FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 275ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) (7:4:7:4:13=3.5)
nutty cakey aroma. slick butter in the mouth. moussy carbonation. odd spicy taste,chilli pepper burn I guess. Strange vanilla sweetness. raisins, vodka, not as raw a previous ones, but could still do with some aging. finish is dry bitterness, ans sweet burntness. need to cellar a bottle I guess. OK to Nice, but not yet good.
Rerate: 275ml bottle (Nordic, Tampere) BB2012-08 drunk 2014-01 (7+:4:7:4:16=3.8+)
Super rich burnt roast aroma, super coffee aspects too. In the mouth it’s a lovely rich roast, but isn’t ashy. A monster of a dark porter, but so tasty that its drinkability is very high - sure you sip rather than glug, but you sip often. Carbonation remarkably high for a 16% IS, that’s probably what keeps it from being heavy or too cloying. Certainly has begun to round out nicely compared with the previous one (which Anna didn’t have). It’s the end of the day, I’ve got a lovely beer in my hand, I don’t want to write any more, sorry.
Hikeg (195) - - JAN 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black brown body with minimal brown head, good lacing though. Aroma is sugar, molasses, milk chocolate, surprisingly lots of berries, solvent, plum, figs. Floral hops, lots of orange, perfume. Some coffee in the background, orange marmalade. Heavy sweet, heavy bitter, long salty finish. Nicely balanced and layered. Hides the alcohol well. Body is full, palate is creamy, carbonation is soft. Not overly heavy. More of a fruity experience than roasted/burnt. Very good.
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Black with beige head.. Black pepper, coffee and licorice up front. Sweet with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Saccharine, cherry, coffee tobacco and licorice. Long warming finish. Concentrated and less edgy than some of the previous versions.
Countbeer (5732) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: #434: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Black beer with a lively larger but alsonquick disappearing brown head.
Aroma is nice, subtle yet also complex: soy, roast, coffee, liquorice, some dark chocolate and a hint of something sweet ish, dark sweet ish. Nice!
Flavour is spice/light alcohol burn with soy, roast, coffee, light liquorice, light yeasty, some soft chocolate, bitter... Tasty!
Aftertaste is roasty, herbal roast, liggt soy, light bitter and spice with a vinous edge.
Low carbo, watery mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
Good beer. Bit thicker would be better but being a bit watery doesn’t kill it!
Kosmokrator (761) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nera, oleosa e profumatissima: sentori di caffè, mou, frutti rossi, pan di spagna, lievito, zucchero a velo; gusto rotondo, liscio, leggermente liquoroso ma non "spesso", note dolciastre, finale amarognolo e delicatamente tostato. Corpo medio, effervescenza setosa, va giù che è un piacere, l’abv è perfettamente mascherato. Giù il cappello!
hackobock (2773) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
November 29, 2015. Bottle, brewed august 22, 2012.
Black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is sweet dried fruits with prunes, figs, raisin, tobacco, whiskey, toffee, roasted malts, coffee, dark sugars.
Taste is sweet, soft bitter and slight boozy. Finish is warming alcohol, figs, prunes, dark sugars, some plum notes, tobacco, soft roasted bitterness. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily sticky texture.
Sweet, sticky and slighly boozy imperial stout, good sipper.
Satyroneto (263) - BRAZIL - NOV 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cor negra com espuma de muito baixa formação e persistência de apenas um fino anel, quase sem lacing.
Aroma intenso e muito agradável de cacau, chocolate ao leite, café e licoroso de frutas escuras (cassis e ameixa)
Sabor complexo com início doce, mas agradável, de frutas escuras conforme aroma evoluindo para um meio de cacau com um fim quente de álcool, torrado de café e amadeirado; retrogosto persistente de madeira, torrado e álcool que mantém a boca aquecida por vários minutos.
Corpo licoroso e baixa carbonatação.
Excelente drinkability para uma RIS que comumente não eh tão fácil de beber.
popery (1782) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is black and thick. Small head, light brown in color. The bubbles recede quickly. The liquid looks heavy and coats the glass pretty nicely. The aroma has a wonderful sweet chocolate and rich coffee character. Big base of molasses and caramel. Just lots and lots of creamy, sweet chocolate. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. You get some booze but it’s not bad. Chocolate sprinkles on fudge with a little licorice and hints of dark, sweet fruits, dates and prunes and cooked cherries. Taste is similarly loaded down with chocolatey goodness. Nice and sweet and warming. Roast and coffee in the finish keep it from getting into cloying territory. Feel is full and thick. The alcohol seems to keep it from getting too chewy. Excellent dessert stout. Tons of flavor.
gnoff (9283) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms Järntorget, October 27, during Porterveckan 2015.
Thanks _angst_ for the taste!
Clear black color with some very dark brown in the bottom, small light brown head. Alcohol, solvents, light spicy scent. Alcohol, some cocoa, light smoked taste. Grainy aftertaste. Full mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Gnarly Barley, Orlando. Sweet roasted hazelnuts, plums, espresso, and chocolate aroma. Oily black under only a few bubbles. Potent complex flavour that starts with pumpernickel and brown sugar, evolved into dried fruit and tobacco, and ends with ethanol and then a ton of coffee that it’s dry and medium bitter. Full body, moderate carbonation, smooth and slightly warming.
_angst_ (4142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ BAJT. Pours viscous pitch black with a small mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is malty, roasty, fruity and boozy with roasted malts, burnt caramel, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, raisins, prunes, dates, leather, moist soil and hints of brandy alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is round, syrupy, roast astringent, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, raisin molasses, prunes, dates, leather, moist soil and alcohol. Solid heavy sweet IS. Has most likely benefitted from a few years in the bottle.