Svesse (6234) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle, #1236/1560) Pitch black colour with huge, foamy, fairly brief, brown head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of liquorice, vanilla, strong black coffee, oak wood, dark fruit and hints of ashes. Slightly vinous. Roasted, malty, slightly vinous taste with liquorice, dark chocolate, sweet espresso, dark fruit and ashes. Vinous finish with oak wood, vanilla and a solid coffee bitterness well integrated with the rest of the flavours. Full body, fairly sweet with balanced hints of warming alcohol. Excellent wood ageing where the wood is always present but never dominant. Impressive and absolutely lovely.
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours utterly, completely black with a firm, staying, lovely, creamy, brown head. Lovely looks for an Imperial Stout. Aroma is mildly vinious, lots of oak, roasted malts, light astringency. Dark chocolate edge. Low carbonation, light and fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of vanilla, mild roasted malts, dark chocolate. Quite sweet with the vanilla dominating, but with a firm malty bitterness with hints of dry cocoa-powder at the end. Mildly warming viniousness. Lovely.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Roasted-burned coffee, licorice, oak, whisky. Way too burned flavor for the syrupy sweetness to rescue. Whisky cask is clearly present with all its tannins. With an impy this burned, though, the tannins just take the burnedness into a higher level. Not balanced or very enjoyable for an 12.5% impy, IMO - but I didn’t love the Struise Black Jack, either. 5557
BoBoChamp (5677) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18cl, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2009, thx to Jeppe!, complex Stout, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fløska en casa. Pitch dark colour with a nice dark brown well lasting head leaving a good lacing. Lovely aroma of deep roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, alcohol pleasant bitterness. Long lasting roasty malty chocolate finish. Yum!
madsberg (10435) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle no 256. Pitch black coloured. Fluffy brown head. ARoma of wood, chocolate, light coffee, vague roast, some smoke and vague vanilla. flavour of chocolate, alcohol, cocoa, vanilla, roast, coffee. Medium to full bodied. Dry roasty bitternes sin the end. Has a light alcoholtouch on lips and palate.
cgarvieuk (15007) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home ... Thanks to Jan ... from my De Molen Festival glass ... deep black ... thin tan lacing after big bubbly head ... too fizzy ... such a shame as behind that its stuning ... sweet roast chocolate toffee malt nose ... juicy chocolate roast malts ... light coffee ... but huge chocolate ... light sweetness ... rich smooth and soft ... real tasty
Vaiz (3533) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pitch black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, port, whisky and some slight ashy notes. Flavor is ashy, very roasted bitter, some bready yeast, slightly sweet caramel malts and some tobacco. Complex and slightly harsh. Creamy texture, very full body and low carbonation. Decent brew.
PotjeBier (1762) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
18 cl bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours pitch black with little head. Aroma’s of wood, vanilla, whisky, smoke, soysauce, sweet malt, roast and alcohol. Taste is sweet ’n’ bitterish, roasted, with a hints of wood, whisky. Burning mouth (& throat-) feel, a bit too much for my liking. Roast and ash with some bitterness in the finish. Good, but could have done with a little less acolhol imho.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours out in an opaque black colour with small disappearing tan-coloured head. Rich aroma of wood, whiskey, nuts, raisins, figs, black chocolate and roasted malts. Full-bodied with strong notes of wood, lack pepper, whiskey, burnt malts, black chocolate and white pepper. Long roasted finish of wood, white pepper, figs and black chocolate. Really intense and tasty!