basaywhat (279) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours deep black with ruby highlights and a small firm tan head. Aroma of the roasted malt is most dominant, with a bit of toffee. Flavor is rich and malty. jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Pitch black coloured body with a large, soapy four centimetre tall rich brown head. Aroma of roast, soy sauce, light nuts, cream, milk and a bit of alcohol - relatively pungent along with some smoke and peat. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich roasty flavour at first with some licorice, anise, soy sauce, mushrooms and a bit of grain noticeable, all with a bit of sweetness from honey and nuts. Aftertaste shows some oak and dry, complex flavours while also showing some pungency and nuts. Overall, a decent Imperial Stout at best, that didn’t seem to really be any smoother or muted over the years - this has some funky soy saucey flavours along with a big pungent finish that is still thin on the body and complexities. Not really worth trying unless you can get a cheap bottle or don’t mind to waste money. I sampled this twleve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 17-May-2015 for US$2,40 sampled at home in Washington on 05-May-2017.
Bottled On: 11-November-2014 // Purchased On: 17-May-2015 // Sampled on: 05-May-2017. tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2017
Black body with a huge, rather creamy, tan and long-lived head that laces the glass well. Strong aroma of roasted malt an coffee, and some strange, sourish and rather unfresh notes of very overripe fruits. Strong flavour of dark roasted malt and coffee, with a background of overripe to fermented and rotten sweet fruits. Moderate to light sweet taste, light sourness and moderate bitterness. Medium body, dry texture and fairly lively carbonation. I assume this one is lightly infected. RickFifty (1254) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2017
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 years after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]
Black color, brown head. Roasted malt nose, brown sugar, bread, hints of licorice, nuts, coffee, vanilla. Roasted malt taste, caramel, nuts, bitter coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation. bergstaden (2975) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2017
Black with a brown head - Good malt aroma with some chocolate and coffee notes in the aroma - Good malt body with some hints of roasted and with choclate and coffe with some hints of bitterness - The good malt flavours goes into the finish - This was real good
Vighals (3978) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2017
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter salmiakk lakris, trevirke, kaffe, anis, krydder og mørk sjokolade. Middels fylde. Kakaopulver, kaffe, lakris, karamell, mørk bitter sjokolade. Lakris og mørk sjokolade dominerer. Inbreak (5885) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2017 04.01.2017, 12 oz bottle (2013 vintage) @ home:gunnar (9086) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2016
Nice light brown slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and oxidized, dark malts, butterscotch, grass, sour coffee, lactose, vanilla, dark sugar, chocolate, caramel, minerals. Taste is slightly sour-ish mineraly, weeds, sour coffee, sour caramel, minerals, grass, dark malts, butterscotch, paper, yeast, cardboard, harsh vanilla, paint. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Hasn?t aged too good I guess...
Bottle from VP, Kvadrat.Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, light roasted malts and coffee. Light oily mouthfeel. Taste is smooth chocolate and coffee, both dark and tasty, well hidden alcohols, smooth treacle at the finish, nice.
Arve_Christian (5140) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2016
On bottle from Vinmonopolet onlien. PItsch black color, ok offwhite foam. Medium high aroma intensity; leather, licorice, a little roasty, dark choclate, malt and some dried fruits. Medium full body & complexity. Good bitterness and balance. Very enjoyable Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2016
Flaske 355ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Langnes. Drukket hjemme 7 Des 16. Svart. Høyt mokkafarget stabilt skum. Behersket lakrisaroma med innslag av sjokolade. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Smaken lett lakris med hint av røstet malt. Tørr avslutning. Av de bedre.