faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled in 2007. Pours a pitch black colour with a big well lasting creamy brown head leaving a very nice lacing. Aroma of well roasted malt and pepper, nice dark chocolate and some alcohol. Very good mouthfeel. The flavour has a great soft roasted maltiness with black pepper, good roasty coffee, dark chocolate, bitter hops and a mild touch of alcohol. Long lasting roasty dark chocolate spiced finish. Lovely spiced Imp. Stout!
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.5oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering–pours a light brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is anise, ashy, some acidic. As it warms coffee too. Taste is coffee-dark malt, ashy, some acidic hops. Not my taste but nice.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, small steady expresso head. Very roasted, strong coffee beans aroma in the nose. Tobacco, coffee, some licorice. Ashy flavor. Full-bodied. Some hops in the otherwise coffeish-ashy aftertaste. Good impy, just a bit too much tobacco for my liking.
thewolf (9888) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. [thank you, Boutip!]
Poured in my Belle-Vue Kriek Snifter. Absolutely pitch black with a nice, medium cappucino-beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is deeply roasted coffee and a sweetish background of chocolate. Good and very dry mouthfeel - perhaps a little thin when you think of the 9,5 %. Flavour is very much dominated by coffee, some slight coffee. Also there are tar-like notes and light fruity hoppiness. Actually a very drinkable beer - and I sure like coffee in my beers :o) Finish is a bit chewy with the chocolate coming through a bit more. But this is first of all, a coffee-lovers dream.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
4th May 2008. Rich dark stout. This is better when not too cold. Silky smooth with a subtle sweet note and subtle vanilla and even subtler red fruit. This is followed by a very dominant coffee note which leads to a dry bitter finish.
Pinball (9702) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle 34.1cl 9.5% alc. from ølbutikken. best before 2007-10 !!!??
poured very dark brown, settles pitch black with a small thick very nice light brown head. aroma is hard roasted coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, aroma is quite powerfull yet well blended , balanced and gentle.
flavor is coffee, espresso, roasted mailts, roasted coffe beans, brown sugar. alc well hidden. one sip and i got dizzy - lots of coffee in this one. 9.5% alc. well hidden. Great brew. Wish i was not allergic to coffe ;-)
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a disappearing light brown head. Coffee (cold, day old coffee), ashes, licorice, charcoal in the nose, the coffee so dominating that I don’t sense beer. Intense flavour mixing coffee, chocolate, roast malt, and a touch of hop bitterness on a sweet background. A pleasant surprise after the aroma. But as always with flavoured and spiced beer, I prefer the flavouring subdued and the beer in the foreground.
Maria (9572) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma has as expected very strong coffee notes, but also dark roasted malt and a light sweetness. The flavour has a roasted bitterness, notes of coffee, coffee, coffee - and OH, yes - coffee. It’s a strong, dark roasted and bitter coffee, but it’s nicely balanced by a light and smooth sweetness with hints of sugar-glaced fruits and burnt, preserved figs. It’s a really nice beer, but probably not, if you do not like the taste of coffee!
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Stillage at Toronto Cask Days festival Volo, Toronto 30/10/2010
Massive coffee aroma. Beige head. Black rich on the palate and very strong in alcohol with a fruity orange flavour. Dry and bitter coffee roast finish.
HenrikSoegaard (9148) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 Creamy lightbrown exellent fully lasting head. Powerfull coffee aroma. Too much coffee flavor, chocolate notes but not powerfull enogh compared to the coffee notes. Creamy palate. Long bitter finsih but too many coffee notes.