hirigalzkar (2321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A quite agressive imperial stout (dark chocolate, licorice etc.) with
lots of smoked, sausage kind of notes. The smokeiness is too heavy in my opinion and hides the other qualities of the beer.
finol (2200) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours heavy black.
Aroma dominated by cacao.
Taste of smoked sausages, licorice and dark cocholate.
dnstone (2147) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnt raisin aroma. Black in color with a solid tan head. Sweet and roasty with hints of raisin.
Alengrin (2124) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another imperial from this brewery, this one intending to have an umami taste (which is not that rare in imperials to begin with, but anyway). Thin, creamy, beige head, jet black colour with somewhat reddish hue. Complex, powerful aroma of coffee, roasted nuts, chocolate, peat, soy sauce, bark, liquorice. Earthy and chocolatey flavour, soy sauce, indeed umami, even a slight saltiness, smoky, thick and oily mouthfeel, dark fruits, strong roasted bitterness in the finish with remarkably well hidden alcohol. This is exceptionally well made even for Molen’s high standards.
thomat (2087) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Malty and smokey tones. Malt, coffe and vanilla. Full body with along biiter-sweet finish.
KingCecil (2057) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ mikkellerBar.... It pours pitch black with a small tan head.... The aroma is roasted malt, coffee and caramel.... The flavor is roasted malt, smoke, chocolate and coffee.....
jerohen (2014) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at In de Wildeman. Opaque black, thick brown head. Aroma has a very strong malty backbone, coffee, chocolate, hint of blackcurrant. Very complex flavor, nutty, honey, hops, fruit, this is seriously complex. Extremely longlasting finish. For an Imperial Stout not very bitter, instead it’s rather at the sweet side, which is unconventional but works out very very well. May be the best Imperial Stout i know, absolutely outstanding.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with dark brown ring of head. Aroma of ash, smoke, bitter chocolate and beef jerky. Flavor has some light smoke, charcoal, chocolate, campfire, tar. Very nice!
PotjeBier (1744) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ De Wildeman. Black color with dense brown head. Strong cognac aroma, with some chocolate, roast/coffee, wood (oak), vanilla, alcohol. Taste is somewhat sweet & alcoholic, cognac. Finishes with a good combination of bitter, roast, ash/peat & wood. A bit too cognac-y for me, but still a good big beer of course.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
nose is ashes, orange, coffee, almond, feel is medium, carb is low, taste is pepper, chalk, alcohol, earth, hazel, burnt wood, caraway