jesperhammer (2511) - Copenhagen, - NOV 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
09-NOV-2012, bottle from Ølbutikken, @Ulkløbben meeting @my place.
Black with no head.
Sweet roast. Coffee. Does Tokyo* not have peat’y elements? I find none here. Quite sweet. Is that hte Horizon infuence?
Low carbonation, alcoholic but not really 17% alcoholic.
allmyvinyl (985) - 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 (8) - - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 think like this in this particular beer. Almost port like. 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.
NilsHenrikBo (15) - Västerås, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pitch black color with very light head. Aroma has sweetness: plums, vanilla, dark chocolate and bourbon. Taste very sweet, bourbon and vanilla. Dark chocolate, alcohol. Thick body and very interesting beer.
Temptation (164) - - NOV 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Impressive, but classic, aspect, pitch black with a small deep brown head that immediately disappears. Aromas to coffee, liquor, roasted malts, raisins, plums, burnt sugar...the mouthfeel is basically sweet, not balanced, with the same notes that the aroma. As the beer developes, new flavors arise, such as molasses, brown sugar, rhum or Porto wine. Long development, low or null carbonation, full bodied and a oily, viscous texture for a tremendous, overwhelming, colossal imperial stout. Wow!!!!!
Linnet (937) - Umeå, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, 15,2 % ABV.
Ar: rich as sin, heavy roastiness, ABV very noticable, chocolate, fruity, coffee, ash, Brown sugar, molasses, vanilla.
Ap: black colour, medium, very creamy Brown head, lacing.
T: heavy cloying sweetness, very much like Tokyo* which I did not care for, the refined flavourprofile of horizon and the brute force from black are not coming through, heavy saltiness, medium bite, very boozy.
P: full bodied, soft carbonation, warming, salty and roasty finish.
O: undoubtedly powerful, but as sophisticated as a fist in your face.
danielhedman (1) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
wow, a new taste at every temperature. New flavours constantly bubbling up when the beer goes from cold to a warmer state. I’m not the biggest fan of stouts but this is an truly amazing stout!
Koelschtrinker (9448) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deutlich malziger und etwas zu süßer Antrunk. Nur etwas zuckrig, erstaunlich süffig. Schokoladig, etwas hefig, leicht getreidig. Nett! 1212/9/11/11/11
sblsimone85 (138) - USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Semplicemente una birra stellare, i tre birrifici artigianali piÃ¹ conosciuti in Europa che si uniscono per fare una birra e tra l’altro una delle piÃ¹ difficili da fare. Risultato: Imperial stout fantastica. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85
Lonick (228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours almost black. On the palate, vanilla custard with syrup and molasses. There is also some summer pudding fruitiness to the beer.The carbonation stops the beer from becoming cloying. This is more a beer to be drunk with a desert than just quaffed.
k0mpsa (719) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from systembolaget, helsingborg. Black color, nice brown head. Aroma is roasty malts, strong coffee, chocolate, chocolate. Strong body, chocolate, coffee, licorice, hint of alcohol, hops at the end. Extreme stout, worth trying.