finol (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
A heavy IS dominated by rosted malt and licorice. Feels a bit too young.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with creamy tan head. Rich aroma with heavy chocolate up front, followed by coffee, caramel and light light vineous. Flavour is heavy malty and chewy - and rich! There is chocolate, leather, coffee and caramel. Bitterness is medium-high. Big body with good residual sugars. Excellent beer!
marcus2013 (15) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of roasted malt coffee and dark chocolate. Deep black with a light brown head. Perfectly balanced taste of sweetness and bitterness. Got some spicy hints. Thick and creamy but a bit short aftertaste. A really good stout. Recommended.
bmerz (666) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roast, smoke, licorice, soy, soemwhat sweet. Flavor is deep roast, dark chocolate and charcoal bitter with a nice residual sweetness that keeps into the finish. Feel is thick and with a long sticky finish. Great stout that really surprised me.
holdan (251) - USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with nice soft head. Aroma rosted malt mocha. Taste sweet roasted malt and bitter mocha. Full body, text smooth, carb low, finish bittersweet.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from DalzAle. Pours oily black like dirty motor oil with a tan tight head that settles to a wispy film and coating collar. Aroma has burnt roast malt some soft soy and chocolate coffee scents as well. Taste is bitter roasted malt some soy hidden coffee and bakers chocolate. Palate is full little sticky and drying with a warming finish. Solid very nice!
Johanwibb (18) - - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Härlig arom, dock inget vidare skum utan försvinner snabbt och lämnar inte mycket efter sig. Smakar riktigt bra och blir troligen ännu bättre med lite lagring.
Frovigalning (2694) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Powerful smell with dark chocolate, coffee and dark bread. I sense a light spiciness as well, is it star anis and cloves or just the yeast playing tricks on me? Some boozy fumes from the glas. Taste of chocolate and coffee and also that spiciness. Long roasted bitter finish. Powerfull beer but very nice.
Niall73 (1054) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a rich oily brown/black. Aroma is dark berries, it's fruitier in aroma than I thought it would be, with coffee, smoke, wood and milk choc too. Medium to full body, light, fine carbonation. Sweet and treacly with mildy bitter coffee and milky choc. The booze is there but not too in your face. Tasty.
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pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Capones. Black with pretty much no head. Lots of peat and smoke, heavily roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, hints of anise; bitter, full body, mild carbonation, some coffee grinds alcohol, viscous, becomes too bitter on the finish but still quite tasty.