IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught at Ebenezer’s Pub in Lovell, Maine. Incredibly dark, opaque, with a moderate foamy brown head. The beer coats the glass with some deep, dark legs and leaves a touch of residue behind. Full and rich aroma with a good chocolate presence which was offset by dark fruits, floral hoppiness, light roastiness and coffee, and just a touch of alcohol. Flavor is very complex and it all melded together wonderfully. The front end starts out with some serious chocolate, followed by some lighter roasted notes that give way to the very green, yet not very bitter, hops. The finish has some slight bitterness that was offset by some coffee. The body was full and very rich. It drank wonderfully though, and you would only have an inkling that this beer is as strong as it is. Decadent stuff. Thoroughlly enjoyable on all fronts. A big thank you to Chris and Jen at Ebenezer’s for giving me the chance to have such an awesome treat
Aaron68 (542) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml on tap @ "Cafe Sara", Oslo.July 05, 2014.
Beer from a tulip glass.
Black in color with a beige brown head.Medium carbonation.Oily look.
Aroma is espresso,roasted malt,dark sugar,dark chocolate,some spices and vanilla.
Tastes sweet,roasted malt and has a warming alcohol feeling.
A really nice and well balanced Imperial Stout.
To be re-tasted when possible.
666ale (53) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
The black damnation is ways better! Black beer, good aroma, but taste is alchoolic and a bit flat, not so complex as thought. Just okay!
vincentvega72 (59) - - JUL 6, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Donkerzwart bier met cremekleurige schuimkraag. Als je het bier uitgiet zie je al dat dit geen gewoon bier is. Heel dik, stroperig van structuur. Heel mooi aroma en smaken van gebrande koffiebonen, chocolade, rozijnen, toffee. Heel smaakvol in de mond met heerlijke afdronk. Zeer goed uitgebalanceerd bier. Ondanks de 13 % heeft de alcohol nooit de bovenhand, deze zit zeer goed weggestopt. Puur vakmanschap van de Struise Brouwers.
daje (2033) - NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Cafe Sara, june 27th 2014. All black body with a thick creamy brown head. Aroma of dark berries, roast, raisins and spices. Taste is fruity yet dry roasted, dark chocolate, raisins, and a sense of vanilla towards the finish. Lovely mocca and cocoa aftertaste, rich body, great balance here. An excellent beer!
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Cafe Sara. Pours black, aroma of coffee, chocolate, liquorice, taste is smooth chocolate, rich, boozy, liquorice.
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a beautiful, long-lasting dark espresso foam head. Big rich cherry nose. Somewhat coating mouthfeel with a mild carbonation burn. Notes of coffee and underlie the cherry forward flavor. Very tasty.
ruigo (1005) - PORTUGAL - JUN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
15cl on tap at the brewery. Pours a really dark brown with a nice pale brown colour head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, roasted, hoppy, grassy and floral. Soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is medium bitter and light to medium sweet. Overall... how can I leave without drinking another?
tmzl (82) - SLOVENIA - MAY 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
29/11 2012 bottle.
Look: Very dark, syrupy pour with average sized, very thick, solid, dark mocha head. Slow, consistent and very pretty retention, mostly diminishes, the thin layer still leaves fair amount of fine lacing. Colour is dark, dark brown.
Smell: Intense burst out of the bottle. Raisins, dry plums with medium fat sweetness, mostly milk chocolate, burned caramel and roast. Touch of sour (dark fruit notes) and a very light alcohol feel in the nose - combined they break the fatness. Fat, rich but in good harmony.
Taste: Surprisingly pleasant, fruity (dry fruits - raisins, dry apricots) start. Smooth, medium sweetness develops into a rich, strong medium-heavy but still smooth sweet middle, mostly chocolate driven with strong, fat caramel. Light sour still present, not so dark fruity, more notes come from different dry fruits - sour dry cranberries come to mind. Sourness with a very light, subtle alcohol spike refreshes the whole thing. The end is medium-heavy mostly coffee, roast bitterness with a solid light hop character (noble). The after-taste is mostly roast with some very light noble hop and light chocolate sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Full, heavy body, very creamy, smooth. Light alcohol to detect, it is very well incorporated, breaks the solid, fat sweetness.
Overall: One of the best in the style for me. If you can get your hand on it, do so. Rich, smooth, fat and fun, all that it wants to be and more.
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, reife Früchte, Kaffee, alkoholisch, genauso ist auch der Geschmack.
freretoc (565) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bu en bouteille de 33cl batch "0" couleur brune intense mousse avec une couleur caramel, attaque sur le grillée assez intense et puis une attaque qui suit sur le café une tuerie absolue !