Swaroga (1545) - Brussels, - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle. Dark brown with medium, tanned head. Nose : spices, coffee beans, marzipan, nuts, cocoa, toffee, vanilla, dry wine, sour cherry. Sip : creamy and oily, thick body with light carbonation. Sweet and spicy. Booze is warming. Strong notes of wine or porto wine. Spicy and sweet continue to cover until the end. It’s more of a desert to enjoy sip by sip. Really nice though.
mR_fr0g (4186) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at craft clerko. Picked up at the Brewery. Dark black / caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma is really nice struise yeast plum and apricot fruit, dark malts, dried fruits, little toasted coconut. Flavour is composed of nutty dark malts, little coconut, little milky,dark dried fruits. Palate is medium full, velvety on the tongue, moderately carbonated. I like this.
Leighton (12259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Fergus. Pours brown-black with a frothy tan head. The nose holds some burnt wood, chocolate, toasted cereal, toffee. Medium to big sweet flavor, with rich toffee, some butterscotch, earth, cocoa. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with a bit of burnt malt, chocolate, candi sugar, booze, nuts. Tasty.
Camons (6519) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy gusher. Pours dark brown with a fading tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, yeast, dark chocolate, oak, tartness, wine barrel ? Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, oak, tartness, wine, alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 271214
saxo (14348) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Højbjerg juletasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, wood, wine, fruits and hops.
chrisv10 (11714) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, gusher. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, little dusty and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, yeast, little wine, medium sweet, little dry, little dark fruit andmedium bitter.
Rasmus40 (12225) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Unclear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and raher bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 271214
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Heavy bitter finish. creamy palate.
berntholer (1106) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dense beige head leaves some lacing. redbrown colour. aroma of white grape, vaniline, wood, peppery yeast. taste like aroma, sweet, port, madeira, roasted malts, lactic acid, yoghurt, tanines. medium body lots of carbonation. not a gusher, but a snailer (filled @ alvinne? ;) bottle 50cl
daknole (9624) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour, dark brown head. Interesting beer. Not many white wine barreled imperial stouts out there. Its very roasty and has a lot of charred oak, licorice, bitter chocolate, espresso beans and the barrel notes add an odd flavor. Not sure it works that well together but the beer is still pretty tasty.
Alengrin (2628) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Imperial stout matured on Monbazillac barrels (sweet white wine from the Dordogne region). Thick, creamy, beige head, colour as good as black. Aroma of gooseberries, chocolate, wine, orange peel, coffee powder, dried plums, oak; dry sourish taste, very fruity and very complex, with a rich and deep, caramelly and chocolatey malt basis, the typical powdery mouthfeel I appreciate so much in this style and a full roasted bitterness in the finish with refreshing wine acidity and some woodiness. Wonderful, these people keep inventing impy variations as if it were nothing and almost each and every one of them turns out to be a masterpiece.