Labove (426) - Rome, - JAN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Imperial stout molto corposa e cremosa, tanta liquirizia, cioccolata e vaniglia a non finire, dolce ma buona.
tiong (2796) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Impexbeer
SELL BY 12/2014 - Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of tart apples, wood, roasted malts, sweet syrup and tangy notes. Taste is strong, sweet and vinous with loads of roastiness, sweet tart apples, calvados notes and wood. Finish is roasted and sweet with notes of wood and licorice. Quite untypical, heavy and complex imperial stout. Feels a bit unbalanced and too sweet for my taste. Not sure if the tart apple notes are intentional or not.
MikeKeller (672) - Kemi, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bir&Fud Bottega, Roma. Pitch black beer with a small brown head. Sweet aroma has roasted malts, coffee and hops. Flavour is also sweet with caramel roasty malts, licorice and coffee. Bitterness also in the end. Long aftertaste. Quite thick and sticky palate. Enjoyable beer but maybe the sweetest IS Iíve had so far.
Blade86 (361) - Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 chocolate, blackberry, vanilla, roasty, alcohol; black, small light brown foam: medium+ sweetness, medium bitterness; full body, oily, alcoholic feel, long warming bittersweet finish
overall: impressive, strong, very complex beer, alcohol a little bit too noticeable (no surprise)
TriggerHappy (55) - Łůdź, POLAND - NOV 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zapach, kawy suszonych śliwek i rodzynek, w smaku jeszcze więcej rodzynek z wytrawnym alkoholowym finiszem. Piekna brązowa piana.
Acid303 (387) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours black with small/medium dark brown frothy head, really dark overall. Both aroma and taste are red grape, chocolate, roasted malts and notes resembling wood. Quite strong on the palate, sweet finish. Medium mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Actually needs more body and the alcohol is a bit too evident. Not bad anyways.
Eviva (12) - GREECE - OCT 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft , tasted twice at Brasserie 4:20 , Roma.
What to say about this beer! Just amazing.
Pitch black with a big white head. Perfect aroma , biscuit , roasted malts , vanilla , chocolate , jelly beans. Full bodied , amazing unique taste , chocolate , malts , sweet taste and more. Sweet finish aswell.
This beer is perfect. Congratz to Brewer!
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, enjoyed at Barcelona.
Pours a pitch black colour with a white beige head. Strong pungent aroma of roasted malts, wood, vanilla and chocolate fudge. Very, very rich flavour of roasted malts, cream, marshmellows, vanilla beans, wood, cherries, green apples, chocolate and heavy biscuity malts. Some mellow floral bitterness with tangy grapefruity notes appear after couple of sips. Full bodied, heavy chewy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes sweet, roasty and full on vanilla with warming alcohol. Some calvados notes as well. Overall a very complex imperial stout.
Kosmokrator (376) - ITALY - AUG 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nera e densa come il petrolio, con un cappello poco persistente di schiuma marrone. Il naso viene investito da un tornado di aromi: toffee, vaniglia, cioccolato al latte, uvetta, cacao e sciroppo di zucchero; al palato conferma le impressioni aggiungendo piý delicate note di lievito, lattosio e liquirizia sul finale. Molto dolce ma discretamente bilanciata, corpo pieno e rotondo, struttura sciropposo-oleosa ed effervescenza debole. Un vero e proprio "mostro" díintensitŗ che sfrutta líalto tenore alcolico per guadagnare profonditŗ e spessore.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Lompa Friluft, july 2nd 2013. Totally black body, thick, with a tiny light brown head. Aroma is licorice, chocolate and alcohol. Less alcohol in taste, rather light for this strength. Taste is malty and sweet, chocolate, nuts, licorice, vanilla, it tastes more or less like a random grab of a bowl of a mixed chocolate candy called bridgeblanding (bridge mix?) I ate a lot in my youth. This is bridgeblanding on bottle, though you donít need to worry about those small pieces that was kinda tough to chew. Which means this beer would win any contest between the two. And itís a darn good beer too, a clean bitterness behind all the sweet stuff going on lasts until long after the finish, spicy notes at he end. Now I really want some chocolate. Why donít they serve bridgeblanding at Lompa?
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with no head, aroma of cheese, caramel, chocolate and brandy, flavor of toffee, vanilla, cherry, brandy, chocolate and malt acidity, medium to full bodied