mariuszek (326) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with medium beige head, some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, raisins, cherries. Taste coffee, roasty, chocolate liquor. Full bodied, oily texture, roasty finish with warming touch of alcohol.
andrepintado (1789) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to omhper. Dark dark color. Nice creamy body. Medium bitterness, low sweetness. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, light hop. Good one!
Kavu (2666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l bottle from Systembolaget, Haparanda. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is bitter, slightly fruity roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, some fruits, smoke, alcohol and hops. Nice.
Nordcore (1106) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a min lightbrown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and some dark fruits. The taste is medium sweet, light bitter with a long soft coffee and some liquorice end.
magicmn (116) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Craft Republic. Dark brown to black, light chocolate and malty aroma, sweet malty taste with notes of roasted malts and chocolate. Body isnt full enough for a style. Not bad.
aleigator (371) - GERMANY - APR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many thanks to Emil for the bottle!
Pours an oily, black color, with a small, stable, brown head.
Smells of roasted coffee, slightly bitter, grassy hops, toffee and bakers chocolate. Hints of syrup and honey lead to a sweeter nose, with lots of hops and cold pressed coffee beans underneath.
Has a fitting lower carbonation, and a medium body.
Tastes of earthy coffee and slightly smoked malts, together with molasses, chocolate and honey. Hops add a gentle bitterness with tobacco and scorched malts, leading to a slightly bitter overall taste. Cream is big in this though, highlighting the sweetened chocolate. Finish is all about creamy coffee, syrup, honey and burned malts, accompanied by a pleasant bitterness.
Wow, incredibly versatile beer, artfully put together. All flavors are recognizable in a pleasant, well balanced way, with coffee finding a worthy counterpart in earth and honey.
Sine90 (53) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
roasty, smoke, black, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium body, medium body, oily feel, flat,
bursprak (979) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the local Systembolaget. Pour is pitch black with a frothy tan head. Nose has some licorice, savory notes and some roasty notes. Taste is pretty roasty, light chocolate and some licorice. Pretty good!
arsol (732) - NORWAY - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart farge med tynt beige skum. Lukter sjokolade, kaffe og mørke stenfrukter. Fyldig med søtlig kaffesmak.
heavy (2265) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #2200. Aug ’14. A 0.33 l bottle from Systembolaget Klarabergsgatan, Stockholm, as the only Swedish IS I could find in more than dozen of their shops visited! It poured almost black body with medium sized brown head. Pungent roasted malt aroma, coffee the most, along with cocoa, wood, licorice and touch of other herbal spices. Admittedly, quite complex. Flavor was mostly bitter, roasted, coffee, herbal spices with some sweeter malty notes as chocolate or caramel more pronounced towards the finish. Medium bodied, light for the style but tasty anyway, a well made imperial stout.