McNeillR (983) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black the slimmest, fading tan head. Rich molasses, boozy and brassy with sweet earthy berry. Initial taste is a cooling choc, diamond sherry sweetness before a staying oatiness. Swaddled malt, oversweet and tinny. Crackling carbonation and an oily overall mouthfeel. Finishing silky, disowning malt and a scratch of boozy sherry. Linger is similar, feathered sweet and oily lightest black pepper.
Bottle, 8562,drank 19th April
Beese (1139) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The last bottle at Euston Tap, London on 28 February 2014. Poured a thick black colour with a dense, creamy, brown head. Aroma was huge; potent black cherry, molasses, black syrup and warming alcohol. Absolutely wonderful. Did not disappoint on the lips, either. Viscous mouth feel - velvet like. Strong flavours of black syrup, burnt sugar, espresso and dark chocolate. The finish is a perfect balance of sweetness and bitter, roasted malt. An almost perfect beer.
Lore (835) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark coffee colour, half inch creamy dark brown head; aroma of herbal liqueur, coffee, some chocolate, hints of cherry and alcoholic notes; taste ofherbal liqueur, cherry, roasted malt, maybe some coffee, oak, and some hoppyness; roasted bitter aftertaste; perfect imperial stout
Arve_Christian (2749) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Black color with hints of purple, no foam. Aromas of malt, cherries, dried fruits and some licorice: also some fruitiness. Full body & high complexity. Some sweetness- well balanced. Very enjoyable
visionthing (2402) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5cl bottle shared by Cunningham - thanks. Pours black with a small, tan head. Fruity and roasty aroma with mild cherry notes. Moderate sweet with fairly dry and bitter finish. Nice one.
(2014-02-15 - Halden)
Cunningham (4035) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black color with a tan head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Vinous, fruity, chocolate and coffee.
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet, and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, fruity (cherry I quess), mild oak, coffee and roasted malt.
Overall impression: Powerful evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. An oily black beer with a small light tan head. Lots of alcohol in the aroma, with roasted malts and coffee. Molasses and some salty licorice. The flavor has a roasted maltyness dominating, with coffee and some burnt hints. Molasses and licorice. Full body, soft carbonation. Lasting finish. Sure a nice one, but it’s too warming. 140215
Meilby (6459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 375ml @ Cunningham
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cherry and oak finish. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, cherry and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Foffern (1070) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. The colour is pitch black with a small, light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, liqour, cherries, oak, chocolate and licorice. The flavour is more roasted and sweet with chocolate and still a berry touch. Has more ash and dryness in the aftertaste. Slick and rich mouth feel, and has a medium bitterness. A complex, sweet and roasted ale. Interesting and very nice.
Sebilinz (357) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle black body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee cocoa taste is roasted malts cocoa coffee I was missing the cherries aftertaste was medium bitter with coffee some wood and some alcohol. Complex one