larsga (6893) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big brown head. Opaque black body goes hazy dark brown at edges.
Roasty earthy dusty aroma with metallic notes. Dry-sweet roasty
earthy toasted rice taste with lacquer and spice notes. Full-bodied.
Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish earthy licorice and toasted rice
aftertaste with mealy alcoholic notes. Quite nice, but a bit harsh
and dense. (0.33l bottle, from Systembolaget, Torp.)
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and malt. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some coffee, grains,chocolate and brown sugar. Medium body, average carbonation.
mR_fr0g (6489) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting 30/12/12. Dark black caramel. viscous with some legs. Earthy and roast aromas. Huge bold roast coffee. Lingereing bitter roast. Velvety palete.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle i Stockholm, Wicked Wine tasting.
Smoke, sweetness, coffee, long finish. Chocolate.
jonas (6300) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black, red shine, Brown cream with lace. Perfumed hop aroma, licorice, roast. Medium body, velvet mouthfeel. Full on aromatic hop on roast and licorice flavor. Strong flavors, well balanced and not too cloying.
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Black with a small tan head. Slightly tart aroma and taste of wood, roasted malt, licorice, chocolate and notes of hops. Rather creamy mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.
larsniclas (6243) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at SBWF12
Black with a beige head.
Barnyard-aroma with roasted, milky maltiness.
Smooth and milky palate.
Roasted with some flowery hoppiness.
ekstedt (6157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of gnoff. Dark brown, medium beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma with strong piney and perfumy hops, and some liquorice. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.
SaintMatty (6132) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and soapy hops in the aroma. Chocolately, roasted, hoppy and slightly sweet taste with notes of coffee, chocolate and soapy hops standing out. Smooth, easy to drink. It certainly doesn’t taste as strong as 9.7%.
Cunningham (6051) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Sinful dark and subtle red color, with a creamy beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Rich roasted malt, coffee, hoppy and chocolate.
Palate: Full body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Complex and heavy stuff. Roasted malt, coffee, light fruity, hoppy and some chocolate. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: It is not often I notice hopps in Imperial stout. It was not to difficult in this one. Lovely tasty powerful ale. I am a big Mohawk fan!
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.