Hermod (3283) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650cl bottle. Bbe 2014-12-17. @hotel room, Stockholm with the IT guru Jookos, ratebeer fame. Black, brown head. Coffee, dark chocolate in aroma, roastedness. Smooth stuff. Mild smoky, roasty, musty and quite dry. Long finish too dry, otherwise decent. Hides the abv decent.
jookos (2274) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. black, mocha head. black dark roasty fleshy. a green herby spine though. pretty intensive. full bodied, sort of a soft touch. just nicely bittered, wipes the excessive sweets off without drying the palate. coffee, roasty smokeyness. nice one. smooth, flavourful. nice palate.
BroSpud (1698) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Holy crap this is good. Thick velvety body with delicious chocolate, coffe and licorice notes that change flavors as it warms. A ridiculously high ABV that does not give off much burn or alcohol flavor (careful). Props as well for the name.
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"pretty nice brew. a little abrasive, perhaps, moreso because of the hops and overall flavor than because it’s 12.5% (which is actually covered quite nicely). lots of chocolate malt flavor and aroma, coffee, molasses, and roast. smoother as it gets warmer."
ekstedt (5456) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (65 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with beige head. Inntense roasted chocolate aroma with some tar, coffee and salmiak. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. An opaque black beer , with a large, frothy, lacing, mostly lasting brown head. The aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, coffee, chocolate), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with notes of alcohol, sugar, hint of vanilla. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Full body, creamy/oily texture, soft carbonation, very long finish with heavy bitterness, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Extremely powerful and fairly tasty, but, if on one hand the initial sweetness is balanced by a huge final bitterness, this last one is raw, sharp to the point of being scraping and one-dimensional. Not much wrong here objectively speaking, and the good average rating speaks for itself, but Clown Shoes has made better stouts (UNdead Party and Chocolate Sombrero) in my humble opinion.
Cool_Bond (1445) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful aroma and taste of roasted malt, dark malt, chocolate, coffee and soy. Luscious bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Truly a very enjoyable beer that lasts longer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Nicke80 (191) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with big brown head. Roasted coffee aroma with loads of coffee taste. Chocolate and some vanilla notes. A bit raw finish with a very bitter after taste. Really nice, but a bit unballanced.
Superman75 (59) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 mö från systembolagets beställningssortement, svart med mörkt skum, lite för spritig, smak av kaffe och choklad
ordybill (101) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- definite malts and alcohol maybe some molasses.
Appearance - with a foamy, thick 2inch head.
Taste - A very strong brew, Imperial Stouts are not my favorite style of beer. Heavy dose of malt and a strong alcohol bite. The second glass full went down better (my guess the alcohol kicking in)
Palate- A bitter malt and coffee affair with the dryness of the high alcohol content added to it
Overall - A beer that I did not enjoy. I have read the reviews and either I am a complete knave or there may be a large portion of "emperor’s new clothes" going on with this beer’s rating.