InPivoVeritas (195) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAR 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is drak malts, strong coffee, chocolate, some cocoa and some fruitness in the background. Light grassy and fruity hop aroma. Carbonation a bit too high. Full and sweet with nice, a bit ashy and bitter finish that provides the balance. Good, rich, balanced imperial stout.
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
28/II/14 - 50cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 15/XI/16, bottled: 15/XI/11 (2014-226)
Note: tasted side by side with the Cognac B.A. version.<b/>
Pitch black beer, small irregular creamy beige head, little stable. Aroma: sweet, caramel, mocha, spicy, cinnamon, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, some chlorine, roasted stuff, ashes. MF: lots of carbon, full body. Taste: pretty sour start, dark chocolate, dried fruits, mocha, caramel, pretty bitter, sweet touch. Aftertaste: coffee, hoppy, roasted, burnt toast, sour touch, some alcohol.
aleigator (90) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Pitch black color with a thin, dark brown head. Aromas of caramel, malt, coffee, figs and sugar.
Earthy malts go together with coffee and hints of chocolate. Carbonation is a little higher than expected, but still adds to the warming character of the beer. Coffee is present in a non too bitter way, supporting the malts very well and gets even bigger in the end, by becoming more complex due to an upcoming bitterness, which still leaves space for the malts. Very oily, smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied - different flavors blend together very well. Aftertaste is all about coffee, with a long lasting bitterness. While the beer smells sweet and malty, taste is in great balance between coffee and malts, supported by a fitting carbonation and a decent bitterness.
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is opaque and deep, dark brown with a thick, oily, beige collar. The aroma brings loads of malt and chocolate. Distinctly European in both aroma and flavor. Prominent dark fruits and rich chocolates. Low carbonation with a medium body, lighter than I expected given the appearance and abv. Overall, this is a solid beer. I’d have it again.
scoobysnak (328) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good caramel and smokiness with some great happiness that enhances it even more.
Unm4rk3d (71) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From The great wall - Belair. Mid sweet smoky caramel aroma. Pitch black appearance. Light sweet and sourness. Great beer.
angel77 (511) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 50 cl en el lúpulo en septiembre de 2013. lote 777 de 15-02-2012 hasta 15-02-2016. muy buena imperial stout con cuerpo intenso de 9 vol y sabores tostados y quemados bastante intensos. Ligero dulzor y toques finales especiados con dominio general de las maltas nórdicas. Color negro con espuma oscura persistente. Para repetir sin duda, gran imp stout nórdica.
crossovert (6344) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ink black pour. Not a huge smell, typical stouty. The flavor has huge dark fruit, wood, smoke, coffee, cocoa, and bread. Very nice) meal in a glass.
kevinator (715) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. Roasted and full malt aroma. Very dark with a thin tan head. Palate was oily and full. Carbonation was average to low. Big malty flavors and the hops did not leave a strong impression yet the beer was well balanced. Wood and coffee flavors were present as well but only complimentary. Probably my favorite so far from this brewery.
k92488 (167) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog fra Cardinals crazy juleølsmaking. Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca...