TheJestersBeer (1912) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black, with a thin brown head.
Huge aroma, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, tar, ashes.
Sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Thick, complex taste, coffee, roasted malt, figs, chocolate, licorice.
Sugary, thick mouthfeel, almost like a PX Sherry. Quite compact at this stage, I wish I had another bottle for further cellaring. (2013-02-23)
laiti (4789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl bottle @ home. Batch #373: bottled 03.07.2009, BBE 03.07.2018
Aroma is somwehat stale with licorice, rubber, alcohol and hay. Flavour is slightly sweet with ripe fruits, coffee, licorice, some alcohol and syrup. Also some herbal notes in the dinish. This used to be sweet, hoppy and messy. Now this is just sweet with too much alcohol.
neuromatt (992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 mL bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee California, served in a stem glass alongside Black Tokyo Horizon and its other constituent beers at a tasting with Chris. Pours black with virtually no head. The nose has huge coffee and big smoke, along with herbs, anise, roasted malts and a touch of earth. The flavour is big, sweet molasses with lots of coffee, herbs, and a hint of smoke. The finish is long and herbal with roasted malts, a touch of pepper and a hint of smoke. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice sweet coffee stout; it has perhaps a bit too much sweetness, but is excellent overall. 2013-01-25
madmitch76 (13005) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st April 2012
Opaque black - brown beer. Decent bubbly tan head. Smooth and semi dry palate. Sweet rich coffee with real depth. Whisper of red fruits and chocolate. Semi dry finish. Rich and tasty, hides the alcohol quite well.
jtclockwork (6903) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours oily black. Quickly dissipating tan head. Nose and taste of sweet chocolate, coffee beans, fresh coffee, oak, vanilla, coffee liqueur and dark fruits. Lots of coffee. Alcohol in the finish, but not overpowering. One of the more coffee forward imperial stouts I’ve had. Medium body.
Svesse (5796) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Black colour, with hints of ruby when seen through light. Foamy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of sweet espresso, liquorice, soy sauce, molasses and dark rye bread. Malty, roasted taste with liquorice, molasses, burnt sugar, sweet espresso, cacao, a touch of sweet PX sherry, black rye bread and a sweet finish with a warming touch of alcohol and a hint of tar. Full body, quite sweet. Actually a touch too sweet. The even stronger second edition was actually more balanced and probably less sweet, but this is still quite a nice beer.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark colour with almost no head due to the alcohol level. Massive aroma of licorice, dark chocolate, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, almost portwineish. Malts, candy, oak, coffee. Intense flavour. Full bodied, long sweet aftertaste with low carbonation. Way too sweet for me, but a interresting beer.
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via SL... black in color... small head. Nose of smokey spices... Taste is syrup, smoke, spices, roasted malts, coffee... the spices and smoke stand out... different than the other DHs. Medium body... enjoyable.
Koelschtrinker (9867) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 30, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013 Sehr süßer Antrunk, getreidig, Zucker. Dadurch disharmonisch, alle Aromen bleiben weit unter der StÃ¤rke des Zuckers. Malzig, süß,süß, süß. 11/6/6/8/12/7
bytemesis (2412) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap from the last keg in the US (from 2008) at the Birch. Pours opaque black with not head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, dark roasted malt, coffee. Definitely boozy. Flavor is the same, quite sweet with light bitterness and a medium warming finish. Very low carbonation, but a creamy full body. Very nice, if a bit boozy, beer. Glad I had the chance to try it.