poisoneddwarf (1307) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I don’t see ounces listed. 16.9? Best before July 2013. Pours impenetrable black with brown edges. Has a small beige head that falls into a collar after a minute or two. Aroma is chocolatey, roasted malts, espresso, raisins, licorice. Taste is bittersweet with licorice being the dominant flavor along with all the other aroma descriptors a little less prominent. Mouthfeel is oily and the carbonation is a little lower than I’d like. Serviceable, but nothing special. Addendum: the guy who rated this below me described exactly what I was thinking about the body but couldn’t quite put into words myself: it’s lifeless.
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A strange black ale with awkward spciness and other strange stuff. Amateurish
How: Bottle 500ml (I think it is 500ml), consumed 1.5 month after purchase, but if you add the long boat ride to get to north-america it was only moderately fresh
The look: Black body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is medium roasted, sweet and spicy notes like some kind of alcoholised dessert, notes of black Sambuca. Taste is strange, very grainy with a sensation of crushed brownies, red liquorice candy, anise, spicy hard candy, roast, overcooked watery caramel. Minimal hops presence. Minimal carbonation and the body feels a bit lifeless, like some kind of thick fruit juice. And also the anise-like spiciness just didn’t work here. Felt like an amateurish beer with a bunch of stuff thrown in without much planning hoping that the end-result would work. Basically this is almost a copy-and-paste of my rating for their Imperial Porter called 1/2 Idjit!. The Imperial Porter appeared more hoppy but overall I found the strange awkward spiciness and black Sambuca notes in both bottles. I feel like it is yeast-related but I’m not sure. Whatever it is, there is something that doesn’t work with me at all with these Dugges beers, not sure I’ll buy another one. Maybe when I’m in Sweden as these strange off-flavors may be due to the storage condition during the long boat ride. And I think I know what I’m talking about when I say that ending a word with a ‘!’ without a good reason is a pathetic desperate attempt to draw attention!
peral2 (434) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2012 Flaska från SB. Nästan svart med mörk gul/orange skumkrona. Doft av rostad malt. Smak av detsamma men även lite nötter. Ovanligt bra "kolsyra" för en öl av den här typen.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle, best by July 2013: Pours a mostly opaque black with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel malty nose with lots of dark chocolate and roasty coffee. Starts with good fullness and rich chewy dark malty sweetness swimming in dark chocolate with good roasted malty balance before a slightly drier bittersweet finish. True to style, complex and enjoyable.
NordicV (760) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I stort set svart öl med beige livligt skum. Doft framförallt av rostad malt. Även trä och lite choklad. Samma i smaken tillsammans med choklad och lite lakrits. En nötig beska och en gräddig munkänsla.
thirdeye11 (4980) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle best by Jul 2013) jet black pour, sparse tan bubbles. Nose of s’mores, toasty marshmallow, rich milk chocolate, honey, complex, smells delicious, a bit of smoky bacon too. Taste is smoky, raisins, lightly tart, watery chocolate, toasty marshmallow, body is thinner than I would like, but a good Impy stout nonetheless.
VsXsV (1222) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium, firm, velvety tan head. Aroma has notes of fresh coffee, wood smoke, tobacco, licorice, biscuit, ash, knäckebröd, earth, pumpernickel and grain. Nice. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee (espresso), dark fruit, raw sugar and some ash. Medium bodied with a bit high carbonation. Could have been thicker with a bit lower carbonation. Otherwise, nice stuff. Maybe a bit sharp.
chrisv10 (7846) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 9.5%. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, wood and notes of coconut. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet, wood, little liquorice, little dry, little vanilla and a little coconut.
Rasmus40 (6982) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and roasted rather bitter finish. 300912
saxo (11236) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, milk chocolate, coffee, fruity notes, coconut, vanilla and hops. Nice and sweet.