Bamsen78 (5668) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2018
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy dark tan head. Clear aroma of roast, with notes of malt, cake and coffee and touches of fruit. Sweetish flavour of chocolate and malt, with fruity and roasty notes and touches of cake. Biscuity and roasty afteraste with nutty notes and coffeelike hints. Warming alcohol presence. Complex and good. HogTownHarry (7287) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - FEB 17, 2018
September 20, 2017 - at Cask Pub & Kitchen - keg draught. Inky black, small light brown head. Aroma is spicy peppers, cinnamon, lushly spicy, dark cocoa and baker's chocolate - roasty and solid alcohol - insanely malty. Taste is simpler - deep roast and chocolate, with coffee, lighter cinnamon, milder earthy pepper spice (hotter in the aroma) bitterness - maybe a bit sweet - even Christmas cake-like. Slick, decent body, mild carbonation, spicy/sweet/sticky/roasty chocolate finish .... got even better as it warmed (was a tad cold when served). Wouldn't drink it every day, but was happy to have it. Oh - didn't get almonds at all. L_Lovecraft (783) - - FEB 14, 2018
A bit confused on the nose at the beginning, then a good mix of cocoa, vanilla and spices, black with a good tan head, medium/full body, low carbonation, again good balanced flavours...good not extreme. nuplastikk (6633) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2018
22oz bomber shared by Patrick. Rich and chocolaty. The habanero is rather mild. The chocolate, almond, cinnamon, all sort of meld together. Solid Pastry Stout. Not overboard with the ABV/sugar additions Good. Mr_Pink_152 (5912) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2018
Bottle from Crafyy bottle Lincoln. Jet black cooour with a pale brown quickly disappearing head. Aroma has warming spice roasted malt and cake. Taste nutty more spice and sweet roasted malt with chocolate warming rich body.
Trolleo (1906) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2018
Cocoa, mild chili peppers, vanilla, heavy chocolate aroma. Pitch black color with small but creamy brown head. Slightly hot, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, some alcohol but still hidden very well. Full body, creamy, bit oily, soft to flat carbonation. Hot chocolate finish. Excellent! //bottle from Hoppiness Boutip (6663) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2018
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a bright dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with black chocolate notes with some coffee notes and quite a bit of residual sugar notes. Taste is a mix of roasted malt notes with some rich sweet black chocolate notes some coffee, light cinnamon with subtle habaneros notes and quite a bit of residual sugar notes. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. Not as spicy as expected but nice imperial stout with quite the complexity though maybe a tad too sweet. Theydon_Bois (21818) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2018
Keg at CBC Brixton, 12/01/18.
Black with a well presented tan cap.
Nose is dark toffee, charr, chocolate, spice, fruit esters, green pepper fumes.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, mellow roast, green chilli, toffee, light vanilla extract, coffee.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, semi drying close with balanced alcohol.
Decent impy ... nice spice kick but not overbearing. Spab (4307) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2018
650 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a very dark brown colour with smallish light tan head. Aroma is espresso, spice, leather, tobacco and pepper. Flavour is big espresso, cinnamon, leather, roast and assertive pepper that lingers. Plus body. Impressive. tfredvik (2095) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2018
7 - 4 - 8 - 4 - 16
Black body with a small, brown, long-lived head. Quite strong aroma of coffee, roasted malt and hints of dark dried fruits. Strong flavour of sweet caramel, cinnamon, and coffee (unfortunately my tasting notes end here, but I definitely remember that the flavour was far more complex than these three elements. But you know, last beer of the evening...). Moderate to heavy sweet taste with a moderate bitter, everlasting finish. Medium body, smooth texture, soft carbonation. A bit over the top, but a very nice brew.
[65 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag]