rosenbergh (6070) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 330 ml bottle. From Reykjavík, Iceland. Big thanks to Jere!
Pitch black colour with small dark brown head.
Roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla sweetness, cocoa and vinous elements in aroma.
Roasted malt, strong alcohol, bitterness, dark chocolate, ash, strong vinous notes and mild coffee in flavour. Strong alcohol in aftertaste.
Lubiere (9423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thick collapsing brown head. In aroma, a smooth silky chocolate, with light soy sauce, vanilla, molasses, dark fruits, very nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet maple malt with smooth smokey notes, molasses, nice and smooth, if a bit thin, warming alcohol. Tasted Oct. 21 2011 with GRM. Merci Sylvain.
humlelala (879) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33 cl bottle from BunkerBeer) Pours pitch black with medium toffee head and a little lace. Aroma is smokey with notes of toasted malt. Oily texture, medium carbonation, full body, toasted finish. Taste is dark malt with astringent notes. Girlfriend says: "It was a bit too vinous."
_angst_ (2353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Bottle gifted by friend and consumed on September 24. He bought it about 1,5 years ago. Date of expiration printed on bottle is 120513. Pours pitch black with a fizzy brown head. Smell is very sweet and malty with some chocolate in it. Taste mimics the sweet and malty part of the smell well. There is a distinct alcohol taste to it. Mouthfeel is intense with prominent carbonation. After a short while the sweet, boozy, taste turns into a smokey aftertaste which in turn gives way for some dark chocolate after a while, leaving you with a rather dry and oily feel in your mouth. I very much like the mix of classical imperial stout tastes with smoked malts. The double aftertastes blew me away :). A very good and exciting beer!
tmrmwel (756) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an oily,pitch black, with no head whatsoever. Aroma is slightly burned, rubber, liquorice and a honey sweetness. Flavour roasted malts, with notes of coffee and liquorice.
rocbyter (1856) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong robust malt that is slightly tangy. Black with a medium brown head. Very light sweet beginning with a strong malty bitter finish and a light amount of spice.
Frovigalning (2686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Allt om Öl Festivalen in Eskilstuna. It poured a pitch black liquid with a small brown head. Smokey taste mixed with chocolate and coffee. Nice beer to lean back and sip at.
thornecb (4162) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet and sour smoked chocolate aromas. Medium bodied with roasted caramel and sweet dry chocolate upfront turning warming in the lasting bitter finish.
Palme (2988) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l bottle from Řlbutikken, Copenhagen shared with ClubGonzo and the rest of Bergen Tasting Crew. This is a really dark brown beer with a small sidesticking chocolate head. Aroma is quite unique to any imp stout I’ve tasted before. There’s some tar/peat and new car-smell, also light alcohol sweet, definitely lots of smoke in here as well and hints of sweet chocolate. Really different and nice aroma. Full-bodied, soft carbonation and oily to creamy mouthfeel. Quite nice flavors, there’s actually something that reminds me of stingy chili in here. Lots of smoke, some chocolate, good amount of salty licorice and hints of leather. Really pleasantly surprised over this!
Benzai (6387) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Completely opaque black with a small brown head. Smell smoke, coffee, dark malts, chocolate, roasty. Taste soft, coffee, roasty, burned malts. Very much smokey aftertaste. Very good balance, alcohol well hidden. Full body with soft but good carbonation. Suits the beer, good stuff!