callmemickey (4148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 A: Deep black with only the slightest hints of light poking through the edges. Not too impressive of a head... tiny khaki cap, with modest retention. Dissolves to a tight ring around the edges. An occasional wisp of lacing left on the glass.
S: Roasted malt, bitter chocolate and a bit of vanilla. Nothing unusual and certainly not a fair indication of the flavor just around the bend.
T: Bam... this was one of the most unexpected flavor profiles based on the nose... large blasts of bitter dark chocolate, cacao, roasted malts, and vanilla... supplemented with an earthy smoked-woodyness... a little bit of cola... and of course the spicy chilies! Reminded me of Black Tuesday in the sheer monstrosity and complexity of the flavor layering.
M: Heavy... dense... with some lively carbonation to balance out... nice prolonged finish
O: I really was blown away by the flavors here... I haven’t had much success with CCB beers in the past and was sure that this beer was benefiting from some hype... well, I was pleasantly treated to a delicious beverage... my hats off to CCB for the stones to brew this beast.
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not a huge fan of regular Huna, but I still have to give this 4.3. Much better than regular Abraxas, Mexican cake, and bomb! The best non barrel aged spiced stout.
mariuspoenari (1103) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at CBC 2016 - day 2. Dark chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon, caramel, molasses, a bit of coffee, tobacco, vanilla and spices. Extremely well balanced and complex.
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, GREEN
black. Spicy nos.e roasty, bit ashy, spice cabinet, cinnamons, lavender, all sorts. Full bodied. Good bitter cleansing finish. Full flavourful, long linger. Peppercorns.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Hermod (5873) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at CBC 2016.
Poured deep black in color with a thin brown head.
Aroma had tobacco, vanilla, roasted malt and chocolate.
some burning sensation in throat in finish.
Full bodied, sweet chocolaty with roasted malt and vanilla. Massive.
llkc (1281) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
duft: kaffe chokolade ristet malt sødme
smag: sød vanilje ristet matl list nød kan
KykoPatykar (21) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 15, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Cacao, cinnamon, vanilla, little touch of chilli peppers, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Appearance: Pitch-black, tan 1-finger head. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, hint of spiciness and hot from chilli in the background, basically everything from aroma you can also notice in taste. Palate: Full body, creamy slick texture, soft to medium carbonation, smooth, long medium sweet, spicy and chilli hot finish. Overall: Really masterly balanced, delicious, complex, one of the best spiced imperial stouts I have proved so far.
Beerhunter111 (14740) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC2016. Schwarze Farbe, geringe braune Schaumkrone. Geruch süß intensiv röstmalzig, Schokolade. Geschmack intensiv süß röstmalzig, Vanille, Cocoa, Schokolade, Sahne, sehr dickflüssig.
ej (1193) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ CBC -16. jet black with a dense dark tanned head. vanilla and cocoa on the nose along with a solid roasty and malty profile. roasty flavors with cocoa and vanila. a bit of warming alcohol and loads of burnt sugars. thick velvety mouthfeel, full body and soft carbonation. warming alcohol, roasty and chilli finish.
alkolord (348) - - MAY 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schwarz im Glas, dunkelbrauner Schaum, schokoladig würzig in der Nase, cremiges mundgefühl, schokoladig im Abgang, leicht scharf im nachgang, nicht so gut wie erwartet
SlackerMads (2684) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg. Black with a medium sized dark brown head with good lace and regeneration. Soft, chocolate, cinnamon, licorice, warming alcohol, cocoa, molasses. Sweet and warming.