gunnar (6408) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours very dark brown with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma is dark malty, light roast and spice. Thick and creamy/oily mouthfeel. Sweet dark malty taste, lots of coffee and chocolate. Chilli burn towards the end, warming and comforting, lingering with some coal and tarish notes at the finish, good stuff.
Fspirit (52) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown head. Roasted malts and cocoa on the nose. Taste is a powerfull combination of chocolate, spices and coffee. Superb stuff to drink on desember 23rd I think. Maybe I should re rate later.
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Beertemple. Aroma is deep roast, liquorice, molasses, dark chocolate. Flavour is big chocolate, caramel, liquorice, roast, molasses, some alcohol and then slowly the chili’s show up. Liquorice, chili and dark roasty malt in the finish.
CraftBeerNick (1249) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Beer Temple, 10th December 13. Nice rich and tasty imperial, some smoke, a little chilli, lots of roasted malts. Nice sipping beer
Pyrmir (4226) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Pitch black with brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, chili, alcohol, smoke and cinous notes. Taste is rich and full, roasted, boozy, canilla, smoke, spice and earth.
MarcoDL (2888) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick imperial stout with a strong roasted body. Has some notes of pepper and of course coffee.
PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beer Temple. Black color. Sticky light brown head. Aroma’s: cocoa powder, milk chocolate, ground coffee, roast and some sweetness. Retronasal it’s quite herbal, clearly from the chili’s, which I find to be unpleasant. Flavor is moderate sweet, chocolate, roasted. Alcohol feel is strong, body is medium, the heat of the chili’s is quite mild, fortunately. Finishes roasted and moderate bitter. OK, but I’m about done with the gimmick of putting chili’s in beer. Can’t help but wondering how this would have been without.
kermis (6966) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sampled at Beer Temple. Pours near. Lack with a small beige head. Aroma is peaty, roast, dark chocolate, whiskey, toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee, fudge background. Full body, flavour of sweet roasted malt, smooth coffee, fudge with a lingering bitter sweet finish.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Oily, black, milk chocolate head. Liquorice, tar, booze, the chilies add warmth in a discreet way. Nice.