bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(11.2oz bottle, BB 14/12/19, courtesy of angrypirate06) Pours a mahogany body with a small tan head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted grain, and nuts. Flavor of ALCOHOL, roasted grain, caramel, toffee, oak, and apple. Extremely hot and undrinkable. Another over hyped high alcohol mess.
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A hefty brew. Gives a shiny, motor oil pour with a solid off-white head. Nose of roasted malts and some light coffee. Some alcohol hints, too. In the flavor, though, that alcohol is pervasive, almost dominant. A traditional imperial stout character does come through, however, in the form of rich coffee and burnt malts. Heavy in body with modest carbonation, this is a smooth beer. With the high ABVm it also warms like crazy. Potent and pretty darn good.
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, cranberry, some raspberry, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, cranberry, some vinous. Alcohol warming without burn. Full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black, pour with a small khaki head. Caramel, herbal (anise?), dark fruit, and booze on the nose. Some brown sugar, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. The flavor is boozy and overly sweet. Caramel, sugar, and licorice. Dark fruit, some roasted malt, and notes of dark chocolate and coffee.
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color, small brown head. Tar aroma, chocolate, vinous, dark fruits, figs and licorice. Chocolate flavor, vinous, dark fruits, figs, licorice, cocoa and grapes.
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours black with a tan head. A very woody, oaky aroma. Medium+ body with mild carbonation. Heat is moderate. Flavor is very dark, very thickish smooth toasted malt. Very mysterious.
chrisv10 (11472) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very dark brown with tiny tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, vinous, notes of alcohol, sweet, little liquorice, dark fruit, hops and plume.
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 Very dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma mostly of chocolate with dried fruit and licorice and loads of alcohol. Very sweet chocolate and licorice flavour, and a sugary sweetness. Warming alcohol. Too much.
thewolf (11264) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours utterly, completely black with a fine, medium, creamy, staying head. Aroma does not have as much viniousness as I’d expected. Milky chocolate, light woody, some liqourice and sweet malts. There is an ounce of fruity hops in there as well. Medium carbonation, oily and a tad harsh mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, sugary, some roasted malts, milky chocolate, some harshish alcohol. There is a bit of woody bitterness at the end, some light hops. It is probably too sweet and there is too much alcohol, but it still is fairly drinkable. Compared to for example Mikkeller X series or WWS, this is far better.
gunnfryd (11249) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Patricks. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, apple, coffee, heather, licorice. Flavour is sweet, fruit, apple, coffee, alcohol, heather, chocolate, dried fruits. Strong full bodied nice beer.