FatPhil (13582) - 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 (16080) - 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 (7806) - 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 (25813) - 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 (2925) - 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.
sunevdj (3932) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ European Beerfestival 2008. Pours black with no head.. Quite sweet with aromas sugar and some smoked malts. Some residual sugars. German hops dry finish. Could do with a bit more smoked malts.
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@EBF2008. Black colour, not much head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, sweet wood, mild notes of syrup and licorice. Flavour is roasted malts, mild alcohol along with some caramel, wood and also licorice. A pleasantly balanced imperial stout.
Skinnyviking (8645) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Low but lasting off-white fluffy head. Pitch black body. Lovely smooth cocoa coffe liquorice arma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long aftertaste.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 Tap @ De Molen Brewery. Black colored brew. Coffee, dark chocolate aroma with some liquorice. Coffee, dark chocolate and light liquorice in the flavor. Could not taste a lot of the whisky malts. Balanced imperial stout, good decent bitterness, but not too overwhelming. Could be a bit more creamy, but it’s pretty thick already. Looking forward of trying a botlle when aged some more! Another winner from De Molen.
Aged 1 year. Very smooth. More whisky tones, very nice.
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours absolutely black with a small, film head with little bubbles round the edges of my glass. Super chocolate aroma, light smoke, toffee and coffee. Some soft roastiness as well. Low carbonation, managing that great oily/creamy combination. Super flavour, good dark chocolate, some smoke, caramel, a peity edge. But it is the chocolate that takes the crown and runs around with it, joyously cheering (more or less like I did).