Desverger (6636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared@Himmeriget, Copenhagen - black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste, some nice chocolate and caramel notes, some soy, liquorice, some ashy notes, good mouthfeel, great.
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joergen (25140) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Himmeriget.
Pitch black colored with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of chocolate and dried fruits with notes of soy sauce.
Roasted flavor of caramel and chocolate with notes of licorice.
Klimaet (1324) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours pitch black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is woody, chocolate, light maple, licorice, savory, malty, fudgy, coffee, light roast. Taste is woody, bourbon, malty, coffee, light milky sweet, maple, licorice, vanilla.
Meilby (10487) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hoppin Frog, Akron, OH
[Courtesy of Fred Karm] Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, cinnamon and lots of cedar wood. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, caramel, cedar and spicy finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at Hoppin’ Frog. Courtesy of Fred. A black one with a dense beige head. Roasted, dark sugar aroma with roasted malts, some chocolate, licorice and molasses. It’s full bodied, lightly warming and smooth on the palate. Sweet malty flavor with roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Lasting finish. Wonderful. 150615
Damico (3107) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours this darker than black coffee with a dark caramel colored cinnamon hued head. Aroma is awesome, thick creamy chocolate bar, some burnt caramel and toffee, and malts so pleasant in the nose. The body is deliciously creamy with flavors of caramel, subtle tang, and rich roasted malts with delightful almost mocha notes to end.
Lukaduke (2908) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep burnt umber color with a quickly fading finger of khaki foam. Nose is burnt cocoa, salty peanuts, hint of raisin and dark fruit. Palate is smooth brownie batter on the front some nice roast, some twangy bitterness and strange but intriguing fruit notes. Plum, walnut, pine, toasted barley.
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Beerworld of Largo, FL, USD19. A healthy tan foam covers the blackness. Rich, fudgey, very chocolatey aroma with highly toasted, borderline charred wood which translates into higher acidity than I would have anticipated. Not surprisingly, this is in the rich, decadent mold, fulsome and sweet, but not overly sugary. Treacle, maple, ashes, vanilla, a lot going on, but all in the same wide range of specialty malt flavors. The hop hinted at on the label is not overly noticeable, but then again, the 10.5% ABV feels closer to 8%, so it is difficult to criticize the balance. Good malt extraction and not exagerated wood presence make it a satisfying offering, but I did not quite feel the beatitude that a price tag bordering $20 should warrant and I felt that the fruitless high acidity kept it back a little.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: Bottle. Pours damn near black with a super dense light tan head. Great retention. Big roasty nose with notes of bakers chocolate, fresh ground coffee, and a slight fruitiness. Full bodied with a nice round mouthfeel. Coffee, chocolate, a touch of dried stone fruit, slight turbinado sugar sweetness. Well, sure seems like an imperial stout to me, but either way, it’s pretty darn good.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Psyched to try this after missing it at Philly Beer Week. Pours as thick as advertised; dark brown with tan froth. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, wood, coconut and cardamom. Silky full body with a soft buzz. Yeah, this is a mouthfull with heat building deceptively in the finish. Taste is chocolate syrup, malted milk balls, caramel, slight citrus peel and cafe au lait.