Alexanderdahl (111) - DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with creamy mocha head.
Lots of plums, dark chocolate and dried fruits in the nose. Roasted and nice coffee and coco-notes. Lingers for quite some time, especially the roast.
Nice and whole-bodied
Turboninja (283) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@Konttori, Tampere, Finland. Strong aroma of licorice, salty licorice and some coffee. Pitch black color with small beige head. Strong taste with licorice, tar, roasted organic malts and coffee. Some dark chocolate. Medicorely balanced. Wide taste spectrum and long malty aftertaste. Strong body with medium/low carbonation. Overall, school book like IS with no tricks. Great balance between organic malty flavors and sweet nuances.
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cant believe I’d not rated this juan ! Picked up at Systembolaget Malmo and chuged on the train back to CPH, 21/08/15.
Black with a decent dirty tan head that retains well.
Nose is rich roast, chocolate, spice, bitter fruit, charring notes, burnt toffee.
Taste comprises chocolate, spice, toffee, chocolate biscuit.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light boost in a warming close.
Decent impy but another of the old guard that I don’t feel warrants the 4+ score in this day and age.
dojken (393) - - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska. Skön go doft av choklad , läder och nötter. Smaken bra balanserad där choklad möts med lite rostade toner med nöt känsla. En fin öl att sitta och långsamt sippa på då man löser världsproblem!
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Large nougat colored and creamy foam is the perfect approach to one of the highly acclaimed beers from the award winning brewery Great Divide. Flowered hop, hard toasted and roasted malt, caramel and coffee are the main themes of the flavoring. In the taste unite these flavors in a warm and very elegant stout. Its little burnt character gives a light smoky sensation with caramel and coffee fills the mouth with delicate taste. It is soft and tasty and reminiscent in many ways of a stout that has been barrel aged, but it’s just not the case with this. Towards the end explodes a cluster bomb of hops in the mouth, and personally, I really like hoppy stouts, although it abstracts a bit from the type of accuracy. It is certainly one of the world’s best stout.
dpatchen (17) - - AUG 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super heavy; dark roast coffee, molasses, chocolate. A touch too sweet but overall excellent.
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Apache (57) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, with thin tan lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate. Taste is more hoppy than most imperial stouts.
Maris (1227) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 355ml bottle on 7/8/2015. Pours pitch black with a tiny deep brown head. It features a chocolatey nose, with some caramel and a bit of roasted malt, but it’s not super intense. Itis however very intense in the mouth - again lots of chocolate (dark and milk), some coffee, caramel, lots of burnt and roasty malt, and licorice. What makes it different from most impys is that it is really, really hoppy. There’s lots of pine, resin and some grapefruit in the mix, making this present as much like an imperial black IPA as a stout. The texture is creamy and the carbonation soft. An absolutely delicious treat for hop heads.
laakus (77) - Nossebro, - AUG 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2015 Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasty. COlour is black with brown foam. Taste is a bit sweet, tones of plums, toffee coffee, roasted malt and chocolat. Hoppy finish that sneaks in at the end makes this really interesting! Creamy texture, heavy body.
Jyrsa (280) - - AUG 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark with coffee brown head. Mild ( in a good way) nose of coffee, grapes, smoke. Bitter, slightly sweet and smoky. Coffee with a mild alcohol flavour. Light body with a wide, light palate and a long after taste of char, flowery hops and alcohol.