asheft (2431) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on tap at EBF 2008]
Roasted barley bubblegum aroma with, surprisingly, a lot of US hops, though a touch weak aroma overall. Opaque black with good lacing, khaki cover. Quite hoppy flavour with surprisingly low dark malt contributions. Sour and warm dark Schwarzbier-like malt character. A bit weak. Sweet hops *feel* but low flavour. Moderate ethanol, smoke, and nut flavours as well. Medium body, warming, almost clean finish. Moderate carbonation.
larsniclas (5308) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at EBF08.
Black. Small, beige head.
Roasted with a very flowery hoppiness.
Thicka and oily palate.
Flavour packed with american hops.
Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
EBF2008. It’s pitch black with a creamy head. The aroma is surprisingly strong and pleasantly hoppy and I also find notes of roasted malt. The flavour has a great hoppyness and a nice bitterness, notes of roasted malt, bitter licorice, coffee and caramel. It’s very nice indeed.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ EBF 08. Pours black as pitch with a medium sized head. Nicely balanced with powerfull aromas. Roasted, hops, hops and more hops. Great.
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ OTTO Festival. Thick hot chocolate like head. Black colored. Very peculiar and STRONG aroma of spruce needles and juniper. Little bit roasted malts at the back .Thick oilish mouth feel. Roasted bitterflavor with juniper, dark malts, coffee. Some acidic fruits at the end. This one has a lot of character.
mto (95) - helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
(draught@pikkulintu) black with a very little foam on top. tastes like woody and hops. one of the best imperial stout in world..
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at EBF. Black - brown head. Burned, high hoppy, citric, bitterness, "hiigh Imperial Stout", dryness, light sweetness, light alcoholic.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at EBF 2008, Copenhagen. Herbal nose. Very black in colour with a creamy head. Smooth and drinkable. A good impy stout.
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at EBF, Copenhagen.
Liquorice, coffee, burned toast. A little warming alcohol in the finish. Respectable.
thewolf (10708) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours completely black with a small, creamy, off-white/beige head. Aroma is roasted, lightly smoky and well roasted. Very nice, creamy mouthfeel. Flavour feels just a bit sharp with just a tad too much smoke between chocolate and roasty malts. Some tobacco notes in the finish.