Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown coloured with a huge light brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dry smoke, chocolate and coffee. Flavours of sour smoke, burned malt, caramel, hops and chocolate.
Yorker (838) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, and chocolate – with a slightly bitter finish.
daleharshman (826) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle purchased fifteen months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($10.89). This must be the first edition as it is labeled at 10.4%. Pours a true pitch black with a full three fingers of fluffy tan-grey head that has good retention. Aroma of stale, peaty, and somewhat burnt malts along with notes of roasted nuts, smoked meat, and some chocolate. Flavor has lots of astringent burnt malts, charred wood, liquid smoke, ashtray, dark dark chocolate (more like straight bitter cacao bean), and burnt black coffee. Finishes with more bitter-burnt-astringent flavors on the tongue. The burnt flavors become too much (even at this sub-imperial level of stout), and this could actually use some more sweetness. I suppose the "citrusy hop notes" mellowed out because of my aging this bottle. (188, 695)
GothGargoyle (818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solid black with a decent beige head that leaves behind some good lacing. Aroma is olives, spice, smoke. Taste is olives, vinegar. Slightly sour on the palate. Not great.
Tripplebrew (764) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown with thin frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoked jerky and cocoa. Flavor is toasted cocoa nibs, nuts, and earthy peat and a hint of bitter citrus hops. Body is light yet creamy with mild carbonation.
kathouse (721) - Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Beer pours black with a tiny white foam. Citrusy hop aroma provides a dank musty aroma when combined with the peat malt. Flavor provides a sharp hop bite. Black malt bitterness and excessive hop is an undesirable combination. Finish is acrid and pungent. Like the person its named for. Oops, is that too much?
Balazs (684) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CrackedKettle. Poured black, with a beige lacing foam that was burgundy tinted on the edges. Earthy aroma with dark chocolate, cognac, hops, ash, sour cherry and nuts in the nose. Somewhat sweet start, dry, roasted bitter aftertaste. Dense body, with high carbonation.
lassem (650) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To celebrate the most important election in the last century - sa appropiate, and thumps up for the idea. Poured in a tulip-glass. Dark brown almost black with a cffé Latte-look head. The nose is strongly dominated of rasted coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Some hops and burned malts and brown sugar and a little hint of smoke. (Cant help like feeling there is some aroma-notes of an old cheese of some kind...cant find the name...and for the record - i like cheese)
The taste is bitter with notes of coffee and dark chocolate and malts. The body is creamy leaving a nce palate. The finish is long and bitter... I dont really feel that the taste backs the aroma all the way - but anyhow - its a good beer. VIVA OBAMA
ansalon (607) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is smoke, whisky, coffee, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee, smoked malts and honey.
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Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black ofc, with a frothy off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is dominated by smoke and ashes. Some sourness from the smoke, which also comes off as kind of berry like. Some dark fruits, but they are pretty subtle. Also some alcohol. Flavour is massively peaty, pretty salty, and finishes very dry. As it warms some chocolate comes into it. Fairly extreme on the smoke, but I dig it. Medium bodied,