BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark black pour...mid-sized light tan head. Big roasty nose...great choco notes. Even bigger burnt roasty flavor...more bitter than I thought it would be---good hop edge. Medium bodied and smooth. I’m not getting the 9%, but that’s fine....a nice impy.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark black with a generous creamy head. Aroma was of chocolate liqueur, licorice, and also (unfortunately) a bit of medicinal alcohol. Pretty good balance in the flavour, with the roasted bitterness complemented by some smooth sweetness. Quite a full and lasting palate. If only there were more like this available locally.
Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown with a light brown medium sized head. Rich aroma of coffee, dried fruits, licorice and port. The flavour fills the mouth immediately, slightly sweet, burned, bitter and full with a hint of alcohol. Lasting, bitter aftertaste.
tenghave (403) - Taastrup, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Øl (33 cl) købt på arbejdet for 25 kr.
Øllen er sort-rød men klar. Har en dejlig smag af chokolade, kafffe, lakrids og frugt og en anelse brændt. Eftersmagen er lang og god.
Skummet er flot cremet brunt, og holder rimeligt. Skummet smager i sig selv fantastisk, og efter det er faldet, læggr det stadig en brun kandt rundt i glasset.
Duften er lge så god som smagen.
Alcohollen mærker man overhovedet ikke og kulsyreniveauet er perfekt.
Absolut en anbefalelsesværdig øl.
anders37 (20410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a long lasting brown head. Malty aroma with some roastiness and chocolate. Roasted malty flavor with chocolate and licorice. Thick mouthfeel. Long dry malty finish.
highlandlad (1447) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Swedish imperial stout was sampled as part of a spectacular run of great beers at a gathering, so if anything, I may be under-rating it. It was black, with a fat head that laced beautifully. The aroma had some tart, luscious cherry fruitiness but also a disconcerting grout-like chemical note and some nail varnish phenols. Thick and creamy in the mouth, softly carbonated. Charcoal and licorice were predominant, with sticky cherries again, but also that weird grout chemical note. Very sweet and sticky, but not half bad. (Duff homecoming gathering)
jtw (1148) - 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 (4149) - 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 (2646) - 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 (6299) - 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.