kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with low light brown head
Aromas of violet, milk chocolate, brown sugar, hints of coffee, grassy notes
Taste well balanced between sweet caramel malts and dark bitter maltyness
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle
Black color with medium sized brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt paper, liquorice, light anise, leather, black pepper, firewood; quite an adventure. Very smooth mouthfeel, round; strong flavor of roasted malts, some coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, salt; strong bitterness too; dark biscuity feeling too.
nearbeer (4230) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml. Opaque with a lasting ring of cream. Nose is semi-sweet chocolate, toasted grain and a touch of coffee. Dominant flavors are toasted dark bread, cocoa and espresso. Hints of oats, blackberry and blackstrap molasses. Heavy body is smooth with low-medium carbonation and has a nice balance.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown pour, medium brown head. Flavors of roasted malt up front, loads of tar and asphalt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate. This is pretty damn good.
_angst_ (3641) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bought through craftbeer.se. 8,8% version. Pours reddish brownish black with a rather big creamy, frothy and tiny fizzy dark chocolate brown head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny sweet and malty with roasted malts, heavy bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, liquorice fudge, burnt wood, dried pine needles, moist soil, caramel, soot and subtle hints of banana bread and burnt cookies. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramel, liquorice fudge, bitter chocolate, moist soil, pine needles, hay, burnt cookies, heavy dark roast coffee, burnt wood and hints of vanilla fudge, alcohol, soot and cocoa powder. Mouthfeel is round, soft, silky, roasted astringent and near full bodied. finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, moist soil, dried pine needles, burnt wood, soot and smoldered hay. Very impressed with this one. Great "basic" imperial stout.
Nicke80 (316) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint bottle at brewhouse 137. Pours black with little head. Smell of tar and soot. Taste of tar and coffee with long bitter after taste.
Heikki (4) - - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A big bottle, very dark. Long taste but lacks some in richness. Never the less, a great beer!
rlgk (14376) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Linköping Beer Expo 2014. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Malty hazelnut aroma, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, licorice, roasted, figs, raisins, soot notes, some vinous notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, coffee, hazelnuts, licorice, soot, nutcreme, citrus, some floral notes. Roasted chocolate and caramel finish with hay, nuts, cream and chocolate notes. Delicious!
Maverick34 (2619) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from decicco. Oily black pour. White head. Chewy dark chocolate malts, mild bitter finish - real nice.
barn0216 (515) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with brown head that lasts a long time. Chocolate, cocoa, roast, kind of a creaminess like an oatmeal stout. Rich roast chocolate flavor, cherry/almond tones. I can sense how the licorice has influenced the flavor but it doesn’t taste like licorice. Nice bitter aftertaste and an ash note present a pleasant contrast to the sweeter start. Good beer, although i can see the licorice component being polarizing.