TorbenJensen (1280) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Large rough and rugged foam, which is several minutes to fall down, rises by pouring this imperial. Prestigious I choose to call it, for its simple label with heraldic logo and simple text with added wrap makes it look almost majestic. Only the yellow background adds perhaps a little too popped appearance. Yes, you can choose to look at the label or while waiting for the foam removal!
The scent is powerful mocha and virtually nothing else. The taste is much more nuanced. Only a slight English licorice, followed by a sharp coffee, however, is held in place by a fruity flavor. Back label prescribes plum, and it’ll be right, although my taste buds probably could have guessed prune or raisin. Light tones of dark bitter chocolate at the end and only slightly hops aftertaste. A very successful and very tasteful imperial, just have a soft and gentle sharpness, which usually only occurs after a long successful storage.
Alengrin (3548) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pasteurized imperial stout with light beige, espresso-like, dense head and near to black colour. Aroma of bitter chocolate, coffee beans, orange peal, banana, black pepper, dates, nutmeg, coffee liqueur. Deep malty taste, bit of iron, oily and granular mouthfeel as typical for a good imperial, chocolatey but not very sweet, creamy, light and relatively brief hop bitterness in the tail along with roasted bitterness but in a gentle, not too pungent way. Not the most complex imperial stout I’ve had but if you are into this style, nearly anything goes and this was after all very enjoyable. A good introduction to the style, perhaps?
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely but relatively easy imperial stout. Too much carbonation. distinct taste of coffee and chocolate. lacks a little power
Camons (8025) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of raosted malt, chocolate, licorice. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Medium body, soft carbonation. 110309
Sigmund (5832) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, unfiltered and unpasteurised, at Universitetsbaren, Aarhus. ABV was 7.6%. Served in a Hoegaarden Grand Cru glass. Black colour, big to moderate brown head. The aroma is first fairly fruity for an impy stout, notes of prunes. Also roasty with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and liquorice, hints of tar and smoke. The flavour is roasty with notes of coffee and liquorice. Tar and smoke in the finish. Distinct bitterness, but not extreme for an impy stout. Smoke, coffee and bitter hops in the long aftertaste.
Geuzelambix (243) - København, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had it on bottle. It’s a tad more thin than many stouts but most notable it’s much more acidic - this wasn’t only a bad thing. A good alternative when wishing a stout in the fresh end of them.
BelgiskOlklub (979) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body and dark brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, raisins and brown sugar. Creamy thick texture, power full. Medium/heavy sweet and light bitter. Nice !
BeerViking (3332) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a thin head, vinous malty nose, body is well balanced, not heavy but quite full, nutty, notes of coffee, sweetish slightly smoky finish.
Plovmand (7100) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black body with a bubbly medium brown head. Roasty bit sweet malty aroma with notes of tobacco and liqorice. Flavour is sweet malty with some roasted malt, liqorice and a bit coffee. Medium bodied. Bit thin but quite ok Impy stout.
Defreni (2863) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske: Mørk, næsten sort øl, men dog til at se igennem. Flot skum. Duft af molasse. Brændt smag, sødlig. Dejlig mundfylde med små stikkende bobler der komplementere bitterhumlen.