mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), pours jet black with a medium tan head. Aroma of intense dark roasted malt above anything, with espresso, and dark chocolate, and slight hints of the citrus - but the intense roast dominates the nose. Flavour of intense roast, more roast and even more roast - some burnt espresso beans, maybe some chocolate cake, and some subtle citrus hints on the finish along with more roast (this sort of reminds me of G.D. Yeti). This is pretty much everything I love in an impy stout. Extremely full-bodied, rich and even harsh (in a good way). Absolutely beautiful concoction.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A superbly drinkable, rich, chocolaty and citrusy big black beer.
How: Super-fresh tap at the brewery + bottle age 2 months
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is very citrusy over a slice of chocolaty cake. MMmmmm… Taste has a sumptuous chocolaty malt backbone that is somewhere between nougat and chocolate cake, a good amount of citrus fruits, some wooden resinous hops. The citrus fruits are amazingly well integrated in the beer, almost taste like if the beer was dry-hopped with a whole lot of not-so-bitter citrusy hops. All that makes the beer surprisingly refreshing with a low sweetness sensation. Alcohol is very well hidden. This is one dangerously drinkable 10% beer. I’m usually not a fan of gimmicky beers with adjuncts, but this is something else, I really loved that beer, I even preferred it over the more hyped Birth Of Tragegy released on the same day. This beer is the only Daybreak I’ve seen in the past 25 years, and if god had meant for me to see more daybreaks he would have made sun rise at a more reasonable hour.
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 Bottle. Mild vinous aroma, hint of marmalade. Black colour. Dark brown colour. The flavour has a good hoppiness, nicely hoppy, slightly burning. Some marmalade. Good sweet flavour balanced by a sharp and burning hoppiness. 8 4 8 3 18
Draught at CBC12. Black colour. Small dark brown head. The flavour is roasted with a distinct coffee note. Mild sweetness to balance the alcohol. Alcohol and hop burn in the finish. 7 3 7 3 17
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque black with a brownish head. Heavy dark roast aroma combined with dark dried fruits. Solid body, again heavy dark roast, bitter chocolate and licorice. A touch of vanilla. Malt bitter finish combined with alcohol. Honestly just a heavy Imperial Stout - no more complex or sophisticated than so many others. 180212
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, malt, alcohol, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, chocolate, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A small, dense, tan head sits on top of a black body. The aroma is on the roasted kind, with lots of chocolate, coffee and also some citrusy hoppyness. A touch of licorice blends in. The flavor is in the same league and going down the same road, although a bit more heavy on the licorice. Very smooth on the palate, full-bodied and lighlty warming. Lasting finish with a nice bitterness. A wonderful imperial stout. 120218
chrisv10 (9415) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. very dark brown with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, little citrus and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, thick, little sweet and bitter.
Dedollewaitor (13010) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Fastelavnssmagning 2012, Ulfborg. Pours black with a small creamy bubbly beige head. Lots of roast, soy, fruit, liquorice and ashes. Sticky and oily. Full bodied. A lovely sipper!
Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 180212
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, chocolate, notes of licorice, notes of caramel and hops.