jackl (3441) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. The pour’s thick, oily black with a tight, creamy tan head. Attractive. The nose is strong sweet Hershey’s chocolate syrup, charred malts, espresso bean, booze-infused fudge and bitter dark chocolate. Big, expressive aromas. The taste is similarly outsized. Heavy notes of freshly ground espresso. Charred wood and gritty roasted malt flavors. Big, fat, thick chocolate milkshake. Dry, hoppy bitter finish. Ashy. The body’s thick and viscous. Luxurious mouthfeel. This beer wears the ABV well, though it certainly demands to be drunk at a leisurely pace. Overall, pretty outstanding. I feel like I’ve cheated myself by waiting this long to try this beer. It’s great. If this was made by a hip US brewery it’d have a huge reputation.
charlotte (3807) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pitch Black colour with medium head.Aroma of chocolate and coffee,nice full body,and hint of coffee and blackberries,but also hint of pepper and oile,nice well balanced and smooth finish.
teddybeer (1866) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head,nice lacework and medium lasting. Aroma s roasted malts with note of caramel, good maltiness, slightly sweet coffee and moderate wooden. Flavor is roasted and toasted malts, black coffee beans and chocolate, light licorice, slightly sweet at the beginning with a moderate bitterness at the final, some wooden and light bourbon are also present. The final is mild bittery with notes of red fruis.
ChrisSc (120) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle into tulip. Lille.
Appearance: black liquid with a very small tan head.
Aroma: chocolate, molasses, coffee, hops,alcohol.
Taste: sweet and bitter. Chocolate/brown sugar with hops in the finish finish
Palate: medium full body. Frothy texture. Long finish.
Overall: a well made beer. A lot if the classic imperial stout characteristics, though a hoppier finish than expected. Not my favorite stout, but a good one.
TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, small brown head. Roasted malty, bourbon aroma. Medium to full bodied. Roasted malty, cocoa, kind of vanilla notes. Smooth palate. Nice sippable.
SamP01 (474) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick black with no head. Aroma is of dark fruit, plums, black figs, with liquorice notes, some dark cacao notes as well. Taste same as aroma with mild bitterness. A full bodied, rich and thick mouth feel, smooth and mildly sticky on the palate with good carbonation. Finishes with a full flavored dark fruit, dries plums and figs, raisins, a bit of sweet bitter chocolate and a mild bitter liquorice flavor on the end for balance. Overall a very good full flavored and tasty brew.
johndoughty (3519) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. A full flavour with maltiness and chocolate dominating.Powerfully and well bottled.Seriously strong and to be treated with respect.
jimhilt (2338) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a one finger light brown head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is sweet chocolate with a bitter chocolate finish. Higher ABV is hidden. $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Marlboro, MA.
SlackerMads (851) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled August 2013. Black with a medium sized creamy light brown head. Chocolate, coffee, blackberries, herbal/ light cheesy hops, licorice, tar, hard roasted malt. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Roasted finish with licorice. Pretty soft and not too bitter. Pleasant.
jesperhammer (2510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
01-NOV-2013, bottle @home, from Mikkeller & Friends.
Black with dark brown head. Aroma is alcohol, hops, coffee, chocolate, and berries.
Taste the same. Rough but nice.
Full body. Soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (2579) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines with a huge frothy tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt and liqourice with a rich consistency. The flavour is strong bitter with a big liqourice alcohol bitter roasted malt palate and a long bitter finish.