zacgillbanks (2244) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. An inky black beer that pours with a rapidly disappearing dark brown head. The beer has an oily mouthfeel with strong orange marmalade hop flavours, coffee, liquorice, roasted notes and more spicy hop on the finish. More a Black IPA than an Imperial Brown Stout.
harrystrill (93) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
verrrrry niceee ! nice impy stout well rounded and deeply flavoured , suspect this could be paired with cannon ball for a fantastic black and tan
HenrikSoegaard (10474) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hopy aroma.. Roased and nice chocolate notes. Heavy bitter very roasted flavor. Some chocolate notes. Long great finish. Creamy palate. Very nice beer.
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Huge creamy head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice and bitter hops. Long bitter finish.
bergstaden (1213) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a off white head - swwet malt aroma - sweet malt bdoy with some dark fruits, caramel and hints of roasted malt and some bitterness - long lingering malt finish - This was very good
daje (2132) - NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Haand Festival 2012. All black body, large tanned head. Strong aroma of coffee, toast, banana, alcohol. Roasty taste, coffee, chocolate, citrus hops, pine, delicious lasting malty and dry aftertaste. A superb beer!
presario (4606) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle good brown head on very dark brown. Big dry smoky flavour. Lighter aroma for big beer. Very tasty dry stout. Cool for big ABV
Beer4000 (4433) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. A black body with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet, slightly roasted malt, molasses and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, light roasted dark malt, coffee and dark chocolate with warming alcohol. Full body and long aftertaste. Very sweet but nice balance anyway.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very dark stout with brown highlights when held directly to the light. Plenty of bitter roast and coffee on the nose with some lighter chocolate raisin aromas playing a part. Slick to begin with then a dense carbonation. Very rich and hugely bitter with both hop and burnt malts. The % is quite apparent. Very harsh and savory. Unfortunately the main thing that stands out to me is the burnt flavours, they seem as though they go too far, like toast you just wouldn’t eat. I can’t tell if this is pleasant or not. I don’t mind drinking it though. OK so I think what it is is that this beer kinda sucks in the mouth, way too bitter. But then 1-5minutes later it is still lingering and it’s pretty delicious. This makes you want some more and so a cycle begins.
larsga (6172) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium beige head. Opaque black body. Roasty chocolatey vanilla aroma with licorice and flower notes. Dry-sweet floral chocolate and vanilla taste with roasty alcohol notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish roasty burnt vanilla aftertaste with caramelly grainy notes. Lovely! Harmonic and incredibly vivid flavours. (0.15l sample at Haand 2012.)