SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Black/dark brown, small off white head. Roast, smoke, chocolate, old wood, dried dark fruits, subtle oxidation. Tastes a little over the hill, but still very nice. Medium body, smooth, a bit thinned by age. Would have loved to try a fresh bottle.
trapez (1466) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Spicy aroma with lots of chocolate, roasted malt and sweet ripe fruits. almost black colour with soft light brown head. slightly bitter flavour with liquorice and nuts. Aftertaste somehow sweet. Soft and gentle mouthfeel. so much better than the ordinary stout from Brøckhouse. Hope fully Brøckhouse will rise again.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Sampled at DØE-festival, Valby, 2007 with svoger.]
The last of the EPICs and a nice one. Heavy notes of coffeechocs, roundness, roasted malt. Fullbodied and with a long lasting bitter finish.
coldbrewky (1373) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark and murky brown/black. Swing top from Maria! Nose is of Dark malts and slightly burnt caramel. (Insert Homer Simpson drooling sound here) Mouth is full and round. with a hint of smokiness. hops are intertwined expertly so that crisp biterness and the sweetness of the body closely paralell. Tan head is tight and rings glass after settling swiftly. Sparse carbonation. A fine pint.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown body, creamy beige head; Very nice nose, but it needs quite some time in the glass to reach its top level, sharp aromas of licorice, tar, almost like an Islay Whisky, alcohol shine trough; Soft texture, a little to much sharp carbonation, a little sweetness and quite a bit of very sharp bitterness; Some piney hop aromas arrives in a very long finish as well as licorice and alcohol, bitter a little salty and sweet. Very nice beer, after a little time in the glass.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 Very dark brown/black body. Multicolored brown/tan head, fantastic retention, in fact unreal for an imperial stout. Totally opaque, with heavy sticky looking lacing. Beautiful. Aroma is distinctly traditional: at once unique and hardy, reminiscent of days of traditional and simplistic brewing methods, but still exudes complex nuances. Sweet malts, roasted malts, alcohol in moderation. Quite yeasty nose as well. Also noted are toasted marshmallow, heavily scorched grains that border on excessive. Flavor has moderate to heavy roastiness. Medium chocolate and light caramel. Smoke is evident, as is earthiness unknown to my tastebuds. Palate is full, relatively lively, streamlined. Nice touch. Finishes with milk chocolate residues, bitter and moderately drying. Not really any warming from ten percent alcohol, nice conclusion to a particularly interesting example of the style.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Lord Nelson. Black with nice and thick beige head. Burned malty aroma, intense liquorice, little coffee. Flavor is very burned and syrupy malty. liquorice dominates almost totally. Finishes with just enough hop bitterness to balance the syrupiness. Full bodied, nice smooth palate. Perhaps a bit one dimensional, but a very nice, soothing sipper anyway.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5-25-08 bottle shared by the super Miketd
Dark red black brown with little to no head at all. Smell is really mild and subtle - I can barely pick up anything at all. Flavor is roasted burnt meat and a hint smoky almost. Not very "imperial stout" like but not awful. Drinkable, enjoyable and wouldn’t turn it down if it was offered to me. It was just not really what I was expecting.
Slayer85 (1029) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top bottle. An almost black beer with a huge and persistent brown head. The aroma is overall Ok, but it’s a liitle bit too weak and less roasty than expected. There are notes of milk chocolate, coffee with a more than average hoppiness that gives to this beer a grapefruity and citrussy character. The flavour is sweet, maybe too much, but has nice coffee, chocolate and fruity (dark fruits, grapefruit) notes. Creamy mouthfeel and structure, a bit oily, medium to full body, soft carbonation and probably too much alcohol felt to give it a 5 on palate. Medium bitterness from both roasted malt and hops. I expected more, but this is certainly a well made beer.
BlackForestCO (961) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 Bottle shared by miketd at lb4lb’s tasting. Poured a deep brown/black color with a moderate beige head that diminished to a ring. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, light roast, chalk, and a hint of fruitiness. Smooth, lightly chalky entry leads into a dry, bittersweet chocolate maltiness with a weird dry yeastiness. Smooth on the palate, moderately dry with some chalkiness. Not sure what it is about foreign stouts/porters, but there is something about them that I don’t really enjoy.