Palme (3163) - Bergen, - JAN 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.33l bottle from April 2011. You might as well call it a jet black one, and it has an impressive medium sized tan and lasting chocolate top. The aroma is lovely roasted with strong concentrated soy sauce, licorice, a dark sweetness that I have not nosed in god knows how long along with strong gunpowder and watered down campfire. This smells absolutely fantastic, and it seriously does not have much to go on this.. The carbonation level is average+ with a soft, thick and oily mouthfeel. Really roasty and almost burned in the taste. More of that campfire, but there is also vanilla, coconut, rich chocolate, salty licorice and more gunpowder. One helluva imp stout this! Lingering chocolate-roasty aftertaste, and the salty licorice? Oh my! Haven’t had that flavor, and so much of that flavor in my mouth since the first time I tasted Dark Reserva. It’s been a long time since I’ve tasted a beer like this. Mindblowingly tasty, and this is not far off the best imp stout I’ve ever had. 09.11.2012
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled Dec 2011. Black, small tan head doesn’t last. Aroma - strong piney minerally hop character, smokey malts. Body - medium to big, smooth with a touch of carbonation. Taste - strong roasted barley, liquorice concentrate, more pine, dry salty finish. Lovely strong savoury beer. I think this one would continue improving over the next few years - this hasn’t reached its peak yet.
kraddel (2704) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at barely legal tasting room .
Pours black , good white head .
Smell is mostly bitter , also a bit sweet , and an undertone of roast-sourness .
Taste is full , roasted , bitter , coffee , oats and toffee . Thick mouthfeel . Soft-as-silk taste , that gets way intenser towards the taste .
dfearnley (820) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint glass
Toffee, soy, raisin, blackstrap molasses, whiskey, blackcurrant, salt, and malt. Pours a dark black with no head and a little effervescence. Dark chocolate, coffee, bread, a touch of anise, and bitterness. Full bodied and creamy with a nice warming.
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sehr dunkelbrauens, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.
Philym (919) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Black with finger thick tan head.
Aroma: Citrus, treacle, toffee, woody, slight menthol note, bread crust, peppery, liquorice and spiritous.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweet and sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, low/average carbonation, lingering dry bitter, treacle, liquorice, malty, spiritous finish.
Comments: Gorgeous and glass lace.
c0fein (176) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle @ home. From Saveur Biere.
Black stuff with sticky brown foam. Aroma of salty liquorice. Dark chocolate and liquorice at taste. Toasty smooth IS. I like a lot.
guzgorog (224) - FRANCE - JAN 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bière brune très foncée, léger col de mousse beige. Nez qui pourrait plus prononcé de pain grillé et de café. En bouche, énormement de corps, liquoreuse, bonne carbonation, belle amertume, toujours sur le pain grillé et le café, un peu de chocolat, l’alcool est également présent mais pas mnsquanr. Excellente imperial stout, un régal.
StilleStorm (637) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Pours dark brown with fading head. Nose is heavy malty, roasted, coffe, smoky and chocalate. I have to consider my friend..
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CH-303 (1359) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Nice dark tan head. Bottled Dec 2011.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
Taste: Very dark malt, chocolate, coffee, some bitterness. Warming. Very nice!
Info: 330ml bottle, 25/12-2013
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is light coffee, big liquorice, caramel, toffee and light chocolate. Taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied and quite thick texture.