ClubGonzo (4023) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Jet black body, small light beige head. Nose is alcohol, wood, leather, licorice, hints of coffee and ashes. Smooth. Taste is leather, licorice, tar, alcohol, hints of coffee and wood with some sour notes of dark berries in the back. Soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. A nice imperial with a well-cloaked alcohol content, but which nevertheless somehow fails to reach the top rungs of my ladder.
thomat (2055) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with small brown head. Fruity with wood tones. Malt, fruit, wood and hops. Full body with long, bitter sweet finish. Very nice !
MalcolmTucker (740) - SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost black with a thin tan head. Strong aroma of chocolate, liquorice and whisky booze. Flavour is more of the same with a good bitter finish. Quite fizzy for an imp stout. Good but had better from De Molen.
flip_soeperman (598) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
coffee, toast, dough, black, cloudy, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish. Barrel aging coming through in some sweet vanilla notes. Good full beer.
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17/V/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - bottled: 28/II/12 (2012-513) Thanks to Bene for sharing the bottle!
Clear deep brown to black beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of mocha, dried fruits, caramel, alcohol, some disinfectant, bit of coffee. MF: lot of carbon, medium body, alcohol burning the throat. Taste: mocha, coffee, sugary, dried fruits, warming alcohol. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, oatmeal, raisins, brown sugar.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... big tan head ... that colapses to thin tan head ... deep meaty ... roast malt nose ... light fizz ... deep dark roast malts ... little too much whiskey and little too much fizz ... fruity roast ... soft chocolate ... mellow whisky ... nice but not stunning
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC 2012, Copenhagen. Black beer with a big brown head. Dark dried fruits, coffee, chocolate, tar and a bit ashy aroma. Similar flavour, sweet and a bit too much alcohol.
GothGargoyle (1201) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black with a large chocolate brown head that leaves behind a lot of lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, dates, rum. Very creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, warming finish. Taste is chocolate, oak, coffee, vanilla, fig, liquorice. Very nice, has the slightest touch of harshness in the throat as it goes down, this should mellow out with age.
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2012. Pours pitch black with a small creamy brown head leaving lace. Aroma is roasted dark fruits sweet ashy tary coffee and chocolate. Flavor similar with good acidy and bitter touch, also quite fruity. Finishes bitter fruity and dry.
ej (703) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with small film of tan foam.
Woody notes with some coffee and roastyness. Some dark bitter chocolate.
slightly sour tones at first gives way to coffee and roastyness. Chocolate cones through briefly with some alcohol.
Full body with soft carb