Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some black chocolate notes is quite pleasant. Taste is also dominated by some roasted malt with light dry coffee notes and some black chocolate notes. Body is quite full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Easily drinkable for the style with just enough complexity to be interesting.
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE 2014-12-14, from Systembolaget, 20130412) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, chocolate and liquorice. Palate was full bodied and quite dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, chocolate, ash, hops, coffee and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, roasty and bitter. A tasty and balanced strong dark beer.
gyllenbock (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Almost black with a medium tan head. Nice aroma and taste of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and some fruit. The finish was dry and fairly bitter.
Cunningham (4295) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black color with a nice big bubbly beige head. Fine lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate and some fruity notes.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet, with a mild bitterness. Creamy carbonation.
Taste: Cold coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and some fruity notes. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Well balanced and smooth. Lovely beer. And I can still not spot the difference between Imperial Stout and Imperial Strong Porter. I thought this was an Imp Stout.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours very dark brown with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. chocolate, booze, raisins, treacle and some milky notes - moderate to low sweetness, licorice, spices, burnt caramel and cereals, also some fresh dark red fruitiness, some pine, slightly earthy, hint of ashes and soy sauce. moderate to low carbonation, light to medium body - oily, grassy-spicy-piney-bitter coffee finish. balanced and tasty. pleasant surprise - very nice!
Nisse666 (4029) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Ekstedts jul kul 2012 2012-12-15
AR: salt licorice, raw chocolate, king of Denmark - throut drops
AP: brownish body, wee beige head
F: watery, roasted malt, wee caramel, chocolate
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Tiddes Bar. Pours pitch black with a small bubbly had leaving lacing. Aroma is roasted malty sweet caramel green apples tary chocolate. Flavor is sweet fruity roasted malty chocolate coffee bitter vanilla. Finishes bitter roasted and sweet.
solidfunk (3586) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of roast malt with a good dose of bitter chocolate and a light note of rust. Creamy, thick texture with low carbonation. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Bitter finish with a little caramel sweetness. Turns a little sour on the long term aftertaste. Bottle from lick-bough.
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 330ml. Bäst Före 2014-12-17. Une robe brune très foncée avec un rond de mousse beige. Un nez intense de chocolat, de lait au chocolat et de café moka. La bouche surprend par sa texture aqueuse. Les saveurs sont de chocolat et de grain rôti. Une finale amère sur les grains rôtis. Manque une couche de saveur et de la texture pour vraiment faire partie des meilleures.
sic1314 (3045) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark brown with a disappearing beige head. Aroma of rich roast malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Medium to full body, smooth, flavour of the aroma.