Skinnyviking (6733) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Low but lasting brown creamy head. Pitch black body. Powerful alcohol dominated choccolate aroma. Smooth and pleasant choccolate flavor with some hops bitterness but not too much of a good thing. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste.
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Small tan head that quickly dies down to a thin layer of bubbles and leaves a little bit of lacing behind. Smells of alcohol and a bit of chocolate. Mostly alcohol. Tastes of coffee and chocolate. Molasses as well. Some vanilla. Some alcohol. A little hot and thinner than I expected. Decent beer.
maledictum (607) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - DEC 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with no head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malt, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and chocolate, leading to a dry, roasted and bitter finish.
Nisse666 (4028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ölkonsortiet cons 2011-12-23 Karlskoga
AR: roasted coffey, melas, chocolate
AP: pitch black colored body with a ruby tone, wee dark dark brown transparent head
F: very sweet and round chocolate/coffey flavor, white sugar, medium low bitterness, low carbonation, finish is chocolate and coffey, thick oily body
Japalo (1087) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bortled. Black as tar. No head or carbonation. Heavy roasted coffee bouquet. Sweet-bitter finish and very balanced. Strong good brew.
bax (1092) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 17/12-2011) large dark brown head, black color, roasted chocolade aroma, smooth roasted slightly smoky taste.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 Pours without any carbonation too speak off, pitch black, very thick fluid. Aroma is all dried fruit, prunes, rich sweet things. Taste follows this lead, taking on more red fruit, brown sugar, and prunes. Mouthfeel is thick, slick, little/no carb,followed by a pleasant alcohol burn. A decadent sipper.
TheJester (1775) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle from Plovmand. Black, with not much head. Not much of a pop when this one opened, and the carbonation was very low, so I wonder if there was a problem with bottling. The beer was very fine, however, with roast, cocoa, maraschino cherries, and a hint of booze. Great body. Thanks, Thomas.
ShelbyGrey (173) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color oscuro denso con espuma marron claro, buena retención. Aromas tostados a malta, caramelo, chocolate y caffe.Al paladar con cuerpo contundente, dulce. Alcohol bien escondido.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice huge foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with light lactose notes and some deep roasted malt is quite sublime. Taste is also a great mix between some black chocolate with just enough lactose notes and some roasted malt to make this truly interesting. Body is full with a super nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. I wasn’t expecting much but this is truly wonderful. Mikkeller is becoming the go-to brewery for Imperial Stout.