neepsntatties (1094) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Apex Bar in Portland, OR. Colour...darn near black with a thick tan head. Nose...booze, dark fruits, chocolate ganache, coffee. Palate...very frothy and a bit tangy up front with plenty of day old coffee, dark Dutch chocolate, fudge brownies and ash. A rare treat!
fr0ztbyte (12) - - NOV 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Burned sweet and burley. Bittersweet delicious and high abv. What more do you need? Aroma is light and feels like eating a loaf of bread.
StoutHead (472) - DENMARK - OCT 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at beerfestival. Pitch black and tan head. Really nice and powerful taste - if a bit alcohol-y. Taste is coffee, caramel, notes of licorice and an overall smokey goodness.
yiannnos (674) - , CYPRUS - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Stockholm beer festival. A nice imperial stout with coffee, chocolate and dark fruit notes.
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with lasting brown head. Lots of espresso in nose with roasted malt, vanilla and dark fruits. Flavour is more coffee, bitter hops, roasted malts, tobacco and caramel.....
TheJestersBeer (1912) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, verging on black, with a beige head.
Roasted, spicy aroma, chocolate, ashes, coffee, malt, caramel, hops, spruce.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, medium to high bitterness, lively CO2.
Roasted, malty taste, coffee, licorice, smoke, ashes, chocolate, hops, earth, spruce.
Quite smooth, masks the high ABV well.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a dark tan head. Rich malt and light toffee aroma. Rich malt and light toffee flavor with backing smoke. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and rich malt lingers with light mollasses and light caramel.
mrmartin (649) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Luxurious thick Tan head. Dark brown pour. Dark fruit, woody, roasted malts. Sweet and smooth. Full bodied. A lightly sticky and warming finish.
callmemickey (2091) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 At The Festival. Black body with medium sized khaki head. Nose is full of roasted malts, dark chocolate, some licorice, smoke, raisins, caramel, and coffee. Flavor emphasizes the roasted malts, smoke, chocolate, and coffee. Medium-full bodied, mild carbonation, roasted finish.
Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBF 2012
Pours pitch black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and grassy hops. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, sweet, chocolate, coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.