omhper (18318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottled at Københavnske Øldage] Black, no head. Licorice aroma. Densely malty with ffull body. Plenty of salt and tar as well as tobacco and dark chocolate. Very salty finish. Intense and flavourful, perhaps a bit rough.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - APR 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malt nose, light sour milk aroma too. Black color, big tan head. Sour milk again in the taste, chocolate notes, and even brandy. Toasted, pine-y end. Medium body. The Porter is better.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - APR 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 2010-02-12, courtesy of papsoe, brewed june 2005, 4+ years old, 8-5-8-4-17=42
Black color, big head. The aroma is very interesting, strong cheese and smoke, but also dust and black bean sauce, chinese kitchen. It has medium body strength, thinner than expected; the carbonation is high, and the alcohol clearly perceivable, sign that the beer worked along these years; there is a good chocolate and dark malt flavor, with some dry liquorice and roasted nuts, dark caramel; there is little sugar left here. Correct bitterness, from the roasted malt, but it’s evident that there are little hop qualities; the final is therefore less interesting. Overall, a quite complex beer, different, interesting even if not spectacular.
Black color; generous brownish head. Very nice aroma: malt, roasted malt, vanilla, light cardboard. Powerful taste and mouthfeel, in which the liquorice dominates over the roasted malt; less thick and oily than some American one. Very long final (liquorice, roasted malt, caramel; lightly astringent). Hidden, there is some aromatic hop. Excellent. Thanks Henrik and Jørgen.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Completely black and opaque with a creamy, light brown head leaving some laces. Fat, malty aroma. Full-bodied with shiploads of roasted malt - hard roasted but not really burned. Ends - surprisingly - on a rather mellow note. A very smooth Imperial Stout. 170406
BrockLanders (760) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big dark black pour...tannish head. Some light malt in the aroma, with a definite funky edge. That didn’t sit right at first, but was appreciated a bit later. The flavor really impresses...lotsa coffee-maltiness, some choco-notes as well. A bit thin for my likes, but not a big negative. That funky aroma manifests itself completely in the taste...a zippy yeasty edge...very interesting. Thanks Rene for this tasty ale.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Pours a midnight black with a nice tight tan head and outstanding lace. It looks the part of a royal stout. What a neat nose, besides the standard sweet mocha and burnt malts and bitter coffee character found in most Impy’s, this also displays a vinous port and even a little horseblanket ester. Oh, there is some bitter hops and royal plum running about and creating an inviting aroma to say the least...hope I am not let down once it reaches the tongue.
Wow , the taste seem simple at first but as you enjoy it, more and more little packets of flavor come forward to be recognized. Rich mocha, vanilla, and Hawaiian sweet bread favors at first supported quickly by a dose of bitter finely filtered espresso. What I dig about this Impy is the appearance of a nutty overtones normally found within the better porters and a noticeable molasses twang on the finish. It is almost like someone added some Baltic Porter to my Imperial Stout, oh so yummy! The mouth feel is lush and twangy with a dry vinous woody finish. it almost is TOO dry.
Gosh darn, this is one interesting Imperial Stout. Werd, ratebeerians, yet another kick arse Imperial Stout, deal with it!
Skål Mads for the chance to have this, you da man!
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a longlasting thick tan head. Sweet roasted aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Sweet roasted malty flavor with hints of coffee. Dry roasted warming aftertaste.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black appearance with a brown creamy head. This is a good stout. Some sweetness and vanilla in the flavour. Finish is dominated by coffee notes and some sweetness. A good Imperial Stout.
Sigmund (4499) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, courtesy of "Venner av Nøgne Ø". Like all NØ beers bottle conditioned. Pitch black colour, impenetrable for light. Large and thick brown head. Lovely aroma with vinous qualities, also notes of Colombian coffee, liquorice, chocolate and dark dried fruits. Flavour is dominated by strong notes of bitter coffee, mixed with a substantial malty sweetness, hints of molasses. Also some acidic notes, I’m not sure if they are wanted or not. Strong "coffee" bitterness in the long aftertaste.
gunnfryd (9293) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, Brown head. Black of colour. Mild coffee aroma. flavour : roasted coffee and bitterness. medium to full body.