beer_est_deus (1300) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2013
Totalt svart öl med litet och mörk brunt skum. Doft: Gräddkola, blommor, wiskey, trä, vanilj, choklad, rostade och kanderade nötter. Smak: Dajm, kakao, kaffe, honung, rågbröd, barr, apelsin godis, vanilj, gräs, trä. Fasen att jag bara har en flaska kvar nu! Linnet (1833) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2013
No bb or anything Only 13,5% ABV
Ar: vanilla, chocolate, both dark and milk, alcohol, coffee, espresso, roasty, light fruitiness.
Ap: black body small Brown head.
F: Brown sugar, light roastiness, alcohol, licorice, soy sauce, coffee, ash soft fruitiness and light ash notes, very well hidden ABV.
P: soft carbonation, medium body.
T: one of the better examples of the style in Sweden. pushkinwow (2793) - Ottawa, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
250ml bottle from agnst for Secret Santa 2012. Black with a faint ruby hue and minimal brown head that leaves a ring around the glass. Roasted malts, anise, fresh raisins, slightly burnt nose. Moderate to full body, moderate but smooth carbonation, bit of an alcohol body, more burnt and slightly sweet but more bitter alcohol with more alcohol on the finish. gnoff (10418) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2012
25 cl bottle thanks to Daniel "Hypocrisy e så jävla bra" not on ratebeer. Marked 13.5% ABV. Sampled on 23 November 2012. No BB date that I can see, nor any EAN code on the bottle.Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
Black color, brown head. Sweet, malty, acidic, berry, friuty scent. Salty, malty, sweet, roasted taste. Acidic, roasted, sweet, coffee aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Dry finish.
In short: A harsh boozy roasted big black beer. Disappointing.
callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
How: Bottle 250ml, purchased in Sweden from a Systembolaget location and consumed fresh the day after. My bottle at 13.5%, much higher than the vintages currently listed here.
The look: Black body topped by a small dark beige head with low retention
In long: Nose is a burnt fruit cake, some chocolate and some annoying fusel notes. Taste has a lot of very grainy burnt cereals, burnt raisin bread, resinous sensation of some kind (but not hops resin), raisins, cheap instant coffee. Booze heat is showing with a rubbing alcohol sensation. Smooth carbonation. Overall if felt rather rough, not a rich big beer, just a lot of burnt stuff and booze. Previous vintages listed on ratebeer show lower abv, I wish it was one of those I drank. Maybe time will do nice things to this recent 13.5% vintage I had, but I had it fresh and it was a bit brutal. Basic passing grade here. It wasn’t a very good beer but it tried its best, now it’s gone, farewell bottle of Monks Café Russian Imperial Porter (RIP), may you Rest In Piss (RIP).
Pure fucking motor oil. The blackest porter I’ve ever seen. Bubbly but thin dark brown head. Nose is roasted malts, burnt coffee, dark and bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is similar but with a bit of heat (13.5% abv) adding a nice touch of booze. Full bodied, perhaps a bit thin (lack of carbonation + heat), nice oily finish. A big porter that maintains some of the porter notes but certainly brings it well within the imperial stout vibe. Thanks _angst_! Cunningham (7984) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2012
Black colour with a nice beige head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Nice well blended flavour. Starts with licorice. Then coffee and some sweet chocolate. Full body.HaddockS (2) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012 does not count
[Bottle from a trade with rlgk]
Utseende: Svart som kaffe. Ser aningen oljig ut.
En liten ljusbrun skumkrona som försvinner rätt snabbt.
Doft: en hint av alkohol tränger sig igenom all underbar kaffe, choklad och lakrits. De brända malt-tonerna är en fröjd att få upp i näsan som mjukas upp av den lilla doft av farinsocker.
Smak: en harmonisk kombination av alla dofter blir till smak. Som en dröm som blir sann. Det känns verkligen att det är en fatlagrad rackare jag sitter och smuttar förtjust på.
Summering: en väldigt bra öl som jag ska köpa fler av. 28 kr på systembolaget, ett väldigt bra pris.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone VsXsV (4442) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle. Opaque dark brown/black liquid with minimal tan head that dissipates very fast. Monk’s have to work on their heads... Aroma of dark fruit, dark chocolate, licorice, dark roasted coffee, biscuit, caramel and raw sugar. Nice! Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of dark fruit, raw sugar and licorice. Weird sourness. Extremely full bodied with soft carbonation. Very velvety and oily. Nice but weirdly sour and a bit too oily. BeerSkull (1373) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2012
(Bottle). Strong and slightly sour aroma and taste of roasted malt, sweet coffee, chocolate, alcohol, oak and licorice. The aftertaste has a dry bitterness and hints of warming alcohol. A beer with a complex flavor.