ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a rich sticky pale brown head. Big and mean aroma of burnt malts, black chocolate, black sweet coffee, mocha and sweet licorice with hints of toffee. Full-bodied with rich, intense yet surprisingly rounded notes of licorice, mocha, black coffee, loads of roasted malts with hints of mild pepper. Smooth mouthfeel, almost no astringency in here. Long roasted finish of coffee, mocha and dark chocolate. tasty and dangerously drinkable.
piscator34 (2127) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of spicy red wine (reminds me of a typical Carménère), chocolate syrup, green bell pepper, coffee, bourbon, and red chili flakes. Flavours are of good quality dark chocolate, red pepper flakes, tart red berries, and espresso. Medium bodied. No alcohol heat, but a whole lotta spice character. Unique and fun.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to shaowane for bringing this to our stout tasting.
Pours pitch black and almost completely opaque with slight mahogany edges and a one dinger mocha head. Slight retention, fading to a thin ring. Minimal spots of lacing.
Slightly roasted malt aroma with lots of rich chocolate, hazelnut and toffee. The nose is complex and well balanced with a good amount of sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, toffee and sweet alcohol.
Medium bodied with an intense blast of acrid roasted coffee/espresso bean. Very bitter up dent with earthy hops and stale ground coffee bean countered by chocolate malt, oatmeal, toffee and sweet alcohol. A bit one dimensional with an overbearing acrid burnt coffee flavor and sweet alchol heat. There is substantial alcohol heat but at 13% it’s decently masked.
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle @ Konttori.
Pours a pitch black colour with a frothy brown head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, burnt coffee and strong hops. Flavour of roasted malts, strong hops, burnt coffee, rubber, chocolate and salty licorice. Full bodied with a salty mouthfeel. Warming finish. Great brew just like the other BD’s.
marijnrutten (19) - Herentals, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 I won’t be able to drink two of those in a row! What a strong taste and aroma, not to mention the alcohol in this beer. Amazing, but maybe a little to much!
Bottle 33 cl. Black color, dark beige head. Aroma is mainly coffee, little of black chocolate. Flavor has a hint of alcohol, black coffee and chocolate with a very long aftertaste. Structure is rather syrupy.
vtafro (4827) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks Rciesla for sharing. Black pour with some brown lace. Coffee, chocolate, heavy roasted tones. Nice flavor and body, has roasted coffee throughout, a little warmth past desired point.
jaghana (4633) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl from the brewery. A deep dark beer with very low head that goes quickly. Smell is low just a slightly coffee note. Aroma is very sweet, creamy, intense in dark chocolate and dark coffee, the coffee bouquet is specially nice a the finish with multiple variations. Not too astringent, this beer is drinkable even with 12° and heavy roasted character, a great brew. Not too far from Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, good caramel notes too, just a bit too sweet.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) espresso brown with a dark tan head. Nose of espresso, fudge, vanilla. Taste of huge espresso, smoke, big mocha. It’s bitter it has so much coffee flavor. Dry bitter finish.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours an opaque black with a light brown head. Intense and fat aroma of hard roasted malt and coffee. Solid body, hard roasted malt and licorice - fairly intense. Some malt bitterness in the finish. 291210
ogivlado (6341) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 30, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
trade with kappldav123 (thanks David!) Pitch black coloured, big beige head, coffee-chocolate nose hint of licorice. Roasted malt, heavy roasted coffee and dark chocolate with notes of hops and vanilla. Alcohol well hidden, just mild hints from time to time. Bitter coffee finish and long-lasting aftertaste. Superb imperial stout.