Beer4000 (4118) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. A black body with a small brown head. Aroma of dark malt and roasted coffee. Flavour is very sweet malt, roast, molasses, liquorices, soya, warming alcohol and rather moderate in bitterness. Full body and long, sweet aftertaste. A big beer with lots of flavour, maybe a bit too much for the overall impression and too sweet for me.
gunnfryd (9383) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, soy sauce, cocoa. Flavour is soy sauce, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa. Full body. Nice beer.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
7th February 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, little tan head. Smooth palate. Rich malt with a lot of bubblegum ester. Vanilla and smooth coffee. Finishes tangy with some coffee bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice beer but the bubblegum esters get in the way a bit.
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a dark brown head. Looks awesome. Aroma of really strong roasted malts, licorice, vegetables and roasted coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, strong coffee, cooked vegetables, vanilla and grassy hops. Some floral notes. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long warming roasty finish. Past itís prime.
olio (4838) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of nettle, malts, ripe fruits, licorice, salmiac and some caramel. Flavor of ripe fruits, alcohol notes, dark berries, some vanilla and subtle caramel notes. A bit too intensive to be enjoyable.
tiong (2796) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of stingy vegetables, roastiness, hints of cocoa and vanilla. Taste is strong with roasty vanilla notes, hints of stingy vegetables, cocoa and coffee. Finish is strong and malty with some roastiness and hints of vanilla. A bit unbalanced, feels like it would be slightly better from a fresh bottle.
laiti (4559) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ olio, BBE 20.04.2015
Aroma has nettles, gooseberry bush and hay. Also some roasted notes, some tar, vegetables typical to a mocha beer and gooseberry bush Ė something you would not expect from an imperial stout, Flavour has mocha, some vegetables, roasted notes, gooseberry bush and some bnettles. Perhaps some hints of vanilla mentioned in the label. Couldíve been better as fresh, mocha is clearly present but the vanilla is rather hard to observe.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cocoa aroma.
Tar, molasses, vanilla and milk chocolate. Some bitterness, but this is very sweet. Long complex finish.
stravale (1706) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Free Trade Inn Newcastle 271212 BBE 15/01/2012
This is the 1st batch
Jet black, dirty brown thick head, dissipates to thin brown layer with some lacing, deep and concentrated
Aroma - Huge roasted coffee, deep espresso, tar, some alcohol, charcoal, woody, burnt aroma, some bitter dark chocolate, mainly burnt roast coffee
Taste - Rich meaty roasted malts, complex, deep sweet dark malts, rich plain chocolate, rich espresso coffee which isnít bitter, getting a hint of salt, touch of treacle, some soy, alcohol is noticeable here but is fine as the beer is so big, highly concentrated flavours, far less burnt notes than from the aroma. Iím not getting the vanilla - maybe it has been lost with the aging. The taste is so so concentrated and so so massive
Palate - Soft carb, full body, very creamy texture. Finish as main flavour, thick rich dark malts, chocolate, smooth, warming alcohol at the back end
Overall - Big big concentrated flavours here, definately a sipper in small doses, tastes much better than the aroma. Glad to have tried this - plus this is the first batch so has been in the bottle to mellow out.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of soy sauce, vegetables, roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, nuts, soy sauce and warming alcohol. medium to full body, soft carbonation.