larsniclas (5852) - 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.
SaintMatty (5710) - 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%.
ekstedt (5708) - 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.
gyllenbock (5306) - 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.
Cunningham (5154) - 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.
Miksu (5023) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Black color. Very coffeish aroma with pepper, grass, leather, juniper and hint of smoke. Sweet and roasty flavor with grassy coffee, licorice and bitter chocolate. Full body, some tannic astringency in the palate. Not my favourite IS, but quite complex.
mjs (4976) - 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.
Nisse666 (4675) - 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.
mR_fr0g (4520) - 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.
ClubGonzo (4450) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a jet black body with a large creamy off-white head. Nose is licorice, dark chocolate, caramel, coffee and hints of milk chocolate, grains and straw. Taste is dark chocolate, grains, cocoa, straw and hints of caramel, brown sugar, honey and pine. Full body, medium to high carbonation. Quite a pleasant imperial stout, yet somehow without being too convincing as far as top scores are concerned.