larsga (6323) - Oslo, - MAY 11, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 Medium coarse dark brown head. Utterly opaque black body. Intense chocolatey vinuous aroma with alcohol and milk notes. Initially dry and burnt chocolate with acidic notes. Complex and hard to analyze. Intense. Full-bodied. Sour burnt chocolate and vinegar aftertaste is beyond intense. Didnít really enjoy this, I must confess. Smaller sips work better, somehow. Too sour. The pilot batch we tried at the brewery was much better than this. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoly, batch #207. Also rated #195, which was more sour and infected, and generally undrinkable.)
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black color, brown head. Coffee nose, licorice, dried fruit, roasted malt, chocolate. Espresso and dark chocolate taste, licorice, fruity, bitter finish, well hidden alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, warming alcohol.
AgentAle (795) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is deep rich malts, brown sugar, dark fruits and light smokiness. Taste is sweet malts, complex fruits and candy sugars. Finishes with slight liquor warmth and slight bitterness. Well balanced. Appearance is black with a medium dark brown head that retains fairly well.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong notes of soy sauce and alcohol. Beautiful brown sugar-like foam, endurant and slightly pesky palate with red wine-like feeling. Good. A bit too powerful at impact, and slightly ephemeral foam.
Andrus86 (59) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE. Black with thick brown/orange head. Sticky molasses on the nose, which rolled into burnt malts & toffee with a big thick finish. A meal in a bottle.
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slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"man, this was a complex brew. tasted and smelled barreled...chocolate, coffee, tar, molasses, hops, roasted malt. super good, super smooth. smoke in the aroma and flavor. 11% not detectable!"
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle from the Crowfoot Co-op in Calgary, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a moderate brown head that remains as a thin cover and leaves a hint of fine lace. The nose has lots of roasted malt, earth, herbs, caramel and a touch of smoke. The flavour is medium-sweet with roasted malts, espresso, herbs, smoke, earth and a touch of anise. The finish is long and herbal with anise and roasted malts. On the palate it is full in body with a creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, a nice imperial stout on the drier end of the spectrum; somewhat reminiscent of an imperial porter. 2014-09-28
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
uber sour stout with baked cake. Too sour, but fuck yeah. Awesome. Was drunk when rated.
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a tulip -- Been passively looking for this beer for about 3 years now, and finally success. A jet black brew that you can tell is a good stout. The sour yeast adds a nice dimension that can keep you pondering this brew until the very last.
baraciisch (2025) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark inky black pour, pours like molasses... Dark chocolate, licorice on the nose... Flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, oak, light booze... Chocolate bitterness on finish... Great beer
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Derbeth (367) - Krakůw, POLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is intensive dark chocolate and coffee, some liquorice and alcohol. Black colour, brown head. Too much alcohol for me. So-so.