lello4ever (1168) - ITALY - MAR 19, 2017
Eccellente stout dal colore nero con bella schiuma sottile marrone. Al naso potente esplode di caffè, malto tostato, cioccolato. La bevuta scorre bene, corpo leggero e beverina, fosse stata più cremosa sarebbe stata clamorosa. Morbida, con tostatura, caffè e cioccolato che accompagnano fino alla fine. Chiude appena amara in ottimo equilibrio. Carbonazione bassa. AnG_BrgNor (791) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle. Black with nice lasting foam. Aroma is licorice, coffee and roasted. Taste is dominated by rye, but includes licorice, coffee, dark chocolate and some alcohol (but not much at all). Very nice full body. A quality brew! charlotte (5417) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle.Black colour with medium beige head.Aroma is roasted and malty with taste of dark chocolate and coffee,good full body and hint of dark dried fruits and toasted caramel. Vells (1901) - Rīga, LATVIA - FEB 3, 2017
Would love to taste imperial version of this, but anyways, its awesome. Moderate roasted malts, some bread aspect, dark choco, light berry like kick, light smoked. Moderate to ligth sweetness, moderate bitterness.
Like it rumore (708) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 27, 2017
From the tap, at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours black with coffee-like foam. Aroma is coffee, hazelnut. Body is medium, with some stickiness. Taste is moderate in both sweetness and bitterness. Nice balance. Finish is persistent and pleasant.
ABS (1090) - Stokke, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Pours close to black, with a tiny, almost non existing, brown head. Roasted malt and coffee flavour, toast, bitter herbs, pine, hints of dark fruit and very dark chocolate. Extremely bitter aftertaste. Full, thick body. Surprisingly high carbonation. Very good, maybe a tiny bit too bitter. c0fein (660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2017
500ml bottle from Boxbeers.com - Batch: 1465 BBE: 11/2019.
martjoobolut (4947) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 5, 2017
Black colour with a dark brown head. Burned coffee, hoppy, liquorice, good drinkability. Nice one!
Bottle, batch 1465 (from UJH). Pours dark brown-black with brown head. The head stays. Aroma is rye, spices, dark chocolate, roast, malt, metallic notes, iron. Flavor is sweet and bitter, very burnt roast, malt, coffee, chocolatemetallic notes. Finish is burnt, metallic and booze. Overall: drinkable beer. This is from the more is better school (rye is the best part of this!), but I’m not really enjoying this, too burnt for me. neongolden (1794) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2017
(500ml bottle from kihoskh.dk, BB 11/2019) Pours pitch black with a huge, dense mocha-coloured head that fades slowly leaving a truly beautiful wall of lace. Aroma of heavily roasted, smoky malts with ash and iodine, dark bitter chocolate, cocoa powder, light coffee, dark rye bread, light hoppy notes. Flavour is semi-sweet dark malt and brown sugar, semi-sweet chocolate, quite heavy roasted malt, a little ash and smoke on the back end, black coffee, vanilla accents, a touch of liquorice, spicy rye building into the finish that has fairly hefty hop bitterness, pine resin and slight citrus, and quite a lot of bitter roast as well. Lingering chocolate notes. Quite full and thick body with creamy carb. This is a tour de force for a <8% stout, huge flavours and mouthfeel, heavily bitter but still pretty balanced. That being said, as it warms, the bitterness can become a bit overwhelming, almost like a big black IPA on the back end. klm1 (1786) - Bled/SF, - DEC 29, 2016
Pours black oily color, haze/opaque, with creamy light brown head. Aroma: intense malts aroma, with notes of espresso coffee, dark cacao coffee, cacao nibs, hint of peat, roasted, hint of molasses & licorice, some rye spicy notes, citrusy, piny notes of hops....
Flavor: medium roasted grain & malts flavor, which takes on espresso coffee, dark chocolate, cacao, lighty burnt - peated, supported with gentle dark fruits esters, slightly spicy note of rye, moderate hop flavor with notes of citruses and pine...but hop bitterness is high. Finish is dry. Body is full, almost very full (plato 22°!!!?), texture smooth almost creamy, carbonation is medium. What a surprise!