shaynsawchuk (363) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle. Pours black with a thick and lacy hot cocoa coloured head. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt and roasted fruits. Nice lactose sweetness, offset by a boozy bite and highly kilned malty goodness. Full and coating on the palate with moderate carbonation and a slightly souring aftertaste. Leaves the glass a special kind of filthy; a sipper.
laiti (4952) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ lusikka, bottled 23.01.2013
Aroma has sweet cocoa notes, some toffee, coffee and hints of ash. Flavour has sweet sugary notes, some cocoa, milk chocolate, hints of ash and coffee. Also hints of licorice. Too much on the sugary and lactic side.
olio (5302) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a large frothy beige head. Aroma has some mild spice notes, dark chocolate, roasted malty notes and faint metallic notes also. Flavor is somewhat sour or a bit lactic with milky chocolate, mild toasty malts, distant dark fruits and some ash. Not very pleasant combination of flavors. Disappointing.
lusikka (5376) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate, lactose and tobacco. Flavour of roasted malts, lemongrass, some metallic notes, sugary sweet, vegetables, grass and milk chocolate. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Definitely off somehow.
tiong (3077) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a small foamy head. Aroma of sweet roasty notes, lactic milk. Taste is sweet, roasty and lactic with notes of milk chocolate and hints of vegetables. Finish is smooth, slightly roasty and sweet with notes of chocolate. A bit unbalanced.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is very dark brown with a nice beige head and little lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, light cocoa, very simple. Taste is roasty, some milk chocolate, light coffee, a bit of nuttyness, sweet. Medium body and soft carbonation. Good brew.
maley1 (664) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, almost black pour with small beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee, cream and fruits. Taste of creamy milk chocolate, caramel, coffee, vanilla and faint hops on the finish. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel, delicious beer, perfectly balanced.
Countbeer (4072) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a taster: Thanks Pushkinwow: Dark brown pour.
Medium sized beige mocha colored foamy head on top of a deep dark brown to black colored beer.
Aromas of soya, raisin, cream, some coffee, some roast, dried prunes, some strawberries, marzepin and some autumnal herbs.
Flavours of coffee, cream, raisin, little vinous, cherries, roast malts, malty bitters, light chocolate tone, some liquorice, light marzepin, leaves and bitter.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, leaves and autumnal herbs, roast, liquorice, cream and light bitters.
Low carbo, soft creamy close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a full creamy texture.
Delicious, something else, but intense!
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque, very dark brown, with just a sliver of ruby glint around the very bottom edge of the glass. A large light mocha head retains well. Coffee, cola, metallic, and cherry on the nose. Mouthfeel is not too thin, not too thick. A bit creamy. A bit of a carbonation burn, just for balance. Nearly perfect for this style. Chocolate at the beginning. A bit of plastic in the middle. Powerful coffee emerges at and lingers after the finish.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap. Pours black with a thin light tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, light roast, bitter chocolate, lactose. Flavor of dark fruits, raisin, chocolate, lactose. Aftertaste is a bit off- bad milk and sweetness. Not an imperial stout Iím too fond of, although it isnít completely awful.