snoworsummer (1515) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Strong delicious aroma. Date-like fruit flavor. Smooth, rich, and very drinkable.
sonnycheeba (2978) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with average, creamy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roast and caramel malts, chocolate, dates, plums, coffee, light toffee, and faint earthy hops. Flavor is smooth, roasted malts, nice chocolate, dark fruit esters, woody notes, light earthy hops, and smoke; dry, lightly sweet finish with some smoke. Full body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is prunes, raisins, dates, coffee and roast malt with earthy and spicy hops, light licorice notes. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Linnet (1008) - Umeå, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: heavily roasted, burnt espresso, tar, smoke, dry acidic, toast, soft notes of fruitiness, warming finish.
Ap: black colour, medium Brown head, lacing.
T: espresso, alcohol, Wood, smoke, tar, saltiness, soft notes of vanilla.
M: soft carbonation, good mouthfeel.
T: I have to concede That this is very good.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black and clear with what I thought was a reddish tint so I must be getting old. Looked thin but it feels thick and creamy. First impression was I loved it. Drinkable and worth buying.
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BMMillsy (1099) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown to black with no head. Looks worringly thin and flat. Aroma is very unique with big noted of chocolate, licorice, and brandy or cherry. Something salty on the nose like black bean sauce. Flavor is nice with a chocolate Good n' Plenty flavor. A little thin but carbonation seems about right. Sloght bitterness lingers. Decent stout but there is better stuff out there.
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dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
As with the half version, this was very flat. No head at all. The beer tasted similar. Very little carbonation. A complete disappointment with both of these and a waste of money.
Pyrmir (2714) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
330 ml bottle. Thin latte-colored head on a nearly black body. Taste associates with burnt popcorn och saltiness. Taste is complex, well balanced with a nice roasted finish without the harsch burnt notes.
CapFlu (4319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(25cl bottle) Courtesy of Blomster in a trade. Pours a thin, quick dissipating brown frothy head atop a black body. Nose of soya sauce and molasses, somewhat burnt. Nice roasty nuts and burnt pot-bottom flavour base, thick and mildly carbonated on the palate. Very robust - actually hard to believ this is only 9.5% abv, I would have expected closer to 10.5-11%. Very drinkable but when drinking alone its nice to have an easily consumable 250ml bottle. Thanks Christer!
Garlic_of_Doom (345) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours mahogany, a brown head at first which disappears into lacings.
Luxorious chocolate and espresso coffe hits my nose as well as some sweet sugary and roasted notes. Some fruit as well but I can’t put my finger on it. A small alcohol sensation at the end of the aroma.
Taste is as above, but with more focus on the roasted notes at the end. Smooth, complex and dangerously drinkable. After taste is more dry and bitter and with some warming alcohol.
This was a surprise to me, perhaps the best Swedish Imperial Stout I’ve had.