Mortlach (1049) - Rome, - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28/01/2013 Brasserie 4:20 (2008 vintage bottle). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma color cappuccina, leggera e poco persistente. Naso un po’ sporco, sentori di gomma bruciata, ossidazione, malti tostati, cioccolata, alcol. In bocca č dolciastra, cioccolatosa, caramello, ha perso un po’ di corpo e di carbonazione. Non male, nonostante l’etŕ, ma andrebbe ribevuta fresca.
Cunningham (5073) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as the night with a thich beige head. Nice lacing. Powerful aroma. Espresso, chocolate and licorice. Full body. Balanced sweetness vs bitterness. Soft carbonation. A bit oily. Heavu stuff this one. Espresso, toffee, licorice, roasted and chocolate. Power beer. Nothing I can drink a lot of. Nice evening sipper.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]
Turboninja (130) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong/medium aroma with licorice, vanilla and some malts. Pitch black with medium beige head. Strong taste with licorice, vanilla and cocoa, which is the distinctive part of this beer. Some malts can be tasted also. Very smooth and balanced. Wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with licorice, malts and some hops. Full body wit soft carbonation. Overall one of my favorite Imperial Stouts: top-notch performer with the twist.
ogreface (1375) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ez a béka sem szarral gurigázik, az biztos! Nagyon mély, keserű csokis, likőrös, fakormos, kissé fanyar, és igen erős íze van, testes, mint egy sumo birkózó. Szerintem zab nélkül szinte bántóan száraz és reszelős lenne, így pont jó!
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pitch black with a ring of mocha head. Lacing.
N: Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, char, licorice, star anise, smoke and earth. Oatmeal and some peppercorn.
T: Big bitterness and sweetness.
M: Medium, oily body, some alcohol, soft carbonation.
O: A dry bittersweet imperial oatmeal stout. Some really nice qualities for a day to day RIS.
tmrmwel (1108) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a small mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, with tobacco, vanilla and cocoa sweetness. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, with tobacco, leather and cocoa.
nathan30533 (758) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Def my style of stout. I believe the oats give this beer its smoothness. This one pours very dark with a nice light color head. Great feel and smoothness. This one goes down easy. Taste the chocolate and roasted oat Malts. Enjoy my friends.
Marstonlad (499) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours pitch black with a little brownish head, an oily impression. The aroma has notes of whisky and vanilla; it also features strong roasty maltiness with coffee and chocolate - very rich. Taste is initially medium sweet, later bending gracefully toward a bitter, hoppy finish that sets this version apart from the barrel aged one. Intense maltiness dominates, but the balance is well kept as also hoppy notes are around. The palate is full-bodied, velvety smooth and flat in carbonation. Brilliant.
fillepolo (4) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer tasting at Jorn69 havregatan 69. Good Beer but unfortunaly not that complex. Chocolat, black malts and coffee.
Jorn69 (1284) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Havregatan 150103. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with chocolate and coffee, medium to full body with a watery to oily to creamy texture. The finish is dry and roasted malty.
McNeillR (1451) - SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, light ruby tinge, ringed tanny head. Creamy liquorice, dusty oat. Creamy rich choc, slick mouthfeel throughout and little earthy towards the finish. Lush mouthfeel really, linger is chocco milk. 2009 Vintage.