beerbeast88 (41) - - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with beige head that disappear quickly.Roasted coffee,chocolate and herbs. medium bitter,not as good as Nøgne Ø’s Imperial Stout Cognac Barrel
nudiebear (164) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle brewed in 2011 at home (3 years later). Poured a clear dark red with a brown slight head. Cognac aroma, with coffee, chocolate and roast meat. Tastes bitter and delicious. I really appreciate the moderate barrel effect applied to the beer. Lovely!
Gurthnar (2366) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Park. Brewed 01/12/11. Aroma intense, chocolate, fruity, cherries, alcohol, some smoky notes. Almost black colour, dark brown head, rather stable. Oily texture. Taste is sweet, chocolate, smoky, rich malty profile. Alcohol poking out rather unpleasantly. This is not ultra high ABV, so alcohol could be far better hidden. Also the overall impression was rich, but lacking when compared to other Imperial Stouts. Enjoyable beer, but definitely does not reach 4.
sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with friend from Celestin, Lille - FR. Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: high malt and sugar domination with notes of barrel. Domiation of alcohol notes. Taste: well balanced of malt and alcohol? Good drinkable. Really recommended. Aftertaste: alcohol and malt with caramel.
hackobock (1885) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 10, 2014. Bottle at home. Black with a medium sized dense brown head. Aroma is oak, bourbon, dark chocolate, ash, light acidic burnt notes. Taste is dark bitter chocolate, light sweet bourbon, caramel and vanilla. Finish is bitter with light burnt ash notes. Medium bodied,
Marduk (3209) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
250ml bottle (tasting @VastActive place, thanks). Pitch black color. Medium size, thick brown head, stays. Looks nice. Sweet, roast, grainy aroma. Sweet, malty, sugary taste. Nice roast. Medium carbonation. Roast in aftertaste.
FatPhil (9818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
250ml bottle - thanks VastActiv and the rest of the Hel crowd!
Hint of whisky in the aroma, but a decent roast too. Black, dark brown head. Fairly smooth initially, but doesn’t lake long before it’s actually harsh. Kind of hard to drink, as it’s aggressive in the mouth, but it does have a nice finish. Plenty of resiny vapours. I did want to like this, but, yet again, it’s not as good as the version that didn’t go into the spirit barrel. Burntness and alcohol too much, but the breadier roastier parts were nice.
markextrae (1380) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle in a trade thanks to cunningham! poured a pitch black colour with a nice thick mocha head. strong dark chocolate, licorice, oak, roasted malts, lot’s of red fruit, plums, dark espresso beans, vanilla, big roasted creamy taste! boy how can you say this beer has a tin mouthfeel? this is awesome stuff!!
mjs (4933) - 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 (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle 0.25l at home, Helsinki. Best för: 01/12/15. Brygget: 01/12/11. Batch nr: 723/731. Colour is black with small brown head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Surprisingly simple but soft and enjoyable.
TBone (13233) - 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.