Aubrey (3339) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, in more ways than one, and rather tasty. Scorchy, slightly burnt and toasty. Other elements of tobacco, crust, dark fruits and chocolate. Good stuff.
inbirraveritas (1021) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 33 cl.
Pours black with a creamy and laceing dark brown head on its top.
Smell of in alcohol dipped cherries.
Tongue numbing brew with a complexx aroma containing dark chocolate, brown sugar, dried cherries, earth and liqueur.
Texture is thick, syrupy.
Long, sweetbitter, liqueurique finish with roasted malt and some resiny hops.
pivnizub (7984) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Literally black, small and stable tanned foamy layer, solid sweet-sourish nose, fruits and molasses included; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, soft MF; lingering caramelly-sourish finish. Easy-drinking session Stout…
Foffern (728) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with (and courtasy of) Veitafan. Pours a black colour with a small light beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma with dried fruit, ash and coffee. More roast in the flavour along with anise, leather and dark berries. Oily mouthfeel, and has a medium bitterness. A great and well-balanced beer with a nice roasted touch.
Kristall-König (1843) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Geruch dunkelmalzig, Bitterschokolade, röstige Noten, Pflaumen. Antrunk süß, viel dunkles Malz. Mitte Schokolade, Kaffee, Pflaume, Weintraube, bitteres Malz. Abgang süß und bitterschwer, fruchtige Momente, Röstaromen.
angelkostvo (267) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color with no head at all. Aroma of liquerece, chocolate, strawberies may be, interesting. Taste is sweet and a bit bitter like coffee, nicely balanced. Medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation. My girlfriend likes it and I like it as well. If you like sweet stouts this one is pretty good.
Jimthechap (1194) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lawks a lordy, 11%! It’s a bit of a brute of a beer this one and I can feel it in my bones despite having not taken off the cap yet. Having done so I can see that you can try and shine a light through the body of this beer but you’ll get bugger-all for your efforts. There may have been a tinge of deep ruby port in the dimple of the glass but I may have been hallucinating. The aroma is definitely vinous: prunes, port, currants, cake, maybe a bit of marzipan nuttiness, or possible deep amontillado sherry nuttiness with oloroso fruitiness. There’s a suggestion of vanilla, mace and garam masala. In the mouth there is a fine mousse of carbonation and then a dazzling palette of flavours, or palate of flavours, both work for this as there’s a myriad shades of the afore mentioned aromas manifest in the flavour. It is deep and spicy with the emphasis on those prunes and port. Maybe a nod toward rum soaked tobacco (Myers Rum).
The finish was an enduring chord of all the flavours with higher notes of plummy fruit. I found this beer enormously gratifying. A fireside beer, a beer for late night contemplation, a beer for thoughtful study and definitely a beer to try and replicate.
kjorup (17) - DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle [9.8% ABV, 70.7 EBU]
A very dark beer with a nice thick dark tan head and some lacing.
Very pleasant aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, roast and a little fruity.
Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with soft carbonation.
Flavors are mostly coffee and roasted malt with a little toffee and rounded of with a gentle bitterness.
It won’t knock you over, but it is very, very pleasant. I like it a lot.
DwarfeD (165) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The first one I drank from Emelisse. A great full flavoured imperial stout. Fan of Emelisse ever since.
Pyrmir (1146) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Aroma fruity and very sweet, of figs, dates and chocolate. Taste of leather, chocolate and coffee. Some burnt notes, especially when it gets a bit warmer and flatter. Very sweet.