Cunningham (2972) - Halden, - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Sinful dark black color with a small off tan head. Some lace.
Aroma: Rich chocolate and light fruity.
Palate: Medium plus body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Creamy carbonation.
Taste: A balanced sweetness. Chocolate and light fruity on a solid dark malty background Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Lovely late evening sipper!
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with rlgk.
Benzai (4333) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Martinus, thnx! Opaque pitch black color, virtually no head, just a slight off-white to beige lacing. Smell malts, lightly roasty, something odd. Taste dark and roasted malts, a touch of alcohol and wood. A bit low bodied, a bit low on carbonation, while the finish is quite decent with some warming alcohol. Still, the beer is a bit weird imo.
DutchDrebus (2261) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thx to martinus @ joes. Pitch black colour, no real head. Smells cattle feed, roasty, sweetish, raisin, chocolate. Tastes dark chocolate, roasty and some coffee. No carbo, not silky enough, medium body.
SpringsLicker (2822) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my Secret Santa Blomster for this one!
Deep black with a tall fading head of creamy tan.
Interesting aroma that combines licorice, cocoa and tobacco.
Sweet up front with some bitter roast malts in the finish.
Quite different from most Imperial Stouts.
Staffan47 (198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Russian originalet är nog bättre möjligen. Underbar är den. Inte så stor soft.
Ktwse (706) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with low tan head. Aroma dominated by the BCS and the whisky, lots of peats, barrel, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, melasses. A bit of an onslaught on the nose, overall pleasant but maybe a bit boozy / peaty. Taste is VERY inspired by the Mackmyra. Yes, you can taste both the BCS and the Victoria in there, yes, there’s a definite vanilla and melasses sweetness, but really, those 0.5% really come through strongly. It’s like a high end version of the old "submarine" (is that a Swedish phenomenon? Might just be...) - a shot of very nice single malt dropped into a very nice imperial stout. The end result, in any case, is interesting and tasty, but not great - as far as imperial stouts go, still a darn good beer.
Koelschtrinker (8476) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 Danke an Scopey. Dunkel schokoladiger Antrunk mit erkennbarem Alkohol. Witzig schokoladig, relativ starke Karbonisierung. Süffig durch die starke aber passende Süße. Haselnuss, mild hopfig. 12/12/11/11/8/11
Furseth (1866) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanx to Mr.Rask: Black colour, big brown head. Aroma is dominated of vanilla, smokey, woody,coffee,dark choclate, whiskey. Flavor had a nice complex mixed mouth feeling of raisins,vanilla,vanilla, portviny,dark choclate, coffee, smokey, coffee, alcy. Big body long smokey/vanilla,coffee finish.
Linnet (743) - Umeĺ, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ar: cocoa, alcohol, prunes? Bourbon and whisky, rather sweet, jam, honey, vanilla, roastiness and coffe are there but light for the style, light notes of feces, weird but does not totally spoil the aroma.
Ap: black/murky brown colour, medium light Brown head, lacing.
F: rather salty, very much so, licorice, soy sauce, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, roastiness, alcohol, short but warming finish, low bitterness.
P: medium body, low carbonation.
thirstyrabbit (719) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25cl bottle from Systembolaget; stashed in my cupboard for 8 months. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma has smoke, dried prunes, licorice and some bourbon. A nice blend... 8,5 but not quite a 9. Taste is not as expressive but there is still the smoke, leather and some bourbon. Quite well balanced with low carbonation and low level of roasted tastes. Finish has more bourbon. Nice but the aroma promised more than the taste delivered.