Dedollewaitor (16581) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle @ Hj Hansen, Odense. Pours black with a small creamy head and lacings. Deep roasted nose and flavor with notes of coffee, fruit and caramel. Oily, slick and full bodied. Warmth from alcohol. Fine balance and very tasty beer. Nice Scopey (16528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
On tap at Brewdog Bar Aberdeen. The colour is dark brown/black with a quickly dissipating tan head. The nose is of varnish, soy, toffee, caramel and molasses. The taste is initially of tangy soy sauce, liquorice and wood leading to caramel, molasses and plenty of dark fruits (cherries, plums, raisins). It has syrupy, rich mouth-feel and a sweet, warming finish. djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap at petrol station. Pours a dark brown with a small quickly diminishing head. The aroma is alcohol and roasted malt. Thin mouthfeel with alcohol burn upfront and malt with a bitter finish. An interesting imperial stout from brewdog. bhensonb (16120) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours black with a tan head. A very woody, oaky aroma. Medium+ body with mild carbonation. Heat is moderate. Flavor is very dark, very thickish smooth toasted malt. Very mysterious. Ratman197 (15746) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Bottle p[oured a clear dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, cranberry, dark chocolate, pepper, oak, jasmine and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of roasted m,alt, cranberry, jasmine, dark chocolate, pepper, alcohol and light oak with a smooth warming lingering fruity finish.
gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle at Patricks. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, apple, coffee, heather, licorice. Flavour is sweet, fruit, apple, coffee, alcohol, heather, chocolate, dried fruits. Strong full bodied nice beer. imdownthepub (15642) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Hotel du Vin, Birmingham. Dark brown with ruby hints, tan head. Initially very winey, with a grape like hit, then supplementary flavours like aniseed, cough medicine and liquorice poke their nose in. Candy like in the middle, then a heavy roasted finish. It plays with the senses certainly, but I wouldn’t keep going back to it. Stuu666 (15526) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Huge boozy notes, chocolate, coffee, bitter, fruity, bit harsh. DSG (15519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2016 Re-rate 8/16: Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown with tiny floaties. Oxidation, chocolate, nuts, some dark fruits, alcohol, some smoke, vinous, sweet, kinda boozy. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
Tmoney99 (15215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
[5/11/12] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Black. Aroma of lots of dark chocolate, some whiskey and dark fruits. Very sweet flavor with chocolate, sugar, some whiskey notes, a bit of tobacco notes and lots of alcohol. Full-bodied. 8/4/6/3/12=3.3
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate, dark fruit and herbal with a alcohol aroma. Full body with a sticky & smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet finish and alcohol burn of long duration. This is a standout beer and I love the burn.