JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to anders37 for this bottle
This pours a nice black color with a generous head. The flavor has notes of vanilla, licorice and chocolate. On the palate it’s a touch oily and has noticeable hop flavor in the finish.
Habanero (2662) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours almost black with a brown glow and with an average sized creamy, beige head. Good lacings. Nose of toasted malts, vanilla and coffee. Flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavour with vanilla, dark coffee, chocolate and dark fruit notes. Full bodied. Oily texture. Ends up more dry, slightly bitter and with the alcohol well hidden. An enjoyable brew but it will probably develope with some storage.
RexTalionis (2512) - FINLAND - JAN 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Black colour thin beige head. Aroma is coffee and vanilla. Flavour is
roasted, coffee and chocolate. Really smooth and delicious.
Borresteijn (4778) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl Bottle via trade with Plovmand, thanks bro! Another gem. Black colour, beige brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla beans, liquorice, coffee. Flavour is hard roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, liquorice, liquorice root, some fruity notes, hoppy bitter finish with liquorice. Medium to fullbodied, soft mouthfeel. Great stuff.
tiong (3818) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Great imperial stout without the typical roastness. A bit sweet taste has hints of vanilla and coffee. Well balanced, but palate isn’t that good.
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.4%. Pitch black colour, big brown head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. The flavour has loads of roasted malts, notes of strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate and vanilla, bitter hops in the finish. Good stuff!
skortila (4557) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. The aroma has roast, chocolate, moccha and vanilla. Black coloured beer with a lasting, nice beige head. The taste is bitter, bit sweet and has moccha, chocolate, roast, little coffee and some hint of dried fruits in the end. Yeah. Nice.
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... big soft chocolate malt nose ... little tooo fizzy ... nice deep chocolate roast ... light toffee malts ... soft vanilla ... good body behin the initial fizz ... big deep and rich ... i really like this
espenra (878) - Kurland, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle at Håndverkerstuene. Pitch black colour with a medium big head. Wonderful aroma with notes of malts, vanillla and coffee. Flavour is a tad bitter, but not much. Roasted malts and vanilla are the most prominant flavours. More coffee and dark chocolate.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown look with lots of bubbles and a huge brown head. Great coffee, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon aroma with lots of roasted malt. Carbonated palate, abit too much, but the flavor is great. Medium roasted bitterness and a nice balanced soft sweetness and alchohol.