Hopmaestro (869) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of course, roasted malts, caramels, bread and chocolates. The taste provides with a rather distinct attack from heavy roasted malts at first and slowly tips over towards dark fruits, liquorice and coffee. The finale is actually pretty light and thin which had me a bit confused, as I expected a true bitter and longlasting effect, but no. Still a pretty good Imperial Stout, even if it’s a bit low on the abv and the thin finale.
Cool_Bond (2085) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good roasted malt aroma. The taste is of dark malt, roasted malt also a little sweetness. Good bitterness that fills the mouth for a long while. Really good beer and enjoyable. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Peter_L (1221) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@SÖSB. Blecksvart vätska med brunfärgat skum. Doft av säd, bröd, bränt bildäck och medicin. Smaken överraskar positivt. Choklad, mörkrostat kaffe. Fräsch och lätt munkänsla. Lite syrligt avslut.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Alex. Thanks! Pours pitch black with a two finger tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, espresso, with a touch of oxidation. Medium heavy mouthfeel. Taste follows the nose and has a ash and char note as well. This is a very tasty brew and one I’m glad I got to try. It is very good.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/30/2012. From bottle. Black with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with chocolate and licorice. Bitter flavors, robust and thick with a long finish. Very good.
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 0,33l fra Systembolaget, e-beställning. Beksvart. Høyt luftig skum med litt farge. Varer. Litt lacing. God lakrisaroma med innslag av røyk. Smaken er sjokolade og litt søt lakris. Myk munnfølelse. Va bra!
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, 7 % abv, at Bishops Arms in Luleå. Pours a tan-coloured head to a pitch black body, fragile lacing to the glassware. Pleasant aroma of cocoa with fruity notes. Similar flavours of cocoa powder, a little smoke, and dark fruits, mid-tart berries towards the ending. Well bodied. Pleasing (shared with djoeye, 25.05.2014).
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle poured into snifter. Opaque, near-black color with a modest khaki head that settles into a ring after a few moments. Requisite roasty coffee, toffee, chocolate and dark fruit aromas. Flavor is lightly sweet with lots of roasted coffee character with a slightly astringent bitter finish. Overall this is considerably drier than my nose had me expecting. It’s an interesting contrast to the sweeter, fuller-bodied imperial stouts I’m accustomed to, but I’m not sure I prefer it.
djoeye (2765) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown 0.33L special bottle ABV 7%;
beige film, black-brown body.
Aroma of apple-hops, caramel liquorice, fruitiness, choco-malts.
Tastes lots of berries n fruits, peel of green apples, sourness, coffee, chocolate,
distinct lingonberry notes.
Fruity on palate with lively carbonation, which puts lingonberries forward.
Chocolate finish, mocca cocoa coffee, nice indeed. No killing over-bitter imperial disturbance here.
As a very tasty stout.
(shared w Rune @The Bishops Arms (Luleå) Su25May2014)
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by VT, thanks bro. pours unclear dark brown witha small light beige head, some retention and lacing. bitter chocolate, slightly powdery, cups of bitter coffee, fresh grains - as though it’s hard to believe there’s no coffee grains in this brew, smoky and woodsy, moderate sweetness - molasses and vanilla, touch of spices. moderate to low carbonation, light body - oily, balanced by an assertive smoky-grassy-resinous-bitter coffee finish. smoky. foreign. tasty.