Inbreak (5045) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
30.11.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry, roasted grain, dark malts, coffee, burnt caramel, puffed rice, ashtray, hops, rubber, hay, grass. Taste is sour-ish burnt, ashtray, burnt coffee, burnt caramel, burnt grain, minerals, sour coffee, hops, pine needles, grass. Medium to longlasting bitterness, harsh burnt mouthfeel. Fair enough, but not my cup of tea.
StilleStorm (1466) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DAA; Bottle 33 CL. Retired, or not. Pours black with a huge, creamy, lots og lacing, lasting tan head. Nose is heavy roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit and light spice. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a sweet lasting, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.
Hopmaestro (1441) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of delish chocolates, coffee and a shitload of malts. The taste is at first a rich stout sensation, but a more burnt overtone shines through, or is it just very sharp coffee? As the brew warms up, I also detect a small alcohol sting in the aftertaste. Those small overtones actually are on the edge of tipping over to unbalanced, but it just makes it in the clear. I’d rather have a stout like this than too sweet or too thin. Good winter stout that makes Santa’s beard even curlier.
ABS (960) - Stokke, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Dark brown. A tiny bit of tan head. Leather, tobacco, some pine and red fruit flavour. Mostly bitter. Some sweetness. Good!
ERB92 (676) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee, dark chocolate, leather and nice hints of hops and smoke in the aroma. Almost black with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Medium to full body with a soft carbonation. Dry and bitter finish. Overall a really nice Imperial Stout with some extra hop character, thou i normally prefer a little bit less hops in this style of beer.
SamTheBarrel (780) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml brown bottle 2014 years vintage, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a small creamy light brown head with good retention, that when reduced left a little lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and orange peels. Flavour of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel and orange peels. Taste is medium-light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, slightly syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall a good Imperial Stout, but I preferer the style a little more roasted and less hoppy.
IPAgutten79 (931) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart med lavt skum. I aromaen finner jeg tydelig kaffe samt noe sjokolade og lær. Den silkemyke smaken består av kaffe og mild sjokolade. Medium/tykk konsistens. Mildt søt, med medium kaffebitterhet i ettersmaken.
Ktwse (4251) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with low light tan head. Aroma of light coffee, dark chocolate, basement and earth. Hints of molasses. Taste is initial vanilla sweet followed by dark chocolate bitter finish. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.
alkolas510 (1277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kolsvart med litet ljusbrunt skum. Doftar choklad, kaffe och lite sött. Smaken är välbalanserad och fyllig med mycket mjölkchoklad och lagom beska. Mycket bra!
HULK777 (570) - - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chocolates and vanilla aroma. Rich cocoa taste, with mixed in cream and vanilla. Dry cocoa aftertaste, with some minor hints of sweetness. A moment later licorice comes through, so aftertaste is more burnt/porter style. Lots of black coffee also.