Japalo (733) - DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@home. One finger nougat brown foam. Sweet chocolate, licorice aroma. Smooth gentle sweet taste dry finish. Like it cool. When it warms up it get a bit sickly.
evergreen0199 (1329) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at Barleywine shop, Copenhagen, Denmark. It was labelled ’Soft DK’. A black coloured pour with a small tan head on top. Rich sweet aroma of vanilla and creamy chocolate. Tastes of vanilla, rich milk chocolate, sweet, slight coffee in there. Delicious Imperial Stout.
jerohen (1863) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, thanks to caesar for sharing, Soft DK version. Black appearance, small brown head. Vanilla nose, malts, chocolate. Massive vanilla flavor, cloying, other flavors are pushed away. Alcoholic. No balance whatsoever. A failed experiment imho.
DoubleEh (12) - - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Paired with a porter infused aged cheddar. Was delicious, a nice change of pace from the burnt chocolate/coffee notes of a lot of imperial stouts. Strong, complex and smooth
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kalervo (448) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really thick, mouthfilling and complex beer. Well balanced. Not easy beer, still wonderful.
kjorup (17) - DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle (Soft DK).
Dark beer with a tan head and some lacing.
Sweet aroma with lots of (light) chocolate and smoke and a hint of vanilla.
Medium to full body, creamy with nice medium carbonation and a long and a very dry bitter finish.
Lots of chocolate in the flavor too, with a mix of vanilla, roast, toffee and coffee.
Sweet but not overwhelmingly so, good complexity, very nice but not great.
bytemesis (1413) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours opaque deep brown to black with a small tan head and good lacing. Aroma is chocolate liquor, vanilla, espresso. Flavor is milk chocolate, a bit of anise, medium sweet, lightly coffee bitter. Medium body, but not as creamy as I expected. Not a huge fan of anise in my stouts.
Beerhammaren (547) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
.5l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours pitch black with medium to high light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, syrup, finnish mämmi, some vanilla tobacco and coffee. Flavor is mostly same. A bit bitter though.
Psytron (875) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell of caramel, toffee, chocolate. Black colour, mid-brown creamy head. A myriad of aromas: chocolate, vanilla, pepper, licorice, soot. Sweet and medium bitter.
maneliquor (1559) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Black pour with a small tan head which quickly disappears. Nose is very sweet and full of milk chocolate. Loads of vanilla like the name suggests. Tastes just like white chocolate. Sweetness is a bit sharp to begin with but mellows out once your palate gets used to it. Good stuff