mjs (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.75 l - BB 1-1-16, from Systembolaget, 20141122) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had saltiness, liquorice and burnt malts. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were saltiness, liquorice, sweetness, burnt malts, ash and bitterness. Afteraste had liquorice, saltiness, ash and bitterness. A nice balanced imperial stout.
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle 0.75l at home, Helsinki. BBE 1.1.2016. Thanks to mjs. Colour is black with very small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Dark chocolate, coffee, some licorice and roasted malts. Nice and soft.
laiti (7910) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014
75 cl bottle @ VastActiv, BBE 1.1.2016. Thanks mjs!
Aroma has soy sauce, chocolate and some salty licorice. Flavour has salty licorice, cocoa and some semi-dark chocolate. Too salty for me, but not bad still.
tiong (6150) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a bubbly head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, soy sauce, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasty, dark chocolatey with notes of licorice, soy sauce and coffee. Finish is smooth, sweetish and roasty with loads of licorice. Pretty good, but nothing special.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Yardhouse San Diego. Pours very dark brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma is roasty with slight malt. Flavor is roasty no malt backbone at all. Very thin body. Watery. Disappointing.
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Runningonempty (14) - cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love the way this pours: deep dark and very opaque. There’s a black-strap molasses aroma once the rich brown bubbly head gives way a bit. The head from a second swirling has a much darker richer tone (once the initial head already faded). Its got a big velvety mouth-feel (as promised) and a beautifully complex palate of espresso, chocolate, roasty malt. I love this. it reminds me of the really thick part of monkey bread from the bottom of a dutch oven.
Niksko (588) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a tan head. Nose is raisins, coffee, caramel. Flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, cinnamon, raisins. Not too heavy for 9%. Pretty good.
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Julie says. Kind of smokey. And boozy. Very big. But it is very nice complex. Big black she gives a 4.0
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Oakes (14918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown. Thick head. Has a sweet character, a slightly burnt and with a weird fruitiness. It’s simple, a bit flabby, tarry and with just a touch of booze late.
dfearnley (1611) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip
Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel, hay, toasted malt, and brown sugar. Dark black, with a 2 cm frothy head that reduces to 1/2 cm fairly quickly. Taste is blackberry, chocolate, coffee, and toasted malt.