humlelala (953) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sampled at Papsø’s) Pours black with medium toffee head and lace. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, alcohol and coffee. Oily on the palate, full-bodied, medium carbonation and a bitter finish with faint astringent notes. Taste is darkly sweet with some bitterness. I’ve seen more refinement in imperial stouts.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Them boys were not jestering around when they made this amazing stout! Chilled it overnight in the fridge and then took it out to sit for an hour. This brew poured up a dark black body with a mocha-colored, thick, foamy head with unending retention and lacing effects on the glass. Aromas of roasted nuts, hops, coffee, toffee, and alcohol. Flavors of the same. Medium-bodied and very rich and creamy. Smooth finish with just a tinge of hops for a nice subtle bite; no harsh aftertaste.
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, hay and berries.
Roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice.
Sweet and roasted finish.
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a huge a dark brown head. The has notes of caramel, chocolate, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, sweet and roasted malt, wood, and ashes, leading to a dry roasted and woody finish.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of blutt59. Pours a pitch black with a dissipating light brown head. Heavy roasty, peppery aroma. Solid body, sweet roastiness, friendly phenols and quite some chocolate. Heavy booze in the finish. Not the most sophisticated of Imperial Stouts. There’s an odd Belgian feel to this. 180911
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma is rathert boozy with some chocolate, coffee, and charcoal. The flavor is a bit sour and boozy with some dark fruit like raisins, licorice, chocolate and coffee. Overall I think some age would help this but it is good right now. The dude on the label looks like a KISS reject.
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, you gotta have a bonus appearance point for the label. Smells like booze, licorice, and chocolate. Not as boozy as as the aroma would indicate. Lots of chocolate, some plywood (that’s what my notes say. It made sense at the time. ) and coffee. Very good. Thanks to secret santa for this one!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at a tasting at Suttree’s. Pours black with reddish brown head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, some raisin, ash. The flavor is strong coffee with some vanilla, slight creaminess, sweetish molasses, and some brown sugar. Some alcohol burn. It grows on me after a few sips.
joeneugs (3120) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Harpreet. Thanks man! It pours jet black with a nice brown head. The aroma was rich with raisins, cocoa and a little coffee. The flavor is very smooth with dark fruitiness fading to notes of dark chocolate and ashy roast in the finish. Very well balanced flavors and well attenuated. I loved the mouthfeel on this. Extremely tasty without being an assault on the senses. Just a top notch imperial stout with no gimmicks.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to markwise for sharing with me my first Jester King experience. It pours deep darkness with full mocha head. The aroma is rich chocolate covered marshmallow, chocolate covered black licorice, black strap molasses, uber rich butter dark chocolate fudge goodness. Damn, what? The taste is chocolate toffee like love followed by burnt malts, rich dark roasted coffee and sticky expensive rich chocolate infused fatty Irish Butter enhanced fudge that’s covered with molasses. It seems to have a somewhat thin prickly mouth feel that distracts from the experience a bit. But overall all this is WOW!