Christopsy (137) - SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle: Pours pitch black with a wee dark tan head, diminished fairly quickly. On the nose: coffee, dark chocolate, dark sugars (almost molasses). Tastes immediately of coffee, then dark chocolate (almost pure cacao), fades to dark fruits, and then bitter coffee on the finish. zebra (2096) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
8.5-oz bottle from binnys Lincoln Park, wrapped in purple paper, in triangular box, i guess to make it look bigger. well, good things can come in small packages. black, sweet. i think the key is the grimstad water. intense, but easy to drink. kordestanchi (101) - - FEB 27, 2014
Very fruity and sweet smell. It tastes fruity and in the begining and you can feel the strong coffee after taste. One of the best ever! angelkostvo (1227) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2013
Black color, mocca head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, booze, muscavado sugar, soy sauce, cocoa, coconut, anise. Very complex. Taste is so amazing, complex, sweet, bitter, sour, salty, savory. Just amazing. The aftertaste is out of this world. Full body, thick texture, flat to soft carbonation. One of the greatest beers I’ve had, and I think the best Imperial Stout. The smell is so complex and the taste is even more complex and its a bit different then what you expect from the smell. Every beer geek should try this. mltort (9) - - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
A great color. Deep amber
T good barley wine flavor, smooth, hops add American hops citrus without bitterness
M about what you'd expect
O I don't typically go for barley wine, but this was very smooth and easy to drink. I'd like another.
mentalmind (59) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Licorice, espresso, dark.chocolate,Furseth (2159) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
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Bottle: Dark as the night, brown head. Aroma is dominated of coffee, dark chcolate. sirup, brown sugar, and vanilla. Flavor has almost the same, complexed mixed mouthfeeling, of coffee, dark choclate, vanilla, portvine, vanilla. Big body long dry mixed finish of coffee and dark choclate and fruits. Werry nice complexed IMPY. Quend0 (11) - - NOV 12, 2013
Lovely presentation in a triangular box and red tissue wrapping the bottle.
The physicists are looking for dark-matter in the wrong place. It’s apparently brewed in Norway. It’s as black as the ace of spades. Light cannot escape it’s surface. Enough of that :P
Very thick mouthfeel. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, malt, molasses. Theres a lot going on. Flavours are a good balance of bitter and sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. It’s a real thinker. Very complex.
A thick, sticky brown precipitate lines the neck of the bottle and inside of the cap. This should not be tasted. Strong flavours of AWFUL with hints of FOUL hiding beneath DISGUSTING. Like licking instant coffee out of a urinal. I wouldn’t count this against the beer itself though, which is wonderful. dreamflower (790) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Aroma of raisins and coffee. I get more of the raisin aroma and more of a coffee taste but together its rich and boozy but in a substantial way. I love it. gunnfryd (14820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
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 .