Beer4000 (4947) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 375 ml bottle @ Cardinal. Pitch black body with a small, brown head. Strong aroma of dark medium roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and quite bitter. Fine body and long lasting aftertaste. A nice one for sure, more balanced and expected for an imperial stout of this caliber.
Wischylini (151) - Grimstad, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black body with a fluffy brown head that leaves a nice lacing. The aromas are freshly roasted coffee, dried fruits, plums, cherries, chocolate, traces of vanilla, and there’s a very nice mild hop finish. The taste is rather sweet, with a low level of bitterness and a very subtle astringency from the roasted malts. The alcohol doesn’t affect neither the aroma nor the taste, that much. The aftertaste is long and pleasant. The mouthfeel is creamy and the carbonation is low, but it somehow doesn’t feel sticky like sweet creamy beers tend to do. This is definitely one of my favourite beers.
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Black body with perfect, brown head. Wonderfull aroma, intense and incredible pleasant. Coffee, chocolate, plums, cherries in liqueur, some dried fruits, roasted malts, dark malts. Complex, multidimensional, balanced taste. Chocolate, cherries in chocolate, cherries in liqueur, coffee, roasted malts. Wonderfull dark chocolate cake with cherries, dried fruits, alcohol - everything in liquid. Sweet, bitter, a bit sour (from dark malts). Long, warming finish. Full body with low carbonation. Delicious beer, Delicious RIS!
Sebilinz (800) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black Body with Brown head. Aroma is roasted malts coffee chocolate. Taste is sweet wit coffee and roasted malts. Aftertaste is medium bitter with some moderate sweetnes, very well balanced. Very good one.
Holmen2 (1580) - NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black. Pale brown head. Aroma of bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Similar taste, but also with vanilla. Hints of cigar box. Long aftertaste.
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with small head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Flavour with caramel, chocolate, liquorice and some dried fruit.
Arve_Christian (3698) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Økern. Black color, ok offwhite foam. Roasted aromas, licorice, leather : medium/ high intensity also some leather and vanilla. Full body & high complexity. Well balanced, very enjoyable
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 0,375l. Gave fra Rune. Delt med Odd før jobbens juletilstelning 12 Des 13. Svart. Høyt mokkafarget skum som varer. Kniplingslacing. God aroma. Litt kaffe med et lite innslag av pærer. Hint av lakris. Smaken er mye kaffe. Litt metallisk.
Blade86 (800) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
coffee and chocolate, little alcoholic aroma; black, beige long lasting foam; heavy sweetness, light bitterness; full body, oily and alcoholic feel, long bitter, chocolatish finish;
Overall: definitely too sweet, nevertheless very good
Foffern (1384) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pitch-black in the glass, but is also topped with a beautiful light brown and creamy foam head. Very welcoming. The aroma strikes one in the face as soon as the crown cork is off, and is characterized by a lot of roastedness. However, there’s still a good dose of grassy hops but is also sweet with touches of dark chocolate, coffee and oak. In the taste the beer is even more roasted, and have a weak ash touch. Hops is definitely present in the flavour too, and a little touch of horseradish. Mouth feel is rich and oily and has a medium to strong bitterness. A really interesting and tasty beer, complex, but with a balanced flavor.