TET (1958) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A colablack beer with quite big and beige head that stays as a thin layer. The nose is smooth, coffee, roastiness and chocolate, some lactose and hint of fresh bitter almond. Taste is strongly roasted, liquirice, bitter almond, herbal hops. Medium+ bodied, enough smooth to drink. Slightly different IS than normally, the bitter almond is quite unique nuancee. Good but not a top beer.
pintbypint (2814) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml brown bottle. Now 7% as per label, best before 16 02 15. Deep brown/blackish pour, surprisingly creamy and sticky tan cap, good thick bands of lace in the glass. Nose has chocolate and roast and maybe a faint nut note. Taste has dark chocolate, roasted malt, a little caramel, and maybe a subtle smokiness from the malt. Quite a roasty and bitter finish. A good brew, mellow for the style, but highly enjoyable.
jackl (5404) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Jackl Towers. Another rotbox special. Deep brown with a thick, creamy tan head. Definitely an attractive beer. Strong nose of dark roasted malts, coffee, sweet molasses. Hints of sweet red fruits, cherry skin. Unexpectedly rich and lush aromas. Unfortunately, the flavor isn’t as expansive. Thin burnt toast and dark roasted coffee. Brown sugar and nuts. Charred grain. Strong, almost boozy bitter finish. Medium body, strong carbonation. A let down after a very strong start.
CountDrugula (23) - - MAY 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This belongs to the "smooth and drinkable yet tasty and awesome" tier of imperial stouts. Aroma is mostly rich and pleasant roasted malt, with some dark fruits and a yeasty reminiscence. The taste is intense and complex as expected, no trace of alcohol strength but lots of malt, licorice and some kind of floral stuff instead. Really smooth mouthfeel and an interesting and enduring bitter aftertaste which reminds me of a hoppy brown ale.
miquelcrush (1673) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cervesa molt torrada, aromŕtica i molt gustosa.
Cerveza muy tostada, aromática y muy sabrosa.
Erzengel (4968) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap Intense-malty, fruity (dark cherries), viscous. Intense-malty, sticky roasted-intense. The aftertaste is roasty, smooth-intense. Bitterness fits in nice.
For me a bit too viscous-concentrated. --> 12/10/12/12
exeter (442) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours flat with a little head. Light vanilla with dark roasted malts, coffee, bit of vanilla, a little bitter. Basically everything you want in a stout. Top Shelf
Dohny (299) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma: chocolate, alcohol. Flavor: chocolate, ash, roasted malt. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Balance towards bitterness which lingers in aftertaste.
Gurthnar (2667) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma orange melon, milky roasted chocolate. Plums. Almost black colour. Taste is nicely roasted, coffee and chocolate. Very very light vanilla. Surprisingly easily drinkable. Long roasted dry chocolatey finish.
MisoW (2122) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours nearly black color, beige head. Aroma is yellow melone, coffee, cocoa, alcohol (vodka?). Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, hoppy, alcohol not that visible as in aroma. Medium body.