al53 (66) - FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour.
Liquorice, milk chocolate, coffee and bit alcohol in aroma.
Taste is very sweet and milky. Chocolate, cocoa, cold coffee and liquorice. Again alcohol pushes through a bit. Too sweet for my taste.
Ending is much better, dry roastiness with dark chocolate and liquorice.
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Sandefjord. Black color, some brownish foam. Roasted aromas, chocolate , malt, strong black coffee, vanilla; high aroma intensity. Full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, well balanced by bitterness . Very enjoyable
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pentaz (1230) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a fully lasting and good lacing creamy brown small head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, fudge, soy, chocolate-coffeebean, vanilla and a hint of tar/smoke.Taste is moderate+ sweet and bitter. Body is full, texture is creamy/sticky/velvety, carbonation is soft+. Finish is sweet and extremely long with hard roasted malt and chocolate-coffeebean.
SlackerMads (1511) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 2013-09-14: 8,4,8,4,17 = 4.1. Bottle courtesy of idiot Pentaz. Pitch black and a generous pour generates a small ok lasting brown head. Fudge, vanilla, cocoa, bitter chocolate. Long, long taste with roasted notes taking over for a long finish with quite some bitterness. Very gentle and soft mouthfeel.
Re-rate. At 40 DKK this is a real treat. So much chocolate and no alcohol presence. I like my imperial stouts the same way I like dicks: big, fat and black.
bluemarlin (1) - - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color : pitch black / oil with a dark beige/brown creamy head
Aroma : chocolate, lactose, alcohol, dark malts and something that reminds me of soy sauce, salty
Taste and palate : Quite viscous and syrupy, sweet but not cloyingly sweet, chocolate, coffee, licorice, roasted malts, a bit salty, milk, alcohol
Finish : Long and bitter with delicious dark chocolate and licorice
A really great imperial stout.
gunnar (5214) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours black as engine oil, with a big creamy dark tanned head. Aroma of chocolate, liquorice, toffee, hard roasted malts. Creamy and filling mouthfeel.Taste feels like heaven for a sweet tooth, thick sirupy malts, filled with chocolate and the best liquorice there is, pleasant light bitter and roasted end. Note to self, buy more for christmas...
tmrmwel (902) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a finger thick creamy and brown head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate and lactose, as well as some burned malts. Very balanced, and never too sweet. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with chocolate and molasses, as well as tar, leather, dark fruits and wood. Nice sweet finish.
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
’Motor oil pour, then the darkest tan head I have ever seen. O’boy milk chocolate aroma, vanilla. On the other hand, the flavour and aroma is all additives. Pleasant, but I admire brewing more than blending.
Gorm (1164) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dyp svart farve med kremet mørk beige skum. Lukt av malt, kakao og kaffe. Smak av malt kakao, vanilje og kaffe. Kremet munnfølelse. Desertøl. Vinmonopolet.
ClubGonzo (3984) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a majestic pitch black body crowned with a large, light caramel-colored creamy and long-lasting head. Nose is cocoa, dark chocolate, lactic creamy notes, coffee and hints of black currants and alcohol. Taste is cocoa and dark chocolate in the front, then milky licorice, dark berries, vanilla and hints of wood and leather come later. Loads of complexity. Lingering cocoa finish. Full, thick body with a lovely creamy mouthfeel - now this is what puts the "imperial" in "stout"! Very impressive from Fanø, and by far the best beer I’ve had from them so far.