Mad_Ferret (683) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(From backlog) 33cl bottle as "Monks Victoria Imperial Stout" @ Monks Porter House, Stockholm. Label says batch 153, 10.3%, 68 IBU, Limited to 60 bottles.
App: Black with brownish red tints, short light brown head that lace.
Aroma: Very sweet and sugary. Burnt sugar, cold sweet coffee, sweet medium dark chocolate.
Taste: Very sweet with burnt sugar, maple syrup, weak coffee, just a hint of chocolate, some sweet licorice. Pretty ordinary flavours but very sweet.
Palate: Medium to bigger body, syrupy texture and low soft carbonation.
Overall: Way too sweet and syrupy, even for me who tends to be ok with sweetness. It overshadows everything.
AndySnow (4170) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Monk’s Porter House, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Liquorice, some chocolate, hint of alcohol.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, slightly burned, some chocolate.
SirLimpsalot (2399) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ SBWF 2013: ingen större doft. Smaken tycker jag r lite unken. Ingen öl som jag tycker är värd att prova igen.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gyllenbock (5074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at SBWF 2013.
Black with a small head. This was not that impressive, I wonder how old the beer was? Roasted malt, dried fruit and some bitter coffee but also with light notes of cardboard.
Aniela (2500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Monks Porterhouse, Stockholm. Black beer with a beige creamy head. Chocolate, a bit smokey, fruity aroma with some leather notes. Ashy, chocolate and fruity aroma. A bit thin. Namned as Victoria in juni 2013.
rarbring (1604) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: The smell is very much raisins and currants, sherry and Madeira.
Appearance: The beer is pitch black. The head is light brown, creamy, leaving some lacing, and has good curtains.
Taste: The tast is (of course) sweet initially, dark sugar, raisins and dates, vinous, dark chocolate.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a full body, soft and oily.
Overall: Really a very nice, but young, IS. Would be interesting to store for a few years.
Note: On-tap at Monks Porter House in Stockholm. Reviewed 2010-11-11.
Vaiz (3595) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Monk’s Porter House. As Monks Porter House Victoria, 10% ABV. Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty, creamy, chocolate, licorice, coffee and some bready yeast. Flavor is quite bitter but also very full bodied malty with chocolate and nuts. Nice balance.
Borresteijn (5003) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm, ABV 10%. Reddish black colour, light beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark fruits, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, malty, fruity, chocolate, cream, light bitter hard roasted finish. Medium bodied. More like a doppelbock, really malty stuff.
Svesse (6496) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm, 24 Sep 2011) Black colour with creamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted, creamy nose with coffee, chocolate and crowberries. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, cocoa, dark bread and a mild cocoa bitterness in a long finish. Full body, with a mild alcohol sweetness in the background. Lovely beer.
tkrjukoff (4115) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Monks Porterhouse, Stockholm. Pours pitch black with a huge creamy brown head leaving plenty of lace. A bit thin bodied for an imperial. Very fruity, apples and pears in both aroma and flavor. Finishes with a very nice fruity fresh abd a longlived bitter aftertaste.