stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at EBF2008. Pours a black beer with a lightbrown head. The aroma is coffee and chocolate with some vanilla and acidity from the barrelaging. The flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and coffee. Has a little bitterness in the aftertaste, and gives a beer above average.
bierkoning (9826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ EBF 2008. Indeed, balck as coal. Creamy aroma with malt and licorice. Roast flavor with grapes, cream and flowery hops. Powerful but quite delicious.
omhper (18957) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Very black. Intense aroma of vanilla, menthe and tar. Sweet and compact. Powerful and woody with tocbacco and tar in sugar. Thanks to excellent well structured soft malt the inetnse sweetness doesn’t go overboard. A really complex mega-beer that works very well.
Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2008 tap, EBF 2008.
fruity aroma, banana, black with small dark brown head, taste grenade!. fruity sweetness, coffee, bitternes from alc. so powerful i lost my taste for a while, a stout you have to respect
[bottle, at home]
aroma : a little too fruity or hoppy for my taste. chocolate, licroice.,7
appearance. pitch black, brown head that disappears quickly.3
flavor : ends in coffe, roasted coffe, flavor is hops, chocolate, alc. is well hiden, sweet. reminds me of well balanced belgian aged beer, coffe. flavor is extreme in many ways but vey delicious 9 ,
overall a fantastic beer. 17
[7,3,9,3,17] typed in
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2009 Draught at EBF 2008. Strong tar and coffee aroma, some green peppers, and oaky vanilla notes, and a slight sugary alcohol burn. A bit too sweet.
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap. Pour dark brown to black with a lacing tan chocolate brown head. Aroma is mild chocolate malty with a light hopy note and smooth fruity accent. Smoked and lingering sweet flavour with a solid hoppy bitterness into the finish. Nice marmelade fruity and sweet mix. Nicely balanced and lasting into the far finish. Quite close to the brunch brew. Rated on the toilet, what a pleasure....:)
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009 (Bottled) Almost black with a large, foamy and beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, slight burnedness and vegetably starch. Very malty, sweetish flavor with lots of licorice, strong hop bitterness, some starchiness, lightly burned. Long, bitter aftertaste. Quite full, syrupy body with lowish carbonation. A very tasty and pleasant Impy with maybe a slightly too starchy feel for perfection - but a great beer nevertheless.
(Draught, was 7-4-9-5-17=4.2) Almost black with a very small, beige head. Roasted-malty, fruity aroma with vanilla hints. Intense but smooth roasted-malty flavor with lots of vanilla, tar, some oak, sweetish. Very balanced despite the slight alcohol. Pretty full-bodied, no carbonation. Nice!