VastActiv (5717) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.5l, thanks to mjs. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, licorice, hoppiness and roasted malts.
Pyrmir (5598) - 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
jaghana (5520) - 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.
ClubGonzo (5465) - 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.
Miksu (5046) - 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.
Douberd (4911) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Mohawk Whiteout Imperial Stout) Bottle 330 ml at home, thanks to Nische! Served into a teku, ABV 9.7%
Dark brown to black colour on the body, with a huge, thick and rising, dark beige head on top. Very good retention, helped by its size.
Nice aroma, with coffee grounds, fruity notes, chocolate.
Taste has also some coffee grouns, liquorice, light roasted malts on the finsih, fruity touches, faint chocolate, very well hidden alcohol.
Medium body with the carbonation on good levels.
Holmen1 (4878) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske delt med Ovesen ombord på Fridtjofen des-14: svart med kort beige, stoeboblet skum. Flott aroma av mørke malter, nybrent kaffe og noe kvae. Stor, kompleks og intens smak med lang og god ettersmak. Et snev av mørk sødme kler den kraftige kroppen godt. Nydelig balansert bitterhet. Tørr slik en god stout skal være.
Arve_Christian (4838) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On 33 cl bottle. Pitch black color, ok offwhite foam. Medium/high aroma intensity; roasted, licorice, coffee, choclate and malt. Full body & high complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable
Inbreak (4662) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
30.11.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry, roasted grain, dark malts, coffee, burnt caramel, puffed rice, ashtray, hops, rubber, hay, grass. Taste is sour-ish burnt, ashtray, burnt coffee, burnt caramel, burnt grain, minerals, sour coffee, hops, pine needles, grass. Medium to longlasting bitterness, harsh burnt mouthfeel. Fair enough, but not my cup of tea.
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. 2012 vintage. Pours black with a creamy and frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, grass, moist soil, salty liquorice candy, caramel, burnt cookies and alcohol. Taste is heavy bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark bread, burnt caramel, grass, pine, resinous wood, salty liquorice and alcohol. Mouthfeel is velvety, round, slightly astringent and near full bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, grapefruit rinds, grass, pine, resinous wood, coffee, salty liquorice and alcohol. An imperial BIPA? Whatever it is it’s good.