rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black color, brown head; sweet aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate plus some alcohol presence; quite full-bodied with very low carbonation, a bit sticky mouthfeel, but not in disturbing way; roasted malty and somewhat bitter flavor with maple syrupy sweetness, coffee and alcohol coming through in the finish. Didn´t do "it" for me yet - I don´t know who to blame - but I´m looking forward to trying a bottled version, or anything again.
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is of coffe and liqourish. Taste is powerful - spicy, salty, liquorish, and is dominated by coffe. Finish is roasted and dry. A really good IS. Not very complex, but powerful and very enjoyable without becoming overwhelming. One of the best beers in this style I’ve had.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 33cl (recently brewed at Br. Lervig), exclusive Danish brew, with coffee, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, yet not too heavy, very balanced, hazy, small head, top class!, yet expensive!
tiong (5840) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2011 Draught @ St. Urho’s Pub, Helsinki, Finland. A great imperial stout but a bit too thick and sticky palate. (9-4-8-14-17 = 4.2)
Re-rated on 13.08.2011. 500ml bottle from Alko Arkadia. Brygget 011209. Pours pitch black with a great dark brown foamy head. Massive aroma has notes of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dark caramel and toffee. Taste is roasty and quite complex with notes of coffee, espresso, slightly sweet fruits, chocolate and toffee. Smooth, long lasting and warming finish. Full bodied, slightly carbonated. Extremely well balanced imperial stout, alcohol is well hidden. Excellent beer.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted awile ago and just found my notes. 500ml bottle. Aromas of coffee and thick roasted malts. Toasty and maple notes. Pitch and dark. Webbed khaki head. Full bodied with a rich and thick palate. Great complexity. Acidic and tangy. Really nice roasted quality. Flavors of coffee and brownies with a touch of fudge. Nice palate and great range of flavors. The concept of the coffee beans was a little bit of a deterrent, but the finished product was quite nice!
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours pitch black with slight mocha head. very sweet flavor with just a hint of coffee. very nice feel. very grainy hearty feel to it. delicious, grab it
dogfish120love (1089) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a moderate to dark brown head. The aroma is rich coffee and chocolate with booze and vanilla. Body is somewhat thin and palate is kind of astringent. Booze has a dominant role.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2010 I like this shit!! Lasting souffle of dark brown foam on black beer. Nice cloudy aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol and charcoal. Wow! Very thick creamy cloud of coffee chocolate beer. Intoxicating combination of alcohol, coffee, chocolate and velvet.
Stefano (1938) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown color with a very nice long-lasting creamy head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, roasted coffee and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of smoke, malt, carame, brown sugar and dark chocolate.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours and oily jet black with a very dense coffee coloured head. Minimal lacing. Aromas are huge and very complex. Plenty of sweet and roasted malt, black coffee, some resiny hops and dark toffee. Flavours are quite sweet upfront with the malt and coffee showing through. Finish is quite bitter thanks to the roasted malt and hops. Very bitter and quite long lasting resiny hop after taste. Quite oily and full bodied there is very little carbonation. Difficult to drink more than one, to me the very bitter finish detracts from the wonderful coffee aromas and flavours. Still a very good beer all the same.