MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Bottle] purchased at the football pub in Rome. Pours a clear black with a creamy tan head that slowly dissipates. The aroma has a surprising amount of crystallized, floral honey, light roast, very light barrel, and chalky malt. The flavor has a little more balance. The honey is strong still, lots of floral notes, stronger barrel character than you would think on the aroma, toasty on the back end, and the finish lingers with a little bit of everything there. Nicely complex, but the main thing about this beer is the balance. the aroma is a little less so, but the flavor is stunning. The palate is a touch thin, especially for an imperial, but the alcohol only makes a very light appearance.
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ineedbeer (1665) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005 vintage bottle at Akkurat.
Aroma has lots of chocolate, roast, tobacco and leather. Some light dark fruit notes with some faint bourbon and oak.
Pours a very thick, motor oil black with a small, thick dark mocha head. Sheets of alcohol.
Flavor has a medium light sweet chocolate note with some balanced roast. Some tobacco and leather with some oxidation. The oxidation works really well with the beer adding some light honey sweetness. Hints of dark fruit and licorice. Medium bitterness. A hint of the alcohol and oak.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with a medium ow carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, this has aged beautifully. Great malt notes with hints of alcohol. Very lucky and thankful to have tried this.
martin00sr (2453) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2006 version.OhMyFukenGod. Pitch black. no head. Black berries and light cocoa aroma, slightly oxidised but in a good a way. Light Tobacco, sweet and jammy. Flavour has sweet black currant, light sweet licorice, sweet tobacco. Clear but well balanced alcohol. Perfect! Fuken perfect! Thanks MiP for dropping a FUKEN NEUTRON BOMB!
Bamsen78 (4849) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy tan head. Clear aroma of malt, roast and chocolate, with hints of coffee and faint dusty touches. Sweetish, chocolatey flavour with notes of roast, malt, caramel and fruit and perfectly added coffeelike hints. Faint touches of nuts and fruit, perfectly complementing the absolute orgasm. Coffee-chocolate-lactose-estery aftertaste. Goddamn, I’d kill for a bottle of it!!!! Timeless. The absolute and ultimate wonder of the known world. I could just as well logg off RateBeer for ever now. Thank you, MiP. I am totally lost for words.
Benzai (12605) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle [huge thanks for this trade Jerohen!] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. 2006 bottle, so 9 years old. Very curious how this held up. Opque pitch black color, average to medium sized dark brown head that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma is malts, dark chocolate, oak, roasted malts. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate, oak, light bitter, lightly liquorice. Smooth texture, medium body, soft carbonation.
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thx for sharing this benzai! Brewed december 2006. Sick. Black colour with a small brown head. Smells roasty, chocolate, coffee, quite a bit of liquorice, wood. Tastes sweet, roasty, slightly honey, ’honingdrop’ (Dutch kind of liquorice), slightly vanilla, moccha and chocolate. It’s probably past its prime but it’s still a great brew. Full body, soft carbo.
andrepintado (2546) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 10, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
25cl thank to omhper. Thanks a lot Per! 2006 version. Color is dark. Thin brown head. Medium body, and spicy long finish. Medium sweetness. Medium to long bitterness. Aroma is fresh, chocolate, coffee, honey, grapes. Flavour is brandy, honey, wine, coffee, roasted, dried fruits, vanilla, wood, smoke.
Gurthnar (4705) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2007 bottle served at exactly 14C. Aroma lots of complex soft roasty notes, lots of chocolate, fruits, alcohol. Taste is almost flawless. Rich malty flavours, sweet, caramel, chocolate, biscuity. Very very tasty, sweet treat, excellent beer.
Cuso (7453) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle kindly donated by omhper, huge thanks, man. Vintage 2007Almost black color with no head. Roasted malt, coffee, honey, whiskey in aroma. Taste, coffee, roasted malt, honey, dark chocolate, whiskey. Alcohol is present, but not in disturbing way. Very tasty beer.
MisoW (3019) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks. Pours brown color, no beige head. Aroma of blueberries, vanilla, honey, coffee, chocolate. Taste is sweet, dark berries, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, sherry, honey. Very nice sweet coffe finish with dark fruits.
kraddel (5774) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Thnx for the awesome day, folks! This bottle was shared by gEUS. 2009 edition. Pours black, small grey head. Smell is bit sweet, some booze. Taste is oak, roasted malts. sharp bourbon like notes. Very dark, good mouthfeel and carbo. Bit boozy though. Very nice, but worth the hype ???? Its worth seeking out though - if one takes the price and rarity into no concideration.