affect more in feel than flavor it seems, providing a hint of tingle in the aftertaste. Just fantastic overall. Supremely drinkable. (4.7)
Bottle at the White Horse. Opaque, dark brown pour. Strong aroma with dark malts, coffee beans, and dark cocoa. Mild alcohol and ripe, dark fruits. Flavor is divine. Very sweet but not cloying. Loads of dark chocolate syrup, plenty of roast, wood, and bark, along with light chili spice. Some dry roastiness. Full bodied with effervescent carbonation and plenty of warmth. I can feel this beer journey from my mouth to my esophagus to my gut. It feels good in my gut. The finish ends the experience wonderfully: sweet, with spices, chocolate, alcohol, bitter coffee and some overripe, dark fruits. Superb on all fronts. It would be very hard to make this beer any better. (4.9)
ClubGonzo (4056) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste @ Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Thanks to Tom from BrewDog. My previous experience with chili plus beer (Midtfyns Chili Tripel) was quite disappointing. Abstract AB:04 showed me how it’s done; a nicely integrated, yet very present chili flavor mingled with a very saucy and robust imperial stout. Chili is all around; both in the aroma where it mixes with equally robust notes of chocolate, and coffee and in the taste, where it dances around with additional vanilla, wood and cocoa. A very tasty and interesting creation from BrewDog, whose experimentalism is sure to hit the big time jackpot at some point. This one isn’t quite there, but not far behind.
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 Pours a deep pitch black with a huge tan head thats deep brown. Rather like Hunahpus in appearance. The nose is Massive powdered chocolate up front with noticable chili and some light coffee. Rather like a coffee treatment of Hunahpus (I’m sensing some CCB inspiration from this beer!). Deep full bodied and rich, possessed of a fantastic roasted malt character with some noticable chili heat (more so than hunahpus) and a lingering chocolate aftertaste. I get a little citrus fruit as well? Deeply complex. This is simply an astouding beer. The alchohol is there but well hidden. The body is only slightly inferior to Hunahpus. This is a masterful beer. I don’t know if HUnahpus inspired this beer but its very very similar but yet has its own twists as well. A truly world class beer.
Fin (7484) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this courtesy of Craig, cheers mate. Pours black, leaving an oil slick down the glass. This is really, really smooth in the mouth. Orange and chilli flavours combine. There is some warmth from the alcohol but I’m getting Terry’s chocolate orange flavour above anything else, however I do get some coffee, but the chilli I’m not sure whether I’m imagining it.Very good. A7 A3 T9 P4 Ov17 4.0