ACHops (711) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Bambino’s. Pours thick inky brownish black with heavily lacy mocha colored head. Aroma is big dark chocolate, with boozy notes of port and bourbon. Taste is super dark charred malts, sharp hops to balance the sweetness, lingering notes of leather, oak, and a bit of raisins. Lingering dry oaky port flavors on the finish. Incredibly heavy mouthfeel, quite boozy - easily taste the 10%. Maybe lacking the barrel-aged character of similar beers, but otherwise this is a massive imperial stout. Another winner from Lost Abbey.
RexTalionis (2518) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black in color with a brown head. Roasted malts, hazelnut and chocolate in aroma. Quite delicious. Roasted coffee, dark fruits and vanilla with hints of sweetness in taste. Smooth and tasty.
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy tan head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate. Thick mouthfeel with roast, chocolate, and light dry finish. Very good.
martin00sr (730) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, no head. Coffee and caramel aroma, roasted too. Flavour is similar, bitter chocolate and licorice. Good bitterness, soft, relatively light mouthfeel.
MiP (13671) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11.0%. Not much aroma to speak of. Black colour. Big unstable frothy dark brown head. The flavour is sweet, roasted, jammy with a creamy and bitter finish.
Bamsen78 (3234) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy but stable dark tan head. Clear aroma of coffee, roasted malt and caramel. Sweetish onset of caramel malt, with bitter and roasty notes and touches of coffee. Well-pronounced notes of liquorice. Lingering, roasty and sweetish aftertaste. Well-balanced and good.
NeoHippie2 (1038) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour with a tan head. Big roasty aromas. Coffee, roasted barley, and burnt chocolate abound. Flavor is dry with big roasted characteristics. Way drier than I would have liked. Decent but nowhere near as complex or good as I was hoping for.
StoutHead (673) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours ink black with a huge deep brown bubbly head. Aroma of hard roasted malt, coffee and a bit of vanilla. Taste is like aroma but with added notes of dark fruits, chocolate, licorice and hops. Sweet with a bitter and salty aftertaste. Absolutely full bodied with very little carbonation. Really good...although there’s a bit too much salty licorice in the aftertaste for my liking. Still, pretty good - only one glass in and I’m already singing. :-)
Furseth (1962) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Black colour, big brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark choclate, fruity, and some vanilla . Föavor had a nice caramelly, cofffe, dark choclate mixed mouthfeeling, , medium to big boddy, long coffee, dark choclate bitter finish, Alcy well hiden. Well done!
Klimaet (222) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade. Pours deep brown, almost black with slight hues. Amazing dark foamy head. Aromas of loads of dark fruits, chocolate, toffee, earth. Pretty boozy taste with dark malt, chocolate, toffee, coffee and slight tartness.