Benzai (9143) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle @ Beer Temple. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized off - white head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, lightly coffee, alcohol, a touch of coffee and bitter. Medium to full body and carbonation.
TheJestersBeer (2148) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black, with a brown head.
Compact, lightly smokey aroma, chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder, cured meat, licorice, tobacco.
Sweet, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Rich, syrupy taste, sweet licorice, coffee beans, dark chocolate, tar, iodine, wood (?), chili (?), mint.
Rich, complex, solid. (2013-05-03)
jaasland (3) - NORWAY - APR 27, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Extremely pleasant to drink. Not to much aroma, but that might be related to a bit cold serving temperature. Otherwise a fantastic beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
neuromatt (1218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 mL bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass alongside its constituent beers. Pours black with a tiny tan head that fades to almost nothing, leaving a tiny amount of lace. The nose is a complex blend of chocolate, roasted malts and molasses along with herbs, a touch of earth and hops. The flavour is a beautiful blend of the three base beers, with molasses, herbs, anise, earth and a touch of coffee. The finish is long, peppery, herbal and roasty. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an amazing complex brew that is harmonic while retaining distinct elements of the three base beers. Beautiful! 2013-01-25
Vestergaard (477) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer - no head. As in: No head. looks like tar. Oily thick lacing, but no head what so ever. Strong aroma of chocolate, booze and licorice. Little smoked too. Sweet notes of blackcurrant paired with bitter coffee and chocolate. The licorice is present as well, but not as much as in the aroma. It feels like the strong effect from the alcohol is replacing the CO2, but perhaps it’s still a little too flat. Tastes great though!
LoFi (1627) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dark brown tinge, and a dark brown head that disappears instantly.
Aroma: roasted, licorice, dark chocolate, creamy, sticky toffee.
Taste: chocolate liqueur, licorice, boozy, syrup, coffee, toffee, something else I can’t exactly pinpoint but recognize from some other high ABV stouts like Dark Horizon 3 and Tokyo* (I described it as red onions in DH3, and maybe it’s something like that).
This is too sweet really, but still pretty nice.
Pyrmir (3631) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, at a Brewdog tasting summer 2012. Pitch black with little head. Aroma is very complex and sweet, leather, coffee, alcohol are just some of the notes sound. Taste is very very sweet, dark sugars, syrup, complex malt flavors. Full body.
JohnRMurdoch (3455) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle from BrewDog Glasgow. Oily black with a thick texture & beige foamy head. Strong spicy alcohol malt aroma. Strong sickly sweet spicy treacle alcohol flavour. Creamy texture. Not my sort of beer.
wheresthepath (1649) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[330ml bottle, gift from my lovely wife - thank you!] Pours black with brown hints and a dark brown head. Big dark chocolate aroma. Chocolate, plums, port and leather in the taste with a growing roasted malt bitterness in the finish. Pretty decent stuff, although somehow lacked a really big "wow" factor to take it into the big league.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a beer..next to the Tokyo by itself) this killed it in all areas. Complex and well integrated, I think this rightfully shouldn’t be considered a blend, but a rich, wholesome Impy with a ton of depth and balls to match. Big nose jumps out of the glass. Too many impy stout flavours to list, but the it has to be said the alcohol is really well hidden.