brnandersen (2452) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl. bottle poured in to a snifter. Pitch black with a lasting, small tan head. The aroma has roasted malts, salt, liquorice, smoke, hops and a hint of tobacco. Powerful, roasted bitter taste with notes of peat, smoked bacon, coffee. Full bodied with a thick texture. Long lasting, bitter finish, with roasted malts, chocolate and light notes of peat. A very nice imp. stout from Hornbeer.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ René’s house. Thanks! Black appearance with a dark brown appearance. Rich anise, dark chocolate, charred, licorice aroma. A little chewy, rich black licorice, smoky, mild chocolate flavor. Pretty tasty.
MotherBrother (800) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour dark brown, almost black, with a small frothy tan head.
Aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, brown sugar and slight soy. Big and roasted malts at the end, which gives this beer that little something.
Taste is sweet upfront, with a rather long, bitter and roasted aftertaste.
Medium bodied, with a semi-flat carbonation.
punkska101 (1206) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ brouhaha A: dark chocolate with some roastiness and dark caramel. App: pitch black no head. T/p: full body finish is sweet and medium long. Nice velvety texture. Soft carbonation. O: awesome love the texture. Will need to import some
Travlr (15646) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black, small brown head. Aroma of coffee grounds and dark cocoa. Taste is toasted chocolate and espresso. Nice.
Lilja (2092) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Riktigt krämig och oljig i sin konsistens, len och god i gommen. Smakrik, balanserad, lagom söt, med smak av choklad, kaffe, fikon och lakrits. Väldigt god, får se vilket betyg som ges efter nästa flaska.
Arve_Christian (3872) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika
Black color, good foam
Full body & complexity
Flavours of hops, licorice & leather
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 0.5l bottle @ Beer Enthusiast release party. This one pours a pitch black body with a bubbly dark chocolate head. It has a really peated smoky aroma - almost burned - with chocolate, sweet vanilla, dark espresso, but also a light acidic apply tone as well. Someone mentioned dark almost burned rye bread - he was 100% correct. Nice smoked aroma. Surprisingly and a bit un-natural sweet in the flavor. A bit cloying actually. Reminds me a lot of ashtray heart and black hole. Confusing flavors. Nice roastiness with a good bitterness toward the ending. Could just be I’m in a bad mood or something but this was way to sweet for my buds. Think I have to give it a new go at a later point. 23.04.2012
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL. Savory near black IPA nose. Rocky coffee foam. Spotty lace. Taste is social and dark chocolate. Sharp. Nice.
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Foffern (1414) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sample at Beer Enthusiast release tasting, Bergen. Pours a very black colour with a small light brown head. Looks like espresso. I could not have dreamed of a better aroma where I found leather, tar, strong coffee, dried fruit and a touch of smoke. Smoke is even more evident in the flavour with touch of fire/burnt wood, coffee, bitter chocolate and dark, dark, sweet berries, chocolate truffles and port wine. Oily mouth feel, and light bitterness. A beautiful imperial stout with great balance