No9BrewingCo (2) - Ljungby, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark dark brown/ black. Brown mocca medium to thick head. Aroma espresso italy;) a touch of soft leather,sweet vanilla maybe a hint och muscovado sugar. Taste is coffe hints of vanilla sweet malt tones.
Hops are thought out well in my book. They let the malt and coffe tones come trough nicely. Like the mouth fell in perticular soft and rich;)
Nice beer overall for todays soccer game wich Sweden just won against Irland.
Tide (1764) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kitty's. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, espresso, nuts, hops and liquorice. Bitter finish with espresso, vanilla and liquorice. Exquisite imperial porter.
Hansays (6) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m currently totally down with the danish. My two local "Systembolag" imports a healthy combination of really outstanding danish beer and Ugly Duck is definitely one of them!
Like many beer-geeks, Imperial Stouts with a twist is my absolute favorite kind of beer. I also happen to love vanilla and coffee, this brew just couldn’t go wrong with me.
Pours dark brown and settles thick and black with a brown/beige foam.
Aroma is licorice, sweet tobacco, vanilla and roasted malts and espresso and boiled fresh-potatoes (or along those lines). Light/medium carbonation and a mellow mouth-feel. Very full and complex. The ABV really helps the beer develop and come together in your mouth. The vanilla might be a little on the weak side here, but its definitely there. Heavy roasted character, but not too dry. The hops in this is also very balanced and just structures it all up.
Serve this beer along with a desert (chocolate fondant), a mousse or just as company to a good and old single malt.
Desverger (1841) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap@Voldby Ølmesse -black pour with a beige head. Coffee, chocolate, caramel with some nice flavoursome hops in there as well. Some nuances of vanilla and liquorice. Smooth mouthfeel with some slightly smokey, roasted malts. Complex and well balanced. Lovely.
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a small brown head. Roested and burnt tones. Malt, coffee, burnt and hops. Full body with a bitter finish.
Gr0ve (2132) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bootle. Very dark brown close to black. Roasted black coffee. A little harsh coffee aromas and flavours. Quite bitter. Rich flavourful malts with lots of caramel and a roasted background. Very good, but a little unbalanced because of the harsh coffee.
chribban (165) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown almoust black with a 2 finger high, beige, head tha quickly dissapears with a little lacing on the glass.
Nose: Vanilla, milk chocolate, sweet brown sugar, dark syrup, a little honey, coffee, espresso and roasted malt.
Taste: Coffee, roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, salty soy sauce, ash, just a litte hint of vanilla, soil and bitterness.
Full body with just a little carbonation. Warm finish. Great!
Vignale (2035) - 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 (1306) - Stockholm, 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 (414) - 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.