angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to fata2683. Pours inky black with dark brown large foamy head. Aroma is nutty, pecan, coffee, hint of vanilla, roasty, bitter. Flavor is coffee, bitter, BBQ, earth, dirty, roast, nice bitterness on the back end. Alcohol is well hidden. Creamy mouthfeel.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A brutal, very brutal, highly roasted boozy and chalky coffee beer.
How: Bottle 500ml. Many times. This rating for a bottle almost 1 year of age.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention
In long: Big nose with lots of tar, coffee and dark berries. Taste is scarily aggressive. Alcohol is more than apparent, this is a very boozy beer, feels even more than 10.9%. Highly roasted malts, like burnt campfire wood. Lots of cheap black coffee (more black coffee than roasted coffee beans). Body is too thin for the strength of the beer. I liked the lack of sweetness sensation but I missed the lack of corpulence. A surprising amount of green bitter hops in the finish, reminiscent of the Mikkeller Black Hole hopping. Finish is harsh, very harsh. Leaves a wood chalk sensation. I really don’t understand the buzz about this brutal beer. As subtle as a sledgehammer smash in the genitals.
caesar (6364) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark color, short lasting head. Aroma of heavy coffee, roasted malt, slight licorice. Taste of roasted malts, nice coffee, hint of sweetness, bit licorice. Lovely stuff.
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 (6047) - 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 (1090) - 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.