Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2010 8.5oz bottle. Rating# 54. Poured like motor oil with no head. Big sweet boozy aroma almost like black licorice. Complete sweet overload, like liquid sugar, not my bag. (1435)
SirLimpsalot (3507) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Här har norrmännen hittat en balans i sin söta imperial stout som funkar fantastisk bra.
Tjock, oljig vätska, härliga toner av bränd kaffe, lakrits och den där söta röda frukten som gör den till en alldeles perfekt efterrätts öl.
Ett mycket gott bevis på att man kan få en öl till att smaka bra, även med mycket sötma.
Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pure black lickerish. Short head. A sweet desert, with a long and tasty session of goodness.
Meilby (10774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste is very sweet with notes of raisins, caramel, chocolate and some coffee.
Enjoyit (3736) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of prunes, dark fruits, chocolate, sweets, coffee and liqurice. A flavor of sweets, liqurice, coffee, chocolate and weak bitterness.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.5oz bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, coffee, smoke, vanilla, and dark fruits. Tastes of raisins, plums, and other dark fruits, vanilla creme, chocolate, and coffee. Alcohol in the finish. Sweet.
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 8.5 oz. Split with Vin. Pours a dark, slightly cloudy brown with a slick, smooth surface. No head. Aroma of chocolate cupcakes, marshmallows, dark cherries, molassess, slight bourbon, cranberries, and nice fig-plum ripeness. Amazingly subtle, medium body with absolutely no trace of alcohol until about 30 seconds after each sip; then warmth and sweetness swell and rise in the chest. The sweetness of the brew is initially unsettling, but it settles in well. Excellent, wild, insanely crazy Imperial stout. Great stuff.
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a tiny brown head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, coffee, caramel, alcohol, and malt. Flavor is molasses, coffee, malt, alcohol, chocolate, and fruit. Heavy body, with a sweet start and a sweet finish. More carbonation would be good.
Maris (1339) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2011 From a 250ml bottle on 5/11/2010 (shared with the King). Batch number 372, brewed 30/6/2008, best before 30/6/2015. Exhibits a range of strong aromas, including choclolate, coffee, cocoa, toffee, roasted malt and liquorice. In the mouth, it’s intensely sweet, with dark and Easter egg chocloate, coffee, cherries, berries and raisins all evident. There is definitely a touch of muscat about this as well. Despite being ridiculously sweet, it’s beautifully balanced by a clanging hop bitterness at the back end, and is very smooth drinking for 14%. As the label says, it’s a dessert in itself. I’m not sure if it’s fair to call this an imperial stout, as really defies characterisation. An insane and exceptional beer which really pushes the envelope. Rating 4.3.
Re-rate on 11/11/2011 to celebrate the birth of my beautiful little daughter Violet Ellen on 10/11/2011. Another 250ml bottle from batch 372. Pours close to black with a tiny tan head. The aroma and flavour remains as described above. An absolutely stunning and sublime dessert beer. I’m genuinely distressed about its retirement.
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black with very little head. Aroma is sweet, vanilla, chocolate, toffee and rasins. Flavour again very sweet almost sugary in the beginning then comes chocolate, toffee, rasins and hops to balance out the sweetness.