PMgep (73) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
[330 ml bottle, saved since august 2007] Matured really well for 1.5 years. The color is pitch black. Aroma is light with caramell and burnt sugar. Flavor is smooth with burnt sugar, honey and hops.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2005 RERATE: Had this on june 24, Midsummers Eve, 2005. A bottle stored since december -03. Just wonderful. Black with a yellow/beige head. Incredible malty and fruity aroma, with the cocoa, chocolate and licorice still showing. Flavor just as good from vanilla, toffee, chocolate and cocoa. Some licrorice and a great body. This one really has matured in the best of ways...
Nov- 03: Draught at the Ardbeg Room, Stockholm. Black with a wonderful brownish head. Aroma is dark chocolate, some sweetness. Flavor is cocoa, coffee and chocolate. Somewhat bitter in the finish, but overall a quite mild stout. (6/4/7/4/15
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Fruity, alcohol, chocolate milk, light smokiness. A lot going on here. Plum, port, vanilla, oak, watermelon. Awesome. Dark black clear with tan lacing head. Silky thick body ith light carbonatio, warming. Taste is phenomenal, second to DFHWWS so far. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, toffee, many more. Finish is sweet and bitter, with pleasant chocolate roasty after. Great beer.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
black colour, fine brown-tainted head and a nice lacing, complex nose, strong coffeish aroma, pastries and plum, roasted with some notes of alcohol, oily and bitter, very long aftertaste of black chocolate and coffee - very balanced, subtle with a strong character at the same time - this is a great beer, a big thanks to Per for this one !
Gorm (562) - sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Svært med lite skum. Lukt av sjokolade og kaffe. Smaker sjokolade og kaffe, men også hint av noe frukt. Litt bitter avslutning. Årgang 2012. Melkebaren.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Bottled] Very black with a small but compact brown head. Intense aroma of very dark chocolate and strong roasted coffee. The flavour is even more intense and powerful. Very full bodied. Long lasting aftertaste. A fantastic brew. One of my favorites at the Danish Beer Festival 2003.
rickgordon (3828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2004 Bottled.
Black. BIG beer this. Aroma of plum, dark chocolate and phenol. Rich flavour of dried fruits, prune, and coffe. Pleasantly dry. Fiery mouthfeel. Well hidden ABV. I love it! Just wait a few years and this will become better!
spporras (259) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 (Bottle BB 30/03/16) Roasted malty, chocolate, licorice and alcoholic aroma. Dark brown (reddish) colour and small, brownish, more or less fully diminishing head with a hint of lacing. Roasted malty, strongly licorice, coffee, fruity and bitter flavour. Softly carbonated, dry, slightly alcoholic (astringent) and full-bodied palate. The best Swedish beer I’ve tasted so far! Truly excellent brew! 21/01/07 (original ratings were 8/4/9/5/16 and 8/4/9/5/17)
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - hand delivered from Stockholm by my thoughtful spouse. Pours a thick irregular brown head that thinned to a rind. No real nose. Aromas of cherries, raisins, molasses cookies, chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Nicely bittered with a sharp bite that flows to a rich, super long lasting finish where the smoked malt really comes through. Agree that the body is lighter than some, but that was where the art is IMO.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 (Bottled) Very dark, reddish brown color with a very small, beige head. Extremely burned-malty, bitter, black coffee and rye pudding aroma with orange-peel and apricot jam. Very malty, very bitter, very roasty, ashy and spicy flavor with anise, orange-peel and rosemary(?). A hint of warming alcohol, too. Very full-bodied, dryish and ashy, but still slightly sticky palate with soft carbonation. A world-class, very balanced and enjoyable Imperial Stout.