DerGantzel (518) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2017
A very tasteful imperial stout. Aroma with complexity of chocolate, coffee and hints of spices and licorice. Black with a brown head. Medium-high sweetness, light-medium bitterness. Close to full body. patricks110 (2834) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2017
Deep and opaque black pour with a thin frothy brown head. Sweetness at first with a hugely robust, dark roast with note of dark chocolate, espresso beans, mild spice notes. Seems almost burnt burnt not smoked malt with a ton of roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel seems odd; oily and watery for the style. Stiff booze on the finish. This is one stiff ass beer with a huge pungent roasted malt. Sweetness throughout with a chocolate fudge cake esque quality. A hint of black licorice is evident in the aftertaste. Hornbeer seems to understand my beer tastes.
HogTownHarry (7287) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - DEC 17, 2017
500ml bottle purchased from LCBO ... uh, some time ago. Best before 2024, so there's that ....Black pour, huge lasting frothy light brown head. Standard slightly sweet alcoholic deep roast aroma, a little Christmas cake. Taste is way less fruit, more burnt malt, iodine and bitterness - solid stuff, but a dichotomy from the aroma. Slick, average mouthfeel, quite astringent, building bitterness - ultimately no residual sweetness. DraftDodger (1851) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2017
Copenhagen 7/11-2017. 50 cl bottle from Meny. What looks like a sketchy mole with sunglasses on the label. pours opaque dark dark brown with small beige head. settles as thin layer of foam barely covering the surface of the beer. Moderate lacing and retention. Aroma is strong and rich. Roasted coffee, dark bitter chocolate, dunghill and warm asphalt. Medium carbonation and thick oily palate. Flavor is strongly sweet but nicely balanced by a solid coffee bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter with sweet notes and surprisingly light for a beer with an ABV of 10. Fat, creamy and roasted fellow. murzyn (670) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 5, 2017
Barw czarna, piana obfita.
Aromat kawy, czekolady i alko.
W smaku popiołowy, palony, kawowy, czekoladowy. Mocno wytrawny z czasem wychodzi trochę kwasowość kawy. Alko obecne ale nie przeszkadzające.
ALIBALI (2889) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2017
PhenoloEspressoShocker with the SOUR Hop Fist!! CremeNutty, auch unaufgeregt IS & doch donnernd Black Strong Ale Ig😉!!! ❤❤...0,5l Bottle aus DK.
mikeyo1 (884) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle @ home. Cellared seven years. Black liquid with a brown head. Aroma is roasted, dry. Notes of dark chocolate, raisins, walnuts, oak, soy, coffee, cocoa. Taste is medium to full with medium duration. Bitter and roasted with some soy but also flavours of coffee, walnuts, caramel, oak, dark fruits, licorice, herbs. kucharz (189) - Rzeszów, POLAND - OCT 27, 2017
poprawny imperial stout... duzo kakao, czekolady, sporo popiolowych nut. dobre PowY (1219) - AUSTRIA - OCT 12, 2017
Bottle. Pours a nearly black, dark red-brown with a beige head. Rather reluctant aroma with some sweetish roasted malt, nutty, toffee. (Only !) Medium body with a light sweetness and a medium bitterness. The flavor is full of heavily roasted malt - coffee, dark chocolate, wood, ash, earthy notes. Weird - did not fully convince me.
Nonshaugen (694) - Fetsund, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2017
50 cl bottle. BB July 23rd 2025 (!!). It's like pouring engine oil. Jet black, lively carbonation and aggressive pour creates a medium tan to mocca coloured head. Aromas of dark, bitter chocolate, plum, fig and raisin. Full body, thick and dense, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Flavour is mostly about roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, some residual sweetness like honey or melasses. Gold medal in Brussel and Stockholm, silver in San Diego, all in 2011/12. For me personally, it's a bit too high in ABV.