Cunningham (6228) - 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.
AndySnow (5930) - 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.
mjs (5788) - 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.
Desverger (5718) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - black pour with beige head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, chocolate, coffee, rye, oaty, great roasted finish, very good.
Nisse666 (5556) - 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.
teorn88 (5140) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle shared at Chriso’s Xmas Tasting 2015, London. From Chriso’s private rotbox. It pours a clean dark brown with minimal white head. Aroma is plenty of roasty coffee notes. Taste is sweet and caramel upfront then more roasted coffee chocolate notes. Overall, very tasty
jaghana (5091) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl traded with Nisse666 thanks. A dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is on dark malt and exotic fruits hops. Aroma is on sweet caramel, chocolate, light roasted coffee, exotic fruits, orange, light red fruits, licorice, apricot. Grassy bitterness at the finish.
Pyrmir (5055) - 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
Miksu (5033) - 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.
ClubGonzo (4998) - 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.