Vignale (1751) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Kolsvart, lågt snabbt försvinnande skum. Söt doft med vanilj och mjölkchoklad. Mycket kolsyra, vass och lite stickig, söt, mycket vanilj, lite brända smaker, väl dold alkohol. Delarna sitter inte riktigt ihop men god till vaniljglass, då rundades smakerna av och hölls ihop bättre.
hackobock (838) - SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a minimal tan head. Aroma is subtle, not as strong as expected, light sweeet vanilla, roasted coffee, ash. Taste is a bit astringent, bitter, light sweet fruits and vanilla. Medium boby, a bit too much carbonation initially and a bit too sharp taste.
SamTheBarrel (284) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 330ml bottle, pours black with a creamy light brown head. A pleasant aroma of coffee, smoke and a hint of vanilla. Taste is dominated by coffee, burnt rye and dark chocolate. Even with 10% you can’t taste the alcohol, the vanilla is however barely present.
BeerViking (1997) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought in Copenhagen, pours black with a beige head, nose is coffee, a little vanilla and a faint plummy tartness. Big treacley coffee body, dry, liquorice and a faint saltiness, the vanilla is quite subtle, coming out in the aftertaste aong with more black liquorice and dry-bitter burnt caramel. Great stuff!
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a huge tanned head for a 10 % beer!!! Wauw!
Aroma: You simply get smashed in the head with coffee! Some sweetness (probably from the vanilla) supports the coffee well and results in a very creamy, cappuccino, dark and sweet chocolate feeling. Still, you get some heavy dark malts to support all this in the background. Great aroma!
The taste follows the nose closely. The coffee taste is almost a citrus coffee, which works pretty well. Absolutely no hint of the 10 % ABV - impressing.
Mouthfeel is interesting: Starts out medium, but then the big, bitter coffee part simply takes over your entire mouth which gives a bigger mouthfeel. The aftertaste stays for ever with this intense coffee bitterness. For some reason, this is probably the most drinkable 10% ABV beer I’ve ever had. It’s a good beer, but I feel this is too one dimensional in some way. Lots of coffee and sweetness, but that’s it. Good beer, but not fantastic beer.
Cool_Bond (1014) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful aromas of dark malt and maybe a little dryness. The taste is wonderful, of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Long after taste that is not too dry luckily. Enjoyable beer! Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Linnet (1008) - Umeå, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: roasty, coffee, ash, licorice, smoke, chocolate, alcohol, woody, Smoked meat, rather dry, would have expected the vanilla to be there.
Ap: black colour, big Brown head, lacing.
T: heavy bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, lots of saltiness, big, big flavour, lots of alcohol, heavy roastiness, lots of coffee, ash, tar, but no vanilla that I can detect.
P: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, astringent, long bitter and warming finish.
T: solid, but I’m not a fan.
jackl (3777) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split @ CBC Clerkenwell. Cheers to Leighton. The pour’s brown with a modest off-white head. The nose is accurately described by the beer’s name. Plenty of roast coffee. Sweet vanilla. A bit of chocolate syrup. The taste is similar. Solid balance between the sweet and bitter, earthy flavors. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, not a bad effort. Straightforward, tasty.
vikage (165) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Not much aroma. Really nice taste though, as the name foretells there is a lot of coffe and vanilla, all balanced by a nice bitterness. The body is real nice and thick with a nice level of carbonation. The finish is also full of vanilla and coffe with a bit of sweetnes resembing coffe liqeur. The finish is also acompined accompanied with a nice alcoholic warmth.
Conclusion: A nice imperial porter that lives up to its name
SnakeTown (408) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kolsvart med stort ljusbrunt skum! Kaffebönor i doft och smak! Kanske lite vanilj men inte så mycket! Lite blaskig för en imperial stout!