beerisgoodforu (992) - NÝrresundby, - OCT 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a really dark brown head. The aroma is of vanilla, fudge, chocolate, cocoa, gingerbread, coffee, roasted malt, dark fruits, molasses and lots of nice deserty aromas. Flavors is as amazing as the aroma, it really reminds me of gingerbread, with honey and ginger and cinnamon spice notes, vanilla, dark and sweet chocolate notes, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, fudge, dark fruits and molasses, with a hint of the chili that evolves the more you sip in it. The body is full with a nice sticky and creamy mouth feel. Overall an amazing and different Imperial Stout, I really want to try this BA!
BeerViking (1419) - LŁneburg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 2012 sample at CBC 2013, Saturday evening, deep dark brown with a lacing beige head, leather and tobacco aromas, syrupy texture brings roasted dark chocolate, malt extract and hints of coffee and gravy. The aftertaste is burnt with chilli coming through.
thomat (1545) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample @ CBC 2013. Dark brown with a small brown head. Malty with coffee tones. Malt, coffee and chocolate. Full body with a long bitter / spicy after taste.
AZBennett (73) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a minimal tan head that eases away into nothingness. Aromas are powerful cinnamon, clove, chocolate, coffee, toffee, nutmeg, roast, and light alcohol. Flavors are massively spiced with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg being the most forward, lots of cocoa and toffee mingle with the spice, there is a soft pepper heat that is more felt than tasted although it does come through in flavor on the aftertaste and very minimal alcohol notes that are quite pleasant. Palate is perfect in every way, thick and creamy with tongue coating supremacy. Overall this is an amazing experience though one to be savored for sure; the beer is big and complex and can easily overwhelm the senses but it is a truly exceptional drinking experience.
DSG (3926) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5/4/13] Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. 2011 bottle. Opaque black with a brown foam film. Aroma of dark chocolate, some espresso, liqueur and a bit of spiciness. Sweet flavor with dark chocolate, liqueur and a slightly spicy finish with a bit of burnt malt, light bitterness and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied, silky mouthfeel. Great stuff.
mikedR (353) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vanilla stout goodness. Strong sweet aroma. Solid stout, not roasty base. Strong vanilla notes. I like it -- recommended!
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finol (1684) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 and 2011 bottles at CBC.
Pours heavy black.
Lots of chili but yet fairly balanced. The 2011 vintage is more chcolatey and drinkable.
MmmcKay (1018) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
How could a beer this good have such a shitty label. It looks cheap like somebody half assed their way through Photoshop and printed it off at home. OK, my apologizes for criticizing what is otherwise one of the best beers that Iíve ever had in my life. Iíve had a lot of Imperial Stouts in my day and this is probably the best one that hasnít seen any wood that Iíve ever had. I wouldnít want any wood here either. They manage impeccable balance of a huge roasty Imperial stout with cinnamon and ancho chile I believe. This is just delicious. Goes down too easy. Fantastic. My favorite beer of the night and we had some great ones.
Rasmus40 (6927) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC. Vintage 2012. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is is quite sweet and rather biter.Dry and rather bitter finish. Smooth. 030513
Nisse666 (3151) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage bottle 2011, 2011, (2013) at CBC 2013 cons 2013-05-04 Cophenhagen - the 2011 is judged!
AR: rich dark, licorice, coffee
AP: thick black fluid, transparent coppery head
F: rich dark, licorice, coffee, + chilli - super duper
Godofthecellar (274) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks thomas. 2013.
poured a thick oil like viscosity. taste of cocoa powder and nib. slight cofee, hazlenut and almond.