Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on DLD eve. Black pour with an orange tan head. Smoke in the nose. This is bitter and fruity but mostly huge malt with smoke and chocolate. Tasty.
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty nose with roast and smoke notes. Malty and chocolatey flavor with some dark fruit character before a roasty coffee finish.
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.375 l bottle at Vihreä Haltiatar, Jyväskylä. Black color. Lots of coffee, licorice and dark chocolate in the aroma. Sweet very coffeish taste with lots of coffee and licorice. Fairly medicinal taste dominated by coffee.
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Very dark brown with a small tan head. Quite a lot of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, some alcohol and notes of earth. An interesting and complex beer, tasty.
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/IV/13 - 37.5cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 10/I/17 (2013-291)
Dark brown to black beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, passion fruits, pineapple, some caramel, lemony, bit soapy, coffee, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body, creamy texture. Taste: caramel, some mocha, pretty fruity, sweet, bitter hops, exotic fruits. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, caramel, bit sourish, exotic fruits, dried cranberries, bit sweet.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a dense light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, heavy citrus, grapefruit, peach, coffee and light grass. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, liquorish, heavy citrus, peach, grapefruit and a light sweet note.
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a rather large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of medium sweet chocolates notes with light roasted malt notes. Taste is also dominated some black chocolates notes with light roasted malt, light coffee notes with light residual sugars. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no clear apparent alcohol. Enjoyable but a bit short in terms of complexity.
Zita (4740) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice coffee and roasted aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice harmonic roasted finish.
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, generously shared by BenH. The pour’s deep brown with a rich, oily dark tan head. Attractive appearance. The nose is bright roasted espresso bean. Plenty of charred wood. Menacing coffee aromas. The taste is espresso heavy too. Rich bitter dark chocolate accents. Slightly sweet finish. Full body, fat and oily. Overall, a decent impy stout. It doesn’t have a depth of flavor that the best in this style seem to possess. But it’s still quite enjoyable.
mjs (4640) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.375 l, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20120321) The beer poure oily and black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, hops, liquorice and coffee. Palate was full bodied, warming and oily with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, hops, liquorice, mildly sweetness and quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty, mildly sweet and quite strongly bitter. Very good and balanced imperial stout. Alcohol could have been better hidden, though.