tish (35) - In transition at the moment, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle, consumed at RichO’s. Lovely black oily pour with a slight frothy head that bubbled up from below. Nice nose of chocolates, malt and a hint of spice. Rich flavor of dark chocolate and roasted coffee, slight bitteing hops and a touch of spice. Nice brew. kyzr (1546) - Montana, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Black with big brown head. Chocolate and spice nose. BIg hits of coffee, with rich chocolate. Good bit of hops that give it a nice rich body. A hint of black pepper in the finish. Thanks to Skyview for the bottle. thewolf (12595) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle. 50 cl, bought at Kvickly Middelfart. Batch 284. Pours pitch-black with a fine brown film head. Aroma is fantastic - such a mix of cocoa and dark chocolate is difficult to find elsewhere. There is a finishing touch of vanilla in the aroma as well as a little flowery hops. Mouthfeel begins a little spritzy, but as the flavours enhance, it mellows and becomes more oily. A fair bit of carbonation. Flavours has a lot of cocoa and chocolate with a light bitterness and well roasted finish. Exceptional! BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle: Pours a jet black color with a thick tan head and lots of lacing. The nose is rich with cocoa and chocolate, some light coffee and dark fig and turbinado. The flavor is explosive, plenty of astringency and an overwhelming amount of body. Thick and sticky, dripping with bakers cocoa. Light minerally mouthfeel, plenty of hops in the finish. Nice. KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2007
500 mL bottle purchased at Green’s. Pours like dark motor oil. Thin tan head that doesn’t last too long. Pronounced chocolate and coffe aroma. Smoked, malty finish that lingers.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Pours black with mild head. Chocolate, malty aroma. Big mouth feel with coffee, chocolate, and malt flavors. jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Beautiful dark dark brown, but not black opaque with dark tan head. Very thin head, but amazing retention. Aroma is of licorice, chocolate and brown sugar with hints of alcohol, sherry and raspberry.
Rolls around mouth nicely with thick super-creamy but not entirely smooth body. A little harsh on back of throat and showing good carbonation on the generous side.
Tastes of mostly chocolate, coffee, and especially bitter roased malt. There’s a pervasive alcoholic, almost vodka-like sensation that is knocking me out. 7pm, but I feel like ot crawling into bed...with a big smile. Defreni (3222) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Flaske. Kulsort med let brunt hoved. let smag af lakrids og brændthed. Alkoholen titter frem. Dejlig med en gave fra konen for at aflevere speciale, bare synd at samme øl er på tilbud 2 uger efter i alle supermarkeder til halv pris. Men rigtig god øl er det dog Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2007
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Bottle: The aroma consists of black licorice, roasted coffee, plum, and some cocoa powder. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a small tan head that fades to a film after a minute or so. The flavor starts with black licorice that fades to milk chocolate that lingers throughout the flavor along with a faint fruitiness. The finish has some moderate roasted coffee with some light floral/pine bitterness. The body is a tad thin for an Imperial Stout, but still has a nice creamy texture. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Appearane: Pours a rich black body with a pillowy, though thinning tan-colored head.
Smell: Deep, delicious aroma of dark chocolate, sugar-coated vanilla beans, roasted malts, with some flowery, herbal hops mingled within.
Taste: A scrumptious blend of dark chocolate, nut-filled brownies, French vanilla coffee, and some subtle hints of port and smoke with just enough of a herbal, hoppy zip to maintain some semblance of balance until the roasty finish, which is somewhat dry and lingering but leaves a sweet caramel-vanilla aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Its full-bodied without being too heavy or a chore to drink. Mild carbonation. Some alcohol warmth.
Drinkability: All the flavors are lush and well-blended, what’s not to love? A delightful, tasty Imperial Stout. So far, I’m diggin’ all the Nøgne stuff.