Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2010
THOUGHTS: Good God, this was heavenly. It was like alcoholic, chilled, mocha coffee. This could almost be considered a Baltic Porter. It became more and more fruity as it warmed.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that look opaque, black in the glass with reddish, amber at the very edges. It had an average, light brown head that mostly diminished, but left good lacing. The aroma was heavy roasted malt, chocolate, strong coffee and chocolate syrup; soy sauce, plum, black cherry, fig, dark and sour fruit, and slight alcohol. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was very sweet, slightly sour and lightly bitter with a fairly long duration. There was chocolate, coffee, dar and sour fruit, caramel, molasses, roasted malt, brown sugar, burnt malt, maple syrup, slight soy sauce and tobacco. The medium to full body was silky and then dry with slightly fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly alcoholic finish. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2006 Draught. Black with a baige head. Roasted light smoked malty, coffee, chocolat aroma and a full creamy roasted, light smoked malty, coffee, chocolat taste. Full body and a bitter dry light smoked finish. Just Great !!! 8-5-9-5-19
Bottle. Pretty much the same, just not as full and a bit thiner at all. 8-5-8-4-17 Plovmand (8616) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2005
On tab at Ølbaren. Wow this one is fantastic. Deep brown almost black body with dark brown head. Aroma of dark chokolate, dark roasted malts and brown sugar.
Thick in mouth but in a lovely way. Almost cocoa like.
Tasting notes of coffee, chocolate, nuts and a little smoke.
Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2006
pours a dark black colour with a big brown tainted creamy foam; strong aroma of capuccino, notes of chocolate and cocoa, caramel and biscuit; full-bodied and with a very robust bitterness; long roasty aftertaste of molasses and licorice with notes of alcohol and mocha - amazingly complex and deeply impressive, a big thanks to Papsoe for this one ! fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2013
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2006
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!
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2006 tap. black color. medium brown head. roasted coffee and black chocolate. sweet at first. very good. fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2006
500 ml bottle thanks to Bager during a face to face trade that turned out to be quite a fun day. Darkest pour with a small but retaining tan head. Lasted the whole glass and left nice liacing. Aromas of dark chocolate and roastiness. Flavors of burnt malts and more chocolate. Bitterness in the middle was semi-sweet chcolate and some pineyness. Very nice Beer. Thanks Lars KnutAlbert (6791) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2007
Bottled. Dark ale with a milk chocolate head. Amazing beer, with coffee, toffee, lots of sweet malt, yet properly balanced. Long lasting fine coffee flavour. hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Very intense expresso,dark chcolate
taste and aroma.Super dark brown head,with just the right carbonation.
A true benchmark for this style! MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
Ahh my back up plan. Got invited to wrestlemania where there were 2 beers there that I have never rated. Old mIlwaukee and milwaukee light. After sampling that crap I cracked open a gift from stegosaurus and what a gift it was. Beautiful full body black pour with beautiful head. Coffee aroma with hints of roasted malt. Mouth was very much the same anD shockingly smooth while being blended amazing for 8 %. A nice dry finish to make this one of gods greatest creations. AMEN!