MrHangover (1102) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a rich, black beer with a light, reddish hue around it. Small, tanned head on top. Aroma is roasty, malty and carries some oak and booze. Flavour is moderately sweet, malty and syrupy. There is definitely some alcohol present in the flavour, very sweet and thick aftertaste. No alcholic burn though. Quite decent RIS, very nice beer indeed.
Scopey (3253) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at DaDa Sheffield. It pours near black with a thick tan head. The nose is roasty, dark chocolate, xmas cake, plum, date, caramel, raisin, liquorice and spice. The taste is rich roasted malt, dark fruit (particularly plum), coffee, burnt earth, light tanginess, liquorice, chocolate, spice and some alcohol warmth with a long dry roasted finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Great depth of flavour and very well balanced. Delicious.
symmetric (33) - - APR 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cherry and raisin on the nose. Taste is a bit shallow, with a hint of roasted bitterness. Body is a bit thin. Overall, somewhat unexciting.
TET (1099) - FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer with a dense and yellow-brown head. Aroma is very intensive, roastiness, salt liquirice, strawberries and some strenght of alcohol. Taste is also very intensive, lots of salt liquirice, dried fruits, coffee, lots of sweetness, that is balanced with strong bitterness and roastiness. Full bodied, mild carbonation, not sticky, slippery and nice to drik. Very intensive beer, there are lot of everything, very succesfully beer for slow the enjoyment.
JEK69 (360) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours very dark and hazy with a thin beige foam head.
It smells dried dates, liquorice and dark fruits and also a blend of aromatic hop and oaky notes. This Stout is very smooth and more liquorice/Zan flavours based than coffe/barrels... Backbone is malty, powerful and bitter thanks to generous amounts of noble hops and roasted malts ... but this stout is really too sweet for my palate. I expect something dryer in finish and a bit more complex than only liquorice/molasses and bitter.
Great but not super great!
harrystrill (93) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth smooth smooth....licorice based imperial stout complex and drying on your mouth not cheap ...would I buy it again? In a heart beat
tiong (2243) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled December 2011 -
Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, strong licorice notes, hints of dark ripe fruits and caramel. Taste has massive amounts of licorice, slight roastiness, hints of malts. Strong, warming finish with a lot of salty licorice. Quite complex and heavy, licorice overdose.
lusikka (4047) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, very sweet fruits and honey. Flavour of strong roasted malts, salty licorice, dark chocolate and molasses. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, salty, roasty finish. Very well balanced and highly enjoyable. The amount of licorice here is awesome.
laiti (3936) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ olio, brewed 04/2012, bottled 12/2011
Aroma has toffee, English hops and roasted notes. Flavour has English hops, hay, roasted notes, salty licorice and some soy sauce. An imperial stout in English way. Actually, too English and too salty for me.
Palme (2252) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.33l bottle from April 2011. You might as well call it a jet black one, and it has an impressive medium sized tan and lasting chocolate top. The aroma is lovely roasted with strong concentrated soy sauce, licorice, a dark sweetness that I have not nosed in god knows how long along with strong gunpowder and watered down campfire. This smells absolutely fantastic, and it seriously does not have much to go on this.. The carbonation level is average+ with a soft, thick and oily mouthfeel. Really roasty and almost burned in the taste. More of that campfire, but there is also vanilla, coconut, rich chocolate, salty licorice and more gunpowder. One helluva imp stout this! Lingering chocolate-roasty aftertaste, and the salty licorice? Oh my! Havenít had that flavor, and so much of that flavor in my mouth since the first time I tasted Dark Reserva. Itís been a long time since Iíve tasted a beer like this. Mindblowingly tasty, and this is not far off the best imp stout Iíve ever had. 09.11.2012