buzzoven (376) - - JAN 7, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one in the fridge for awhile and felt i had to psyche myself up a bit before i could finally crack it open. Once i did pop the bastard little cork, i carefully tilted the mystical bottle and poured myself a sipping glass of black wonder. Witnessed a ruby dark black that shifted to pitch midnight tone once fully poured. No head rested on top, just a glass of "what the hell am i about to drink?" Shifted my nose towards the rim and was treated to a very complex array of smells...cherries, port, brandy, raisin, tar, cigar, pavement, grease, fig and plum. Taste was amazing...dropping (not just hints) but full blown novels containing roasted cold chestnuts, almonds, various forms of candied fruit, fig cake, whiskey pies, grandaddy’s rum, copper (like the taste of a penny). Flavour was very complex, somewhat overwhelming, highly alcoholic, and strangely, not hard to drink and enjoy. The finish is a real kicker, settling back in the inner valleys of the downtown part of the tongue and, like tiny scorpions, just sitting there for a while and lashing their tails...what a beautiful sting. By the end of this bottle I felt like I was living inside of a Melvins record.
jakobhedeskov (7) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a thick black with a creamy mocca head. Aroma is cholocate, coffee, smoke and roasted malt. Taste is bitter but balanced, alcohol percentage is really showing. One of my favorite imperiale stouts.
rouhlas (1163) - GREECE - JUL 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Aroma is malty, light roasted, chocolate, light coffee, alcohol, dark fruits. Sweet and light bitter taste alcoholic like aroma. Medium to full sticky body with soft carbonation.
mateuszk (851) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black, solid beige head. Aroma is massive and full of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, licorice, dried fruits. In taste sweet with roastiness, chocolate, dried fruits, molasses, licorice. Alcohol is showing only with the warming effect. All is finished with strong bitterness, although the beer is still wuite sweet in the finish. Very thick, oily in texture, full bodied, softly carbonated. One of the best in the style.
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle at home from notes. Pours black with a small tan head. The aroma is big roasted malt, ash, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla with some coffee. The flavor is much of the same; dark roasted malt, chocolate, char, some smoke, dark fruit and caramel, boozy, very warming alcohol, big beer, had one years later that had mellowed a bit but still carried a pop.
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The first fantastic beer in an epic evening of tasting at Kulminator antwerp with cards snd dresmflowrr. Dark mocha head. Espresso dark chocolate malts roast. Aby masked considering the high level. Fantastic beer.
cards04 (2349) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick black with mocha head. You should probably drink this with a spoon. Aromas are sweet cream, coconut milk, raspberry jam. Very dark chocolate flavours, a tang of raspberry, creamy, and of course booze. But it’s too be expected..but considering it’s 17% quite drinkable.
John76 (18) - - JUN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a low head. Notes of coffee, prunes, licorice and candied fruit. A tad too sweet, but highly enjoyable. A sipper.
Turboninja (216) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap@UkkoMetso, Tampere, Finland. Strong bitter aroma with dark berries, vanilla, licorice and coffee. Pitch black color with medium/small beige head. Ultra-strong, organic and bit staying taste with bit sour notes of dark berries, roasted malts, salty licorice and licorice. Hint of coffee and vanilla. Taste almost spars your breath. Soft and balanced. Wide taste spectrum with multiple clear layers. Long malty ans hoppy aftertaste.Strong body with light/medium carbonation. Overall a holy union of champagne and imperial stout.
rosenbergh (8564) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Ukkometso, Tampere, Finland. 2014 vintage.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Super strong sweet malty aroma with plenty of nuances. Complex.
Coffee, bitterness, roasted malt, cow parsley and dessert wine in an amazing aroma. Super strong flavour with coffee bitterness, hoppy bitterness, roasted malt, strong dry bitterness and strongness. Super strong! Bitter stays. Forever.
Jyrsa (235) - - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Kaisla. Black. Winelike aroma with coffee and licorice. A long burnt after taste. Leaves the mouth dry. Slightly immature but still a great beer.