BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Jet black pour that seems to absorb light with a small tan head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is quite roasty and gives only a slight indication of the sweetness to follow. Notes of chocolate, coffee, smoke, vanilla and dates. Flavour sort of mirrors the aroma but with a lot more sweetness: sweet notes of vanilla, chocolate, honey, muscat and caramel combine with bittersweet notes of coffee, citrus and dark fruits. Mouthfeel is very thick and oily, almost syrupy, with low carbonation and a lingering sweet finish. Overall this really lives up to its name but manages not to be too cloying. As far as Imperial Stouts go this is almost unique in my experience, and they pull it off beautifully.
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled) Very dark brown with no head. Sweetish, liquourish nose with lots of vanilla and notes of licorice. Reminds me a bit of fresh DH1. Flavor is intensely vanillaish, with cherries and strawberry, lots of cream liquour, some cappuccino and amaretto. Very full-bodied and syrupy palate with flat carbonation. Nøgne Ø knows how to brew intense flavor bombs, and this is no exception. In small doses, it’s also quite an enjoyable dessert, despite the intense, syrupy sweetness. 10529
JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near inexistant dark yellow-beige head over black beer. Spiritbarrelaroma, as Bourbon, vanilla, coffee, mocha. Very sweet, with a burnt-bitterish aspect. Tastes pretty alcoholic, with again Bourbontouches, blue grapes and other dark fruit, even a bit vinous. Very mild coffee, like coffeesyrup, concentrated with lots of sugar. Retronasal incense, in my book the ultimate proof of complexity. Very thick, syrupy MF, serious alcoholwarming, viscous. "Balance" might not be the right term, but the result is whatever way of looking at it, great. Complex as few.
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - SEP 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A real event beer. From the packaging to the beer itself. Nose is huge..could smell it a few feet away. Lots of port, dark berries and sweets. In the mouth it has a real presence about it. Undoubtedly sweet, but never cloying. Nice and rich - reminding me of a port. I’m not a big fan of port but this takes the lovely viscosity of port and makes it it’s own. Another great horizon beer from Nogne. Really don’t understand the lowish ratings for this cos this is ace!
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 250ml. @ home.
Clear dark brown black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, moderate roasted, coffee, heavy dark berry, sweet dark berry, raisin, prune, date, light to moderate alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, coffee, sweet sweet berry, dark berry. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. IMO to sweet and to much alcohol. 
Abio (1507) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out very dark brown, looks like black at the glass. Almost no head, that’s a bit of a disapointment. There comes a very small one, but disappears quickly. It was brown coloured. Nice sweet smell, roasted, coffee, caramel, it smells sweet and good. Insane sweet taste, even to sweet, lots of sugar inside. Some coffee and chocolate also comes up. Very nice but it should be a little tempered, it’s more a liquor-taste this way. The sweetness is insane. But also other tastes (thank god) comes up. Alcohol, some red fruits, lots of mokka and coffee. Some chocolate. Good brew, but a bit overdone I think. Get the sweetness down a bit... But ofcourse, with a name like this... A bit less sweetness, a bit more carbonation and ofcourse a head, and this beer could be a top-beer for me.
gunnfryd (9726) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is alcohol, honey, coffee. Flavour is sweet, heather, hop, honey, candis sugar, alcohol, cacao. Full body. Balanced warming beer.
SaintMatty (4521) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
250ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Marzipan, chocolate, coffee, liquorice and molasses feature in the aroma. Sweet taste with some slightly roasted hints and notes of coffee, liquorice, chocolate and cherry. Not bad, but a bit sickly after a while. Definitely one to sip in small quanitities.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, and cherries. The flavor is very sweet with notes of cherries, fruit, roasted malt, and chocolate, leading to a dry roasted finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
yngwie (12562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, at Patricks. It’s a more or less black beer, oily pour and a small, tan head. Coffee, dark sugars, a faint hint of vanilla, notes of hops, alcohol and dark chocolate in the aroma. The flavor has mostly mocha, is sweet and coffee-bitter. It’s full-bodied, oily and warming in the mouth, nicely carbonated. Warm, sweet finish with some coffee-like bitterness. A quite wonderful one, but I guess a 25cl bottles should be shared. 100310