elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2007
bottle. tasting at DTE. pours black as pitch. dark brown head. fantastik chokolate aroma. incredible beer. deeply roasted. chokolate coffee liqerice. simpsons quote: "good for what ales ya". gotta give it 5. PMgep (280) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2009
[250 ml bottle, 2005 vintage] Pitch black color, with a thick chokolate brown foam. A sweet aroma with rasins, burnt sugar and caramell malt. The flavor is vineuse (?) and full with chokolate, sweet rasins, vanilla and a smooth after taste with honey. fewa (41) - Beersel, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2011
bottle vintage 2007
Pours very dark, with a dark brown creamy head. smell: raisins, other dark fruits, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Maple syrup and creamy milk. too much to describe.
Taste: Like the Kaggen! compared to most other imperial stouts, all of the smell comes back in the taste. This beer is so well balanced. The aftertaste is long, rich, creamy with coffee and chocolate.
Just perfect Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2011 5/5 i mörkhet. Luktar chokladigt och rökigt. Rökigt fylligt chokladig i smaken med en liknande eftersmak. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2006 [Rerate, 2005 bottle]
Wow! 1 year of maturation have made this beer a world classic! Heavy aroma and flavour sensations, big body, yet quaffable and creamy and light on its feet, vineous with whiskey, dark chocolate, cocoa, bit of raisins, plum...velvettey mouthfeel...all in all extremely complex. The best beer I’ve ever sampled.
On draught at The Rover, Göteborg.
Black. Bubbly head. Loads of juniper, along with a little licorice in aroma. Baltic sugary in flavour, with notes of tar, marzipan, dried fruits. Also, the abv shows off in flavour quite clearly, which is ok with me. Long chocolatey finish. Big, big body. This is good news!
Janko (7) - Enskede gård, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2006 does not count
A firm beer with a satisfying richness and all the virtues you can expect in a beer of ths style. Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2008
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 First tasting, 080323. 2006 vintage. Another amazing beer from Närke. Only beaten by Kaggen, but this is definitely not far from it. Taste is very pleasant of chocolate, fudge, coffee and dried fruit. I think I need to visit the pub again to drink it soon.stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Second tasting, 081015. 2006 vintage: Oh, very nice! Black/very deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is of fudge, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, malty, balanced, notes of bitter dark chocolate, fudge, honey, dried fruit and coffee ending with some alcoholic warmth... the flavours really flows together in perfect harmony. This is extremely amazing. I’m glad I’ve tried it twice now. It maybe felt "thinner" than I remembered but that doesn’t make it to a dissapointment. Maybe served a bit too cold also in a not-that-proper glassware...
Third tasting, 090120. 2006 vintage. Absolutely brilliant... this deserves all the hype. Pitch black color, small brown, dying head. Vinous aroma of plums, dried fruits, dark chocolate, toffee, coffe, roasted malt, honey. Flavour is sweet and malty, very porter-like with lots of dark chocolate, dried fruits, toffe, roasted malt, and honey. Brilliant, smooth, filling palate. Fullbodied with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation... long, malty, sweet chocolate finish. Not that bitter. Quite matured, this was a bottle from 2006. Fantastic beer, definitely the best you can have, if not counting Kaggen...
Fourth tasting, 090401, this is the 2005 vintage. Black color, small brown head. Vinous, red wine, dried fruits, raisins, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, toffee aroma. Very vinous, malty, balanced, dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, raisins, honey flavour. Perfect mouthfeel, but I prefer it a bit younger since it’s a bit too vinous in the aroma. 4,8.
Fifth tasting, 090425, on-tap @ The Rover, Gothenburg, 2007 edition.
Looks absolutely fantastic in the glass; very dark brown, almost black with a perfect, remaining head.
Aroma is fantastic and amazing, no bottle I’ve had of this has smelled like this. Wonderful vinous, dried fruits, plums, chocolate, liquorice and honey. It’s somewhat sweet (or at least it smells it going to be sweet).
Taste is dominated by a wonderful balanced sweetness with lots of honey (not over the top as you can think when you add like 30% honey), dried fruits, plums, dark chocolate, liquorice, molasses.
Then... to the mouthfeel. Wow. Wonderful smooth, extremely fullbodied. I’ve never tasted anything as filling as this. I love it more than anything else.
I’m so glad I had the chance to try this. Just incredible.
Sampled at EBF2008. Pours a pitch black beer with a nice dark brown head. The aroma is round and complex. Has coffee, licorice, chocolate and roasted malts nicely balanced. The flavor is very much like the aroma with coffee, licorice, chocolate and roasted malts nicely balanced to a complex whole. The mouthfeel is nice and round. Nice body and the good taste just hangs in the mouth. This beer is nothing but fantastic, and i can not see much that could be done better. Maybe the Kaggen version. Rating #200 MrGGen (334) - ITALY - SEP 3, 2009
Nerissima stout con una cremosa schiuma beige.Aroma piacevolissimo di caffè tostato e cioccolata.In bocca risulta forte di malto tostato,caramello e liquirizia,il tutto molto ben bilanciato.Questi Svedesi sanno il fatto loro sulle stout... tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2010
Tap, keg, Borefts 2010. Many thanks to Ken and Mes for telling me to get this. Gorgeous oaky aroma; some faint sherry, wild berries, leather, intense roasted malts, sensational drinkability for the abv, great balance, awesome bitterness, just a world class beater. Stunning. Thanks Narke.