MiP (12840) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very hoppy aroma. Black colour. Small, creamy, brown head. Very flavourful. Quite roasted flavour, roast barley bitterness. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Nice and mild carbonation. Creamy aftertaste.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice creamy brown head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich with licorice, roast malt, coffee and chocolate. Some fruity notes as well.
cgarvieuk (12237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Stockholm beer festival ... Deep black ... vey intence alcohol in nose ... light sharpness of high alcohol ... ok porter but alchohol is too intense. Need to age this to see what happens
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21st September 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Thickish palate. Chocolate and malt start with a slightly smoky undertone. A little bitterness in the finish. Striking and sumptuos beer.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette - the last birthday beer this year. Black - brown head. Aroma: Dried dark fruits, raisins, hops, burned, berries. Taste: English licorice, burned, dried dark fruits, sharp hoppy, coffee. Soft mouthfeeling.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 05. The label on the bottle sparked an interesting debate over Hunter S Thompson and is he over-rated. Black beer with farily non existant head. Nice aroma and goodish balance. Chocolate orange and coffee dominate throughout. Pretty good, but as Duff says, this lacks a bit of the intensity you would expect from an Imperial
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Plain Kitchen, Gothenburg. Dark black (!?) beer with a large, dense, tan head. Chocolate, coffee, licorice and some alcohol in the aroma.The flavor has chocolate, coffee, licorice, burnt malt and sweet, fruity notes. The body could be fuller, but it is definately not thin. Quite mouth-drying with a very long coffee-bitter finish. (060824)
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a black body with a large creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, pine, and grapefruit. Creamy texture with a soft carbonation. Flavor of hops and chocolate.
TBone (11282) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (vintage 2005)
Opaque black, big expresso head. Coffee, chocolate and hops in the aroma. Cold coffee, some herbs in the flavor. Liquerish, roasted. Roasted aftertaste too. Not so full bodied than with this ABV you could guess. A bit unbalanced - good anyway.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) The creamy brown head atop the black head reaches to the lip of the pint glass on the pour, and retains itself fairly well, ultimately leaving nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate, some roasty. Smooth medium-full body that is quite drinkable and dangerously conceals the alcohol very well.