StefanSD (1922) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dakine. Thanks. Pours an opaque black color with a small tan head that soon dissipates. The aroma is moderate in strength with sweet roasted malts and light cocoa. The flavor is a big blast of complex chocolates, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, mocha and biter chocolate on the back end. The mouth feel is a bit uneven starting thinner than Iíd prefer, but building to a nice malty conclusion. The finish is long and dry with lingering biter-sweet chocolates. Overall: A very tasty concoction, must get more.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a very thick and frothy tan head, dear god this is sticky stuff - possibly the best lacing I have ever seen. Nose is gorgeous chocolate, but not so overt that it smacks you in the face, you have to look for it a bit. Chocolate is joined by coffee, ash, vanilla perfume, and toasted marshmallow, though I for one am not getting graham crackers. Coffee and bitter chocolate, plus sweet vanilla bean, gives you a huge rich mouthfeel without being overwhelmingly bitter or boozy. VERY well done.
lordeche (478) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick black with tan head, which dissipates quickly- nothing too special. Tons of roasted coffee in the nose, accompanied by roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and graham cracker (sorry i have to jack that sentiment but itís spot on). Extremely smooth and creamy, loaded with sweet vanilla and chocolate up front before settling into slightly bitter roasted coffee and toasted malt notes. Unreal combination.
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours inky, oily black with nice lacing and a brown, short-lived head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, marshmellow, and toasted... something. Tastes of chocolate, graham cracker, toasted marshmellow... mmm, símores.... and vanilla. Has a really odd mouthfeel, almost foamy, like cool whip or how iíd imagine shaving cream would feel if you ate it. Very big and in-your-face, this beer is f***in ace.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark chocolate black with a nice fine lighter tan head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma, thereís a bit of a roast/burnt note also. The body on this thing is interesting, amazing? Itís dense but not thick, not sticky, itís really very interesting, not something I think I have experienced before. Again lots of chocolate with a hint of vanilla to round it out, the roast is there again. The finish is dry...well, not dry...Iím not sure how to describe it, kind of like that feeling you have if you eat bakers chocolate. The flavor lingers a bit even though itís not really coating. At first I feel like this isnít really anything special but it is amazingly tasty and very, very interesting. Deceptively awesome?
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to Daknole. Pours a rich dark brown, almost black with a light tan head. Nose is huge cacao nibs, tons of vanilla and a bit of roast and caramel. Flavor is slightly roasty up front but this fades away to rich liquid chocolate and a massive and tasty vanilla finish that just lasts forever. Another amazing beer from this great brewery. Hard to believe this body is on a regular stout. Most impyís arenít even close to this good.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Pours pitch black with a large, firm, creamy, beige head. Aroma has smoke, cocoa-powder, dark chocolate, light coffee notes, roasted malts, a touch of liqourice and fine, elegant vanilla sweetness. Low carbonation, fine creamy and light mouthfeel. First impression is chili or pepper, but otherwise flavour is powdery cocoa, roasted malts, sweet vanilla, bitter, coffee and dark chocolate notes. Really stunning dry bitter aftertaste with lots of cocoa and milk chocolate. This is an amazing taste explosion at 6,5 %. More taste and far more elegance than most Imperial Stouts ever muster, far beyond most regular stouts. Stunning.
Anker (723) - HillerÝd, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a firm light brown head.
There is lots of sweet chocolate in the aroma but also weak notes of vanilla and alcohol.
The flavour is sweet chocolate and vanilla, slightly bitter and notes of roasted malt.
Its a little watery on the palate and really not my thing.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12-oz. Thanks, glouglou! Pours jet black with a comically gigantic creamy tan bedrock of mousse atop the beer. Thick sheets of foamy lace. Just looks decadent and delicious in every way. Humongous milk chocolate candy bar nougaty nose. Just sweet and delightful. You can hardly believe itís only 6 and a half. Creamy medium body with present but understated carb. Plenty of milk chocolate and mild roast on the mid-palate. Long milk chocolatey finish. Can hardly wait for this one to be a regular fixture on the local scene. Great, great, great stout.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Den stive jyde fra Skiveís shop, Odense. Pours pitch black with a small creamy head and lacings. Lots of Belgium chocolate. Reminds me of Rogue chocolate stout. A bit of vanilla. Smooth and easy. Ends dry and bitter. Its good . . . But not the best stout out there!