tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle, vertical with Cognac and Sherry versions
Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, cocoa, dark chocolate, pepper, spices, hints of smoke and ash. Taste is roasty, sweetish and spicy with some dark chocolate, pepper, chili and ash. Finish is roasty, spicy and sweetish with notes of dark chocolate, pepper and slowly warming chili notes. Feels quite stingy and spicy compared to the barrel aged versions.
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle (12,2%) @ olio, BBE 17.04.2023
Aroma has cocoa, salty licorice and hints of hay. Flavour has spicy chili tones, dark chocolate, roasted malty tones and alcohol. Nice, the chili is not too overwhwelming but warms nicely. Small sample from draught @ De Arendsnest: chili was not that overwhelming but otherwise quite the same.
kraddel (6374) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at beertemple .
Pours pure black .
Good grey head .
Scent has everything i love in a good stout . Intense , thick , bit sweet . Coffee , oats , roasted malts , bot chocolaty .
Taste is bitter , than very sweet . Chocolate . Coffee back . Very thick mouthfeel , very intense . Low carbo . I am very , very impressed !
Weezel (270) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep and dark black. Aromas of cognac are abundant. More cognac in the taste and good stout flavor. Missing the chiles but they may have faded out over time.
martjoobolut (3188) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,375L bottle. Pours black with brown head. The head stays. Aroma is intense roast, alcohol, dark chocolate, and coffee. Taste is very sweet, alcohol, fruits, dark chocolate, lactose, and licorice. Finish is some bittermess and chili burn. Body feels creamy. Overall: great brew, but a little bit too sweet.
Perck (5) - - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pint on draft @ Ale & Hop Barcelona. Black with a semi-lasting thick off white foam. Smells like an imperial stout should but a bit on the alcoholic side. Taste is roasty, slightly coffee, very sweet. A bit too much for my taste. Not my cup of tea but my lovely girlfriend seems to like it.
Lore (2211) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 21, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
deep dark colour, huge dense brown creamy head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of liqueur, coffee, dark chocolate and spicy notes; incredible taste of liqueur, chocolate, some coffee and syrupy sweetness first, which give the place to spicy chilli and roasted bitterness later on leaving back a long lasting bittery-spicy aftertaste; maybe some vanilla, woody notes and smokey notes can also be felt - incredible imperial stout! the best one I’ve ever tasted! even after minutes you can feel the warmth chilly notes! CONGRATULATIONS and thanks for this miracle!
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Charcoal black with a sticky little brown head. Aroma has liquorice, figs, plums, molasses, earthy chili, coffee, milk chocolate and pepper. Taste has lots of fruity sweetness, figs and plums. Huge malt attack with an initial booziness, which levels out nicely over the sweetness and spicy chili stuff. Mild coffee-ish bitterness and a very sticky finish. Rich, energetic and spicy.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Slowbeer. Pours jet black with a small tan had that fades to lacing that lasts. Slight chilli aroma, dark fruits with a big malt aroma. Very oily texture. Has a creamy chocolate taste rounded out with a slight chilli hit. The abv is very well hidden. Some slight flavours of vanilla and expresso. An excellent brew
Niller (1455) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Fermentoren, Århus. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Sweet fravor of roasted malta, chocolate, caramel, chili notes, dark fruits. Oily texture. Nice smooth finish. Very good.