tfredvik (1203) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a small, frothy, short-lived, medium brown head that reduces to a partially covering film and some traces of foam on the glass. Very strong aroma with heavily roasted notes, dark caramel, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol and in the back some herbal notes of cough syrup. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. The flavours are a bit too dominated by (clean) notes of alcohol, but the burnt malty notes and the coffee are also very obvious. Pleasant mouthfeel, although a bit sharp due to the alcohol. Full body, oily texture, very soft carbonation. A nice beer, but not among my favourite imp stouts.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 17 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
larsga (6323) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smallish brown head. Barely translucent deep dark brown body.
Earthy roasty dusty chocolatey aroma with rye crisp bread notes.
Sweetish roasty dusty chocolatey taste with minty strawy notes.
Full-bodied. Sharpish, slightly hot, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish
buttery roasty chocolatey aftertaste with earthy coffee grounds
notes. Nice, drinkable, interesting, harmonic. (0.33l bottle,
from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
S_Side_Smitty (488) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark cola color with a small deep tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, prunes, molasses & heavy roasted malts. Taste is every aspect of dark chocolate you can imagine, mildly sweetened with molasses. The beginning is silky malty chocolate going to a moderately bitter mid palate. The finish comes easy and smooth with a slightly milder chocolate flavor. Honestly one of the more impressive stouts I’ve had and very well balanced.
Iphonephan (3637) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 50 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavors of licorice and coffee. Bitter roasted malt finish. Fabulous.
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Inför detta majestät är det bara att böja knä och girigt lapa i sig varenda droppe. Om detta är herren är jag gladeligen dess ödmjuka tjänare. Rättrogen skola jag vara till dagen då allt blir lika svart som denna helgade dryck.
brnandersen (2027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Black with a brown tint. Dense, creamy tan head. Sweet aroma with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice and dark, dried fruits. A vinous note. Taste is sweet. Excellent aroma and flavor. Full body with a thick feel and a soft carbonation. Long lasting dry, roasted finish with coffee, licorice, vanilla and coconuts. Simply an excellent stout!
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bryggens Ølbar. Straight up black with a brownish orange hue and a small, descending beige head. Aroma has distinct notes of hard roast malts and rye bread with dark fruits, cacoa, tar, soy, smooth cold coffee and vanilla accents. Full body, flavor is a little less sophisticated than the nose but has a very nice bitter-sweet-balance and subdued hops. Almost a dessert in itself.
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33l. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, fruit, and vanilla. Very nice.
HULK777 (417) - - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark chocolate, coffee, and toast bread aroma. Toast and coffee taste, with a wonderful fisnish of well-balanced sweetness and bitterness. Creamy, still moderate body.
Ripley93 (26) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Phenolic aroma , dark fruits and roasted malt. Oats. Thick mouth feel, oily and smooth. Milk chocolate, sweet licorice and fruity alcohol. Truly wonderful.