RasmusOtt (1526) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is cocoa, liquorice, some yeasty notes, burnt caramel, burnt sugar, vanilla and woody alcohol. Taste is caramelish, brown sugar, burnt sugar, sirup, hazelnut, vanilla, dried coconut and more sugarish sweetness.
SirLimpsalot (2600) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mycket söt kaffe, lite känsla av Dark Horizon 3d-kopia. Ganska het, mycket god kaffe och brunsocker.
Punsch416 (10) - Rättvik, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black liquid with a nut brown head that disappears after a few minutes. The aroma is rich with hints of soy sauce, dark chocolate, roasted malts, worcestershire sauce and muscovado sugar. The toasted coconut is nowhere to be found in the aroma. The taste is almost like coffee with too much sugar added. The beer also got a fruit to it that i sense in most of Brewdogs imperial stouts. Overall a good an complex beer with much going on in the noose but the taste is overwhelmed by an almost suffocating sweetness. This beer took me a while to finish.
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2011 Keg at the Euston Tap. Pours midnight black with a creamy, tan head. Aroma is all hoisin and soy sauce, some cocoa and roast. Very, very sweet flavor, slightly syrupy, at first candy, licorice, chocolate syrup, then some roasted malts and brown sugar. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes sticky with sugar, some roasted malts, subtle coconut, dark brown sugar, soy sauce, some ripe fruits like raisins and berries, oily coconut, light smoke, mild tar and roasted malts. Huge beer, extremely sweet. Really enjoyable but I couldn’t have more than a half pint. (4.2) Update (from the past): bottle at post-ACBF 2011 tasting. Pours dark, oily brown-black with a few bubbles. Rish, roasty dark malt nose. Very sweet and syrupy flavor, some chocolate and hints of coconut. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Very oily and slightly chewy. Warm finish with moderate roast, some brownies and sugar. Nice. (4.1)
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to James from Tobacco Barn in Lake Forest, CA for sharing this at Dr. Bill’s beer/cigar master pairing.
This is a nice, smooth impy stout with great notes of cocoa and coconut. It paired well with a rich maduro
hallinghansen (2362) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Odense tasting. Black body with a medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, light chocolate and sweetness. Flavor is lots of sugar, more sugar, light smoke, roasted malt and alcohol.
pilsnerrogge (2621) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black, no head. Sweet, somewhat smoked aroma with some faint chocolately notes. Sweet, oily and sticky texture. Flavour is sweet and roasty with notes of charcoal leading too a bitter finish. Where’s the coconut?
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a weak chocolate head. The aroma is malt, sweetness and coffee. The flavor is malt, sweetness, roasted and alcohol. The palate is sweetness and alcohol. Overall a good beer.
Ktwse (2721) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black with minimal dark tan head. Aroma is very sweet, with some chocolate, coffee, dried fruit. Taste is very sweet, with strong alcohol. Cocoa, coffee, malt, a touch of licorice. Fairly rich in the mouth with long aftertaste. Fun, but definitely not an excellent beer.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorish and light coffee. Flavour is sweet roasted malt, liquorish, alcohol, sugar and light smoke. Heavy sweetness overpowers this beer.