yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap. Pours deep dark brown to black with a no head. First impresssion that reaches the nose is the hops followed by a roasted, mild smoked and annis seed aroma. Flavour is roasted and mild smoked. Hoppy towards the fruity side with a nice bitterness coming through. Smooth chocolate and mild sweetness into the finish. Nice one.
HenrikSoegaard (10107) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at EBF. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Strong coffee notes. Heavy bitter roasted flavor. Long finish. Creamy palate.
cgarvieuk (13210) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... Deep black no head ... chocolate roast malt nose ... Deep roat malt tones with hints of coffeee and light chocolate ... sligth burnt tones as well ... found it to have just a bit too much going on. but still quite nice.
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at EBF 2008. Black colour with a small beige head. Rich aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee and licorice with smoked notes. Oily palate.
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[EBF @ Copenhagen, September 2008] Small fizzy beige head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of heavy chocolate, dried fruit, berries, hint of smoke, burned malt and coffee. Full bodied with a soft carbonation. Heavy bitter and sweet flavor in balance. Lingering berries and liquorish finish with a roasted twist.
FatPhil (8636) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, tan head. Coffee aroma and taste. Zingy sherbet-like zing in the mouth. Smoke is subtle. Really tasty sipper. A bit alcoholic though.
TBone (11947) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color, expresso head with big bubbles. Slightly smokey, roasted malty aroma. Quite alcoholic, sticky liquerish, some hops and smokey flavors. Coffee beans in the finish. Good, quite different than Hel&Verdenomis, which I understood is "father beer" for this one. This was more alcoholic and smokey.
Plovmand (6178) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at EBF. A pitch black colour with a small beige head. Roasted aroma with chocolate notes over smoke and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some smoke. Dry and hoppy finish.
joergen (19671) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at EBF 2008.
Pitch black coloured with a very small beige head.
Roasted flavour of chocolate and dried fruits with notes of coffee and berries.
Sweet and roasted flavour of coffee, chocolate and hops.
Dry roasted and hoppy finish.
asheft (2447) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
[on tap at EBF 2008]
Very chocolatey roasted barley with vanilla and coffee aroma. Opaque, dark brown with no top. Excellent imperial stout burnt almond flavour with coffee and chocolate notes. Sherry and some smoke too. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and a dark malt bitter finish.