yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan to brown head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and slight liqurice. Dark malty and liqourice. Sweet dark roasted malty. Dark malty finish.
Ungstrup (29473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thindark brown head. Tbe aroma has notes of roasted malt, wood, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, soy sauce, roasted malt, and tar, leading to a dry roasted, and woody finish.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of gn0sis. Bottle # 760. Vintage 2009. Pours a pitch black and opaque black with a small light brown head. Hard roast nose with some raisins too. Solid body, lowish carbonation, hard roast malt and raisins with a malt astringent finish. A fairly straight and good American Imperial Stout. 270411
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice.
Roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate, liquorice and hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
cgarvieuk (14659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home ... from the best named brewer ive ever seen ... dark bron black .... creamy brown head ... soft roast chocolate malts ... light bitter chocolate nose ... nice roast ... quite a lot of chocolate ... soft roast ... little toffee ... silky little chalky mouth feel ... crackin beer just the right balance ... hint of coffee in the linger
Theis (13521) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Oiley,burned, chocolate, fruity, berries, nutty, light wooden notes, ok hoppy, licorice, nice.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, 2008 vintage, # 473) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, and roasted malt.
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 top o the line bottle (#369) from cakanator. Pours quite black with a foamy creme coffee head. Aroma is a nose stopper of coffee and really smooth burn malt - with a touch of milk chocolate. Med+ body with really smooth carbonation. Flavor is strong. Burnt smooth malt/something lightly coffee sour/maybe a hint of milk chocolate, and -don’t take this poorly- old fashioned linoleum paste. Grabs the rear of the mouth. With time it makes me think of ginger cookies. Reasonably complex. Drinks very well.
jcwattsrugger (11105) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle #545 of 2008 edition-pours a delayed reaction no head than thin brown ring and motor oil black color. Aroma is vegetal/tart, some ashy. Taste is anise/licorice-dark malt, nice then vegetal/rubbery, acidic/earthy hops.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown, essentially black, with very little in terms of visible carbonation or head formation.
S: Roasted malts start things off as a fairly rich chocolate note follows behind. There’s a hint of soy sauce as well as some plastic notes.
T: Very heavy on both the roasted and chocolate flavors; pretty much what you would expect from the nose. There’s a subtle smokiness to the flavor which is nice and (luckily) none of the plastic.
M: The body is medium, not quite as full as I like for an RIS, with a low, smooth carbonation.
D: Not sure why the nose was so off, but the favor was decent enough. I still don’t think I need another bottle of this.