fiulijn (21471) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle at Ølfestival 2008, Århus tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2008
Black color, thin creamy head. The aroma is also a bit cheesy; understated but very nice. It has a good body structure, a balanced mix of flavors, with a touch of liquorice too, nutty; good; just the final is a bit harsh (too yeasty?). Very good beer.
0,5 l bottle, at Hopheads tasting at Roger´s place. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is the same, with hops. Bitter finish. Lovely! Stefano (2038) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2008
Pitch black colour with a huge fully lasting brown head. Aroma is roasted/burnt malts - chocolate & coffee. Flavour is powerfully roasted, very vinious, good chocolate and lots of hops. Nice palate. EHSRanders (2088) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle. Pitch black colour with large creamy light brown fully lasting head. Aroma and flavor is roasted malt with notes of coffee and chocolate. Bitter finish. Oily palate. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle at weekend of tarts afterparty.
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2008
I was really looking forward to this one as soon as John pulled it out of his bag and had it sat there next to us teasing me. It did not disappoint at all. In fact it was the highlight of the show. Awesomely black and viscous with a thick and lasting tan head and plenty of lace. Thick, tarry malt aroma with plenty of sweet chocolate, maybe not quite as complex as I was expecting but it is certainly an excellent smell. Flavour is OMFG! Utterly amazing. Huge coffee and chocolate of the type that Amager do so very bloody well. Notes of vanilla and a little bit of fruit. Excellent sour notes. Wonderfully dry. Very English in its roasty and rubbery malt character. Stunning bitterness in the finish. An outstanding beer. Thanks so much to John for this.
Received a single 500 ml bottle from Papsoe via trade and shared at the Heritage Liquors Inauguration beer tasting in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with an average tan head that has some nice retention and sticky lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, chocolate and some light coffee with a touch of pepper and some smoked wood. Taste is thick, full bodied, light carbonated with some flavors of toasted dark malt, coffee, a touch of vanilla and some citrus/flowery hop character. Finish is creamy with a mild bitterness that slowly lingers after the finish. sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2008
[Bottle, big thanks go to Skyview for sharing this rarity!] Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma is dominated by cocoa and black pepper with a good deal of roasted malt also present. Taste is sweet initially but there actually is a fair amount of bitterness in there after that. Roasted malt, black pepper and cocoa are once agin the main elements, with the roasted malt the strongest this time. Good thick mouthfeel with a fairly long finish. A good imperial stout that I’m glad I got a shot at trying. badgerben (5349) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Imperial Stout #100. Big thanks to Skyview for sharing what was an excellent beer and turned out to be my 100th Impy Stout! Black color with a medium head. Light coffee and chocolate aroma. Lots more of both of those in the flavor. A bitter malt base. Some saltiness. A bit of vanilla towards the finish. The bitterness was insanely hidden. This certainly didn’t seem sweet, but it didn’t seem overly bitter at all. Incredible balance between the two. Very high class. stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle, 50cl. Beerfestival Aarhus 2008. Pours a pitch black beer, with a creamy beige head. Good lacing. The aroma is strong with chocolate and hops, notes of smoke. The flavor i roasted, chocolate and hoppy. Has notes of alcohol. Overall a very nice Imperial Stout. mjs (7739) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2008
(Bottle at HBF2008) Pitch black. Big light brown head. Nose consists of roasted malts and hops. Dryish palate. Roasted malts, coffee, liquorice and hops in taste.