stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle, 25cl, 2006 edition. Thanks to Scheffel for sharing this for my 1000th rating. Pours a pitch black beer with a big lightbrown head, with a nice lacing. The aroma is coffee, licorice, wood, vanilla, sweetness and fruit. The flavor is likewise malt, coffee, licorice, wood, vanilla, sweetness and fruit. The palate is soft, round, smooth and very pleasant. Overall a complex and balanced beer with all the right aromas and flavors for a beer. Just perfect. (Rating #1000) Brix (714) - Roedovre, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Tasted 2010-05-07. 2007-version. Had it bottled at Mikkeller Bar after a very wet day at the Copenhagen Beer Festival. It poured black with a super creamy texture. Sweet notes of cocoa, coffee, vanilla, liquorice, smoke, roasted malts and a lot more vanilla and cocoa. Hands down the best beer, I’ve ever had, but at that price, it’s not one I’ll revisit soon. kkarlo (13) - SERBIA - JUL 18, 2010
Version 2008, in Bishops’s Arms in Malmö last Sunday:this is the best beer I’ve ever tasted without any doubt. moonryder (1) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2010 does not count
This is by far the greatest beer I’ve ever tasted. It is perfect in every aspect. modulated (11) - SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2010
full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, black, brown foam,
Drank 2006 on bottle @akkurat sweden.
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2010
Tap, Borefts, thanks to Narke for making the effort to come to this one. I am very grateful. Bourbon barrel conditioning is a favourite style of mine but this is just something else.
Intense oak, bourbon ala a good distillery like Buffalo Trace, coffee. great roasted malts, burnt toast, excellent nose, opaque black tan colour, excellent lacing, loads of cigar and tobacco in the finish, also roasted malts, just amazing. Stunned wondering when I could have a cigar with this. Thanks Narke. LoFi (1762) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Vertical 06-08.beekey (10) - SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2011
Pitch black with a light brown ring around the edge of the glass. Full, thick body. Very complex in aroma and flavour, still so balanced in every way. Tasting them against each other, many of the same things come out, but below is an attempt to list the differences.
Aroma: chocolate. Taste. Salty, chocolate, some acidity, some wood, honey.
Aroma: chocolate, wine gums, oak. Taste: wine gums, berries, dark bitter chocolate, honey.
Aroma: wine gums, chocolate. Taste: salty, berries, sweet, licorice, port and honey.
Expensive, but I recommend sharing a 25 cl bottle between 2-3 people, it’s definitely worth it.
Tried the 2008 edition at Stockholm beer festival. Absolutely fabulous, never tasted a porter close to this. Prunes, rasins, everything.. fewa (41) - Beersel, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2011
I was lucky to drink this beer two times at the Molen bier festival, and I experienced it as the best beer I ever had. Look: very dark, with an magnificent dark brown creamy head. Smell: amazingly rich: raisins, other dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, oak, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Maple syrup and creamy milk. too much to describe Taste; this is the best tasting beer I ever had. Compared to most other imperial stouts, all of the smell comes back in the taste. this beer is so well balanced. The aftertaste I like the most, long and it is so incredibly rich and creamy. creamy coffee and chocolate, and some bourbon..Mouthfeel: creamy and smooth. The alcohol is extremely well hidden. Worth the hype, this beer is art!
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Finally after 5 long years of bribes and searches, I got it.
Nice dark pour with balanced aromas of nut, cocoa, dark fruits and vanilla. Wondeful taste of cocoa, wood, honey and dry roasted malts. This beer had an odd smoke finish. It was everything I dreamed it would be.