Palme (3604) - Bergen, - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle from trade with MrHangover. Thanks man! A quite over-filled bottle that pours a deep brown body with a over-gigantic layering and lacing chocolate-colored fluffy head. Takes quite a while for it to calm down as well, but when it has, I get a good dash of chocolate, roasted malts and some ice cream in the aroma. Also tones of some green apples, nail polish remover, wood and a little bit of wet cardboard. The flavor is at first a bit yeasty with more green apples, but then it switches over in to this roasted and bitter killing machine! Heavy heavy roasted with a really big bitterness, I also get black chocolate with a suiting warming almost nail polish boozy finish before the chocolate malty aftertaste takes over. At first I feared this might be a bad bottle or something, but it quickly redeemed itself for being a fine imp stout. 07.07.2012
drjoeng (76) - - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9.6% ABV. Imperial Stout.
Malty. Sweet. Caramel flavor notes impress themselves on the palate right away. A little pushy and a little lacking in finesse for me; but that’s just me I guess.
The aromas from the back of the nose and throat can only be described as funky. Flavor notes suggesting dark chocolate, dates, sweet prunes, and honey plums are all present.
Hint of sweet tobacco in the back of the throat.
Rich breadlike palate from all that oatmeal, nice solid malty base. Good resinous hops with a clingy bitter botanical finish that just won’t go away, but not very interesting otherwise. I like Prairie Ale’s, Siren’s Shattered Dream or Mikkeller’s Black Malts and Body Salts better.
Alengrin (3019) - BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong Dutch stout with coarse and loose, light beige head and black colour. Aroma of walnuts, fondant, whisky, cocoa, caramel, bayleaf, paprika and something strangely ’meaty’ or even ’fishy’ (fresh sea fruit - if I had to taste this blind, I’d suspect it to be an oyster stout). Sweet, candied onset with salty touch (soy sauce), hearty and umami flavour, thick and oily mouthfeel, a bit sticky, toasted bread and roasted bitterness in the end but not strongly coffeeish, bitter chocolate, herbal hops and warming, whisky-like alcohol. Very good stout.
Torrefacto (839) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negro opaco y espuma beis. Aromas intensos de cacao, chocolate y tostados. Cuerpo denso y sedoso con sabor a cacao y chocolate con amargor tostado final medio.
Gurthnar (2762) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pleasant and rich roasted aroma, chocolate, roast, burnt. Tempting. Pitch black colour. Taste is complex, dark, chocolate, ashy, good.
MisoW (2186) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown color, nearly no beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, chocolate, coffee, caramel.
melush (1207) - SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap / Tirador.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, raisin / Malta tostada, dulce, chocolate, uvas pasas.
Reconqvista (322) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color beer with a frothy, lasting and big light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, toffee and black chocolate. Flavor is sweet, like liquorice. Body is very oily and carbonation is low. Dry long end.
cards04 (2156) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very tasty imperial stout. Pours a thin black with zero head. Aromas of vanilla and chocolate. Flavours are mostly sweet and very smooth. Vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Great flavours. Zero abv. Dangerously drinkable. The palate is very thin. Very un-imperial stout like.
mmyohane (70) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has prunes, vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Pours black with a small ribg head that leaves minimal lacing. Taste has medium bitterness and light sweetness and same elements with the aroma. Full body, soft carbonation. Long bitter and ashy finish.
klm1 (386) - - APR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored head, full body, oily texture. Obvious but soft carbonation. Coffee and chocolate taste and aftertaste. Very drinkable. Overall still quite good.