Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle probably from Papsoe. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of dark chocolate, pepper, spicy. Tastes of bitter chocolate, licorice, spice, earthy, some smoky hints. Enjoyable. ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2010
6oz glass from a flight. Pour is onyx with a finger of tan head that leaves a very nice show lacing; head retention is also above average on this one. Nose is creamy dark chocolate, roasted malt, raisons, light hops, and notes of caramel. Taste very closely mimics the nose, but in a creamy fashion that would challenge a nitro pour. The finish is creamy dark fruits and hops. This is a real treat and one of the best imperial stouts I’ve sampled. Grab this at all costs if possible as it won’t disappoint. MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Hints of raisins and dates in the aroma. Hints of alcohol and sweet malt are present as well. Pours dark brown/black with dark tan head. The head is dense like a meringue. Very nice dark malt flavor mixed with alcohol. Very smooth and easy drinking. This sets the bar for Imperial Stouts. Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2011 Bottle:
Had this one a while ago, don’t know the batch # anymore.
Pitch black beer with on top a small light brown foamy head that turns quick into a light brown lacing.
Smell a lot of espresso/coffee, roasted and burnt malts, dark chocolate and hints of vanilla, dark fruit and something like (brown) sugar.
Wow what a taste: full body: with roasted and burnt malts and sugars, lots of coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, liquorice, hops/bitter and hints of dried fruits.
Very well balanced: low carbo and bit creamy mouthfeel.
Aftertaste is full coffee, roasted malts and bitter. Great beer! konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2010
Sample at SBWF 2010. Pitch black with a light brown head. Packs a raw coffee flavour with dark fruits and a hint of whisky. Very big body on this beer!
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2010
(500 ml bottle from 1828 Vintage House, cellared for 1 yr. after purchase) Pours very dark brown with a half a finger of tan head that recedes to a thin covering. Aroma of port, molasses, prune, cocoa/chocolate and raisins. Mouthfeel smooth but a touch thin and fizzy, lightly milk-shakey with a slight bit of chalk. Flavor of port, cocoa/chocolate, light cherry, raisin with a bit of caramel as it warms. A little less "big" than a more American-style imp. stout and a little less complex but more refined. Excellent. jrob21 (3809) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
A bit of roasted malt but more of a touch of alcohol in the aroma. Flavor has some vanilla and bittersweet coffee and chocolate. The finish is creamy, smooth and very reminiscent of melted bittersweet chocolate again. The finish is very nice but the hint of alcohol just before the finishing touch has to wear off after a while before you can enjoy the rest of the drink. Pretty well made, complex, and roasty malt goodness here. crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2010
had this bottle last night when I was drinking... I do remember it being extremely smooth, almost like a milk stout. So creamy. The ABV on it it VERY well hidden. now that I see it is 10.5% wow. find it, buy it. totally worth a try. Sorry this is short. didnt want to gyp the review on it, as it was really good... but ended up doing it anyway. minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Rich dark chocolate aroma. Something slightly dirty also reminds me of Mikkeller’s weasel droppings. Full-bodied. Flavor is immediately salty, licorice root, very woody. Lots of wood in the finish, not clean like new oak either. Really nice shit, very well done. Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
50 cl bottle, pours deep dark with a nice dark creamy head, aroma is hoppy with notes of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, taste is chocolate and coffee with a slightly roasted feel, ok bitterrness, nice smooth finish, excellent beer overall.