Franzen (321) - - SEP 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Peaty smokiness in the aroma, feels like I’m back on Islay. There is also some dough in the aroma. Some brittish hop aroma. Might be a combination of the brittish hops and smokieness which make me think of islay. Nice black appearance with great foam.
Nice sweet caramell, chocolate and coffe taste with some smokieness balanced with a small to moderate bitterness.
Medium to full body, pretty dry, some bitterness and coffe in the finish.
A really nice Stout with a nostalgic touch as I,m back in one of my favourite pubs on Islay
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting after party at Marko’s, in Belgrade. I brought this bottle from Gothenburg. Rich black-brown, tan foam. Smoke is mild, coffee, alc notes, fruity ester. Smoke adds to the bitterness and finishes dry. Good strong stout, dry and bitter with hints of interesting smoke. Very good imp stout.
ippopotamo36 (167) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a private tasting in Belgrade. Pours oily black with a tan head which leaves a nice lacing on the glass. It smells of coffee, biscuits, smoked cheese. Mouth stays mild and drinkable with all the aroma notes present and balanced.
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Metalchopz (2282) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at the LCBO a year ago. Pours a real dark brown colour with red highlights. Big beige creamy-frothy head, long lasting with some good lacing. Beautiful peaty malt nose with dark fruits, roasted malts, licorice, sweet chocolate and mild coffee. Smooth mouthfeel, medium-bodied. The taste has lots of anise over the roasted malts, which is not showing as sweet as the nose gave out to be. Alcohol is very well-hidden behind the darkness. Complex and definitely worth trying. Wish I would of bought more to cellar.
motelpogo (6692) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, bbq with kim in copenhagen. rich jet black with a minimal head; aroma of smoked chocolate, light pineyness; plenty of bitterness, traces of licorice, light citric touch. pretty good
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-08-01. Black body with a small tan head. 3++ Aroma is moderately smokey, over a sweet dark malt core. Flavour is similar, moderate earthy smoke throughout, sweet dark malt core. 6+ Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. The smoke is relatively restrained which lets the richness of the dark malt shine through, but ultimately the smoke is still more than I personally like. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
guzgorog (255) - FRANCE - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Périmée depuis 6 mois. Noire pétrole, peu de mousse. Nez de malts grillés, café, cacao, ces derniers aromes étant rélativement peu présents pour une imperial stout. En bouche, goûts de fruits noirs et de café, la deuxième bouche est plutôt sur la café avec des notes de pins. en 3ème bouche l’aspect résineux prend doucement le dessus sur le café. L’amertume est bien présente, assez sèche. Corps puissant. L’alcool et le sucre sont omniprésents tout au long de la dégustation. Bonne bière mais manque un peu de caractère pour le style ...
GregClow (2891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark ruby-brown with a small wisp of tan head that quickly disappears. Lush aroma of heavily roasted malt with a peaty character and dark bitter chocolate backnote. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Nice flavour combo - charred malt, licorice, peat smoke, bitter chocolate, bit of coffee. Warm finish, nicely bittered with noticeable but not overpowering alcohol. Very good.
cfrancis (2355) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours inky black with a small beige wisp. Aroma is roasted malts, smoke and a small deli meat. Taste is velvet mouthfeel, smoked malt but not overwhelming which allows me to enjoy this. Small hop bitterness in the end.
TEJA (1294) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Fluffig lasting brown head. Initial som aroma that goes away and leaves a chocolate aroma. Big and smooth chocolate taste.
stouby (3726) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Black with a small Brown head, no lacings. Aroma medium smoky, medium+ malty (roasted, burnt, coffee, dark, chocolate, licorice) and hoppy (citrusy, piney). Flavor medium sweet, heavy bitter, long lasting. Medium+ body, a lot of alcohol.