TBone (16438) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml (PBF IX)
Opaque black, small beige head. Cellar, licorice and toast in the nose.Medium to full-bodied. Cellar, licorice, vintage flavors. Sweet licorice in the finish. Past its prime.
oh6gdx (25710) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
IX. Black colour, brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some toffee and quite ok. Flavour is quite similar with some wood and syrupy notes. A bit vintage taste to it.
olio (9652) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours dark mahogany-red color with a small beige head. Sweetish caramel malts on the nose, some licorice and roasted notes also. Roasted malts and caramel notes on the flavor, subtle licorice, earthy notes and some wood. A bit weird but tasty.
laiti (8171) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ, BBE 12.04.2013
Aroma has soy sauce, some boubon notes and hay. Flavour has soy sauce, moldy cellar, some licorice and hints of coffee. Too old?
tiong (6714) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle @ PBF IX
Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of dark chocolate. roasty malts, mocha and syrup, hints of cellary notes. Taste is sweet, roasty and dark chocolatey with notes of syrup, mocha and ripe fruits. Finish is sweetish and roasty with some dark chocolate. Okay, feels a bit old though.
lusikka (7757) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke and cream. Flavour of roasted malts, salty licorice, bready malts, smoke, moldy cellary notes and yeast. Vegetables as well. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Feels very old.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012/2013 editions tasted. Pours a jet black with an impressive tan head. So black light doesn’t travel through it. Aroma of coffee, caramel, liquorice and some dark sweet fruit. Flavour is cocoa, dark malt and just a hint of the liquorice and stonefruit to boost this. One of the most impressive beers I’ve had
john44 (1368) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - BBE April 2013; Drank July 2012 - Pitch Black in colour. Very malty; bitter dark chocolate, espresso coffee, roasty (slightly burnt) malts, caramel, hints of liquorice. Fruity; hints of dark fruits. Hoppy; aggressive piney resinous hop bitterness. Tarry and rather oily. Intense chocolate and coffee roast malty throughout. Some initial sweetness then increasing bitterness. Dry and salty in the finish. Very tasty. Super Imperial Stout!
tderoeck (8586) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
26/XII/13 - 330ml bottle @ home, 2nd Christmas tasting - BB: 16/V/14 (2013-1186) Thanks to Bo for bringing the bottle to Belgium!
Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, grains, roasted malts, little fruity. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: dark chocolate, some caramel, bit sweet, mocha, bit of coffee, little sour, liquorice, red berries. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, coffee, dark chocolate, subtle sweetness, bitter hops, some blueberries, cocoa powder. Man, this is an amazing beer! Way too expensive, I’ll give you that, but a very nice beer!
omhper (24085) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks baggio! Black, dark brown head. Rich aroma of coffee, pear and tar. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Intensely flavourful with dark chocolate, tar and coffee. Warming finish. nice imperial stout with a full array of flavours without getting oversized.