Grovlam (4150) - Copenhagen, - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Batch 241. Brewed 21-03-2006 so more than 6 years old. Small bubbly brownish head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma was extremely vinous. Dried fruits, heavy sweet malty notes, light roasted feel as well. Not much hops to detect in the nose, but I guess that is to be expected after 6 years. Over the palate came heavy thick and oily malty notes. Coffee, roasted, liquorish, dried fruit. Well balanced with the alcohol and light bitter notes. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and very thick oily texture. Heavy sweet flavor with a mild bitterness. Lingering sweet malty liquorish finish. Excellent after 6 years!!!
jdobbs (223) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
flat thick brownish-black body. aroma: moderate malt, dark bread, dark chocolate, strong coffee. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, medium carbonation, metallic moderate alcoholic finish
mgajdaczewa (168) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bardzo smaczny RIS, choć to tylko dalekie echo Beer Geek Breakfast. W zapachu przepastna kawa poparta lekka odświeżającą goryczką. W smaku pełne, treściwe, kawowe z nutami czekoladowo karmelowymi, dobrze przykryty alkohol. Wyleżakowane mogłoby być majstersztykiem, świeże jest po prostu bardzo dobrym piwem.
suurjuust (734) - ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, almost black. Minimal brown head. Aroma is malts, burned notes, smoke, chocolate, coffee, caramel, warm alcohol tones, hops, peach notes. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter. Dry finish. Long slightly sweet, burned malty aftertaste with warm alcohol. Smooth, thick texture, full body, flat carbonation.
PhillyCraft (2581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many bottles and drafts over the years, this review was from 2010. Bottle, pours pitch black with thin head. LAcing was on the lighter side of the spectrum. Aromas and taste are coffee, smoked malt, toffee, and pine. Pretty sticky on the mouth. Solid Russian Impy from Nogne.
bulldogops (782) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #765 - 75cl bottle from Sherbrooke. Black as a Norwegian endless night, with a weak bubbly tan foam. Aroma is heavy roast malt, burnt sugar, currant, raisin, smoke. Taste is mild bitterness, medium-heavy alcohol character, lots of currant and smokiness on the palate in the finish. Really cool imperial stout, and a great intro to Norwegian brewcraft.
Gethinbeer (2025) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a frothy tan head. Roasted chocolate malt aroma. Great texture. Smooth chocolate roasted coffee bean goodness. Fiery finish. Nice beer.
devman171 (511) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick black with dark tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolate and coffee, taste is similar with a thick body, awesome
thirstyrabbit (853) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has intense smoke, leather, old tobacco. Very viscous milky mouthfeel and a bit low carbonation. Taste has medium to low roast and low hoppiness, the lack of carbonation doesn’t help either. Finish is a bit too smooth - at times it even feels kind of light. No sign of the alcohol so they could have made it stronger. I think it had to be more impressive in the past to achieve an average rating of over 4 here.
danielyabu (987) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
average frothy light brown head. goog lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick brownish-black body. aroma: moderate malt, dark bread, dark chocolate, strong coffee. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, medium carbonation, metallic moderate alcoholic finish. Saboroso dulçor de chocolate e maltado. Sem muito álcool a principio. Amargor lupulado crescente balanceia bem essa pesada cerveja, de baixa drinkability.90 s
Renobob (71) - - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur noire impressionante. Nez chocolat, café, fruits secs. Bouche puissante mais pas trop pour un Imperial stout. Et une grande longueur sur la fin. Beau produit.