JStax (3779) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle poured into a wine glass. The beer is a thick black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma reminds me a lot of creme brûlée. Caramel and chocolate sweetness with a bit of spice. I actually think it is pumpkin spice, but that has to be wrong. Fairly sweet taste, and quite good. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very good beer.
CraftBeerNick (1258) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, numbered 735, bottled April 15. 9th May 15. Pours black, reasonable head for a imperial porter. Aroma is slightly vineous, some barrel, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Taste is rich and delicious, smooth elegant barrel, prune dates, chocolate, vanilla, oak and wood. Quite decadent and even royal as the name suggests!
markextrae (2146) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
shared bottle with a friend, new batch from 2015, poured a pitch black colour with a small beige head. roasted malts, cacao, dark sweet chocolate, vanilla, some fudge, oak, bourbon sweetness, ash, bit of smoke in there aswell. full mouthfeel
olsvammel (4140) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Malty smell with dried fruit and raisins. Similar taste. Very complex with lots of flavour, but not all over the place. Well rounded.
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 A very interesting beer. The colour is beautiful, the nose is wonderful, full of chocolate and raspberry. It’s a strong beer but well balanced. My only issue is I found it too sweet for my taste.
Habanero (3278) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black, opaque with a little, creamy and tan head leaving some good lacings. Aroma of roasted malts with smokey notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Full bodied, creamy texture and flat to soft carbonation. An excellent brew.
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle brought over by Ben on the great Prague excursion. 25cl number much like the one in the picture. Pours Black with a dissipating Tan coloured head. A massive beer with customary roasty chocolate notes. Soaked in alcohol and with an extremely well measured dose of wood. A bit of vanilla. Thick, rich and satisfying. Delicious.
malrubius (2101) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old tasting notes - Near black with flat head. Sweet woody vanilla fruity aroma. Roasty fruity chocolate and vanilla. Soft carbo. Excellent.
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head that fades. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, wood, boozy lliqueurs. Taste of roasty chocolate, molasses and wood. Thick and sweet. Nice
kappldav123 (5484) - GERMANY - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 18cl, nice label. Looks good. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts strong, a bit alcoholic, more and more malty-earthy, notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Finish warming-malty. Good one!