yngwie (10761) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of OleR. More or less black, with a big, creamy, tan head. Lightly peppery on the nose, but mostly roasted and chocolatey with some coffee and a touch of hoppyness. Dry, roasted mouthfeel, full-bodied. Coffee, chocolate and some hoppy bitterness. Lasting and dry. Really pleasant I think, could easily drink this every now and then. 111123
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a big beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts and caramel. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some chocolate and caramel.Medium body, average carbonation. Nice stout.
esp0r (1259) - NORWAY - NOV 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle enjoyed at home
Pours pitch black, massive dense espresso head that after a while falls down to a 1/2 cm head that stays forever. Totally awsome appearance. Aroma of roasted malts, peat and hints of coffee. Taste is full malted, alcohol, earthy notes and coffee, very little sweetness. Feel is a bit to watery for a real IS. Finish has a very nice bitterness. Totally a worthy attempt to the style.
Koelschtrinker (8495) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dunkler Malzantrunk mit Noten von Kartoffeln. Dann zerlaufener Käse, merkwürdig und auch unpassend. Mit jedem Schluck wird das Bier merkwürdiger, auch die schokoladigen Notne im Abgang passen nun nicht mehr. /5/4/4//5
daje (1291) - NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home.
Black with a big foamy brown head.
Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, yeast, fruit.
Rich taste of malts, coffee, licorice, a bit unbalanced.
tmrmwel (510) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, lotto PPAP02-0510. Pours a beautiful black, with a thick dark head. Mellow aroma of roasted malts, liquorice and chocolate, and notes of tar and coffee. Flavour is malty and has a lot of liquorice, but also some burned peat and chocolate. It has a good sweetly finish with chocolate, toffee and burned malts. A pleasant surprise!
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
30/10/2011 33cl bottle - BBE: 2013 @ Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà , Rome (2011-602)
Very dark brown to black beer, viscose, aery stable beige to light brown head, non adhesive. Aroma: very spicy, bit of pepper, caramel, dried fruits, dark chocolate, prunes. MF: ok carbon, full body, thick creamy texture. Taste: mocha, dark chocolate, coffee bitter, vanilla, bit sour. Aftertaste: bitter coffee with a sour touch.
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 L bottle, vintage 2010. Entierly black. Big frothy choco colored head. Bold aroma of hard roasted dark malts. Yet fairly rounded with notes of cocoa beans, and touch of vanilla. Well roasted, medium strong malt body. Mellowing sweetness with vanilla tones. Distinct bitterness all the way throughout. A rock solid IS.
Kestral (505) - Årnes, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, with a thunderous head of brown suds. Delicious aroma of coffee and chocolate. Pretty standard RIS fare so far. As it warms, it shows an earthy, woody side as well. On the flavour side of things, it’s a rich coffee and dry, bitter chocolate deal, with a slightly smoky, burnt and ashy finish. A little thin in the finish, but pretty darn flavourful and massive for 7%. Medium to light body, relatively calm carbonation. It’s a good, lighter IS. I do feel like it would have been better with a little more of everything.
TEKUBEAT (20) - ITALY - OCT 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperial stout un po’ atipica e di bassa la gradazione alcolica, l’ho trovata buona ma non all’altezza della media.