wrlangin (109) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very enjoyable and drinkable. Well balanced between roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Very balanced.
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nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s not surprising, but very decent, well-made imperial stout. Full of black malt’s character.
Hiledd (66) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate and coffee aroma, dark brown color, toffee and caramel and coffee flavors, alcoholic feel at start with bitter finish
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CanIHave4Beers (3899) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours black with a medium sized tan head that is thick and well retained. The lacing on the glass is very nice.
The aroma is sweet, chocolaty, rich and has a nice roasty malt character to it. This one is a 2015 bottle, so not quite a year old yet, but it still shows some signs of leafy and fruity hops on the bouquet. It’s defiantly got some dark fruit on the nose and a little bit of alcohol.
The flavor is a serious interplay of big roastiness (and the bitterness that comes along with that), some leafy hops, a sweet chocolate character, some molasses and a mild but warming alcohol character. Honestly the bitter on sweet balance is a lot more apparent in the flavor of this beer, I expected it to be much sweeter from the aroma.
The palate is big and viscous, not overly heavy, but yes mouth coating for a second.
mzaar (2604) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska (årgång 2015). Svart öl med ett litet moccafärgat skum. Dofter av kaffe, lakrits och alkohol. Smakinslag av kaffe, torkad frukt, lakrits och alkohol. Spritig avslutning. Oljig munkänsla. Medelstor kropp. Tänker att med några års lagring så blir det riktigt bra.
RickFifty (962) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, brown sugar, dark chocolate. Sweet taste, licorice, coffee, rich malty. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Dahlstrom (176) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black beer with a small head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium bodied. Medium bitterness. And low to medium carbonation.
Shippy (43) - - DEC 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 vintage poured from a bottle. Black with a tan head. Aromas of chocolate and dark fruits. Roasty flavor follows with more chocolate and dark fruits, raisins, dates. Feel, along with the flavors, is very rich and smooth. Full bodied. Overall, a tasty and rich imperial stout with a nice touch of heat. Very well crafted.
JBomb (14) - Little Canada, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from 2014 pours dark black with a small tan head.aromas of roasted coffee and sweet chocolate.Tastes of dark chocolate,anise,coffee and some vanilla.nice and balanced stout .finishes sweet,but just the right amount of bitterness to complete its roasty lingering flavor.an incredable beer!
wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spring 2009 bottle in Dec. ’15 on a snow day from cpetrone-thanks, Chris! (great cellaring BTW!) Oily and viscous dark black as you’d expect. Nose is some hot booze, dark roast malts and dark coffee, sweet vanilla, dark stewed prune. Taste follows, with rich mocha elements. Creamy mouthfeel. Does burn some. This has held up incredibly well.