Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Tegnérs Gömställe, Stockholm, Sweden. A dark brown, nearly black brew with a small, filmy light brown head. Roast and burnt fruit aromas, with some cocoa as well. Flavor has nice balance, low roast and hop bitterness. Silky and sweeter, with chocolate and cocoa flavors. Thin texture. A solid beer, but nothing very special.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small creamy tan head. Roasted malty dark fruit and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Roasted sweetish chocolate and coffee finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black colored with red hints. Little vanishing light brown head. Rich roasted caramelly aroma with some vanilla and creamy tone. Medium to full bodied. Flavor starts with port-vinous tone and mild vanilla roastiness, soft palate. Aftertaste lasts with this vanilla.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - APR 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at HBF08)
Black, small and thick brown head. Nose is dark chocolate, berries, coffee and burned malt. Quite sweet mildly port vinous and malty flavor, some chocolate also. Dry coffeeish finish with liquorice. Medium to full bodied, quite strong carbonation, could be a tad smoother. Great, not too thick imperial stout.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - APR 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
keg at HBF Helsinki
color:very dark brown
warmed up 20 minutes as all my HBF beers
color: black Taste: very well roasted malts, chocolate dryish. Very nice to try again when my moods is better.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, tiny head. Burnt malts and sour apple aroma. Sweet fruity malt, slightly appley. Very mellow taste, rich and full-bodied, but no ’wow’ factor.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught@HBF2008) Very dark with very small head. Roasty, licoricey, malty and smooth aroma. Coffee, roasted malt, minty chocolate in the flavor, with a solid, malty base. Almost full-bodied, low-carbonated. A very pleasant and balanced Imperial Stout.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. at Dahlberg, Helsingborg. Almost black coloured with smal beige head. Mature aroma of prunes, raisins, chocolate and liquorice. Notes of oxidation. Sweet fruity and malty flavour with mature fruit and fortified wine notes. Rather light bodied for an imperial stout. Decent.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007
Dark mahogany color. This one as well has a light aroma, with roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, very light tobacco leaves and vanilla. Good body strength, round body, with a quite sweet caramel flavor, with notes of chocolate and roasted malt; the alcohol warms the mouth more than expected. The final is well balanced with all the flavor mix, and rhubarb candies, but gets thinner than the front. Very good.
screwball (1098) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. Black. Brown head. Nose brings coffe, vanilla, lot´s of malt. Flavor has coffee, plums, dark fruits, and tar. This is so round and the mouthfeel is perfect!