jonnyguns (1002) - - SEP 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a pitch black, with minima dark brown head. Aroma is coffee, with hints of sweetness and sugar, and of course booze. Can taste the alcohol but itís not overpowering for such a high alcohol content. Aftertaste is coffee and lots of sweetness. May be due to the fact Iíd already had 8 beers by the time I drank this but it went down very nicely!
matis (143) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Tried a few times and at this time it was the worst. Glue, alcohol and black malts on nose. Sharp in taste. Overcarbonated, ordinary and aggresive one with extreme bitter aftertaste. Unballanced and exaggerated beer - disappointment.
hackobock (1467) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 25, 2014. Bottle at SBWF. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, dried fruits, dark fruits, alcohol. Taste is sweet fruity, chocolate, roasted bitter and alcohol in the finish. Full bodied.
mvciek (161) - - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Cuda na Kiju. Pours completely black with a thick tan head which sadly dissapeared leaving some good lacing. Powerfull aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts and hops. Very thick, almost sticky. Strong bitterness and light (!) alcohol, warming, with a sweet, full body. Very inteste beer. Great.
john-hansen (13) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours oily pitch black no head, tiny lacing. Mind blowing amazing nose, complex dark fruits, alcohol, coffee, dried cherries, and more. Taste is crazy complex, heavy, fruity, dark. Finish is long and lovely. Great beer.
4theluvofbeer (95) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a big brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Boozy taste but not surprising at ABV 17+. A tad bitter with a coffee finish that lingers.
DerWeg (1503) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doesnít look so unusual, dense black with dark tan creamy head. Has a truly strange aroma of bready and burnt grain smells over alcohol. First sip is plain aggressive, big bitterness and roast and sharp alcohol. Smacking this around the gums I get some dark cherry-like fruit, dark malts coffee and chocolate. Hard dry palate. Long leafy resiny bitter hop finish. Flavors are enough of a rough ride and might settle with years of age, but the aroma right now is hard to get past. Iím aerating some in the fridge for an hour to blow off those weird smells!
Now Iíve had black, I really might not go back. Will tackle the rest of the bottle tomorrow. Certainly an experience.
Johnsense (828) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour with a baby finger of head. Aroma of grass, hops, char. Taste of Dark Roasted malt and pitch black coffee with quite a strong hop bite. Some alcohol warming as I drink this. Thicker body.
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mikkeller tasting. Black, no head, no lacing. Nose of bright alcohol, slight deet, paint thinner and lots of alcohol and more alcohol. Sharp, strong. Would be nice to cellar this on bottle for a few years. Quite a punch.
Armadill0 (284) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bottled 29.4.2009. Black with a dark red tint, no head expect some dark red frothing. Aroma has yeast, grape, berries, cocoa and vinegar.
Taste has grape, pine, fruit and cocoa. Mouthfeel is rounded and slick, like wine. Aftertaste is long and lingering, bitter from the middle to the end. Alcohol is definetly there but considering the huge amount, well hidden.
hangunder (243) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells great, super grassy hops, dark malt, cocoa and almost butane-like aromas. Looks nice, completely black with a quickly dissapating brown head. Tastes great, super hoppy character. Upfront cocoa and dark malt, finishes deeply bitter and leafy, with a lingering sweetness. The alcohol heat comes through in the nose but is for the most part completely hidden under the other high octane flavors here. Bracing bitterness and a balancing sweetness, this is one great imperial stout for my taste. Would be interesting to see how it developed with age. Medium bodied and average carbonation.