Jade (435) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2011
Wow! Incredibly foamy pour (I know how to pour but this thing was just insane!) A nice chocolate colour. Sweet coffee aroma, magnificent sweet flavour for a stout, very, very good. cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - SEP 11, 2011
From the bottle (bottled 22 June 2011) poured black with no head. Roasted with plenty of chocolate, malt, and vanilla to round it out. Smooth, almost too much so. Alcohol is completely masked. Overall: more thickness and a more distinct aroma would be an improvement but it’s still not one to pass up. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
Courtesy of rlgk. Pours pitch black with a minimal tanned head. Aroma is roasted, sweet, fruity, dry and earthy. Flavor is sweet, pungeant, acidy, meaty, peaty, bitter and dry. Finishes dry bitter and malty. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle shared by BDR (Thanks!) Very dark black pour, little carbonation and rich peaty sweet and slightly hoppy aroma. Rich and slightly creamy malt, a little vanilla sweetness, smoke, spicy and a bit hot on the finish. Really dug this one, I have to imagine this would be great aged! cubs (10641) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle @ home. Thick, deep black appearance with a brown head. Very roasty, slightly burnt, chocolate malty, espresso, light vanilla aroma. Very roasty/burnt chocolate malty flavor with a hint of smoke, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Pretty smooth drinking RIS.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle, pours a nice dark black, what a great brew, the malts are very thick and the taste is very chocolatey and roasty. really well blended. Definitely a winner for me espenra (1015) - Kurland, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2011
33cl bottle at Håndverkerstuene. Bottled 2011-06-16. Best before 2036-06-16. Pitch black colour with a small head. Lots of sugar, liqorice. Some alcohol and smoke as well. Flavour is suprisingly round. Lots of sugar, liqorice and smoke again. The alcohol is present, but well hidden. The bitterness and hops creeps up after a while. A very nice Imperial Stout. JRock72 (605) - - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle from De Molen. Poured dark black with light tan head that retained. Very roasty aromas and flavours. Hints of darker fruits mixed with mostly roasted chocolate malts. rand (1700) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle 33 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Opaque black, nice tan head, some laces. Scents of roasted, coffee, chocolate, dust, dark fruits. Taste of coffee, wood, treacle, earthy, licorice, juniper, hint of brimstone. A carbonation gives it a certain mossy texture. A liqueur-like beer, syrupy, with a long persistence on the roast and a perfect balance with the bitterness. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Drank my fair share of this in Belgium. Still have an 08 Bottle. Prefer this to Rasputin, much crisper, hoppier, one of my favorite stouts actually. Can’t wait to mate with it... beer-wise I mean..