jtw (1140) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from my friend juha in finland! wow, 9%? never would have guessed from this beer. aroma is a gritty grainy chocolate, and has some hidden red-fleshed fruits like raspberry or cherry. quite malty, but has a dusty flavor and mouthfeel which is probably the product of too much roasted barley or chocolate malt - smoke too; not a dessert-style imperial stout, but more of an aperitif imperial stout, probably ideal with nuts and smoked fish. thanks juha!
stouby (4065) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at No. 5 (031103).
Dark brown, moderate to heavy malty. Sweet flavor, bitter. Medium body. Very good.
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - DEC 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Licorice, chocolate, smokey nose. Opaque deep dark brown color with a mahogany tinge. Foamy head - dissappating quick. Bitter-sweet chocolate tastes, some black cherry notes too. A coffee-like bitter end. Slightly smoked component too, charcoal or tobacco undertones. Thiner then I wanted, but a nice hearty and rugged brew. Alcohol was present to support the complex flavors. Lots of fun to drink.
jonas (6099) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rum raisins and chocolate aroma.
Dark chocolate, rum/brandy, marzipan.
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Secret Santa Jonas ;-) for this awesome brew, I must have been very nice this year as it was on my wishlist.
Opaque colored, small fast diminishing off white head. Nice round coffee and chocolate nose. Smoked in the beginning, chocolate nibs and intense blackberry taste. Reminds on walking through a basement filled with coal eggs - not in an disgusting way. Nice tabacco aftertaste. Silky texture - great balance all in all. I*m quite attracted to the fact that is is not that thick - yummie.
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Medium tan head doesn’t last. Nearly opaque black body goes dark brown at edges with floaties and carbonation. Roasty coffee and toffee aroma with earthy licorice notes. Dry-sweet earthy chocolatey taste with funky, faintly acidic notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel with faint heat. Dry funky earthy chocolate aftertaste with coffee and earth notes. Some alcohol, too, and a kind of strawberry chewing gum character. Quite nice and well made. Harmonic and drinkable. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 Black with off-white head. The aroma is big and has notes from chocolate and tar. Litte sweet. The tase is dry and little bitter (3,6). RE-RATE: This time I find more in this almoust perfect brew. There is plums, vanilla and chocolate in this on. The flavor is also little winous I think and very complex. Toptop...
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle at Fynske Øldage) Rich, chocolate aroma. Heavy, soft mouthfeel. Sweet flavor. Too sweet maybe. But style-true.
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark and beautiful stout with lasting head. Too bitter coffey taste for me.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Argo0’s: Last Beer of the evening. Notes are almost completly illegible. I seem to of liked it though.