MrHult (76) - SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaska delad med @msbrindbergs. Svart med ljust skum. Doftar sött och vinbär. Bitter något sur smak
sneakychi (58) - - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from winter 12/13.
Ap: Black, brown/beige small head.
Ar: Dark chocolate/cacao, coffee notes, some olive, hints of alcohol.
T: Bitter chocolate, espresso.
P: Smooth full bodied.
darioklc (486) - Karlovac, CROATIA - FEB 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
335 cl bottle Dark black color with finger thick head.Smell od dark chocolates and roasted malts. A touch of booze is present.
Taste is od bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and a hint of dark fruits. Booze is noticeable.
Full bodied with medium/high carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.
Very enjoyable beer!
bgb1991 (91) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is delectable, rich roasted notes, burnt coffee, and bitter chocolate. Oily thick pour. Very simple straight up amazing stout. Bitterness is a must and this captures the bitterness of black coffee, chocolate and some earthy hops. Dry, rich, and smooth with warming alcohol.
Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I guess I'm the only one who thinks this beer is overrated and way too boozy Doesn't try to hide it in the least. Has a good smell and a great look. But other than that I'm not impressed. I'm aging some believing it will taste much better in a year. There are way better options out there. If you want a strong chocolate stout I'd go with Southern Tier Choklat. Penn Brewery Chocolate Meltdown, Rogue Chocolate Stout, or Terrapin Moo Hoo are better even better alternatives.
eRock_2013 (144) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well this is my birthday gift to myself, and I think I made a good choice! I think this is my first imperial stout, and I am impressed with both the style and this example of it. This particular bottle is actually from last winter, so it has aged for about a year. To begin, I think this is the blackest beer I’ve ever sampled, features a pitch black appearance that a hi-power LED flashlight held up to a side of the glass can’t even pierce! Generous full and long-lasting head rounds out this impressive appearance. On the other hand I have some misgivings about the aroma, which primarily is roasty malt and cocoa, but also has a strong alcohol note that is harsh on the nose. The taste is excellent, predictably strong on the dark chocolate, other dark and roast malt notes, alcohol is masked well. Not much coffee flavor, which I actually enjoy. Very smooth, and creamy. Excellent dark chocolate aftertaste as if I had just finished a candy bar of dark chocolate. Distinctive, and the hefty ABV adds to the experience. I still can’t say stouts are my personal favorite style, but this is a quality brew.
csaso (1196) - Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - big creamy tan head, pitch black color, alcohol and roasted malt aroma and flavor, definite semi-sweet choclate like notes, smooth finish, very good overall
marv3mania (155) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick black color with a paper-thin mocha head. Aroma is (surprise!) dark chocolate, roasted malts, milk chocolate, light mocha, and a bit of booze. The taste is similar, with some upfront sweetness, extra roastiness later, and a dry finish. Very smooth, rich feel. This is excellent.
panacea (22) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with dense head, settling fast. Aroma is surprisingly boring, mostly alcohol with small hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is tingling with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some vanilla. Body is a tiny bit thin. Overall, this beer is quite nice, considering the price it is very good!
ninecats (32) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, brown foam with lacings. Aroma is softly rich with sweet chocolate, maltiness, dark fruit (figs), syrup and also an odd tone of paint. Taste is more intensive than the aroma. A roasted malty ground, with cocoa, bitterness (resin) along with a slight tart tone over it. Soft carbo, full body, sticky texture. I think this would benefit from ageing, but still a good stout.