panacea (94) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with extremely thick mocca head. Nose is like a sticky chocolate cake. Lots of chocolate and some subdued coffee. Hints of red berries. Taste is balanced with sweet chocolate and coffee. Some roasted notes as well. Medium body light carbonation. Very high quality!
SG111 (401) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate with coffee notes. Flavor is dark chocolate, super rich, roasted maltiness, and a little bit of cookie flavor there. The biscotti does come through a little bit. Fantastic. Coffee bitterness lingers on the tongue afterwards. Not boozy at all for such a strong beer. Decent mouthfeel and super drinkable.
MartinT (8332) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 My Bottom Line:
Vanilla extract and sweet milk flavors suffuse this viscous monster’s molasses-like sweetness, as alcohol and roasted malts attempt to salvage the finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin ring of foam sits atop the brown-hued blackness.
-The low carbonation emphasizes the body’s obesity.
-The ’added flavors’ in this brew simple take over any semblance of malt and hop flavor.
-The flavor profile is linear.
-Drinkability is obviously very low, but the sipping enjoyment factor is as well.
Camons (6978) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Fairbar. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, rich dark chocolate, nuts. Flavor is malty, coffee, expresso, rich chocolate, come dark fruits, nuts, light alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 240814
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I saw this on the shelf at the Argonaut in Denver and hesitated to buy it, since it was about $15. Glad I pulled the trigger. My buddy and I split this and a Marshal Zhukov one night. Both are great beers but very different. This has a ton of coffee and chocolate that almost hide the roastiness of the malt. If you’re looking for a sweet imperial stout, you’ve found it. Delicious.
chrisv10 (11960) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ FairBar. Black with big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts,chocolate,coffee, dark chocolate, warming, thick, hop, little smoke, sweet, liquorice, little dark fruits, wood, oak and medium bitter.
Westchesterco (1239) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at lost dog In McLean va The color is dark brown and there is a slight head. The aroma is boozey bourbon. The taste is bourbon with a mocha after taste
Klimaet (466) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dense and black with a thick creamy brown head. Aromas of bitter, dark chocolate, some milk chocolate, cookie, slight fugde, vanilla and some caramel malt-notes. Taste is pretty dark chocolate, sweet dark fruits. Some cocoa and vanilla. Burned notes. Slight heat from the alcohol but very smooth and drinkable.
Quetzolcotl (24) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well carbonated for style and ring of head persists. Aroma of dark chocolate and dark fruits with some cookie. Taste is pretty clean with balanced bitterness and is pretty smooth. For style I think there are better beers so not my fav but still good and worth trying
teromous (119) - - AUG 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Black body beneath a creamy brown head that fades to a light brown ring along the outside of the glass. Very little lacing.
Aroma: It has a rich chocolate cookie aroma. It really reminds me of a chocolate cookie.
Taste: It has a delicious rich but light roasted coffee flavor. There is a presence of dark chocolate as well, but it is very delicate and blends into the coffee-like flavor. It is important to note that while this beer maintains an ABV of 11.5% there is zero noticeable alcohol.
Palate: It has a wonderfully full mouthfeel that just coats every nook can cranny with flavor and richness. It is fantastic. Zero astringency, zero harsh bitterness, and zero unpleasantness..
Overall: This is a fantastic beer. I will be buying it again if I can. I would highly recommend it to others who enjoy coffee or chocolate and don’t want any of the normally associated bitterness or harshness. It’s wonderful.