JoeTheYounger (1169) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Hophead22 tasting. Very dark pour with dark brown head. Aroma was peppers, brown sugar, cinnamon. Taste was chocolate, black pepper, mild chilies. Good brew.
Theis (14478) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Plovmandís - Thanks. Pitch black - big brown head. Chocolate, cocoa, sweetness, cocoa-powder, dusty, licorice, coconut notes, smokey notes, nice hoppy, high sweetness. Lovely fullbodied.
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a snifter. Thanks to jyounger30 for a chance to try this one. Canít wait to see if the beer lives up to the hype.
4.0 A: Pours a syruppy black color. Two fingers of creamy dark brown head with about average retention and some spotty lacing.
5.0 S: Wonderful nose. Right up there with the best of them. Complex with all the aromas collaborating. Sweet milk chocolate is by far the most prominent aroma. Blackstrap molasses, lots of toffee, some coffee, dark crystal malts. Plenty of roasted barley and toastiness to balance, but the sweetness still dominates. Vanilla is subtle and in the background. I may be detecting the cinnamon, but Iím not sure. Canít tell thereís a chile in there though.
4.5 T: Sweet chocolate is most prominent again. Black coffee and roasted barley team up to give this an equally forceful roastiness and bitterness. Vanilla bean is subtle again, but definitely there. I definitely picking up the chiles now and they add a vegetal character, but Iím glad there arenít stronger. The only problem I have with this beer is that the alcohol isnít well hidden.
5.0 M: Heavy body with a silky creaminess to it. Good moderate carbonation. Thick, smooth, and silky is the way I like my Imperial Stouts and this meets all my requirements.
4.5 D: Very tasty beer with a wonderful nose and great mouthfeel. This is definitely the real deal. Time for another ISO.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-28-2010 01:48:02
hallinghansen (2418) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 Rating # 500. Bottle @ Plovmand, thanks. Very black body with a dark medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol, port and vanilla. Flavor is bitter coffe, caramel, cocoa, roasted malt, alcohol and dried fruit. Very well balanced. Soft carbonation. Nice lacings.
Re- rate. Bottle @ Odense tasting. Black body with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is cocoa, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and peppar notes. Flavor is Cocoa, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and dried fruit. Score is excactly the same as first rating.
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at stout tasting. Yum, this was my 3rd favorite of the night. Black, slightly thin pour. Sweet flavor of dried fruits and vanilla, roasted chocolate and coffee beans. Very complex.
joergen (23823) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Plovmand.
Pitch black coloured with a small brown hrad.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, cocoa beans and dried fruits.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits, dark chocolate and cocoa beans with notes of vanilla.
madsberg (10801) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense dark brown head. aroma of cocoa, roast, cocanut, sweetness, vague coffee and then some. flavour roast, coffee, coconut, sweetness, liqourice, vanilla. full bodied. Loads of roast and cocoa and a smooth bitterness in the end. Txh Plovmand for sharing.
Pinball (11537) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pitch black, smooth dark brown head.
chocolate,toffee,vanilla, wood. in the aroma.
flavor is roastedgrains, toffee, chocolate, wood, strong cocoa flavor, tastes like an imp stout with lots of pure cocoa powder added.
Plovmand (7056) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #3400. Bottle. Pours jet black with a dense creamy longlasting brown head. Incredible lacings. Soy, hard roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, hops, vanilla and sweet caramel. The flavour is intensely roasted, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, toasted caramel, dried ripe fruit and tobacco. Extremely delicious!!! Wow! Love it.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 1/12/11 from a 750mL bottle obtained in a trade. Pours absolutely oil black with just the thinnest brown lace head that slowly recedes to nothing at all. The nose is intense and complex with vanilla, smokey chili peppers, cinnamon, clove, coffee, tons of cocoa, prune, raisin, and of course very darkly roasted malt throughout. The flavor starts off with the chili and cinnamon spiciness with light smokiness, moving to the sweeter vanilla and dried fruit, tons of coffee and cocoa nib bitterness, with darkly roasted malts backing it all up. The body is massive and creamy with light carbonation and a super long finish that contains all of the flavors mentioned above at one point.