yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at Baran. An almost black one, topped by a dense, dark beige head leaving curtains. Dried fruits, roasted malts, nuts and a touch of chocolate in the aroma. It’s full-bodied and semi-dry on the palate, with a nice carbonation level. Dried fruits and some chocolate in the flavor, roasted, and a bit sweet, with a medium length finish. A decent one, but a bit boring I think. 140906
MiP (15253) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 7.2%. Roasted aroma, a little smoked, hint of ashtray. Very dark brown colour, seems clear. Big rocky light brown head. The flavour is sweetish and roasted, has a little barley bitterness, some ashtray. A bit rough around the edges, but not too bad.
jtclockwork (14734) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Seems more like an imperial stout and labeled as such. Pours black with slight tan head. Nose is licorice, grape and roasted malts. Taste of licorice, roasted malts and chocolate.
mcberko (14107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz. bottle, pours a dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma is fruity, nutty and spicy, with some dried fruits (dates, figs), toasted bread and some undecipherable spice notes. Flavour is quite fruity, with the dates, figs and cherries, toasted bread, some spiced notes, and some nutty qualities. Certainly doesn’t taste like a stout or even a spiced ale - not sure what this is, but I suppose it’s alright for what it is.
gunnfryd (14061) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Baran 060914. Dark brown colour with a btan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dried fruits, nuts, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, dried fruits, coffee, nuts, chocolate. Easy drinkable nice beer.
FatPhil (13653) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (Bierkompass.de)
7 Lovely aroma - really brown toasty malts, sweetish, but not sugary, some cocoa, and a hint of bacon. Please may this be good, it starts so promising.
4+ Lovely dark red, so dark you’d initially think it’s black. Hard to coax a head out of it, but you do get a small beige one if you try.
7+ Malty retronasals, which carry through to the central taste, accompanied by just a tiny hint of bitter hops, noble, but a little leafy.
5 Lovely and smooth palate, gentle carbonation crispens it nicely. Heavently finish - no hint off any alcohol vapours, just rich roast malt
15 What a wonderful stout. So drinkable but so full. Humming with all the right notes in perfect harmony. No spices, herbs, or vegetables to be seen (and lookey here - it even says "imperial stout" on the label).
Tmoney99 (13347) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark malt and spice aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium spice and dry chocolate flavor with a medium soft sweet finish of moderate duration. Very soft brew.
argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Small tan head atop muddy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, raisin, molasses, light cinnamon, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some raisin/grape. Medium body, light stickiness, undercarbonated.
bierkoning (12288) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Malt, appel syrup and a hint of chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweetish flavor with pure chocolate, roast and hazelnuts. Roastbitter aftertaste. Pleasant, well balanced brew.
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium, bubbly light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is peppery alcohol, figs, prunes, mince meat pie, toast and nutty malt, and herbal hops. Flavor is prunes, figs, raisins, toasted malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and warmth, and low carbonation.