mjs (4742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.25 l - BB 01/12/15, courtesy of VastActiv, 20141122) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had vineousness, roasted malts and sweetness. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were vineousness, sweetness, burnt malts, vanilla and bitterness. Aftertaste had wood and bitterness. A messed up version of a good imperial stout.
VastActiv (3032) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.25l at home, Helsinki. Colour is black with small brown head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Surprisingly simple but soft and enjoyable.
TBone (12953) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 25cl (Vinmonopolet, AIH40)
Opaque black color, creamy brown head. Coffee, whisky, milky notes in the nose. Full-bodied, soft palate. Toasted malty with lactose, coffee/cocoa, alcohol but silky palate anyhow. Very good but the original is better.
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled@AIH40 (from Vinmonopolet Kirkenes). Pitch black colour, small, but long lasting brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some wood, mild alcohol, sweet malts, toast and toffee. Very beautiful. Flavour is liquorice, wood, mild toasted and nutty notes along with some alcohol and ripe fruits. Mild syrupy sweetness as well. Totally lovely.
anders37 (17182) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.
JefVerstraete (1525) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte. Dark brown/black colour, thin layer of dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Complex aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee, also hints of oak. Taste is good but a bit thinner than expected. Sweet/bitter with bitter finish. Good imperial stout.
stoutnick (585) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with foam head. Aroma is quite strange - not bad or good but hard to place - maybe some dark fruits mixed with molasses? Taste is the classic nogne imperial stout. Easy going dark malt roast, dark fruits, nice sweetness. Nice medium body from carbonation. Good savoury stout.
Dagrk (35) - Trondheim, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and dangerous. Tastes like tar and chocolate with the dark force to strengthen it's spirit. Very good stout.
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MarcoDL (2333) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Oily black beer, with a foamy brown head. Delicious aroma of vanilla and malt. Taste of sweet cacao, oak, bitter coffee, cookie and even some hops. The aging gives the beer a layer of warming vanilla. Good one.
tmrmwel (1033) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a beautiful, enormous creamy chocolate brown head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with cocoa, leather and wooden barrels, as well as dark fruits, cherries
Medium to full body with oily texture, and soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet burned malts with coffee, dark fruits and tobacco, as well as notes of wood, cocoa and some alcohol. Sweet malty finish.