OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml split between 3 of us.
A - Pours a heavy metal black, with 2 fingers of espresso frappa head. Rounded patterns of vertical lacing.
S - Rich and roasted black malts, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, berry fruit, allspice, nutmeg, unknown spice.
T - Dense and creamy chocolate, almost astringent, heavy roast, acidic coffee, raspberries, star anise, charred vanilla, spicy hops. The Belgian yeast is present but mellow.
M - Moderate carbonation cuts through the density lifting the body creating a super creamy feel and light/medium body
Black metal is a good name for this brew. The Belgian yeast takes a back seat to the full on stout components. Lots of chocolate and roast. Light feel for such a big brew.
Serving type: bottle
Nische (1394) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a khaki head. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, blackcurrant, hint of wood and crackers. Flavours are chocolate, cranberry, toasted malts, touch of farmhouse spice and grainy crackers.
tfredvik (1501) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black body with a brown head that settles as a fully lasting layer, good lacing. Quite strong aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, faint fruits, well-hidden tartness, hints of leather and a light sour background. Strong flavour of dark caramel, coffee and dark roasted malt. Acidic and tart fruits in the back and funky hints. Moderate sweet, light sour and moderate bitter taste. A very special imperial stout!
[75 cl bottle, shared with Svensenga smak & behag (while listening to Norwegian black metal), from Vinmonopolet Vika]
chinchill (3343) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large shared bottle.
There’s a lot going on in this big beer. The sweet coffee, dark bread, and chocolate aroma leads to a very different and even more complex flavor. Moderately tart and, I think, even more bitter. I did much prefer the aroma to the flavor.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated based on notes taken 3 Nov 2012 -- On tap at the Dia de la Muerta release party at the Brewery! Bottle share at the party! Didn’t get a picture or write down what batch this was, but it was pre-16. Great beer, quite a bit different from the La Muerta I was drinking at the release, creamier and more attenuated.
rouhlas (1704) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap. Black color with light beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, some yeasty dusty notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Haket during Ölets Dag 2015. Opaque black beer with a nice and lasting brownish head. Roasted leather and dark chocolate aroma, cocoa, fruity, soot, tobacco, some licorice. Roasted chocolate and licorice flavor, cocoa, viola, leather notes, floral, some warming alcohol. Good but maybe I was hoping for a bit more.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black with a thick, lasting tan head and dense lacing that coats the glass. fruity aroma with notes of cassis and fig. taste is rich with big sour fruit and licorice. finish is sour and dry. A very unique take on the imperial stout.
aenima (323) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy aroma of coffee, chocolate and roast. The taste is similiar with some sourness in the background. Feels a little dry for the style.
daje (2782) - NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black body, small brown head, roasty aroma with chocolate, spicy farmhouse yeast. Peppery cocoa taste, sharp espresso finish, mild fruit esters.
ansalon (2107) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, muscovado sugar, roasted malts, slight red berries, slight liqourice. Taste is chocolate, coffee, muscovado sugar. roasted malts, red berries, slight funk, slight liqourice. Mouthfeel is quite dry and coarse with medium carbonation.