Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drunk to celebrate my rating number 22,800. Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge very dark brown head. The aroma has notes of rhum, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, caramel, and wood. The flavor very sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, burnt wood, caramel, rhum, and some chocolate, leading to a dry woody, roasted, and alcoholic finish.
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, deep black color, with a tan-colored head, nice mochaish, chocolate cake, chocolate icecream, chocolate milk, cocoa powder nose, with a yeasty, dark dried date, fig, chocolate wafer, brownie, chocolate liquor accent, and some roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malt, coffeeish notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild yeasty, fruitcake, black coffee, dark bitter chocolate, burnt chocolate bran muffin, mochaish, chocolate chip dough, brownie character, with some chocolate cake, chocolate wafer, molasses, light anise, roasted, black, chocolate, toasted, soft wheat malt mellowness flavors, with a faint cappuccino, burnt toast, roasted grounded coffee bean, sublte oaky undertone, leading towards a warming, chocolatey, coffeeish, mocha, brownie, burnt fruitcake, chocolate milk finish. I’m still looking for a taste of rum in this one!
Marheb (3536) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Obtenu de SlovakSniper dans un échange: Nez boisé, légèrement fumé composé de rhum épicé. En bouche c’est étonnement timide au niveau des saveurs avec des pointes fruités très discrètes qui accompagnent doucement le café, chocolat, mélasse. La finale d’épices du rhum brun sauve un peu la face. Agréable mais saveurs hésitantes.
TorbenH (972) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
black, clear, brown foam, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, smoke, licorice, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl. bottle shared @ friend’s house – purchased at Beer Planet – split & poured into rum glasses – A: solid black with a brown head – S: very sweet, syrup-like, cough syrup mixed with dark caramel malts, molasses, touch of chocolate – T: slightly roasted dark malts but never the less still very sweet, molasses, brown sugar a go-go, cough syrup, wood, touch bitterness in the aftertaste & most of all lots of sweet rum in here, rather tangible in the alcohol department but the sweet, sticky molasses rum nature of this is quite lovely - B: somewhat sticky & oily, more carbonated than you would expect it to be, definitely lively carbonation, nice sweet one
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
This engaging Imperial Stout develops wooden notes alongside roasted cereals and molasses in a lean, healthy mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of coffee-colored foam tops the impenetrable darkness.
-This is drier than expected, with plenty of malt flavors (not just residual sugars).
-The flavor display is quite simple (and elegant) for a brew which lists so many ingredients. Coffee, spices, rum and smoked malt were all used parsimoniously, it seems. Good on them.
-Blackberry fruitiness appears in the finish.
-Alcohol is expertly hidden.
-Carbonation is lively enough to make the sugars feel light, even if there are a few viscous pockets here and there.
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièriopholie. Arôme: Odeur de petits fruits et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col brun mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût chocolat et de céréales grillées avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de rhum en arrière goût. (Rating #4028)
Eructoblaster (3478) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 500ml. Pours an opaque black body with low carbonation and a good brown foamy/creamy head. Nice, complex malty/hoppy aroma with roasty and chocolate hints. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Taste carries rhum and woody notes. Ends with a warming bitter/roasty finish. Good stuff.
_angst_ (3840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Porterfestivalen in Gothenburg on November 19. pours black with a thick chocolate brown head. Smell is sweet with chocolate, vanilla, wood and rum. Taste is sweet with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, fresh wood, rum, molasses, a hint of blue cheese and a slight acidity. Finish is sweet and bitter,
JulienHuxley (4649) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, merci Pat! Good looking black pour with nice brown head. Aroma is very fruity, lots of dried dark fruits, hints of chocolate and molasses. Taste is light, fruity, not very sweet. Palate is quite light for what I was expecting, with a dry finish. Strange imperial stout, lacking the body I was looking for but still good.