bergstaden (2930) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
Black with a brown head - Nice roasted malt aroma - A good malt body with some roasted malt and dark fruits and sweet licorice with a balancing bitterness - Has a good long finish with some licorice and dark fruits - This was real good Cuso (8616) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle, vintage 2008 from trade with oh6gdx, many thanks Patrik. Black color with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice, wood, ash, whiskey, wood. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, wood, raisins, wood. Alcoholic, complex finish. Superb stuff. Arve_Christian (5114) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2013
On tap at Haand Festival 2013. Black color, ok brownish foam. High aroma intensity; licorice, coffee, roasted aromas, malt & some dried fruits . Full body & high complexity. Immediate sweetness, some balancing bitterness. Very enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ktwse (4808) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Pours oily black with low dark tan head. Aroma of port and sherry wood, figs, dates, raisins, muscovado, light peat and smoke, heather honey, etc pretty much... Taste is big, bold boozy fruity sweet and bitter, rich and complex, light tobacco in the finish. Rich, full body that goes from creamy to dry.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kryon (3503) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Pours black as the night with a low brown head. Excellent lacing!
Aromas of figs, dades, plums, tobacco, tar, port wine like, alcohol
Taste has peated malts, ashes, coffee, tobacco, plums, muscavado
Palate is creamy, creamy and and moves into a nice dry finish
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ansalon (3795) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Pours pitch black with almost no head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, muscovado sugar, dark berries, bacon fat, tobacco, leather. Taste is chocolate, coffee, heather, honey, muscovado sugar, dark berries, vanilla. Aftertaste has notes of tobacco and leather. Just great and very well balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hackobock (4007) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 (#500) Bottle at Akkurat, 2006 vintage. Pours black with a tan head. Very nice balanced roasted and sweet aroma with chocolate, molasses, licorice, coffee and a slight note of sherry.It’s a bit thin and "falls apart" in the mouth quickly (which makes it easy drinkable compared to heavier stouts, but I would prefer a bit more body). Taste is sweet dark and dried fruits and bitter chocolate, dry bitter chocolate finish. visionthing (5296) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2013
On tap at Haand ølfestival. Black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits/berries, wine, wood and hints of alcohol. Moderate sweet with a balanced bitterness and a slightly dry finish. Full body. Long aftertaste with notes of chocolate and dark fruits. Delicious sipper. (2013-05-25) Mortlach (2335) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 15, 2013
17/04/2012 - 2007 vintage bottle shared by Matt (thanks 50belair!) @ Brasserie 4:20. Nera, densa, impenetrabile, leggerissima schiuma color cappuccino. Aroma intenso di cioccolata fondente, caffé, liquirizia, leggera ossidazione. In bocca è meravigliosamente bilanciata, sebbene sbilanciata sul dolce, cioccolata fondente, caffé, ancora una leggera nota di liquirizia sul finale. I cinque anni di invecchiamento gli hanno fatto perdere un po’ di corpo e forse un po’ di carattere, ma rimane una grandissima imperial stout. Cunningham (7860) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
Appearance: Black color with a creamy brown head.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, licorice and roasted malt.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Lovely creamy texture.
Taste: Mild floating chocolate and coffee.
Overall impression: Powerful, complex and lovely ale.
Personal stats: Sample @ Haand 13 (The 2007 version)