Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a lasting tan head. Smells of chocolate, roasted malt. Tastes of ash, roasted malt, peppery, coffee, chocolate with a velvety finish.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a 3 finger brown head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Good lacing on the glass. Flavors of chocolate caramel, vanilla and coffee. Medium bodied. Finishes with a little bitterness.
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Starless midnight pour with a thick, frothy mocha head. Roasted malt, vanilla, molasses, dark chocolate and dark, oily coffee beans in the aroma. Taste is big vanilla, dark coffee beans, bitter coffee, dark, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, bitter hops, molasses, and burnt oatmeal. Body is full with a dense, creamy carbonation and moderate stickiness. Light alcohol warmth in spots. Finishes with more roasted malt, vanilla, molasses, light licorice, dark chocolate, and bitter coffee.
Ktwse (2321) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite nice. Almost black with a small tan head. Aroma is rich with roasted malt and coffee... The vanilla is there but the coffee is what really comes through, it smells like an iced latte. Taste is similar, but the vanilla is more present, strong malt and coffee taste though. You can also feel the alcohol a lot more than in some imperials. Overall, however, a very enjoyable beer. It’s extreme in every way and that somehow works to balance it.
pilsnerrogge (2577) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, firm head. Roast, charcoal and vanilla on the nose. Flavour is roasty, somewhat smoked with notes of charcoal and vanilla. Warming, somewhat harsh finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots and lots of roast, astringent even. Some balance of vanilla in the aroma, but an over the top roast bomb. Extremely nice conditioning, very fine bubbles and a lasting head. Aroma; roasted and black malts, slight chocolate, moderate vanilla. Flavor moderately sweet, highly bitter, some pine hops come through the roasted flavor onslaught. I liked it better than I thought I would. Did I mention the conditioning? It works with this stout, basically perfect. Thanks to Henrik for the bottle!
SirLimpsalot (2467) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kryddig, nästan lite julig doft, men även lite gräsig.
Len smak, vanilj, diskreta rostade toner av malt och kaffe, även lite mjölkig.
blutt59 (6097) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, dark brown to black color with a roast and vanilla aroma, flavor is quite tasty roast nut shell, vanilla, maple , finish is lasting roast
Kronebryg (1121) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
light head, with some laces, dark brown
very clean nose with dark bitter chockolate
medium, fat body and fine length
taste is also pure and clean black clean chocolate
trevor211 (1392) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, with a dark tan head. Dark chocolate and dark roasted grains, and just a touch of coffee. Slightly boozy, but actually quite smooth. Lots of dark malts, and a tinge of bitterness on the back end. Very nice.