Dahlstrom (230) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle from Mikkeller Webbshop. Pitch-black with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and chillies. Taste reflects the aroma, but more chillies and "weirdness". Full-bodied. Medium bitterness. And low carbonation.
DroolYeast (943) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home from To Øl’s Christmas calendar. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet alcohol, brown sugar, some smoke, burnt malts. Black with tan head, lasting. Taste is moderate sweetness, alcohol sweet, malt bitterness, light hotness from the chilies. Full body, thick smooth texture, avg.- carb., sweet spicy and hot finish
McTapps (6421) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep black colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of woods, smoke, chocolate and leaves. Taste of malt, chocolate, coffee, roast, woods and dark bread. Hints of rum and plums. Tasty and nice though I did not really fancy the smokey hints.
Kosmokrator (822) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Imperial stout cioccolatosa e liquorosa, golosa come una torta! Note di caffè, liquirizia, peperoncino e malto tostato arricchiscono il bouquet. Corposa e rinfrancante, una bomba!
likeatrainwreck (420) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely stuff. The chilli is subtle, just enough for a but if a tingle on the tongue and it helps cut through the heavy, roasty character. Delicious.
Unde (823) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour with beige head on top. Aroma has coffee, pepper and syrup sweetness. Taste is also quite sweet, syrup and some chili burn in the end. Espresso coffee and roasted malts are there too. Full body and low carbonation. I would’ve wanted a bit more of that chili punch that was advertised in the bottle. Nice anyway.
shoulderbroken (3535) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Theis and Mette. Very interesting, light roast, smoke and spice, dark fruit. Taste is full on spice, liquorice.
Douberd (4632) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(To Øl Liquid Confidence) Bottle 375 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 12.2%
Pitch black colour on the body, with a tall and very thick, dark brown head on top. Great retemtion.
Aroma of chocolate. roasted malts, alcohol, light vanilla.
Tastes great, lots of chocolate, fudge and vanilla, the peppers only subtly present and mostly as a faint burn on the back of the throat, alcohol, roasted malts, coal.
Thick body, soft carbonation, sticky palate.
omikr0n (856) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my brother. Thanks a lot! Pours black with thick brown head. Aroma is hops, nuts, roasty, a hint of chocolate and smoke. Taste is very bitter and sweet with nuts, cocoa, hops, roasty, alcohol and slightly smokey. Long lingering hoppy and roasty aftertaste.
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a frothy beige head, aroma has chocolate, dark fruit, taste has some wine action, a hint of chocolate, some spirit.