Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours oily black with a brown cream head. Charred malts on the nose with accents of dark chocolate. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich chocolate, dark bread, cocoa, alcohol and earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with earthy bitterness and burnt wood, dark chocolate. Good one.
MiP (15187) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 12.5%. Quite roasted aroma, also quite jammy. Black colour. Small dark brown head. The flavour is sweet and very roasted, also a nice jam note. Good hop bite in the finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. Tastes very good, but it is a bit much, really.
Bamsen78 (4927) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours nearly black with airy tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel and chocolate. Sweet flavour of malt, chocolate, resins and caramel. Sweetish aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Sweet but not excesssively so. Nice, indeed.
omhper (23008) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Very black, beige head. Aroma of licorice, crude oil and resin. Sweet with full body and viscous, syrupy mouthfeel. Dominated by crude oil, molasses and resin. Disharmonious with distorting inky bitter sweetness. Mikkeller Black-light, but more just messed up.
pilsnerrogge (2787) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy head. Aroma is roasted malt, honey, smoked meat and some alcohol. Silky smooth and somewhat sticky mouth feel. Flavour is char coal, honey, licorice and warming alcohol.
fletchfighters (1394) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber into a tulip
Thanks to Baggio for the bottle
Big, black and bold look. Dark brown leather head. Lots of spotty lacing and huge amounts of residual oil left over. Looks like a beast in the glass.
Nose is huge. Lots of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, char, burnt tires and maple syrup. Really well balanced and the ABV is there but well hidden. Flavors stand out real well.
Taste is huge. Lots of roasted malt, chocolate, maple, char, roasted oak, and just amped up flavors. Really bold flavors.
Feel is thick, chewy, bold and dry. Low carbonation and just huge.
Highly suggested. Top notch imperial stout, not for the faint though
jepppe (6) - - OCT 18, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, vanilla - very heavy but also quite easy to drink. Very, very nice!
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Sugary and sticky. Heavy notes of burned malts. Quite bitter. Still. Bit too young. Tastes a lot like Hypno...
finol (2990) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home.
Pours Heavy black and gets a nice Brown head when you swirl the glasl.
Taste of Heavy rosted, slightly burnt malt, soy sauce and some syrupy sweetness. Very similar to Hypnopompa, but less smooth and flattering.
mansquito (5110) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spuytin Duyvil, Brooklyn tap ($9): Pours black (my pour was to the tip top, so I didn’t see much head). Aroma is chocolate, syrup, roasted malts, a teenth of coffee. Flavor is somewhat sweet, but not cloying. Roasted malts and chocolate flavors mingle well together. High ABV is adequately covered. Easy to drink and quite flavorful.