Hoppsan (67) - Stockholm, - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Pours dark brown-ish with small head. Aroma is full of roasted malts, some coffee and smoke. Also vanilla, oily phenols and alcohol in taste. A little too thin body for the ABV and complex tastes, and the finish is not only pleasant (a little bit too much lactose and acid).
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Arve_Christian (2665) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle from Systemnolaget Sälen. Black color, ok foam. Roasted aromas, licorice, malt : medium / high aroma intensity- also lighter notes of coffee and dried fruits. Full body & high complexity. Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable.
Douberd (1539) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, 330 ml, thanks to RMgep! Into a snifter, ABV 9.5%
Very deep brown to almost black colour on the body with deep red ruby shades when light meets the glass. Minimal brown head with low retention, leaving just a thin line around the glass.
Aroma of chocolate, liqouers, espesso coffee upfront, figs, burnt malts, wood, ash after swirling the glass a bit.
Taste is also very complex, roasted malts, sweet chocolate, espresso with grand marnier in it and because of that the alcohol notable but without being annoying, some wood, vanilla.
Medium body, carbonation is good, nice feeling on the palate too.
Overall a fantastic imperial stout, like a liquid tiramisu and as a fan of that dessert I enjoyed it big time. Fantastic!
djoeye (743) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl brown bottle 9.5%abv. Aroma choco-roasted malts. Low beige head, dark clear brown body.
Tastes chocolate, roasted malts, strong liquorice, hints of mints.
Slightly oily to palate, well bodied indeed.
Finishes with chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, alright lingering, alright overall.
Spend time with the glass as enjoying a concentrated confectionery box.
(B@systembolaget Luleå City, enjoyed@hotel room Luleå Sweden Feb7th2014)
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml. -Almost black coloured, medium sized cappuccino head, really pleasant coffee and chocolate nose. Roasted malt, coffee/chicory and some chocolate with notes of licorice and hops. Noticable alcohol but all in normal limits. Nice one.
esp0r (1706) - NORWAY - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark, brown with a tanned head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, evergreen hops, some seasonal spices and caramel. Medium sweet, quite roasty, coffee, cocoa, some spicy notes. Moderate bitter finish. Not very imperial to me; the original is way better
Linnet (1008) - Umeå, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, ash, smoke, alcohol in both taste and aroma, colour is black with a medium head, mouthfeel is full, salty finish.
rarbring (1016) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of dark bread, figs, coffee and chocolate.
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer. A low off-white head with no lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting dark bread, dates, figs, chocolate and peel.
Palate: No carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Black oily, sweet and soothing.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. Reviewed 2013-11-23.
KnutAlbert (5705) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Lovely aroma, liquorice, rasted grain, coffee. Tobacco, ashes, sweetness held firmly in control. A benchmark imperial stout.
Leini (547) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black with a tanned large crown. Roasted malt, hops and something artificial I’m having a hard time with.
Joakgust (731) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 25cl - Opaque black brown beer with a moderate sized head. Aroma is malty with notes of smoked malt, ashes, caramel, vanilla and wood. Flavor is malty with notes of licorice, coffee, chocolate, ashes and wood. Great IS.