Melnis (329) - LATVIA - JAN 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Sad for trying it in drunk sate, but anyway the taste and aroma was amazing. The co2 bursts the taste trough mouth, almost perfect imperial stout
spacecube (1426) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, pours back with a small head. This is the 15.2% version. Chocolate toffee stickiness with alcoholic port infusion. Sugary with juicy fruit flavours making their way through. Hazelnut and vanilla notes. Despite all the favours an the evident high Abv, the finish is short and balanced. Low carbonation and a slick palate. Very moreish and easy to drink for the Abv. Excellent strong stout.
teorn88 (4024) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taster from a 33cl bottle at La Cantinetta, Rimini. It pours a deep black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, vanilla, oak, peat. Flavour is similar with roasted malts, candy sugar and licorice. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Bold
beer_est_deus (953) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Abb: 15,2% Svart öl med riktigt brunt skum som snabbt försvinner. Doft: Humle, lakrits, kanderat & bränt socker, "godis" malt, muscovado socker. Smak: Muscovado socker, kanderat socker, humle (ej beska), söt malt, lakrits, lite kakao & söt apelsin.
sputnikus (96) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, 15.2% batch. Pours pitch black liquid with small crema-like head. Aroma is full of strong coffee, roasted malt, licorice and alcohol. Taste is starts chocolate sweet, goes little alcoholic with salt accent, ends berry sweet. Beer has full body with velvety texture, softly carbonated. Long, warm caramel and alcohol finish. One of the most complex beer I’ve ever tasted, perfectly balanced, yet unusual, taste.
sokinsilihok (4) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
the absolutely most complex taste ever tasted, Full body, complex imperial stout aroma and taste. the 15% abv was enough to make you enjoy as a really good drink and not just simply "one more beer"
tony_gorilla (157) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the 15.2% version.
Pitch black with a nice brown head.Smells heavy of coffe, liqorice and some alcohol.
Taste is intense and long lasting. Coffe, liqorice and alcohol here too among other things.
All togheter one of the best imp.stouts i’ve tasted. This one outrates the nøgne version, but this one is 6 months since bottled. The nøgne edition was fresh. And it tasted way to much alcohol.
TET (2206) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the second batch, abv. 15.2%. A pitch black beer with a medium, beautiful, brown head. The nose is powerfull as could be expected, roasted coffee, strong maltyness, lots of sweetness, strawberries and salt liquirice. The aroma is just great. Taste is strongly sweet, lots of roastiness, salt liquirice, power of alcohol in the middle, hint of berries. The end is long, roasted and throat warming. Full bodied, low carbonation, slightly sticky to drink. A total hybridmonster, but still tastefull. Lots of everything, also sweetness, but some kind of balance is still there.
allmyvinyl (7028) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Vertical" tasting, as far as you can with beers that have only been brewed twice. The first batch, 17.2%, pours jet black, no head. Aromas of tobacco, freshly laid tarmac, leather, sweet. Taste is sweet too. Too sweet for me. Would make a decent dessert beer. 3.5.
Second batch, 15.2%, pours jet black with a big thick tan head. Aromas much more chocolate and malty than batch 1, still sweet, but less tobacco and leather. Much more enjoyable.
I think there’s a case for two separate listings for these beers. They are very different.
jeevan (162) - SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 I?ve had this in the cellar for over two years. The head disappeared immediately. Dark sugar aroma alongside dark berries; possibly currents. Shiraz wine. Tastes devine at first. Thick & rich...very rich! and very complex. This is certainly sweet, though I quite like this in this particular beer. Almost port. Madeira. Pudding. Noticeably not that Imperial stout dark roast like, as one might assume. All in all pleasant though probably best drunk after a nice meal. I?m ambivalent.