HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Truly a remarkable beer. Nose gives apple, cinnamon spice, some cocoa. Taste follows suit, but has a really excellent meshing of the apple character with the spice notes and the chocolate sweetness isn’t overwhelmingly rich to take those flavors to the background. Somehow manages to not taste boozy at all, and the apple flavor comes extremely naturally rather than tasting like flavored alcohol. I wouldn’t say this is as good a pure stout as AB Hunahpu, probably because the base beer isn’t in the same realm of awesomeness, but it’s got a flavor profile that really differentiates itself. Extremely grateful to have had a nice large glass of this.
kermis (11007) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting, full ’13 set. Black with a ring beige head. Aroma of toasted coconut, cinnamon, chocolate, light fruity chillis. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with a chilli burn developing and soft carbonation. [17-09-2016]
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - SEP 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle shared at the original Chez Moeder Lambic’s cellar. Thanks Anton! Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, dark dried fruits, light spicy, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.
GlasgowTAD (1353) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Himmeriget. Pours opaque black with no head. Aroma is cinnamon, caramel and coconut. Taste is cinnamon, chilli spice, coconut sweet, caramel sweet, mild cocoa, vanilla, apple tart, sugariness. Medium-full body.
Habanero (4026) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown nearly black with an average tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, brandy, vanilla and spicy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry with a little chili and slightly bitter. Medium bodied oily texture and soft carbonation. A excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Speko (220) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Bottle with Slacker @ Himmeriget. Pours black with small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coconut, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, brandy. Taste follows the aroma, accompanied by a hint of red berries and citrus, notes from the cask. Sweet taste with nice chili burn in the aftertaste. An explosion of flavors and scents. Full body, oily texture and very soft carbonation.
SlackerMads (2866) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Himmeriget with Bob. Black with a small dissapating head. Smells good. Cinnamon, chocolate, wet wood, light licoroce, apple cake. Flavour follows. Lots of things. Cinnamon, chili heat, chocolate, apple cake, coconut. Crazy and intense, yet not difficult to drink. Light acidity. Warming finish with chili and spices. Stands out.
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours black with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong chocolate, wood, cinnamon, vanilla, peppers. Thick mouth, chewy, roasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon, light heat from the peppers, great apple brandy flavor throughout, very nice.
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared@Himmeriget, Copenhagen - pours black with a tan head. Roasted malty with some bitter chocolate, some vanilla, caramel, toffee apple (which the accompanying cinnamon works excellently with) chilli heat comes in but nice balance with the inherent sweetness of the other flavours, nice brandy infused wooden nuances, great warming boozy contentment into the finish. Immense.
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to hackobock & _angst_ for looking out for me big time!
A: Deep dark brown, close to black. Light brown head. N: Cinnamon, liqourice, wood, vanilla, cherry, oak, sherry, apple, marzipan, almond, hint of some elderflower T: Cinnamon, salty liqourice, apple, vanilla, chocolate, marzipan, almond, heat from chili, cherry O: WOW! This is really outstanding! Out of words! It’s so close to perfection for me!! Thank you Jacob and Alex for sharing this experience!
_angst_ (4500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Pours oily black with a frothy mocha head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty, fruity and tiny spicy with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, luxurious dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, cinnamon, smoked chilis, caramel coated apples, moist soil, minerals, leather and calvados. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, fruity and slightly spicy. mouthfeel is soft, round, oily, tiny astringent, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter soft roasty caramel malts, balanced apple fruitiness which with the cinnamon makes for some great apple pie character and a light fruity habanero burn. Another amazing barrel treatment on an amazing base beer. The apple brandy of the barrel and the cinnamon in the beer marries perfectly making this a blend of Mexican chocolate cake and American apple pie. Multi-kulti perfection! Love this!