chrisv10 (12631) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Crazy beer almost to much. Body is blacker than black. Very small head. Aroma and flavour is coffee and alcohol. Tasted to much of alcohol for my flavour.
Beerman6686 (5320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
WOW, this stuff is crazy, by far the booziest beer ive ever had. This poured black as night at a 90 degree angle and still barely a head, but very dark one at that. Aroma was chocolate, some coffee notes and lots and lots of alcohol. Flavor was just overqwhelmingly too strong, just tastes like a 12 percent stout with 2 shots of whiskey in it.
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black beer as the name implies, nice lacing, small brown disappearing head. Inky smell, cane sugar sweet, coffee underneath. Sweet, burned and slightly coffeeish taste. Not as good as black hole but I admire the whole intensity of this crazy brew, definetely a slow sipper.
grandgenie (259) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Longue attente de 4 mois avant la réception de ce divin personnage chinois. Une fois la bouteille vide, nous pouvons constater la couleur verte de la bouteille. Reçu avec une étiquette écrite à la main ayant comme numéro: le co 11126872 et le 45.231B.00 et ayant comme date d’expiration 2017. Dégusté dans un verre de Gulden Draak avec Glandine. Une bière noir et liquoreuse avec très peu de mousse mais qui reste longtemps avec de petit résidut restant sur les parois du verre. Une arôme dès plus intense de mélasse, alcool, cassonde, fruits confit, vanille, hichory, fûmé de bois, café et coffe crisp. Un goût de noisette, sucre brun, sirop de café, grenadine, alcool, très houblonné avec un petit goût de soya. Une bière riche, crémeuse, ronde avec une amertume et un goût extrême dépassant mes espérances. Une bière complètement débile dans tout les sens du terme. Attention!, plénitude assuré...
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I finally got the courage to open this bottle that I bought a few months ago at The Market of Choice in Ashland, Oregon because it was the only one I had. After peeling off the foil and pulling out the cork it poured like used motor oil and raised a small dark tan head and left very gluey lacing rings. Nose is strongly of alcohol with burnt malts and ripe fruit. Very thick in the mouth. If feels like it looks and smells...rich. The flavor is sweet and alcoholic with coffee. The finish is bitter and like two day old espresso. This is for sipping and while very interesting was not quite as enjoyable as many other top flight Imperial Stouts.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at Uber during the Cascade night festivities. This stuff was horrendous. Vokda burny nose on top of some dark roast and sweet dark fruit notes. Pours black with a thin head. Very think and viscous looking. More vodka burn in the flavor that detracts from everything that this beer could have offered had it been like 5% less alcohol. I guess there were dark sugars and roast, but the booze was too abrasive to help me enjoy and of the subtleties. This one could have used 4 more years to soften...
Svesse (6900) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Compact black colour with brief, foamy, brown head. Roasted, malty nose with ashes, burnt wood, liquorice, cola, dried fruit, raisins, tobacco, brown sugar, dark chocolate and espresso. Sweetish. Intense, roasted, malty taste with sweet liquorice, ashes, sweet espresso, prunes, raisins, molasses, cough-medicine, liquorice root and dark chocolate. Lots of brown sugar sweetness. Full body with oily texture. Some coffee bitterness, but it’s overshadowed by everything else. It’s probably a bit over the top and way too sweet, but I still like this uncompromising beer. Seriously heavy stuff and obviously with a certain bite. I’ll probably save my second bottle a couple of years, a little more balance wouldnt’ hurt.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy crap! I’m coming in hot!! Pours an insanely think motor oil black with a creamy chocolate head that was bubbling in in what seemed like slow motion. Very sticky lacing left on the glass as well. Big nose of dark fruits, smoked malts, wood, chocolate and of course booze! Very tasty with a thick very viscous feeling on the palate. I have not been this shocked by a beer ( in a good way) in the long time........this one made me forget who I was.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[At Carlsens with Hans Ole.] Totally black with fluffy coffeehead. Fat aroma of coffee, sugar, burntness, chocolate and heavy alcohol. Flavor of the fattest sweetness ever, oil, complex hops, dried fruits, and more notes than ever before noticed. All ending up very bitter. What a miracle!
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 375ml. Courtesy of Bov. Aroma: Shōchū, Christmas pudding, wood, marzipan and sherry in the nose. Flavor and palate: Walnuts, Christmas pudding, marzipan, cherries and late roasted impressions showing up. Full bodied, complex and warming. Reminiscent of cough syrup and Shōchū. Wonderful salty finish. An atypical Imperial Stout. Thanks Bov!