SamTheBarrel (417) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 355ml bottle, 2013 years vintage. Pours brownish-black with a small creamy mocha head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee beans. Taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee beans and muscovado. Despite the 10% ABV, the alcohol is barely noticeable. Light-medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Full body, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall a great Imperial Stout.
DalzAle (1977) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, little lasting brown head and an aroma dark sweet roasty malt. Flavor is sweet dark chocolate, dry and slightly hoppy on the finish. Incredibly well balanced and reminds me a lot of 2009 Darkness. At $13.99/4 pack, almost underpriced for how good it is.
chribban (165) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden. Dark,dark brown, almoust black beer with a beatiful three finger high brownbeige head. A lot of lacing on the glass. Nose: coffe, licoriche, dark chocolate, red berries and vanilla. Taste: Roasted coffe, dark bitter chocolate, pine, brown sugar and charcoal. A great, full body with almoust no carbonation and with very well hidden alcohol - This is a great beer!
wlajwl (3817) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark fruit, cherries, dark malts and slight astringent/chemical notes. The flavor is cherries, mildly vinous, dark malts, dark fruit and a slightly off sour/tangy finish.
gnoff (7782) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle thanks to Knä (not on ratebeer)! Purchased at Systembolaget. Sampled on November 21, 2013.
Black color, smallish very dark brown head. Sweet, alcohol, grainy scent, big focus on the alcohol. Malty, grainy, alcohol, some smoke taste. Grainy, prickig korv, aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness that is rather dry and grainy.
Garlic_of_Doom (448) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 Bottle.
Black with a thick redbrown coloured head, rest down quick. The bubbles are so tiny!
Liquorice, car tire rubber, dark chocolate, raisins and slight alcohol in aroma.
Taste has dark chocolate, loads of roasted malt, vinous notes, raisins, bitter hops, slightly tongue numbing at the end.
Full body, soft carbonation, thick and smooth mouthfeel.
Long lasting bitter finish.
alkolas510 (606) - SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kolsvart ganska tjock med medium ljusbrunt skum! Kaffe och choklad i doft och smak! Mycket bra öl!
BrewDad (4922) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Super beer nice flavors. This was a terrific Stout lots of chocolate and coffee flavors.
Chuckaduck (640) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 8/23/13. Poured 11/17/13. Oily dark brown-black with a fluffy, dense chocolate head. Aroma is creamy, cocoa, berries, coffee, dry, effervescent, nice aromatics. Taste is bitter chocolate, coffee, dark berries, creamy, a tad chalky, flavorful, not overly sweet; finish is dark berries and bitter chocolate. Chewy mouth feel. Light lacing; surprising that it isn’t more dense. Medium-low carbonation. Thin-bodied. Nice.
Melker (204) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small beige head. Coffe, cocoa nibs, roasted notes, licorice and some soy. Light sweetness. Nice balance.