bytemesis (4100) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to secret santa! Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is molasses, smoke, light overall. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, cocoa, ashes, blackstrap molasses, roast, smoke. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice.
EvilCat (105) - FRANCE - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille. Moustache Blanche. Robe noire huileuse, timide mousse marron. Nez malté, grillé et torréfié. Chocolat, mélasse, fruits confits, paprika enveloppé de belles notes fumées. Bouche sirupeuse, ample sur le pain noir grillé et la fève de cacao. Final intense marquée par l?amertume, le réglisse , le pruneaux, le café, la terre et le bois fumé.
Alengrin (2885) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating from old notes. A spiced imperial stout with ink black colour and thin beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, liquorice, elderberry syrup, toasted bread; rounded, sweet fruity taste, thick and deep malt backbone, chocolatey accent, soft mouthfeel, dry and long finish with spiciness, roasted bitterness and warming alcohol. Very interesting, too bad it apparently does not exist anymore.
MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aged for a couple of years in my cellar. Black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, prunes, cocoa, coffee and dark roasted malts. Think palate with a flavour of coffee, roasted malts, cocoa and dark fruit. Sweetness is wrapped with malty, bitter notes reminding of coffee beans. Very solid and powerful flavour. I really like this a lot.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Haand Festival 2014. Fully black body with a beautiful brown head. Roasted aroma with dark chocolate, ash, leather and earthy hops. Taste is light peat/smoked wood, dark chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, licorice and a light grass note. Good dry and warm mouthfeel, thick body, roasty finish with ash and leather. This is some good stuff!
Idiosynkrasie (4556) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, small, thick, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, dark brown head. Intense, sweetish, dark malty aroma has a nuttily touch, notes of treacle, molasses, vanilla infused chocolate (ice) cream, liquorice, a touch of lovage. Taste is initially dry, roasty dark malty, finds its way over tarmac and shoe polish to woody and smoky, a moderately sweet liquorice basis is present throughout; some warming alcohol in the finish. Oily texture, sticky palate.
Valgreen (732) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Home. Black, medium tan head, some lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, smoke, liquorice. Taste, roasted malts, smoke, liquorice, coffee, dark fruits. Really nice.
tom10101 (3577) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). Black with a huge thick dark brown head and little lacing. Aroma is an interesting mix of vinous notes, roasted malt, liquorice and dark chocolate hints of smoke. Taste is also of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vinous/fruity notes, light smoked and light bitterness. Medium/full body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly vinous mouthfeel. Light alcohol warming in the finish. Interesting because it’s not a sweetness bomb and there’s a nice balance between the vinous and roasty presence. Quite tasty.
esp0r (2176) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Haand 2014
Pitch black, brown dense head. Smell of tar, roast, smoke, coffee and harbour. Moderate sweet, more tar, smoke, roast and coffee; quite heavy flavor palate. Very oily texture, moderate bitter finish. Excellent stuff
Vighals (1695) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart med minimalt lys brunt skum. Brent kaffe, mørk sjokolade og vaniljelukt. salt lakris, mørk sjokolade og kaffesmak. Salt bitter avslutning.