gyllenbock (4652) - 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.
mjs (4607) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE 130813, from Systembolaget, 20130406) The beer poured almost black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts, hops, liquorice and sweetness. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, liquorice, sweetness, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, roasty and bitter. A good hoppy imperial stout.
Cunningham (4506) - 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.
Nisse666 (4213) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Ekstedts jul kul 2012 2012-12-15
AR: heavy roasted malt, sour coffee, wee citric, saltlicorice,
AP: dark brown, frothy fizzy head
F: fizzy, salt salt licorice, pinapple, old butter, grape fruit, coffey.
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Tiddes Bar. Pours dark mahogany with a good bubbly tanned head leaving some lacing. Aroma is sweet malty roasted fruity bready. Flavor is sweet bitter roasted acidy fruity apples piny. Finishes bitter sweet and malty.
Pyrmir (3352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Aroma a bit spicy, dark toasted but not burnt malt, and a hint of coffee. Flavor is round, tastes of coffee, dark malts (but without the burnt flavor) and mild hints of some spice. Nice
AndySnow (3313) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Colour is dark brown, almost black, with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, some vanilla. Flavour is slightly sweet, roasted, chocolate, coffee, hops. Alcohol is very well hidden in the flavour.
sunevdj (3176) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at T&M’s. Pours an opaque black. Sweet with some dryness. Aromas of coffee and band aid. Also some hints of smoke. Medium to full bodied.
SpringsLicker (3145) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my Secret Santa blomster for this one!
Pours black with an average tan head.
Roast malt and caramel aroma.
Roast malt flavor. Balanced between bitter and sweet. Not as alcoholic as the Imperial winter porter.
This shows up on the palate more as a dry stout than an imperial.
mR_fr0g (3142) - 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.