ruigo (2075) - PORTUGAL - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Deep black colour with a thin beige head. Leather, smoke, roast, dark fruits and liquorice in the aroma. Soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is medium bitter with coffee notes. Long dry and bitter finish. Lightly astringent. Overall, a very good beer.
Calisky (2401) - ALSACE, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Jaghana. Couleur noire, très légère mousse. Nez de café, expresso. Gout de café, terreux, café torrefié, malt noir avec note boisée reglisse, chocolat noir puis très bonne amertume longue en bouche avec tout ces aromes. Corps un peu huileux sans carbonation. Mais vraiment une imperial stout superbe!! On sent un bon alcool.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from trade with Jaghana - thanks! Pours an oily black with a small brown head that disappears quickly. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, burnt toast, molasses and twiglets. Quite a thin body and light carbonation. Lovely taste of coffee at first followed by malts and toast. Alcohol is well hidden.
davidtjm (1072) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a caramel frothy head, aroma is toffee, caramel, malty. Taste is caramel, toffee, alcohol, sweet, bitter notes towards the finish, thin body. Very nice
HerrBierkoenig (1056) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 14 01 17 Pours dark untransparent black liquid, small brown frothy head, Aroma: roasty notes, espresso, plums, dark chocolate, noble wood, spices- light cinnamon?, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour, espresso, dark chocolate, roasty/ earthy/ spicy, meat-beef, delicate and harmonious, Palate: full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation, long bitter roasty finish, Overall: excellent brew, very drinkable, alcohol very well hidden, enjoyed.
visionthing (4579) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle at Haandbryggeriet Beer Festival. Close to black with a modest, beige head. Malty atoma with roasted malt, dark fruits, caramel and some earthy notes and hints of chocolate. Moderate sweet with earthy and malty flavours, as certain bitternes and balance. Quite tasty and drinkable.
yngwie (16386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at Haand Festival. A sexy looking black beer topped by a dense, tan head. The aroma has licorice, molasses, some dark chocolate and roasted malts, and a little touch of alcohol. It’s quite roasted in the mouth, dry and full-bodied, with chocolate, licorice and some alcohol warmth. Lots of chocolate showing up towards the end. An interesting and quite lovely beer. 140524
jfb (5355) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) black in colour with a frothy brown head. aroma of brown sugar, cherry stones and toasted malts, with lots of chocolate icing, some alcohol, bran flakes and kiwi skins. flavour is mostly toasted malts, yeast and sugar icing, slightly alcoholic, with lots of fudge, some more bran flakes, brown sugar and heavy cocoa in the light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
Marcius (398) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance with black color and minimal brown head.
Toasted malt aroma with raisin and cacao notes.
In the mouth, it is bitter and sweet.
The 9% alcohol is not so noticeable.
teddybeer (3263) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a minimal and quickly diminishing light tan head. Aroma has notes of roastd malts, strong licorice and black coffee with burnt wood hints. Flavor is slightly bittery, roasty, notes of coffee beans and ashes with a high presence of black chocolate and some black fruits. The final is slightly bittery, easy to drink in spite of the high ABV of alcohol. Roasted malts notes on palate with long duration.