HourGlass13 (76) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours as black as night, with a brown head. Chocolate and dark roasted malt dominate the aroma. Tastes just as it smells with dark chocolate and malts with a hint of coffee. There seems to be some dark fruit here too like a touch of port wine. Its well balanced. You can feel the alcohol. Still a very delicious, full-bodied imperial stout. Recommended.
Tmr (37) - - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: pitch black/ tiny head (brown)/ huge legs/ slight lacing
S: alcohol/ malty/ coffee/ chocolate/ licorice
T: alcohol/ coffee/ chocolate/ molasses/ wine
Body: well balanced/ oily/ slight sour/ bitter/ full body/ average car/ dry
complex and well balanced
martin00sr (726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with thick and creamy light tan head. Aroma has strong coffee and hops, hints of licorice and black currant. Flavour has more coffee and berries, piercing bitterness just barely controlled by a syrupy sweetness. Big, sticky mouthfeel, lingering bitterness and light alcohol burn. Very good.
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Süßer Malzantrunk mit geringer Röstigkeit. Etwas zu zuckrig, frisch rund malzig. Wenig alkoholisch, daher recht süffig. Gut! 8/10/10/10/12/10
rockana (255) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown woth average brown head. Alcohol on the nose. Aroma is malty, alcoholic, a bit of coffee and chocolate. Very strong beer, but alcohol is well balanced with sugar so it’s very drinkable. Good one, but nothing to amaze you.
Vestergaard (394) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bottle. Pours pitch black with a tiny, brown head. Aroma has lots of coffee, licorice and burned sugar. Taste is quite sweet, but greatly balanced compared to younger editions of this. Sugary sweetness. A bit of oatmeal, licorice, coffee, bitter roast and a little molasses. The aging has provided some good port wine notes and a nice balance to this beer. Medium-low carbonation and a nice, full body.
CraftBeerNick (920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Munich Tap House, 16th September 14. This is heavy on the nose, booze soaked fruit, a little liquorice, tar, coffee. Taste is interesting and complex, there’s a lot going on. The palate is surprisingly light, and it works. Loved it
Blade86 (617) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
perfect black, medium brownish foam; coffee, chocolate, some fruits, maybe pine, little bit of alcohol; medium(+) sweetness, medium(-) bitterness, slightly sour; full body, oily feel, little bit alcoholic but smooth, average carbonation, long coffeeish dry finish;
Overall: very complex and balanced, great beer
Tsekouratos (285) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle shared. Color is black as night, no actual foam forming, only some soap bubbles. Aromas of red wine, oak, bitter chocolate, alcohol. Taste is pretty sweet at first, with vanilla, liquorice, alcohol, some dark fruits, and some coffee and bitter chocolate. Aftertaste is pretty long, and the alcohol kind of burns your eyes and your nose buds. Medium body with no actual carbonation make this one definitely a sipper, and a very slow one!
Sdaniel90 (396) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 375ml. Opaque black with a creamy, lacey brown head. Heavy, even abrasive aroma with strong hints of dried fruits, molasses, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt and alcohol. Robust, but not as much as I expected, with flat carbonation. Inmensely complex, with a huge sweet malt character and lingering bitterness. Perfectly balanced, with nothing being overwhelming. Even the heavy alcohol finish is perfectly controlled. Incredibly rich and strong, yet strangely drinkable. Magnificent.