Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Botle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma has intense dried fruits and quite some alcohol. Medium body, slightly fusty, a little hard roasted malt and dried fruit. Very very boozy and not overly pleasant or sophistcated. 080210 Leighton (21840) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle. A hefty brew. Gives a shiny, motor oil pour with a solid off-white head. Nose of roasted malts and some light coffee. Some alcohol hints, too. In the flavor, though, that alcohol is pervasive, almost dominant. A traditional imperial stout character does come through, however, in the form of rich coffee and burnt malts. Heavy in body with modest carbonation, this is a smooth beer. With the high ABVm it also warms like crazy. Potent and pretty darn good. Beerhunter111 (21775) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, alkoholisch. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, alkoholisch, Kaffeebohnen. Schwer zu trinken. Rasmus40 (21464) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
CBC. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet and rather bitter finish with plenty of alcohol. Oily. 110512 fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2009
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Koelschtrinker (20772) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 24, 2016
2016-10-19, bottle, batch 010, bb 04-04-2-21, 8-4-9-4-17=42
For the style, it’s very fruity, the syrupy malt start getting a nutty and maple character, a bit of treacle, and it’s so thick that manages to balance the alcohol.
2013-07-19, bottle, batch 011 bb 09-08-2021, 8-4-9-5-17=43
Dark brown color with small head. The aroma is very nice, malty, with an edge of fruits and European Barley Wine, light spirit; later, dark fruits, apricots and light tar. Full bodied, with strong malt flavor, caramel; sweet but not cloying; strong bitterness, with evident hop resins, ald pleasant alchol presence.
Never boozy, powerful, excellent.
2012-12-19, bottle, batch 010 bb 04-04-2021, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Full bodied, quite chocolatey but with a hidden fruity touch, sweet, complex and warm; there is some flavor of rhubarb candies, and a very light late spicy touch. Extreme but balanced, with an unexpected freshness.
2010-03-02, draught at Ørsted, Copenhagen, 7-4-9-5-17=42
Black color; creamy head. Mild aroma; in the order, there is: alcohol, rose flowers, roasted malt; too light, but interesting. Good body strength; round mouthfeel; the alcohol is present, but only as mouth warmer, not disturbing (imagine drinking Port wine); good malt and caramel flavor, surprisingly only a dash of roasted malt, nuts; then the hops come, strong bitterness and good aromatic qualities; the very light final is a bit dusty. Despite the color, it has more characteristics of a Barley Wine than an Imperial Stout. Excellent on draught, be a man.
2009-08-24, bottle, courtesy of Laurent Mousson, 8-4-8-4-16=40
The color is almost black, with small to no head. The aroma is alcoholic. Medium body structure, good and powerful malt and caramel flavor, with chocolate; evident alcohol presence. When you are used to powerful beers, it’s drinkable, but dangerous.
Süßer, dunkel malziger Antrunk. Der starke Alkoholgehalt ist geschmacklich nicht erkennbar, karamellig, süffig, Noten von Kakao und Espresso. Holznoten, Vanille, vollmundig. Süffig, intensiv malzig, gut. 9/13/11/12/13/12 Theydon_Bois (20165) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Tap at Brew Dog Camden - 21/12/12.
Pitch black with a tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a film.
Nose is dark fruits, slightly harsh booze, molasses, wood, sugars.
Taste comprises sweet sugars, dark fruits, cherry, dates, booze, leather.
Full in body with no carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish.
Decent. harrisoni (19003) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle at Chriso pre-GBBF tasting 09. Plus on tap at The Rake. Very deep ruby, dark beige head. Very alcoholic yet very fruity. Lots of spicy bite. Gripping beer. Better on tap I thought. Fuller more rounded. Flavours are anything from spice through some deep malts. Very very good and my senses aren’t up to rating it, there is stuff going on that I just can’t get. saxo (18960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
Sample at Voldby Brewdog tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, vanilla, wood and lots of candy sugar. Quite odd, but nevertheless - I like it. rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
Black color, small brown head. Tar aroma, chocolate, vinous, dark fruits, figs and licorice. Chocolate flavor, vinous, dark fruits, figs, licorice, cocoa and grapes.