jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2017 MatSciGuy (924) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Bottle] purchased at the football pub in Rome. Pours a clear black with a creamy tan head that slowly dissipates. The aroma has a surprising amount of crystallized, floral honey, light roast, very light barrel, and chalky malt. The flavor has a little more balance. The honey is strong still, lots of floral notes, stronger barrel character than you would think on the aroma, toasty on the back end, and the finish lingers with a little bit of everything there. Nicely complex, but the main thing about this beer is the balance. the aroma is a little less so, but the flavor is stunning. The palate is a touch thin, especially for an imperial, but the alcohol only makes a very light appearance.
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Backlog rating from RBESG 2008, grand tasting: Black, creamy golden brown head. Huge coffee, wood, strong vanilla, tobacco notes. Amazing blend finishing on orangezest and pipetobacco. Big, oily, solid. wow. teddybeer (4119) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2017 Five years in my cellar. 2008 EditionKorcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Black color, minimal and quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted and sweet malts, black ripe fruit, coconut with light wooden notes. Flavor with coffee notes, light roasted notes, sweet hints, notes of black berries. Roasty final, good alcoholic presence. Smooth and creamy on palate.
Backlog. 2007 vintage. Pite dzięki uprzejmości Manuele Colonna, właściciela najwspanialszego piwnego miejsca na świecie, jakim niewątpliwie jest Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa. Piwo-legenda, cudownie było je spróbować. Niesamowity, bardzo intensywny, słodki aromat - praliny, wanilia, kokos, intensywne nuty marcepanu, słodkiej czekolady, ciemnych owoców w czekoladzie - dobra cukiernia zamknięta w małej butelce. W smaku urzeka cudowną, kremową teksturą (autentycznie przypomina rozpuszczoną mleczną czekoladę). Słodkie, pełne nut dobrych pralin, trufli, wanilii, marcepanu. Fantastyczny, niezwykle długi finisz. Niesamowicie ułożone, totalnie zbalansowane, wybitne piwo. Beerhunter111 (22513) - P´Castle, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2016
25cl bottle from a trade with omhper, many thanks Per!!! (2008 Version) Pours almost black with a huge most good lasting brownish head. Aroma of intense chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, some alcohol. Taste of strong dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood, liquorice, the alcohol in present, really nice beer, thanks a lot Per! ctipping (2233) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2016
25 cL bottle poured into a wine taster. 2006 bottle. Originally reviewed 12/25/2013.
Viscous black. Small khaki head. Very thin collar.
Nose is very oaky. Deep dark chocolate. Roasty coffee. A little bit of smoke. A green woody aroma. Almost like cedar.
Tastes incredible. Intense roasted malt. Coffee. Bitter chocolate. Smokey flavor. Licorice. A little bit sweet. Sherry. Woody. It’s not really oak, again more of a cedar. But not quite.
Medium low carbonation. Exceptionally smooth and easy to drink.
This got more complex and enjoyable as it warmed. Unbelievable beer.
JK (6295) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Big thanks to craig for sharing. Black. Nearly still. Low carbonation. Complex. Chocolate. Some sauce, a little bit tart, earth. Very light bourbon in the flavor. Rich, smooth palate. GlasgowTAD (1898) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle thanks Jean van Garvie of the UK! Pours deep brown with some bubble activity but no head to speak of. Aroma is vanilla, oak, fudge, caramel. Taste is vanilla sweet, fudge sweet, caramel sweet, oak, some raisins, some soya sweet. Syrupy body with an oily mouthfeel. AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
2006 ineedbeer (2257) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2016
A: Deep dark brown with a thin brown lacing. N: Molasses, soy, dark chocolate T: Coffee, espresso, sherry notes and just a touch of dark berries. O: Nice bitterness and nice light sweet notes. Probably seen better days, but still very nice!
2005 vintage bottle at Akkurat.
Aroma has lots of chocolate, roast, tobacco and leather. Some light dark fruit notes with some faint bourbon and oak.
Pours a very thick, motor oil black with a small, thick dark mocha head. Sheets of alcohol.
Flavor has a medium light sweet chocolate note with some balanced roast. Some tobacco and leather with some oxidation. The oxidation works really well with the beer adding some light honey sweetness. Hints of dark fruit and licorice. Medium bitterness. A hint of the alcohol and oak.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with a medium ow carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, this has aged beautifully. Great malt notes with hints of alcohol. Very lucky and thankful to have tried this. martin00sr (4440) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2016
2006 version.OhMyFukenGod. Pitch black. no head. Black berries and light cocoa aroma, slightly oxidised but in a good a way. Light Tobacco, sweet and jammy. Flavour has sweet black currant, light sweet licorice, sweet tobacco. Clear but well balanced alcohol. Perfect! Fuken perfect! Thanks MiP for dropping a FUKEN NEUTRON BOMB!