ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black with a small tan coloured head. Rich aroma of tar, ashes, black chocolate, prunes and dried raisins. Full-bodied with strong notes of black chocolate, ashes, tar, cocoa, black pepper, espresso and burnt caramel. Quite lively carbonation. Long full finish finish black chocolate, tar, cocoa, white pepper, mild figs and sweet licorice.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at DLD. Sorry I don’t remember who you were but a thousand thanks! I actually preferred the regular Idjit! to the Perfect, go figure. Pours a deep brown-black with a tan head. Nose has a certain abbey type quality that I can only equate to a lot of European Imperial Stouts. Much more fruity than the American styles. Light coffee and mulberry notes with some leather and licorice. The carbonation was good by the time I had this, but I could see it supporting a high CO2 level. On taste, I really appreciate the leather and berry notes. Feels very rounded and tasty. Pretty solid Imperial Stout, much in line with de Molen or Nogne O.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of Per - dark black coloured with a poor head retention; aroma of cold coffee, licorice and black cherries; fairly roasted; very tasty and full-bodied, a solid sweetness and a strong bitterness on top of it; quite high carbonation, light residual sugars and a very long roasted coffeish and black chocolatey aftertaste - beautiful
kmweaver (3204) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cL bottle, courtesy of blomster. Thanks, Christer! Pours a deep, dark oily-brown color; thin, mixed-bubbled light tan head with light retention and lacing. Layers of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and light roast in the aroma; nice nuttiness with a slight show of alcohol; dense and endearing. Medium-full body; relaxed carbonation; well-integrated alcohol. Loads of nutty, oily milk and dark chocolate, and some roasted malts; nicely dense, oily, viscous, and satisfying without harsh edges of any roughness; tasty imperial stout. Lasting finish showing nuttiness, chocolate, lingering roastiness; balanced ending.
joet (2043) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark, substantial hop aromas -- lightly herbal, floral, dark chocolate roastiness, touch of anise, hint of vanilla, very clean flavors with little oxidation, medium low effervescence. Sharp brilliant flavors that I quite enjoy. Might do even better with some mellowing and homogenizing of flavors. A star of a quality night. Thanks, Ken!
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty thick chocolate aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate flavor with hints of coffee. Has a long roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a small, creamy, tan head. The rich, luxurious bouquet is of fudge, chocolate, more fudge and a rumor of peanut butter fudge. I love all varieties of fudge. Medium to full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The well-balanced flavor is very roasty, chocolaty and lightly acidic. Finishes with a final blast of fudge, chocolate syrup and bittersweet roastiness. Thanks to 50belair for sharing this world class rarity!
50belair (1825) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The body is a little thin (think Southern Tier Mokah) but the taste is good. I did prefer the Perfect Idjit to this version. Roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors. A little over carbonated.
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Courtesy of 50Belair. Pours a brownish black with a thin tan head. Nose is huge fudgey chocolate and deep malt lightly roasted. Flavor is deep chocolate and nuts, a little sweet but not overly so. Body is to light though and lacks in mouthfeel and the beer is slightly overcarbonated. Still an impressive offering from this tiny brewery.
Jonte (1399) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with a pale brown head. Aroma: Licorice, chocolate, cocoa, mint, rye bread. Flavor: Salty licorice, anis, soy sauce, mint, dark chocolate, wood, warming alcohol, sweet at first, but with a dry finish. Big chunks of yeast at the bottom of the bottle.