CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours an oily opaque black with a spotty-lacing dark tan head. Has a rich sweet dark caramel and roasty chocolate nose with some molasses and dark fruity complexity. Starts with good fullness and chewy sweet dark caramel maltiness with some rich dark chocolate complexity and light smokiness before a drier roasty slightly warming finish. A pretty complex imperial stout that should age well.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bought @ Řlbutikken, Cph.
Pours utterly black with a firm, small, creamy, brown head. Sweet aroma, lots of oatmeal, milky lovely chocolate, a hint of coffee. Extremely elegant and lovely. Medium, rather prickly carbonation, rather light and dry palate. Flavour is very elegant, lots of oatmeal, some mild cold coffee, good chocolate notes. Very mildly vinious, but hides the ABV well. Good hoppiness adding a citric zest overall. Really lovely and elegant.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, opaque black with a thin brown head that circles the glass. Rich chocolate malt, piney hops, leather in the nose. Full-bodied, smooth and creamy, long-lasting finish. Chocolate malt, sweet, dark chocolate bitterness, alcohol warmth in the finish. Very rich, complex, and flavorful.
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a small brown ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma: coffee, alcohol, roasted notes, dark chocolate. Taste: rum raisin, some fruity hops, espresso/dark coffee, citrus. Creamy, oily texture. This is nice, but a bit rough around the edges. Would like to taste this one after aging a year or two.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours jet black with a creamy chocolate head that left some nice lacing. Big nose full of cocoa, coffee, roasted malts and light piny hops. Big chocolaty and creamy finish. This beer was very close to being overkill, but they pulled it off.
Nisse666 (4206) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 Re-rate thx to rlgk cons 2011-12-04 Göteborg
AR: smokey, chocolate, coffey
AP: thick black, oily, dark brown wee head
F: thick, cholate truffel, bitter grape fruit, poily, winegum
New ratein 3,6 = new average (4,3+3,6)/2 = 3,95
Sample from bottle at SBWF 2010, cons 2010-10-08, Nacka
AP: pitch black, frothy head
AR: roasted malt coffee/chocolate
F: round chocolate flavor, bitterness +, a lovely beverage
Elwood (3162) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Julios Liquors.
Aroma: The nose is full of roasty notes and a touch of alcohol. There are also notes of dark fruit, tobacco. As the beer warms, some raisin, molasses, and dark brown sugar come out.
Appearance: It pours pitch black with a small, rocky, dark brown head. The head retention is pretty good given the high alcohol content.
Taste: It’s a little hot with alcohol, has lots of roastiness, a little oat and nuttiness on the undercurrent, dark fruit, and a very light dark chocolate note. The high malt content battles against the the high ABV making it surprisingly even.
Palate: A little syrupy on the tongue with low carbonation leading to a slightly lingering bitter finish. I was really surprised how clean it finished given all it has going on.
Overall: This is one big boozy brew that has layers of complex flavor. The beer continues to evolve as you drink it. Do yourself a favor and make sure you get a full glass of this beautiful beast. Better yet, make it two. You will certainly be rewarded.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured like an iodine oil spill, staining the glass yellow wherever it touched. Nose was loaded with roasty character, hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste was just over the top, hot with booze, and tons of huge clashing flavors, not one stuck out for me, the roasty qualities were so strong it almost bordered on a charred flavor, the chocolate was over the top dark bitter chocolate, it was just too much at once.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF 2010. Pitch black with a smal brown head. Deep, heavy flavours, packing a big punch against your tastebuds. Dark fruitiness, coffee and light bourbon, with some hops backing it all up and then a nice light warming sensation in the throat.
armando629 (2408) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber, Fish&Beer, Copenhagen.
Deep Black, it looks like rock oil, small but compact and creamy brown head. Total eclipse... Thick aroma with tons of hop and burnt oak. Deep roasted grains, dark chocolate and dark fruits, plum and raisins, caramell and molasses, pitch. You hasn"t got any chance to avoid the aroma...Huge density, rock-oil consistance and a taste cunami with a wide flavor profile: burnt wood, deep roasted grains, caramel and toffee, tobacco and dark chocolate and a huge amount of resiny-dark fruity hop. After a while when the beer warms up the flavor bomb melts down and complexity rules the character. Superb one, yes, this is a destroyer....