oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (backlog). Deep rubyish brown colour, close to black. Small beigeish brown head. Aroma is big time coffee, along with mild sourness and liquorice. Flavour is very similar, but also has some ashy and roasted malty notes. A bit too strong on the coffee.
saxo (15684) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, little coffee, wood and hops. Very oily palate.
Camons (8739) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, little sour, oak, coffee, licorice, some oxidation. Flavor is malt, caramel, coffee, licorice, oak, little smoke, light oxidation, some booze. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, some warming alcohol. 050214
chrisv10 (13817) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with tiny head. Aroma is roasted malts, oxydized, oak and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, oak, sweet, caramel, little oxydized, little coffee, warming and a little bitter.
Rasmus40 (15194) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, vanilla and wood. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Oily, soft and smooth. 050214
Idiosynkrasie (5549) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle [BBE 03/12]. Pitch black colour with late awakening, small, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Rich dark malty aroma, notes of treacle, chocolate, liquorice, a touch of roast, hints of oak and vanilla. Taste is roasty dark malty with a touch of smoke, subtle sweetness, a touch of vanilla, some oak, bitter hoppy counterweight produces hints of tarmac and leather; cautious hints of warming alcohol in the finish. Oily, gooey texture, sticky palate. Intense, rich, slightly recalcitrant.
VastActiv (4478) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 13072012. Colour is dark brown with almost no head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts.
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a few tan bubbles but no real head. The aroma is full of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is similar. The coffee and chocolate notes come through nicely and are complimented by some lactose, nuts and quite a bit of sweetness. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
KnutAlbert (6435) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best of the three versions. Black, some oil, sourness. The coffee adds the elements needed for this to become a proper imperial stout. *On the other hand, a good brewer should do that without many additives.
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear black colour, red hue, slight off-white rim. Aroma of mocha, coffee, roasted malts and caramel. Mocha flavour, bitter coffee, dark chocolate. Bitter finish, coffee and caramel.
(From 37.5cL bottle @ ZZT VI. Courtesy of DutchDrebus. Thanks for sharing, Dré!)