Marduk (1936) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Pitch black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Looks beautiful. Raisins, dark bread, roast, malt, alcohol in aroma. Strong alcohol, rye, roast, grainy in taste. Nice sweet roast in aftertaste.
Habanero (2007) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate and smoked notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft to flat carb. An excellent impy.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Sweet roasty aroma, a little sticky stodgy, even mashy. Crusty bread. Nice dark black, super tight dark tan persistent head. Retronasals heavy estery and burnt treacle, some alcohol too. A bit messy as a stout, thick and heavy, drinkability not so great. Finish gets treaclier over time, but alcohol builds up too. Burntness a bit too harsh. A touch rough. Slightly metallic aspect to the hop finish, but it has some nice noble aspect. Deep down roughness wins over the more pleasant aspects, which is a shame
kappldav123 (4541) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle looks really interesting. Beer in the glass deep black, nice small head. Intense malty aroma. Starts the same: intense malty, strong, but not alcoholic, fine roasty notes. Modest earthy-malty. More and more spicy-wheaty. Soft and warming-malty finish, hints of strong coffee. A good one!
aleigator (71) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from P&M-Getränke. Dark cola color, with brown, decent head, which vanishes fast. Aromas of smoke, coffee, toffee and malt.
Tastes of chocolate, blended together with coffee and malt. Malt becomes more present, warm, earthy with hints of alcohol in the end. A sweeter stout, with a rather high carbonation, both go well together, surprisingly enough. Later on, a subtle bitterness becomes recognizable, adding a much needed body to the beer, the beer would we far too sweet otherwise. Hints of spices makes this stout interesting, fiery, smoky notes, contributing some sharpness to the sweet overall impression. This being said, this stout reminds me somehow of a belgian brune, with a more stoutish character. Both work well together, especially when the beer is warmed up near to room temperature. Tart, spicy hints become more detectable and create a well balanced, unique stout.
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins, malt, dark fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4495) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin off white head. Clear black pour. Very nice imperial stout.
sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep dark brown with a beige ring. Aroma of roast malt and dark fruit. Aroma of the aroma, liquorice, bitter hops.
Beerhunter111 (3200) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, leicht rauchig. Geschmack sehr intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, bittere Schokolade.
JanLaursen (2660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske, 33 cl. Et sted mellem mørkebrun og sort med et meget lavt kaffebrunt skumhovede. Brændt malt, rugbrød, mørke frugter og let lakrids i næsen. Fløjlsblød tekstur og en alkoholisk finish. Anderledes impy, der vokser sig ganske god med lidt tid i glasset.