ej (580) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black body with a huge, fluffy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fresh ground coffee, almonds, caramel, slight roast and toffee. Taste starts out sweet chocolate, giving way to bitter coffee and bready maltyness. Finish is bitter with a nice aftertaste of coffee and chocolate. Medium body and soft carbonation.
tricyclist (520) - Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stange pour, black with deep tan head. Aroma is mild, roasted malts, vanilla and cocoa, coffee, smooth and mild. Flavor is intense though, dark coffee, bitter chocolate and milk chocolate, mild vanilla, smooth roasted malt background. Medium body with nice lacing. Really a nice imperial porter.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour, with a nice tan head. Dark chocolate, bitter roast, nuts, coffee, cocoa, and and light vanilla. Tasty.
Dunbar72 (132) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Gushing bottle! Pours black with a large brown head. Nutty aroma, dark malts, coffee. Lots of licorice in the taste, sourness from dark malts.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a big tan head. Aroma of toffee. vanilla and coffee - coming together a bit cappucino-like. Malty flavour, hard roasted, but still round and sweet. Lots of vanilla and some coffee. Slightly ashy aftertaste. Highly carbonated which doesn’t quite work
gnoff (7328) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Gushing, very much so.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, chocolate, nutty, roasted, coffee, cocoa, almond scent. Salty, roasted, malty, coffee, chocolate taste. Dry, roasted, cocoa aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Marsiblursi (2975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a pale brown head. The aroma holds chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cookies, tar/asphalt, hints of raisins and some hoppy undertones. The flavour is light to medium sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla ice cream, cookies, mild asphalt and woodsy/resinous/citric hop. The mouthfeel is round and creamy with a light to medium carbonation. Vanilla and fairly balanced roast on the finish. Medium to full bodied.
tkrjukoff (3881) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber @ CCB Day. Pours pitch black with a great shortlived head leaving small laces. Aroma is a bit funy roasted malty ashy soy almonds and vanilla. Flavor is dry ashy acidy fruity roasted vanilla and a bit sweet. Finishes acidy bitter and malty.
_angst_ (2269) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 750 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Gusher! Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a huge fizzy dark nougat brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet and tiny metallic with roasted malts, hazelnuts, roasted almonds, vanilla, bitter chocolate, coffee, fudge and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter with roasted malts, roasted caramelized nuts, vanilla fudge, alcohol, nougat, dark chocolate, bitter oranges, vanilla and resinous wood. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tiny oily bitter and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, nougat, alcohol, burnt caramel and vanilla fudge.
rlgk (9020) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Black beer with a big brown head. Almond aroma, chocolate, biscuits, milk, cocoa powder, tar notes, figs, some bitter hops. Hoppy roasted flavor, biscuits, chocolate, cocoa, tar, cookies, bready, vanilla notes, almond, nuts. Smooth and with a nice body. Chocolate finish with biscuits and some hops.