Maracuja05 (1132) - Mainz, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11-12-16 // bottle at home. Trade with hackobock. Thanks!! Black beer with a nice foamy brown head. Intense coffe notes in the nose and on the tongue. Dark roasty malts. Coffe, espresso, light chocolate. Light bitter finish. Long lasting finish. Good!
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black, with a firm brown head.
Complex, solid aroma, roasted malt, licorice, coffee, chocolate, tobacco, hops, tar.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Rich, complex, slightly developed taste, solid malt backbone, roasted notes, coffe, licorice, chocolate, tobacco, tar, faint hints of smoke, something reminding me of menthol or eucalyptus (!).
Very well made, well balanced, a sipper that you could easily powersip a pint of. (2016-12-08)
Greven74 (9) - - OCT 21, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate aroma, brown foam, black color, medium bitterness, salty, full body, long finish,
Beerhunter111 (19859) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkel rötlich braune Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, süß, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack süß Röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig, Vanille, vollmundig.
Homer321 (4838) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Santa angst. Nose is dried dark fruit, molasses, light tobacco, earthy, dirty, light anise. Medium sized brown head. Taste is similar. Strong in tobacco and currant flavored. Definitely on the dirty earthy side in a good way moderate to strong alcohol warning but never hot. A faint Brett? Character as it warms. Very nice.
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at Craft CG, London. Deep dark brown. Aroma is big sweet cocoa coffe and vanilla. Taste is intense coffee vanilla cocoa. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, great
bytemesis (8107) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to _angst_! Pours inky black, medium creamy tan head, nice residual and lacing. Aroma is anise, chocolate, molasses, sassafras. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, heavy on the molasses and anise for sure. Full body, creamy mouthfeel
Dahlstrom (377) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch-black with a smal mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste reflects the aroma, but a bit more roast (very unbalenced) Medium-bodied. Low to medium carbonation. And medium bitterness. - - - "Old bottle? Don’t remember it this way..."
LLaurin (455) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black!!! This is dark and a real chocolate and coffee nose. Also some charcuterie in the nose. Rich and intense taste and a long lasting taste. Some caramel and burnt notes in the final. Candy sugar.
tandembrauer (1445) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with brownish head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, cold coffee. Tastes bitter sweet. Smooth mouth feel. A very good imperial porter.