omhper (20450) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from growler, thanks hopsrus!!
Thick like oil, black as coal. No head, of course. Chocolate and fruit aroma. Raisiny huge maltiness, you nearly need a knife to cut it. Soft mouthfeel and a syrupy sweetness. Extremely complex. Rich, wonderfully flavourful and with the typical 3 Floyds softness, but on the sweet side for me.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with compact dark brown head. Aroma of alcohol and dark fruits. Sweet flavour of coffee, chocolate and alcohol. The finish is hoppy, dry and bitter. Full bodied. The last 10cL. in the bottle is extremely thick. Thanks Jeppe.
CyclistSarah (15) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastey, thick creamy body goes down well with a good aftertaste to be enjoyed for a while.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2005 Finally! Thanks to some BA follks. Pours like syrup and I was hit with the sweetness first off. It’s big, and I’m not going bore everyone with alot of words. By the way, the sludge or something really upset my stomach.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2004 Extreme thanks to my awesome beer trading buddy BBB63 for sending me this brew last season.
Rating # 600
DL was cellared with anticipation of a somewhat eventful moment. Upright and in the dark depth of my beer closet this beer sat for 10 months. What the hell was going on in that bottle during this time?
Major kudos too Nick Floyd for brewing up such a novel and extreme creation!
As I poured the first glass I could see the density of this beers body. Motor oil thick,10W 40 thick! Black as the far side of the moon, motionless as death… thick as Jennifer Lopez’s sexy ass! The nose and tongue are ripe with dark pitted fruits. Plums, dates, figs, prunes, then raisins, then brown sugar… smoky notes of molasses, sweetness…. whooooo sweetness, cloying? Sweetened.. Super Sweetened espresso.. Espresso Supreme! Where is all this vanilla coming from? Charred ash.. who was cremated to forge this brew? The second glass was far more tart than the first, somewhat gritty.
Was I just drinking some jet black liquid led? This beer weighs in at infinity per liquid ounce. That’s 22 x infinity? It was simply too thick… too viscous… too syrupy… too extreme… too over the top for any type of consistent drinking. One 22oz bottle, in which I only concurred 17 ounces of liquid, took me 3 hours… a 3 hour pint +1 of vice and sin… The beer is the blood of Satan.. Nick Floyd murdered Satan and bottled this, his essence… How he did this? I could never tell you… but he managed!
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks JPDIPSO. This is a good Imperial Stout. Tons of Malt, and bitter sweet chocolate flavor. Finishes thick, chewy, and rich.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 brown frothy head, impenetrable brown color. nutty, rich aroma, the flavor is a bit too sweet, with coffe, licorice, malt (a very complex brew). but this brew grows on you the more you drink (and we drank several at the dark lord party). the afterbite is very pleasingly bitter, and it sticks with you for a while. overall, an enjoyment.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
VINTAGE 2005. Noire ténébreuse à la faible présence de mousse. Arômes pleinement rôtis présentant aussi une touche de mousse de tourbe. Épaisse à en faire craquer la machoire…Littéralement! Profils de flaveurs initiales très rôties dont la linéarité réussis à décevoir mes énormes et irraisonnables attentes. Puis apparaît brutalement la violente horde de houblon d’une amertume et d’une persistance extrême. L’alcool est bien caché considérant le taux indiqué. Encore une fois, l’amertume excessive et démesurée refuse de nous quitter. Cette version serait apparemment marginalement différente de la dernière. Une expérience marquante et extrêmement intense en sensation mais d’un déséquilibre marqué à mon goût.
greco (41) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Growler. The nose is a little flat but still good. You can't pass light through it. The flavor is strong, with heavy coffee, a little vanilla, and some maple flavors. Very strong, with high alcohol finish. I marked it a little low based on the high coffee which just isn't me but a great overall beer. Very happy to have made my buddy drive out of his way to get it.
fiulijn (15770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2010 2010-06-19, vintage 2009, 8-4-7-4-15=38
It pours oily black, thick, with a minimal brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, but also phenol, strong, very medicinal. Thick body, it has strong flavor, mix of caramel, roasted malt, tar, traces of liquorice and coffee; later, there is the alcohol that starts appearing; enough sugars. Strong bitterness. The final is based on rosted malts, sweet and bitter at the same time. Powerful, but not impressive.
2010-05-05, draught at Mikkeller Bar, opening night, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Dense black; virtually no head, just a thin collar. Aroma of chocolate, cookies, light cinnamon. Thick body (less than the bottle), oily mouthfeel, chocolate flavor, some alcohol. A bit too much, without being enough.
2007-09-21, Stockholm Beer Festival, afterfestival at Per’s, 8-4-10-5-18=45
Black color; creamy head, not persistent. The aroma is very phenolic, and of course sweet caramel, liquorice, some coffee, alcohol, leather. Totally thick mouthfeel, a bit oily, sweet, bitter, with a perfect combination of caramel and chocolate and hints of roasted malt; more liquorice at the end. Warming. Powerful Ambrosia.
Cloudy dark brown color, green hue; no head. All the classic flavor components of North America Imperial Stouts, but quite well mixed together; anyway, the thickest beer I ever had. Not complex, a lot of sweetness; pleasant also because less bitter and aggressive than others. Thanks Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this bottle.