saxo (17588) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, coffee, coffee, caramel and hops. Full bodied.
Kavu (4442) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,25l bottle @ Pikkulintu. Pours very dark brown with a low head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Very nice!
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
S: A ton of little things in here, coffee, oak, muscovado sugars, a hint of molasses and slight alcohol. None of the smells are overpowering there just sitting there like good childre. P: Completly black with a brown head that just goes to the sides. T: Huge coffee notes, with oak and some sugar. The flavors are huge and its a big ass beer but the alcohol got lost on this one and I wont be looking for it. M: Very silky with soft carbonatio. Wow, very big and hide the alcohol very well. Nice.
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. very dark brown, not much foam despite trying to splash the glass. Intense fruity chocolate aroma, vanilla, coffee, alcohol. More coffee in the flavor, more alcohol, some ash in the mix, plus the other elements. Coffee stays long through the finish. Definitely boozy but not "hot", i would not have guessed 16abv.
bytemesis (7570) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with thanks to Ben! Pours opaque black with a small dark brown head that dissipates pretty quickly but leaves pretty good lacing behind. Aroma is hugely roasty, coffee, a bit of anise perhaps. Flavor is roasty, roasty, coffee, roasty. Medium plus sweet, bitter baking chocolate, light bitterness, a bit of vanilla and tobacco. Light astringency or more likely acidity from the coffee beans. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. A lot of warming going on, but now that I see it is 16% ABV I actually think it was masked pretty well; I would have guessed about 12% from drinking it blind.
Linnet (1758) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: heavy roastiness, fat malt backbone, coffee, chocolate, tar, cigarettes, Brown sugar, vanilla, dried dark fruits, licorice, ABV evident, but well integrated.
Ap: dark as a Scandinavian winter’s night, small Brown head.
T: full bodied, fat malt backbone, roastiness, coffee, chocolate, licorice, ash, cigarettes, Brown sugar, heavy sweetness, big bitterness, pronounced saltiness, ABV evident, but considering how high it is it is very well integrated.
P: full bodied, soft carbonation, long warming roasty finish.
gunnfryd (14455) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle.Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice, roasted malt, alcohol, dried fruits. flavour is chocolate, coffee, licorice, roasted malt, alcohol, dried fruits. Full body. Very nice beer .
Cool_Bond (2465) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scent of syrup, dark chocolate, coffee. The taste strong, not too dry and taste of coffee with dark chocolate in. A little sweetness also in taste. The aftertaste is good of roasted malt. An impressive beer to drink but I probably would not drink it again. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Tide (3331) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu. Black color, minimal beige head. Bittersweet taste with chocolate, ripe fruits, liquorice, a bit of alcohol, coffee and nuts. Bittersweet finish with ripe fruits, liquorice and alcohol. Excellent high ABV imperial stout, might be even better with aging as the alcohol still stings a bit.
Hermod (6843) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
25cl bottle @kaisla. Black color, thin brown head. Licorice, wood, roasted malt, vanilla. Full bodied, smooth. Flavor has coffee, wood, roastedness, vanilla and rum like sweetness. Long smooth, vanilla finish with slight alcohol warmthness. Incredible beer.