cgarvieuk (24148) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 Bottle at home ... Deep solid black slight hint of red if held close to the light ... light smokey malt lots of roast coffee ... Creamy ... Smooth chocolate ... sweet linger ... lots of depth... some licorice and american hops in the linger... TK2 (at least) deep black ... huge roast chocolate nose from 6 inches away little coffee ... bitter chocolate front with some hops showing through ... good depth ... little silky ...nice ... 4.2 Leighton (21074) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London - big thanks to Paul. Pours thick, black-brown with a dense, beige cream head. Some milk chocolate in the nose, hints of burnt wood and hard alcohol out. Medium to big sweet flavor, good and rich bitter earth, dark cocoa, strong roast, bittersweet cocoa. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mellow warmth to finish, gritty chocolate, earth, bit of milk chocolate, light roast. Damn tasty. fiulijn (20370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2013 Rasmus40 (20299) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
2013-01-30, bottle courtesy of humlelala, 7.5% ABV, bb 25.04.2013, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Black color with generous compact head. Intense aroma, with roasted malts, dark chocolate, leather, Shitake mushrooms, some cellar mold. The mouthfeel is very smooth in the front, drier in the end; good flavor of roasted malts, without being too ashy, with correct bitterness; it also has some dark chocolate.
2007-05-11, bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2007, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Black color; thin head. Some aroma of roasted malt, liquorice. Good body structure, powerful mix of malt, caramel, roasted malt and liquorice.
2006-02-19, bottle, 7.5% ABV, 9-5-9-5-18=46
Pours oily, it has a black heart colour with a huge brown head.
The aroma has a strong bread touch in the beginning; then it develops itself into some roasted malt, hops, milk. It’s a 9.5, a symphony!
The mouthfeel is round, full, with a silky power of roasted malt, a touch of liquorice, the right balance between sweetness and bitterness. Everything is perfectly blended together.
It has a powerful and long finish, dominated by the burnt sugar, roasted malts and coffee.
I’m drinking it in the Courage Imperial Russian Stout original glass, and it’s perfect, it’s a real Imperial Russian Stout! Marvelous!
Canned version. Black with a big brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and light smoky. Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Excellent porter. 190909 Koelschtrinker (20197) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 10, 2011
Sehr schokoladig malziger Antrunk, ausbalanciert, kräftig, aber angenehm. Das Bier wird weiter würziger und röstmalzig, dieses Aroma hält sehr lange. Zuletzt kommt eine holzig-herbe Note auf.
Vielleicht das beste Bier des LCRBM, und da waren einige Knaller!
Test vom 11.9.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,13,13,12,11,13 - 12,75
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2006
Black with a brown head. Chocolate aroma with smoky notes, quite malty and salty. Falovr from coffee and cocoa. Quite bitter but still with some malts showing. harrisoni (18399) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle at GBBF 2007. Very dark brown with lasting tan head. Lots of choc on aroma. This is pretty damn good. Smooth in mouth, smooth great porter. Makes you feel all relaxed. Little bit smokey too, but the feel is great. That is such a great beer. So much so that I took a bottle home with me to drink on the train. saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
Cask. Small head with shor duration. Color is close to black. Aroma and taste are both dominated by strong licorice. TBone (17426) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2006
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
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Pitch black, small dark tan head. Loads of coffee beans, roasted malts in the nose. Roasted, lots of coffee there, bite of alcohol in the finish. Full-bodied and balanced - the worth of every praise.
Pours viscous and nearly black, forming a thin dark brown head. The aroma is rich, chocolatey, even a bit meaty/smokey. There is buried in the background a great fresh grain aroma that reminds me of chewing on chocolate malts. Intense flavour starts with a burnt fruitcake note like you’d find in an imperial stout. This is tempered by a chocolate syrup sweetness. There is a bracing hop bitterness underlying. Finishes fairly roasty. It’s not terribly complex, nor anything even close to a porter, but pulls off a very aggressive concept quite well, which is no small feat. It actually reminds me of thicker St-Ambroise Noire, only thicker.