Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, - NOV 11, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,375l bottle as gift from Denmark. Beautiful reddish black color, medium, creamy, brown head. Delicious, sweet odor, not offensive, but pleasant. Sweet, malty,
alcoholly and surprisingly hoppy aroma. A lot of interesting flavours in perfect mixture. It’s so complex, that it’s difficult to describe. Coffee, chocolate malty flavours at the beginning, followed by herbal, grassy and a bit resiny hops. The alcohol is not hidden, but it doesn’t desturb! It’s definitely one of the best beer aroma I’ve ever tasted! Intensive sweet taste with a little bitterness. Full bodied with creamy, oily texture and pleasant carbonation. Long, roasted malty finish with some hoppy flavour too. It’s a fantastic beer. It has a lot of ingredients and they makes the beer this complex and deficious. The harsh roasted malty and hoppy flavours are moderated by the honey and the vanilla. The harmony is perfect between the ingredients. It’s one of the best beer I’ve ever tasted.
Gurthnar (2611) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 Tap at Salon piva. Clear dark brown colour. Actually not that impressing. Too fruity, estery, lack of roasted flavours, I do not get them at all. Thus it is poor at being a RIS, but good otherwise. Fruity-estery.
Foffern (1383) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Over three years old. Has a black color with a light brown, creamy head. Well-roasted aroma with coffee, dark chocolate, dark berries, beech and some brown sugar. Really complex. The taste is also a fantastic mix between sweet malt and roastedness. Coffee, chocolate cake, mocha, dark berries and licourice all over. Incredibly compact. Has a soft and rich mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A very complex IS and a true dessert beer.
nathan30533 (834) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black hole sun won’t you come... And wash away the rain. Black hole sun won’t you come, won’t you come!
shreddermx (34) - POLAND - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barwa czarna, piana ciemnobeżowa drobnopęcherzykowa, dość szybko opada. W aromacie paloność, gorzka czekolada, troche kawy i szlachetny alkohol. W smaku rewelacja, piwo jest treściwe, jest wszystko co zapowiada piękny aromat. Alkohol w postaci rozgrzewania w przełyku. Bardzo dobre piwo.
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Crap beer, will never buy again (truid twice!). Love most of their beers, but in NYC have to be careful with quality..
arsol (724) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brun/svart i fargen. Lukter malt, kaffe og lakris. Preges av kaffe i smaken også. Smaken sitter i lenge. Dette er godt:-)
VictorStr (1564) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kraftig stout med hel del kaffe, chocklad och kakao. Viss sötma men inte för övertagande.
Temptation (252) - - MAR 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Impressive looking, black and brilliant, with a generous but not excessive head, coffee au lait color. Deep, intense and lingering aromas to several versions of coffee -raw, roasted, espresso-, roasted and burnt malts, and an alcohol backbone. Overwhelming taste, underlining the nose notes and adding another ones to liquorice, liquor and black bitter chocolate. The overall is a huge beer, a perfect imperial Stout, perfectly ensembled, balanced and finished. Very difficult to improve.
Fspirit (49) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasty malts
Appearance: Quite white head for this type, color is black as the night.
Taste: Roasty coffee with some allot of chocolate bitternes to the end.
Palate: Full bodied, oily and thick texture.
Niko100 (2160) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium to heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, & some black licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, hops, some soy sauce, and licorice; Finish is somewhat smoky & fairly bitter; Wasn’t too impressed at first - but it grew on me.