yespr (44705) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2009
33 cl bottle at Bishops Arms, Malmö. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Chocolate smooth and slight yeasty aroma. Vague smoke note. Sweet malty,chocolate, caramel and smoked malt on the back of the nose. Ends smooth, powerful and with a elegant smoke note. Nice one. anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty slightly smoky licorice aroma. Roasted malty smoky flavor with hints of licorice and chocoalte. Has a roasted malty smoky finish with some hints of licorice in the aftertaste. Zoink (8) - roskilde, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009 does not count
Pitch Black head .. long lasting and very toasted smelling ... burnt and toasted malt/lava comes into mind and with the icelandic stubborness into mind this really smashes into your mouth like the lava burstibg outta hekla itself =))) And jezz ... keep this Lava flowing like a never ending stream into your mouth trying to clench your thirsth!!! thumbs up IceLand Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle.Pours black with a brown head.Aroma of smoke almost burnt wood,roast, licorice and some fruitiness.The smokiness continues in the flavor with the roast and licorice ,some alcohol and a hint of apples.Full bodied.Nice smoked impy. piscator34 (2508) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 18, 2010
Bottled sample. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of smoke, coffee, red wine, and a bit of lanolin. Starts off pale malt heavy in the mouth with more of that vineous quality and prune, before roasted malt elements of dark chocolate dark roast coffee take over, along with a good dose of herbal hops. Faint caramel notes and a substantial smoked malt character dominate the long finish. Fairly heavy bodied, and slightly boozy. The fruity esters seem to take away from the well balanced overall package, but overall this is a surprisingly good imperial stout.
faroeviking (10821) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 3, 2010
Flřska. Kolasvřrt viđ brúnum skúmi. Royakkanga, viđ brendum malti og kaffi, eitt sindur av sjokulata. Munfylli er ikki at klaga yvir. Deiligur smakkur av brendum malti, og roykur er til eisini, deiligt viđ sjokulata og kaffi. Einastandi bjór frá brřđrafólkinum ;-) Nickls (2523) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle. Big thanks to skinnyviking! Richly dark tan head that doesn’t last long, and nearly black hue with brown edging. Very roasty aroma with chocolate and smoked peat. Flavor has very dark bittersweet chocolate, light earth and peat. Less smokey in the flavor, but really nice. Medium body and finishes roasted and dry. Nice brew! KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2010
Sweetness and smoke, sublte and inviting. Not an extreme iperial stout, you could fool pople into thinking this was weaker. Could do with a little more edge, yet respectable. Spab (3762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2010
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a deep, rich motor oil brown/black with modest-sized brown mocha head. Aroma is coffee, smoky peat and a subtle sweetness. Flavour is big coffee, smoked peat, with some dark fruit sweetness towards the middle and some dry bitterness in finish. Alcohol is remarkably understated. Impressive. Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: creamy dark malts , sweet top, gum with hint of pit. Mild approach for such big brew. Clean. 8-
Appearance: dark oily brown with large frothy mocha head. Rings of lace on show. Neat appearance.
Flavour and Palate: Full bodied. Roasted barley with smoked malt and alcohol. Stll felt quiet young with its alcoholic dryness. Soft body noted below. Blend of roast with gentle hint of smoke. Good , solid strong stout.