Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark brown colour. Lasting light brown head. The aroma is sweet - plummy and fruitcakey with roasty, nutty notes. Rather fizzy, and this distracts the palate from what appears to be good flavour underneath. What I can taste is rich black malt flavour, with hints of roast, toast and hop. There is a lingering roasty bitterness, but this too bows down before Emperor CO2. Sweet flavours, terribly body due to overcarbonation.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Party Pac, IN
pours black with a huge tan head, sweet malt aroma with nice licorice and a hint of roasted malt, nice big body, rich sweet malt flavor, touch of ripe fruity character,
Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @OTH Thanks Blazer06-11.2oz bottle-pours a tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-licorice, wood, dark fruit, secondary earthy hops. Taste is medium/dark malt-licorice, wood, dark fruit, secondary earthy hops. Soft carbonation.
thewolf (10554) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 Bottle. Pours a nice opaque black with a big beige head that appears bubbly, but forms a creamy feel. Aroma is wonderful. Initially fruity, berries, then turns a little musky with a chocolate backbone. Quite spritzy in your mouth, but it still manages to feel creamy. Extremely complex flavour. It kind of feels like a saison/lambic while it is in your mouth (fruity and a touch sour), turning into a nice chocolate stout as you swallow. Berries, chocolate, plums, a touch of coffee. Stunning.
Christian (10367) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
100% black with a big frothy off-white head. Traditional roast stout aromas of licorice, chocolate and coffee as well as some fruity notes of dates, raisins and perhaps cherry. Complex dark flavours follows the nose, some acid, some bitterness and a touch too much alcohol prescence. What the commercial description happily calls "very lively on the tongue", I’ll call too much carbonation that takes away from the flavour.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with medium brown head. Sweet roasted aroma with liquerice and chocolate. Flavor is sweet with roasted/burned malt, chocolate and liquerice. Ends bitter.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nice black colour with a big light brown head. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and dried fruits. Roasty finish. Very tasty stout!
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from ølbutikken.
pours brown, is black in the glass, giant thick brown smooth head.
strange salty/sour aroma. not what i’d expect in a stout. faint chocolate. perhaps the salty aroma is from licorice?
flavor sour, mixed with the ordinary stout flavors. tart. licorice. slight smoked stuff in the aftertaste. warming up it seems to be more balanced. the salty lime taste lingers in the background and makes it all a bit surreal.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chewy, chocolatey, bitter, thick stout in the American style. Reminds me of Bell’s Expedition Stout. Should age very well.
Maria (9912) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a huge, light brown head. The aroma is a nice mix of nuts, roasted malt and preserved cherries. The mouthfeel is oily and nice. The flavour has notes of nuts, plum, prunes and a nice, bitter coffee in the finish, where the coffee develops further and for a long time. A really nice stout.