mentalmind (38) - - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown very faint foam that dissipates quickly. Black color with nonexistent carbonation. Scent is more similar to barley wines than imperial stouts. Complex taste, coffee, hint of sweet cherry. Leaves an excellent aftertaste.
kerenmk (2587) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks troubles. Black with tan head. A little vomit, a little soy, faint roastiness in the nose. Chocolate syrup and roastiness in the mouth. Full body, sweet, chocolate maple finish.
Countbeer (4728) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized brown head.
Aromas of roast, milk, chocolate, cream, coffee, cherries, coffee, malt roast... Nice aroma!
Flavours of coffee, cherries, dark chocolate, bitters, roast, some sweet coal, wood and malt roast.
Aftertaste is bitter, malty, light roast and some coffee with a herbal roasty edge.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Great blend. Did I tell you how much I like red fruit and Imperial Stouts?!
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks troubles. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate and cherries. Sweet flavor with chocolate, cherries and a tart touch. Full-bodied. Really good and quite easy-drinking.
Cunningham (4916) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark as the deepest dungeon, with a big frothy beige head that last. Nice complex aroma. Chocolate, oak, espresso and a bit fruity. Full body, but a bit to rich carbonation. Really fizzy. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Rich flavor with chocolate, espresso, fruit oak and a bit tart. At last a really nice blend. Absolutely recommendable.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]
Superman75 (59) - - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smakprov från tappen kolsvart med tjock brunt skum, mycket choklad och kaffe med ett stänk av körsbär, vanligtvis gillar jag inte den här typen av öl men körsbären är ganska dov i smaken
Timvim (110) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home 20140901. Deep red-black with a small thick tan head. Aroma of raisins, cherries, marzipan, vanilla. Taste is highly sweet with tones af red fruits, almonds and vanilla, nice subtle roastiness. Warming alcohol.
Nicke80 (206) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in tasting glass at "smĺ bryggerier stora öl" festival August 23’d 2014.
Pours black with thick brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma with loads of coffee and cherry taste.
MisoW (1788) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, curtesy of ompher, many thanks for this rare piece. Pours dark brown-black color, beige head. Aroma full of cherries, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Taste is sweet, cherries, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla. Very nice sweet cherries aftertaste with some hoppyness in the end.
hackobock (1723) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black with a dense brown head. Aroma is milky and roasted chocolate, tart cherries, sweet dark fruits, vanilla. Taste is sweet malty with roasted notes up front, some tartness coming through midway, finish is lasting sweet and tart cherries with bitter chocolate. Oily texture, medium/full bodied, soft carbonation.
mjs (4791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - no BBE info, from Systembolaget, 20140620) The beer poured black and oily. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had vineousness, vanilla, dark chocolate. berries and coffee. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, vanilla. vineousness, dark chocolate, berries, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was vineous, sweet and bitter. A complex but still balanced combination of many flavours. Definitely a well done brew.