esox (1224) - Oulu, - MAY 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Black beer has thin, creamy beige head. Deep and dark aroma, lots of roasted barley, rich graininess and biscuity barley, dark caramel, licorice, some coffee and milk chocolate. A whiff of alcohol. Hop aroma is quite restricted being slightly herbal. Heavy malt flavor, dark caramelly sweetness, milk chocolate notes with light acidity. Finishes complex with heavy roastedness with only slightly salty licorice, some fermented/ripe berries, sweet caramel and heavy/slightly resiny bitterness. Later it is almost wody dry and dark chcolate/coffee aromas emerge with a hint of alcoholic warmth. Extremely full bodied, almost syrupy, velvety smooth texture. This IS really has it all!
Niko100 (2450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, coffee, caramel/vanilla, dark fruit (notably prunes), and dark chocolate; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Very good.
LLaurin (163) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice appearance with black and dark tanned head. Coffee and cocoa bean on the taste and also on palate. Dry taste although with alcoholic sweetness but not taking over hand. Finish is mighty and longlasting
pjoo (19) - FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma thin but complex. Taste very robust and balanced, with perfect mouthfeel.
madchemist83 (220) - USA - JAN 19, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Almost 3 years old. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, caramel and molasses. A bit of alcohol as well. Pours dark brown with small head that quickly dissapears. Very smooth, taste of coffee and roasted malts. Finish is on the dry side with a perfect balance. Age it and you’ll see the difference.
jc1762 (475) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a taster showing pitch black center with coffee brown rims with no head.
The nose shows roasted malts and ground coffee.
The palate is well carbonated and medium bodied. Flavors of light roasted malts and a light sweetness throughout. Light bourbon notes and a
bourbon-like, vanilla finish.
wrlangin (67) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable and drinkable. Well balanced between roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Very balanced.
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nerdboy19 (133) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s not surprising, but very decent, well-made imperial stout. Full of black malt’s character.
Hiledd (40) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate and coffee aroma, dark brown color, toffee and caramel and coffee flavors, alcoholic feel at start with bitter finish
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CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours black with a medium sized tan head that is thick and well retained. The lacing on the glass is very nice.
The aroma is sweet, chocolaty, rich and has a nice roasty malt character to it. This one is a 2015 bottle, so not quite a year old yet, but it still shows some signs of leafy and fruity hops on the bouquet. It’s defiantly got some dark fruit on the nose and a little bit of alcohol.
The flavor is a serious interplay of big roastiness (and the bitterness that comes along with that), some leafy hops, a sweet chocolate character, some molasses and a mild but warming alcohol character. Honestly the bitter on sweet balance is a lot more apparent in the flavor of this beer, I expected it to be much sweeter from the aroma.
The palate is big and viscous, not overly heavy, but yes mouth coating for a second.
mzaar (2415) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska (årgång 2015). Svart öl med ett litet moccafärgat skum. Dofter av kaffe, lakrits och alkohol. Smakinslag av kaffe, torkad frukt, lakrits och alkohol. Spritig avslutning. Oljig munkänsla. Medelstor kropp. Tänker att med några års lagring så blir det riktigt bra.