VastActiv (3714) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 26052012. Colour is black with tiny head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Craig. Cheers! Dark black with light brown highlights, no head. Tar, molasses, some vanilla roast nose. Chocolate, quite pronounced roast, warm soft bitter linger. Nice.
BenH (2878) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 Thanks Craig. Pours very dark brown. Massive licorice and molasses aroma, some dark chocolate. Taste has lots of tobacco, some smoke, tar, ash, licorice, engine smoke. Thick and sweet with a light bitter finish. Very nice.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 bottle .... deep black ... small tan head ... heavy meaty big chocolate nose ... dark roast ... chewey malts ... heavy malts ... big chocolate ... rich and smooth
yngwie (14855) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2013 Bottle. A black one, looking lovely with its finger-thick tan head. The aroma has blackberries, roasted malts, booze, leather, dark sugar and bacon, equally nice. The flavor pretty much the same, with a nice sweetness level. Warming and full-bodied on the palate, finishing with a lasting roasted flavor. A really pleasant one. Rating: 8-5-8-4-16-4.1. 121116
Bottle, from trade with Papsoe. A black one, topped by a small, dense, dark tan head. The aroma has a nice smoked ham scent, followed by chocolate, roasted malts and some coffee. Some herbal notes? It’s super-full-bodied, very soft and velvety, with some warmth. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and beef stock in the flavor. Lasting finish with lots of flavors. A really wonderful beer, but I’d like it to move a bit over from the malty side. 130510
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
april13: Dark Brown Imperial stout with a really nice beige foam. The scent of roasted malt. Delicious creamy filling. lovely rich, roasted chocolate flavor.
cpetrone84 (1658) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is jet black with very little dark mahogany head. Nose has light pest and barrel up front with a heavy sugary and sweet malt presence. Taste is overly sweet malt, under attenuated and messy for the most part. It has a dry finish with a fair bit of peat, ash, light barrel, and some bitterness. The sweetness and ash linger together. It lacks focus and integration. It’s big, thick, well carbonated but messy.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pikkulintu. Coffee in the nose. Brown head. Dark black reddish color. Sweetish malty taste with average hops. Some licorice and syrup and hints of smoke too.
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Torst. Pours a dark dark brown with a carmel colored head. Aroma of roast, vanilla, chocolate, and spice. Sweet roasty chocolate taste with some spice. The alcohol comes through. Just an amazing brew.
Rune (9056) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle brought back home from Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. Thick oily pour. Dissipating brownish head to a devil-black body. Sparse lacing. Peat malty aroma joined by ash and dark anise. The peaty flavour is well integrated with earthy malts, anise and dark fruits. Vinous palate. Lingering malt bitter finish supported by alcohol warmth. Full bodied. Very nice, slow sipper. (Tromsø, 26.03.2013).