tfredvik (1110) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rule number one: if you call your beer "Black Hole" it better be blacker than black, not just very deep brown. Apart from this obvious flaw, the beer looks good, it has a small, medium brown head of decent life-time, and it laces the glass pretty well. The aroma is strong, heavily roasted with ash and lots of coffee. I served this one too cold, and before it had warmed up a bit I found the coffee notes pretty cheap, dry and close to cold filter coffee, i.e. not that exciting. After a while though the aroma improves, and I also get some sweet notes of brown sugar. The taste is much sweeter than I initially assumed, and the long-lasting finish is moderate to heavy bitter and ensures that the brew feels balanced. The strong flavour has notes of dark roasted malt, coffee and alcohol, but the best thing is a lovely honey background that keeps growing as the contents of my bottle decreases. The body is full, the texture is oily and the carbonation is very soft. A delicious beer!
[37.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 8 months after brewing, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
audinerd17 (15) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great interesting dark stout. A perfect final beer with chocolate and coffee notes. Serve at a dessert, one bottle for two people.
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Abrakarl (293) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Tweed bar a couple of weeks ago. Excellent delicious luxurious beer as always from this brewery. Very expensive though.
KombatAle (117) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, brown foam. Semi sweet aroma with caramel, chocolate, espresso, dark fruits. Big body with a nice sweetness balanced by the dark malts. Very nice!
Beerenberger (1428) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chocolate and hints of tropical fruit on the nose. A rich enveloping dark brownish black pour with a espresso hued head and minor lacing. The palate is greeted by roasted malts, sugared candy, coffee bitterness, and raisins. The alcohol is well hidden. Full body and moderate carbonation. Thick mouthfeel. Overall, this is a heavy hitter. Very robust and complex - a nice expression of the ying and yang between sweetness and bitterness.
MarcoDL (2148) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick black beer, oily and slightly dringt mouthfeel. Rich taste of roasted coffee and cacao. Some bitter hops in the background and a surprisingly fruity aftertaste. Alcohol is warming, but not dominant. Very good.
jonas (5623) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at tap house Munich. Licorice, salmiac and dark choc nose. Spicy, herbal entry. Licorice and extreme flowery hop aromatics. Full dry sticky body. Flowery licorice finish. Very unbalanced really. Licorice aftertaste.
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - APR 12, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
April 4, 2014. 330mL bottle at barvolo. Lovely smooth mouthfeel. Roasted coffee and chocolate nose and flavours. No head to speak of. Oily consistency. Dark chocolate and berries in flavours. Awesome beer. My kind of imperial stout!
BMMillsy (1329) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tipples. Pours pitch black with a massive dark brown head that goes up 3/4 of the glass. The head turns more creamy and khaki colored as it dissipates. Big sweet and roasty aroma, definite bitter roast on the smell, some brown sugar and chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. Big sweet malts up front that fades into a super smokey roasty flavor that envelopes the palate. Lots of dark sugars and a hint of chocolate, but mainly roasty malts all over. Thinner than expected, a medium mouthfeel with low carbonation. This came off on the cloying side somehow behind the roast, and a bit alcoholic. Meh.
andriesradu (483) - ROMANIA - APR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head. Moderate smoke aroma, roasted malt, sweet, alchool. Flavor is moderate bitter, smoke, dark fruits, texture is a bit oily, quite acidic. Smokey aftertaste