lusikka (7649) - Tampere, - SEP 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated @ 20.3.2010.
Pours a pitch black colour with a small off-brown head. Very rich and roasty aroma of malts, dark chocolate and salty licorice. Excellent smooth flavour of roasted malts, syrup, dark chocolate and even dark dried fruits. Alcohol wams nicely. Full bodied with a long, roasted and dry finish. Excellent.
dfearnley (1609) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Motor oil, soy, molasses, caramel, toasted malt
Adjunct: Caramel, jaggery, pomegranate, butter aromatics; dark reddish brown with a tan head.
StilleStorm (1354) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
DWF; Bottle 75cl, drunk at Hall Toll. Pours smal to moderate, black, somewhat lacing with a fading, tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, tobacco, leather, moderate coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruit and light ash. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter, balancing with a sweet leather, forever chocolate lasting finish. Body is full, texture is thick, carbonation is soft.
kerenmk (3910) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Vova? Very dark brown/black with a tan ring. Sour, gherkin aroma but then hot chocolate, carob and then beef jerky. A little sour in the mouth, bitter and deep taste, some ash and then a bit sweet chocolate. Medium-to-full body, slightly carbonated, a little oily texture, some alcohol and dry nuts.
MPA (916) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, rated January 31. BBF March, 2014. A real gusher. Came out on it’s own. Huge brown head on top of a pitch black beer. Aroma of alcohol, plums, cocoa, hints of coffee and molasses. Thick mouthfeel with sweet flavour of chocolate and coffee notes along with a slight tart plum flavour. It settles with a roasted bitterness adding to the rather complex flavour, which seems to really come in different layers also making it simple to decipher. Great beer.
altonbrownd (5281) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/29/2009 10:38:50 AM Last bottle from Bierkoning. Tar black body with high rise tan head. Looks yummy. Smells sweet, of chocolate and coffee, with some stout and dark fruits in the nose. Really creamy and delicious. Very well done. Taste of toast, malts, chocolate, caramels, coffee, vanilla - take your pick - it all comes through very well. The ridiculously high ABV isn’t even noticeable. De Molen and Struise, two of my favourite brewers, surprise on the upside, once again. I can drink this all day.
Hopverdju (467) - BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Via een vriend een flesje kunnen proeven van deze eerste versie. 33cl. Best before M 2014 en op 13%. Zwart bier met bijna bruin schuim. Geur: metaal, zurig, fruitig. Smaak: koffie, zuurtje, bittertje. Afdronk: het zurige blijft met een koffie twist en wat bittertjes.
47574xeCD (855) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split thanks to Theydon Bois. 2010 vintage Bottle.
Poured thick black oily with thick beep beige head.
Nose is dark malts, coffee, chocolate, toffee. Taste is a complex mixture of dark fruit, chocolate, malts, coffee grinds, cocoa and a strong flavoursome finish. Utterly fantastic beer this.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mørk∕Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av frukt, røstet malt, sjokolade, kaffe og lakris. Smak av frukt, røstet malt, sjokolade, kaffe og lakris. Lett bitter. Tap @ ØST.
nilsas (3131) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lukt: Kirsebær, mørk sjokolade og vanilje.
Utseende: Mørk rødbrun, tilnæmret sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum, tynn ring langs kant.
Smak: En liten "sprudlende" smak i munnen, sjokolade med en herlig noe syrlig kirsebær avslutning som sitter.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@ØST, Stavanger sammen med Gorm.
Medium: Tapp@160ml, ABV@%, Når@09.09.2015
MrHangover (3802) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Luckily no jellyfication has started in this bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a massive off white head on top, very creamy and stays on for a long time. Aroma has a lot of roasted malts, sweet sugary stuff, some booze and even some faint hints of coffee after all these years. Flavor is very sweet, with roasted charcoal characters, sweet molasses, licorice, basically everything you want in your imperial stout. Alcohol is very well hidden in the flavors, yet it punches like a mule after drinking. Aftertaste is sweet and roasty, dark fruits and again the coffee is in there. Very faint, but there. A shadow of it’s former self, but still great!