timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottled 1/2012 poured into snifter. Pours black with a slight tan head that quickly dissipates leaving a cap. Dark brown around the edges in the light. The aroma is pretty smokey with roasted malts and a fairly heavy scent of booze. The smoke and alcohol makes it hard for me to pick up much else. The taste offers more with a chocolate malt flavor with caramel and a fair amount of hop bitterness and some dark fruit. The mouth feel is fairly smooth with a medium body and light to moderate carbonation. Overall a decent imperial stout although not as good as some others I’ve had recently. The flavors are there but they could be balanced better and the alcohol heat masks some of the other flavors, not as complimentary as it is with some others.
Cool_Bond (1390) - 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 (181) - 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 (57) - - 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 (79) - 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.
thorongil2 (1237) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of lemon, smoke; smokey, balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish; somewhat thick palate
reebtogi (4180) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle poured vigorously jet black in color with a finger and a half of light brown head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is cocoa with dark roasted grains and dark fruits like plums or raisins. Taste is a roasted grain and pronounced hop bitterness with a dark fruity and chocolate malty sweetness. Medium to heavy bodied with light carbonation. A well crafted brew that suits the style nicely and is quite tasty and very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
BeerSkull (1304) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle). Fine dry aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and some licorice. Big flavor of dark roasted malt, but rather soft in tone, taste of salty licorice. Long and dry taste of roasted malt, dry chocolate and licorice and pepper in the finish. Slightly tart fruity notes in the aftertaste. WOW! Impressive!
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. This is the second time I have had this. I bought it again when I had the chance because I enjoyed it so much the first time.
Pours completely opaque black with a beige head, but like many imperial stouts, takes vigorous pouring to bring up the head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is dry, chocolate, roasted malts. Finish is very slightly bitter. There’s a lot of flavor here. Alcohol content is huge, but nicely hidden. You’ll feel it, though, at 11.5% ABV. This is as good as I remembered, and I’ll buy it again.
Love the brewery name and the label art. Love Clown Shoes!
Nisse666 (4205) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle from web SB cons 2014-08-23 Göteborg
AR: sweet dark brown choclate, candis sugar, caffe latte
AP: dark brown colored body, frothy wee bubbly rocky dark brown head
F: dark chocolate, grainy, caffe latte, white rock sugar, smooth and soft feeling - great brew!
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 1 pt 6 fl oz thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on August 23, 2014. Marked 11.5% ABV. BB 2014-12-12.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, alcohol, cocoa, nutty, bread scent. Sweet, alcohol, grainy, bitter taste. Bitter, chili aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.