pivnizub (8800) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille: Clear, ruby-amber coloured, small and stable tanned layer; sweet strong wine, molasses, nuts and dried fruits in the nose; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied; traces of warming alcohol - a bit brandy-like - in the lingering vinous and toasty-fruity finish. Really O.K., an easy-drinking Imperial Stout…
rosenbergh (6696) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. F16/15. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with a small frothy light tan head.
Roasted malt, mild hops, syrupy sweetness, milky sweetness and mild coffee in the aroma. The flavour is dry ash, roasted malt, coffee, bitter hops and alcohol.
Finn (4157) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske nr. 4277 - 0,33l fra Alko Muonio. Drukket i heimen 5 Apr 14. Ultradypbrun/svart. Høyt luftig skum med litt farge. Skummet varer. Pen kniplingslacing. Nydelig - men avdempet - aroma av lakris & sjokolade. Silkemyk munnfølelse. Smaken er fint avbalansert. Litt syrlig. Lakris. Sjokolade. Kaffesmaken kommer sigende og blir etter hvert dominerende. Avslutter tørt. Alkoholen veldig godt skjult.
Beerhunter111 (7171) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlchbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, dunkle überreife Früchte. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht säuerlich, holzig fruchtig, Kaffee.
lusikka (6207) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some grains. Flavour of roasted malts, charcoal, grains, cold coffee, mild tartness and licorice. Mild bitterness as well. Alcohol comes through. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Very straightforward.
Rune (7999) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, 2014 vintage, bottle number 4279. Thanks to Finn! Firm, bubbly beige head, mostly remaining on top of a near-black body. Moderate aromas of brown malts, including chocolate and nuts, slightly roasted. Rich roasted taste of black coffee and chocolate with dark fruity hints beneath. Long-lived dark bitter ending supported by warming alcohol. Full bodied and smooth. A pleasure to drink stuff like this (Tromsø 14.04.2014).
nuplastikk (4347) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque brown-black with a soapy beige head that dissipates away after a minute or two. Pleasant cocoa, chocolate aroma, a hint of raisin. Really clean and drinkable for the ABV. The chocolate tones are quite bold, like they added something beyond malt, has that Nestle Quik thing going on. Quite a decent beer, but doesn’t quite have the malt depth I’d hoped for.
jmgreenuk (4258) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear dark brown with a reddish hue and a thin broken tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee and alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a light oily strong alcoholic bitter malt palate and a long bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. I would have liked a little more creaminess in the texture but otherwise a very good beer indeed.
TyggaBrown (383) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty nicely balanced and tasty imperial stout, but a big lack of aroma disappoints me. Better on taste, with coffee and alcohol, and some smoke.
Zarkam (400) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Alko Kotkansaari, bottle number 3796. Almost black colour, medium frothy off-white mostly lasting head, good lacing. Heavily malty roasted aroma of strong coffee, plum, molasses and nuts, heavy resinous and citric hops. Taste is intially balanced and moderately acidic, turning into a long moderately bitter finish with a slightly alcoholic and very burnt feel. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Quite pleasant already while relatively fresh. Kinda boozy but I suppose that’s the point