Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (2013 edition, BB Aug 2018).
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, bitter chocolate), with notes of sherry, bourbon, oak, tar, soy sauce.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, creamy/syrupy texture, soft/lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Ehhh, really not my thing...soy saucy and oxidized and whiskyish. Folks who like their stouts old and barrel aged will probably enjoy this, whereas those who like them fresh and vibrant will not. Not too bad for what it is, but not very enjoyable for me.
Joakgust (932) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 25cl - Opaque black brown beer with a large brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of molasses, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, molasses, licorice and cough medicine. Sweet and slightly unbalanced.
BeerSkull (1311) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 (Bottle). Fine fragrance with a soft tone that contains aromas of roasted malt, tart fruit, vanilla, sweet caramell, smoke, chocolate and barrel storage. The taste is a bit tart fruity with hints of roasted malt, raisins and chocolate and with some notes of barrel and smoke. The aftertaste is a bit dry. A aromatic and nice beer!
mcberko (6885) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330mL bottle, courtesy of siranselm (thanks Marcus), pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, some subtle winter spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), and light toasted malt. Flavour brings out soft chocolate malt, almost an irony bloody type taste and some subtle winter spices as aforementioned. Pretty soft carbonation, with a light body. Not the most interesting porter, nor are the flavours very well executed. Decent stuff, but nothing special.
gunnfryd (11058) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, hop, coffee. Flavour is licorice, roasted malt, hop, coffee. Full body. Very nice beer.
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vinnare av gambrinus julölsprovning 2012. Nu när jag klämmer en flaska lite solo på initialt 12 grader så är det nog i kallaste laget. Krämig kropp. Hög kvalitet från ett bryggeri som annars har levererat en del tveksamheten på senaste
aenima (273) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste of dark chocolate, coffe and dark fruits. Not to much carbonation. A very good swedish imperial porter!
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Black color. Roasty coffeish aroma with dark bread and milk chocolate. Taste of coffee, dark bread, licorice, nuts and milk chocolate. Full body. OK imperial porter, but needs something more punchy.
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate , some roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and nutty with some caramel, malt and chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours clear deep brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.