jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle brought to cfobes tasting. Wow, the belgian yeast really sets off the roasty chocolate to make a very interesting mix. Different, but delicious.
rlgk (13371) - 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 (825) - 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 (311) - 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 (2717) - 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 (1830) - 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.
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2015 March 7, 2015. Bottle at home, batch #15, august 27, 2013
Black with a large creamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, tobacco, some licorice, light soy and spices. Taste is medium sweet, some salty notes and light soft roasted bitterness, finish is smooth, some spices and chocolate. Medium smooth bodied, soft carbonation.
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, light funk, taste is similar, dry, coffee. Interestingly, this was much better the morning after opened.
berlinoise2go (665) - NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (75cl) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Huge, dark beige/brown head, slowly reducing to a thick film, no lacing. Pitch black colour. Rich aroma of tobacco, roasted malt, lightly burnt wood, coffee, chocolate, licorice, demerara sugar, tangy fruit. Fairly sweet taste, fabulously balanced by woody dryness and blackcurrant-like acidity. Full body, soft carbonation. Lingering aftertaste with associations to raw licorice and tannic red wine.
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with a friend. Yes I do have one :-) Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is molasses, rich boozy alcohol. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich peaty earthy alcoholic, coffee, dark chocolate, liqourice bitter palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6581) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample courtesy of a friend.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pout. A lovely smooth imperial stout. Great stuff