loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noire foncée, belle mousse brune persistante. Magnifique bière.
Au nez très fruitée, fruits noirs principalement, réglisse, houblonnage agréable. Maltage toasté chocolat. Alcool bien intégré.
En bouche pareil avec pas mal de sucres résiduels, très fruitée, réglisse, toastage fin et agréable chocolat noir, avec une alcoolisation qui accompagne magnifiquement bien... pas de sensation de chaleur désagréable.
Camons (7112) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a tan head, some lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, little cherry. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 010315
tandembrauer (442) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at home, present from Anne & Frode. Pours black with light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, cherries, dark dried fruits. Taste sweet, chocolate, coffee. Bitter finish with some roasted notes. Smooth mouth feel.
deanso (6242) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle
Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocholate in the aftertaste. A lovely Imperial stout
oh6gdx (21885) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pretty much black colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate, coffee, some fudge/toffee notes as well as mild herbal notes. Flavour is sweet liquorice, chocolate, coffee, nutty notes along with some fudge as well as some mild grassy and herbal notes. Hides the alcohol rather nicely. Very tasty.
Moolesen (293) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 50cl. Black with a light brown head. "Dark" nose, coffee etc. but also a parfumed nkse. Extreme rich beer. This is good stuff. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and there is a lot of it. Long lasting finish. Very nice.
MonsterMagnet (462) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours black and tan. Aroma: chocolate, dark fruit, light booziness. Taste: chocolate, liquorice, dark fruit, cherries . Medium sweet and bitter, slightly salty, full body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Medium long salty and bitter roasty finish with a light booziness. Well balanced, great stuff.
Vestergaard (698) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Pours a pitch black with a little tan head. Aroma has roasty coffee, chocolate, caramel malts, licorice. Taste is roasty bitter with some sweeter malts. Very malty in general with lots of caramel. Great stout, but not very much going on. Full body, low carbonation.
blankboy (6426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown, almost black, with an average size long-lasting frothy beige or light-brown head. Some lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, nuts, light hops, dark fruit and brown sugar. Flavour of roasted malt, leafy hops, alcohol and liquorice -- a tad disappointing, good but not as much as the aroma. Medium bodied. Very good beer.
Pyobon (1028) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1000 - (Bottle) Black - well actually a very very dark reddish brown - with a thin beige head. Initially there was little aroma, mainly liquorice with ash hints, but as it stood the aroma developed nicely with black treacle, coffee, dark chocolate appearing and the ash note receding. Great palate - full bodied, oily, slightly sticky with nice carbonation that is both velvety and slightly prickly. Very rich flavour with a great balance between the distinct sweetness and the darker bitter tastes. The start is dark toffee with hints of dried fruit and cherries. Bitter dark chocolate and very dark roast malt notes develop. The finish is a lingering residual pleasant sweetness balanced with dark chocolate bitterness. Excellent beer.