VsXsV (2144) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque, deep black liquid with minimal, thick mocca head. Really small head, had to pour really slow to build it up at all. Aroma is quite roasted with notes of coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, smoke/ash, some yeasty esters, caramel and very light grassy hops. Taste is also roasted with a light sweetness and medium bitterness. Lots of ash and very dark roasted coffee. Too much black patent malt? The mouthfeel is way too light for an imperial stout. Light bodied and quite watery with low carbonation. OK imperial stout but it really lets down on some critical points: Not enough sweetness to balance the roasted notes, too light body and too low carbonation. Nice aroma though.
As it warmed up the roastedness became less aggressive and the body a bit thicker, so I upped the score a bit.
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Olstugan Tullet, Goteberg. Black pour with a beige head. Pretty standard chocolate, coffee, roasted aroma. Same in flavour with a bitter dry finish. Full bodied and low carbonation.
thomat (1977) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Malmö Brygghus. Very dark brown with a small brown head. Malty with fruity notes. Malt, fruit, licorice and chocolate. Full body with a very nice, bitter sweet after taste.
Theis (13231) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Dry burned, fruity, toasted, nutty, high malty, light hoppy, sweet malty body, ocoa, alcoholic, coffee, light alcoholic finish.
gyllenbock (4400) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a medium tan head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt, ash and some smoke. Roasted taste with licorice, chocolate, smoke and some notes of ham. Descent.
charlotte (4090) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught.Black colour with medium beige head.Aroma of chocolat and rosted malt,full body and coffee and caramel flavor aswell overall very nice beer.
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pitch dark ,smooth light brown head.
aroma is roasted malts, wood, bitteress, faint sort of licorice, pretty nice.
flavor is roasted malts, coffee, coffee powder, hard roasted malts, nicely bitter.
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocoalte, roasted malt, soy sauce, and alcohol, leading to a dry chocolate finish.
madsberg (10136) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of cocoa, roast, chocolate, spice, vague liqourice. Flavour of roast, liqourice, chocolate, vanilla, herbs, vague coffee. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a heavy roasted bitterness.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of omhper. Pours a pitch black with a small light brown head. Hard roast aroma, somewhat rustic and somewhat skewed. Solid body, heavy hard roast, dark pruney fruit and a malt bitter finish. Solid if the not entirely pleasant aroma. 260412