thewolf (12949) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2008
[at Yeprs tuesday tasting]
Pours pitch black with a rather small, creamy brown head. Okay lacing, big blotches with short duration. Aroma is very powerful. Lightly roasted, subdued coffee, very light oxidation, vinious and some chocolate. Low carbonation, very nice oily palate. Pretty vinious, bordering on alcoholic. Quite sweet and sticky, some peity smoke, heavily roasted and a bit of soy sauce. A touch of dry cocoa at the end. Quite sweet and very vinious, but this is still miles ahead of the 2007 version.
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of chocolate, sugar, some roasted malt, lots of alcohol. Tastes roasty and very sweet with some accompanying bitterness and assaulting alcohol. I had this alongside Dark Horizon and Dark Horizon literally blew it out of the water. I don’t get the high ratings on this one. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 Bottle at home - shared with Mette. To celebrate my new job at H. Lundbeck !! Black black black - light brown head. High chokolate, high malty, nice high a bit sharp hoppy, berries, red berries, light coffee, creamy, light wood, dryness, roasted, light light sweetness, wineous, is it brett ?? It is not luckily too sweet as many other strong beers. - Almost no taste of alcohol. This is fantastic !! kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: X Imperial Stoutjsquire (4677) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2007
black, fine tan head, drippy tan lace, big hot roasted malt aroma with lots of citrus hops and a woody character plus a touch of dark fruit, big creamy body, rich chocolate and roasted flavor, touch of tart cherry, well balanced bitterness combines with the roasted for a long bitter finish, neither sweet nor dry just very rich with a flavor that lasts and lasts, the chocolate keeps getting richer and richer
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 18/20
Shared at the C-Bus 7. Dark beer with a whispy beige head. Chalky nose with dark ripe pit fruit and alcohol. This is a different stout. Lots of molassess, brown sugar, wood, rum soaked vanilla beans and an odd smoked meat taste that went away as it warmed. Lots of wood and alcohol, and I’m guessing the background flavor that I sensed was that damned brett. The 16% was present, but not intrusive. Really interesting stout.
nolankowal (939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2007
CT7 Bottle shared by moejuck via papsoe, thanks to all those involed! Black pour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vinous elements, and some oak. Flavors of dark chocolate, oak, bourbon and vinous qualities. Thick mouthfeel, soft carboantion...boozey and bittersweet with a dry finish. bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle thanks to moejuck and spector at Columbus tasting. Poured pitch black. Aroma of dark fruits, malt, sugary, brown sugar, and maybe a light sournesss. Flavor was huge with a real big body, licorice and very complex. thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle from Papsoe, shared at C-bus 7. This was supposed to be the highlight of the evening, but I was extrememly dissapointed with this beer. The aroma is a monster shot of sugar, alcohol, and some earthy scents. The appearance was deep black with a thin head. Medium palate is creamy, but not quite as full as many other imperials out there. The taste is just too damn sweet! Over the top amount of sugar, with tastes of licorice, roasted malts, and floral aspects as well. The taste is very complex to be sure--but that doesn’t make this a beer I would want to drink on a regular basis at all. The overpowering sweetness of this stout ruins the web of flavors that are being presented, and make what I’m sure could be an interesting experience a hollow one. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
12oz bottle shared at columbus tasting 7 - Pours black with a short tan head that stays briefly. Aromas of big floral hops over chocolate and coffee. Flavor reveals much much more. Big chocolate, black licorice, coffee, smoke, lots of woody notes and some definite alcohol early on. Later the alcohol seemed much more covered though. Palate was oily, smooth and they did a pretty good job of covering up the alcohol in this monster. spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Sweet malt,floral hops and alcohol stood out in the aroma.Pours very dark brown with a very thin tan head.Alcohol,black licorice,and some floral hops dominated the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with a lot of alcohol coming through in the finish.