martin00sr (646) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick and black with small, brown head. Fruity, roasted, soy sauce aroma. Very thick and creamy, syrupy mouthfeel with immediate bitterness followed by more fruity roast and dark chocolate. Warming alcohol and long, sticky finish. Seriously good stuff.
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Rating #9,000) Bottle… RBSG 2014… Most beers pee their name in the snow. This beer pees its name into concrete!… Pours Zhukov-black with a small, creamy, brown head. Good retention. The nose is a luxuriant swirl of hot fudge, dark chocolate chips, and Cuban-roast coffee beans with undercurrents of vanilla and caramel. Full-bodied and velvety with lazy carbonation. The flavor is a bold intermingling of Cuban-roast coffee, burnt malts, blackstrap molasses and pouch tobacco accompanied by a suggestion of dark berries – possibly blueberries – and a whisper of gooey caramel. Lengthy, charred, mocha finish. Muchos kudos to Plovmand for floating this world class treat across the pond!
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via hopscotch: poured opaque with small lasting head. Heavy roast, liquorice, vanilla, and dark fruits. Good amount of espresso bitterness keeps it from becomingly over sweet. Oily rich mouth feel than is ashy and warming. Nice brew but a tad oxidized.
Skinnyviking (7068) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Medium high creamy good looking dark brown head. Through this blackness (does such a word exist?) not much light comes through. As a choccolate and beer lover I do indeed like the aroma of this beer. Sweet vanilla ads to the pleasure. With an alcohol percentage of 10 I am always prejudiced. In this case the brewer does, however, manage to balance the roasted malts, choccolate flavors, bitterness and alcohol in a supurb manner. Low carbonation and a long finish ads to the pleasure. I guess it is a proper thing to end this rating with a WOW.
tfredvik (1128) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another of these black, gorgeous, thick and viscous-looking imperial stouts that just screams "I’M INTENSE!". The medium brown head is quite small though, but it leaves some lacing and it never disappears. The aroma is very strong, sweet and gently roasted, with incredibly massive amounts of sweet chocolate it all forms chocolate can possess: milk chocolate, chocolate sauce, sugary cocoa, O’Boy powder and all that’s sweet and chocolatey. Amazing! The roasted and strong flavours are even better: again total chocolate overdose, but now the well integrated alcohol plays along and creates liqueur filled chocolates in addition to all the milk chocolate notes. Also a nice vanilla touch in the back. The taste is heavy sweet and heavy to moderate bitter. Unusually thick and creamy mouthfeel, this is like drinking chocolate sauce! The carbonation is very soft, but it fits the beer well. Absolutely stunning!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Boutip (4733) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large deep brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt is pretty dominant with light dry raisins notes also perceptible. Taste is dominated cocoa with deep creamy black chocolates notes with some light dry roasted malt notes. Light lactose notes are also doing a pretty good job of offsetting some of the dryness. Body is full with super nice creamy body with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I wasn’t expecting much since I couldn’t read the Danish label but very enjoyable nonetheless.
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pitch black. Small off-white head. Rich milky chocolate aroma. Dark chocolate flavours. Thick velvety texture. Lactose. Smooth malty chocolate. Roasted malt finish.
Jorn69 (955) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends 8/2-2014. Choklad, kaffe, rostad malt, fyllig, oljig konsistens. Besk avslutning med rostade toner.
sunevdj (3176) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at original Mikkeller. Pours an opaque black with a tiny, light brown head. Sweet with aromas of brown sugars and some dark chocolate. Also hints of alcohol and hints of toasted malts.
Vighals (1167) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart med brunt lavt skum. Mørk sjokolade, kakaopulver kaffe og lukt av salt lakris. Salt lakris, noe fruktig og bitter sjokoladesmak. Salt lang ettersmak, lite kullsyre.