Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A long-lasting, elegant, homogeneous tan head lives above the clearish dark brown. Not all that close to black in colour, but that does not keep it from proposing a roast-focused aroma playing the dark chocolate and coffee tune accompanied by a confident, forward liquorous alcohol. Call it a coffee liquor if you will. Relatively lean palate for the genre, not without love handles, but far from the syrupy examples that abound nowadays and never overly sugary. Has a spicy kick (anise, woodsy, black pepper) which I have trouble figuring whether it comes from its otherwise subtle hops or some kind of alcohol-phenolic side effect. Not very punchy in terms of hop flavours, yet a very bitter example, for its bitterness hops, of course, but perhaps more especially for its dark espresso-like roasted malts, sharper than in the vast majority of impys out there. A very competent example, perhaps lacking in fruit to fit my very personal preferences for strong roasty ales, but cohesive and flawless.
katrinaez (944) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strawberry and raspberry aroma with dark rich fruit and tobacco. Slight taste of tequila and rose water. Some cocoa and honey with a nice malts and barley roasted to perfection. Palate is smooth and starts thick, then watery, but finishes with residual sugars. Bottle
back (1685) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sort skum brun lidt
Kaffe træ chokolade malt
Bitter modrate sød modrate
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, chocolate, woody, vanilla and a hint of smoke. Flavour is medium bitter and medium sweet. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet, roasted and liquorice.
pivnizub (9727) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:Very deep amber coloured, still with a ruby sheen, quite stable loose tanned head; sweet toasted malt, dried fruits, molasses and tobacco in the nose; quite solid sweet flavour with a decent bitterness, nearly full bodied and a bit sticky; sweet vinous-coffeeish finish. Too sweet…
Gubihumle (501) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hold da ferie, hvor fylder denne øl meget. Lækker. Farven er kulsort med en beige/lysebrun skumkrone. Aroma og smag er kaffe, mørk chokolade og vanille. Eftersmagen holder længe ved.
Justin666 (102) - - DEC 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased from Vinmonopolet for 80 NOK. A good, solid Danish style imperial stout. Aroma is a welcoming coffee/espresso smell with some hint of milk chocolate. Taste is firstly mild, but builds up creating a semi sweet taste of coffee, chocolate, licorice and dark fruit. Combined they give a nice long lasting taste.
italianjohn (2677) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour off white to cream head and light lacing .... Aroma of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, light coffee and some sweet vanilla .... Taste is of Belgian candi sugar, sweet chocolate, roasted malts and some dark fruits .... Sweet and has a lingering candi sugar ... Finished dry and roasted with a lingering sweetness .... Decent for a Danish stout and the Abv is hidden very well
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(6) Good stuff. Finally a beer worth giving higher rating - there is an intense taste - powerful and strong - well balanced and strong.
paatohjul (1) - Færvik, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer tasted at Food for you mood, at Hovden, Norway. The owner need more feedback to expand his already good selection of beer
GothGargoyle (1949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of the 2012. Black with a pale head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, toasted wood. Medium-full bodied, well balanced palate with a slightly dry woody finish. Taste is dark fruits, chocolate, wood.