RasmusOtt (968) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a dark brown head. Aroma is smoke, peat, vanilla, dark sugary fruits, liquorice, light acetone and woody alcohol. Taste is big strong and sweet. Add a bit more liquorice and roasted notes, but it’s still vert very sweet and the alcohol is there.
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
20/12/2013 Ma che siete venuti a fa (tap). Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma color cappuccino, leggerissima, poco persistente. Al naso bretta, cuoio, note torbate, caffé, sentori di nocino, amaro dopo pasto. In bocca è caffettosa, con note torbate, liquirizia, finale acidulo, complessa ma confusionaria. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Indecifrabile.
jbeatty (949) - New York, USA - JAN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 01/18/2012. Pours black, thin light mocha head, persistent lacing. Aroma of cacao, licorice, vanilla marshmallow, smokey roasted malt, some brine in the finish. Taste of peat, dark espresso, bitter chocolate,licorice, and big Islay character in the finish and aftertaste, some heat evident. Creamy in the mouth, decadent, a hallmark of this series. Awesome brew, nice barrel treatment gives this a special character.
flemmingwillum (949) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ratomg #536, bottle from Ølbutikken
Totally pitch black beer with a nice brown head. Lacings all the way. Aroma is strongly dominated by liquorice, but has some sourishness and spicy hops as well. Taste is classical impy with massive liquorice and coffee, but the whiskey cask comes through in the background of the flavours, where a bit sourishness, berries and some smoke are playing around. Very bitter hoppy finish and only a bit of alcohol. Soft, easily thick palate. This impy hides the 13% alcohol very well, and offers a different aspect on the tried beer style by having a bit of a sour twist from the casks. In some way, it even turns your thoughts towards belgian ales. A really nice expierience that made me buy the Black Damnation II right away.
k0mpsa (948) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at konttori, tampere. Temptating black color with light brown head. Aroma of licorice, salmiakki, roasty and chocolate. Smooth delicious taste of chocolate, licorice, roasty, whiskey barrels.
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep impenetrable black with a medium brown head. Aroma is of straw and medicine. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, licorice, with a touch of smoke.
JefVerstraete (938) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl, bottle @ Kulminator. Oily black colour. Full body. Very complex aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and peated whisky. Very good!
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] Pours pitch black with a large, sustained, frothy tan head. Aroma is super rich with coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, light ash and alcohol, very light whiskey character. Flavor is very smoky, roasty, meaty, light barrel, light ash, chocolate, and a little coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy and the finish is lightly astringent.
gEUS (895) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer makes me think of paint and solvents when smelling it. I think I might be wrong and/or that it comes from the whiskey barrels. Still find it a great beer compared to other imperial stouts...
BelgiskOlklub (877) - Viby J, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick black body and a brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oak, whiskey (smoke, heather, alcohol), dried fruits. Heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body, sticky texture. Lovely and powerfull beer.