hallinghansen (2419) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium brown head leaving beautiful lacings. Aroma is coffee, liquorice, roasted malt, hops. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, caramel, roasted malt. Very smooth and drinkable. Medium carbonation. Delicious.
Tide (2284) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at bar. Black color, brown head. Sweet & strong taste with chocolate, liquorice, coffee, bread and burnt finish. Excellent imperial stout.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Reddish black colour with small to average size dark tan head.
Roasted malt, vanilla, coffee and vinous aroma.
Dark roasted malt, bitterness, ash and vinous elements in flavour.
Thick and rich palate. Quite one dimensional Imperial Stout.
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BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a near black body, slightly glass coating with a fading tan head that doesn’t leave much lace. Poor retention. Aromas are of brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins, light coffee, floral, honey, tar and light roast. Flavors are much more roasty, tar, earthy, soil, nutty, molasses, oily, and a bit peppery. Medium bubbles, iodine like. Full bodied and warming.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Byens Kro in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was mainly chocolatey yet had a slight watery mouth feel. dark malts. pours pitch black and off white head. refreshing for a 11% brew...but i think that’s what got me. Just kinda flat on the finish. Slick like. Not horrible but not amazing.
ClubGonzo (4756) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a small caramel head. Nose is leather, red berries, licorice, coffee and hints of wood. Taste is very similar; coffee and licorice are the main elements while wood, leather and red berries linger in the back, with some nutty hints. Very balanced and drinkable for its weight class. Smooth and slick palate, without being heavy or sticky. Probably the best creation from Hornbeer this far, which have failed to impress me significantly.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL thanks to Travlr and humlelala. Ink pour with heavy mocha foam. Super dark. Nose is fruity coffee, heavy dark chocolate, fudge, vanilla. Taste is hot chocolate, latte, mocha, massive melted chocolate and fudge. Super rich. Mild spice. Had this bad boy in lieu of coffee on my 4AM cab ride to the airport. Taxi driver didn’t seem to give a crap.
Sigmund (5800) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Pitch black colour, brown head. Strong roasty aroma and flavour with notes of coffee, liquorice, oak and walnuts. Can’t detect the honey. Not too sweet. An excellent and powerful beer!
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black with a dark brown head, Aroma: quite hoppy, very grassy, roasted, toffee, chocolate, dusty, some salty savory notes, floral notes, chocolate cake, heavy malty, sweet coffee, creamy. Taste: thick creamy mouthfeel, high roasted bitterness, grassy, hoppy bitter. Soy, salty, chocolate, coffee, butterscotch, liquorice, dry, a bit chalky, light vanilla notes, nice one!
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 11%. The aroma starts off roasted with some liquorice, then turns hoppy. Black colour. Good dark brown head. The flavour is very sweet to begin with. Partially balanced by bitter raw liquorice, alcohol and grassy hops. The aftertaste is roasted as well. Low carbonation, OK mouthfeel.