rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks to _angst_, st the pretasting to USA comes to Skövde. Pitch black beer with a nice beige head leaving nice lacing in the glass. Roasted cocoa powder, caramel, peat, hay, coffee, almond, vanilla, milk and cream, nutty notes, chocolate, toffee notes, figs, raisins, biscuits, some hop notes, peat, dry, almost smoked. Coffee flavor, vanilla, almond, milky, caramel, almond, hazelnuts, chilli, spicy, heavy roasted, dark roast coffee figs, raisins, spicy, dry, woody, dark chocolate, hoppy bitter, peat, smoked, perfume notes, ash, burnt, tar, toffee, licorice, cocoa powder. Long bitter finish, hay, peat, smoked, dandelions, bitter hops and caramel. World class!
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, thx _angst_. Pours pitch black with big brown head. Smells smoky roasted and dill and alot of coffee. Tastes creamy roasted smoky malty, abit dill, abit chocolate and alot of coffee in the finish.
michaelinwa (591) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour, minimal head, aroma is sweet malt and alcohol. Flavor is powerful coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and alcohol. Reminds me a lot of Victory at Sea. Very intested. Very sweet, almost artificially so, and pushing the limits. Like drinking a sweet coffee drink. Complexity helps make the sweetness acceptable. Overall, an impressive beer if you’re in the mood for this type of beer.
Panzuriel (1310) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THis oddly named beer pours inky near black brown with no discernable head. Nose is sweet molasses and just a hint of bread. Taste is sweet malt with some mineral on the front. Medium bitters mild roast nut flavor. finishes with some residual sweetness. High alcohol, but not that apparent other than some initial sweetness. body full, satin, fluid.
czar (4378) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with mathieuc, tom10101 minderbinder and others. thanks david paquet for this one! black pour with a very nice creamy crema-like, dark beige head, excellent retention and lacing. tons of roastiness, but mainly roasted almonds, soy, layered in layers of strong coffee, booze and light vanilla. roasted sweetness, cloying. cocoa, coconut. average to soft carbonation, full body. very complex brew!
minorthreat (21) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tons of coffee on the nose with light chocolate sweetness. Tastes more chocolate and roasted nut forward with a nice coffee hint lingering in the background. A bit more gassy and light than most big impy stouts but still very nice. An awesome coffee beer. Highly recommended
Minderbinder (1810) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with low beige head. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, Taste is of chocolate (alot), roasted malt, coffee, bitter. Palate: heavy body. Overall: Very good, complex. A treat.
tom10101 (2817) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by David, thanks! Black with a medium light brown head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, vanilla, caramel and chocolate. Taste of biscotti (!) and almost the same as aroma. Like someone said at the tasting, they probable named this beer after tasting it. Liquid biscotti. Alcohol is well hidden. Creamy palate. Complex and well balance. Very good beer!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: September 28, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: sweet rich chocolate aroma, roasted coffee, touch of dark chocolate
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich and sweet flavor, chocolate sweetened with rich cream, splash of coffee, dark chocolate sprinkles add a bitter edge, growing roasted character
Overall: much akin to the ST creme brulee
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
mathieuc (1319) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Thanks to David for this one. Big aroma of roasted "something" (of course it is roasted malt but it felt like fresh ground coffee and some other charred elements). Taste is more roastiness but with a nice sweetness that keeps it all balanced. Really tastes like a biscotti. Really a big porter too, packing a nice alcohol warmth. Please, please go out of your way to find this one!