Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sort farve med lyst brunt skum. Dufter af vanilie, choko og karamel. Smager af brændt kaffe, bitter chokolade og vanilie. Lang bitter eftersmag af choko og humle.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the ORF tasting thanks to whoever brought it! Poured really dark brown with a thin brown head. Aroma is like a gingerbread house made up of cinnamon, peppermint, candycane, and a little chocolate malt and mocha. The taste is really spicy and brings out the hop complexity. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice holiday brew for sharing... not sure I want to put one of these down by myself
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2008
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very Good Imperial Stout. It is very smooth and easy to drink.
APP- Appearance is not this beers strong suit. It is murky, very dark brown, with very little head.
Aroma- Oak notes and roasty! Very good aroma.
Taste- Roasted Malt, Chocolate and liqourice are very prominent. Hop bitterness is pronounced, but not overbearing.
Palate- Very smooth for the style. Tannins and some dryness are present.
Very good beer, worth buying.
djtimeless (221) - Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out black with brown head. Notes of Roasted coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Sweet with a littlle bite. Thick and complex The alcohol is present with slight bitter after taste.
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Pettyjohns. Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel with roasted malt all the way through, decent bitterness, definitely some saltiness and slight alcohol at the end. I prefer a creamier head on my imp. stouts, lacking a little in appearance. Overall a pretty decent beer.
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Crosling. Pours black with decent tan head. Was really looking forward to this beer but I wasn’t impressed. Aroma of roast and baking chocolate that is surprisingly bitter. Slightly perceptible flavors of wood, brown sugar and roastiness get over-powered by a big hop character and alcohol. I think this was probably a fresh bottle... perhaps it needs a couple years for the hops to settle down a bit. Maybe I’ll try to obtain another to age for a couple years and rerate.
anthony850 (210) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In a bottle smooth with chocolate , fruity taste high alc.
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aenima (208) - Askim, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! Heavy coffee aroma with roast. The taste is very balanced which is dominated with bitter coffee. I would have appreciate more chocolate flavour in this one.
kimjongill (207) - - DEC 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
From bottle. Light aroma of smoked malt. Great black pour with light brown head. The beer is very smoky, and not well balanced in my opinion. My brewing friend tasted this one alongside me and agreed. Overly smoky. No malt balance. Needs more of the flavor from the dark belgian candi sugar. Maybe a good beer to age for 3-5 years?
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a fluffy light brown head. Nice roasted nose with lots of chocolate, dark fruit, and espresso as well as some alcohol. Great complex flavor of dark roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and espresso with some dark fruit, vanilla, brown sugar, and hops. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel and a long dark-roasted finish round out this big, complex beer.