Beers0mniac (141) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2016 Pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, herbs, hops, abit dark chocolate and coffee. Taste goes along with the aroma : multi-layered roasted malts with hops and fruits and coffee. Amazing stuff, well balanced. Overall this is a very refreshing and hoppy imperial stout, recommended! bytemesis (8792) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Secret Santa! Pours opaque black, medium creamy brown head, dissipates leaving decent residual and lacing. Roasy aroma, anise, molasses, cocoa. Flavor is light sweet, medium plus bitter, roasty, burned notes, molasses, pine. Lingering bitter finish. Medium body. Samuel214 (1318) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Flaska på Närke Kulturbryggeri, kladdkakans dag. Ett källarfynd som plockades upp under firandet av kladdkakans dag. Svart vätska med fingertjockt brunt skum. Lakritskola, fudge, choklad, enbärsbuske och mörkrostade och syrliga toner i doften. Inleds med en del sötsura toner för att gå över i trevlig kaffebeska som växer till sig. Helt ok! Nisse666 (7678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle at SMÖF cons 2015-10-24 Söderbärke, vintage 2013
AR: tar, heavy bitter chocolate
AP: dark brown, thin brown head
F: fizzy, dark bitter chocolate, dry, warming feeling, rasins MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
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Linnet (1871) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
Raisins, molasses and licorice sweetness are pierced by resinous hops and their bitterness in this nicely aromatic Imperial Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam surfs the blackness.
-Very interesting because it is flavorful, but also because it is a textbook recipe.
-Mouthfeel is very rich, but not overwhelming, which I appreciate.
-Shades of fruity vanilla also peek through.
Bottle, 2014 edition. Thx, Timo!
Roasty, rather sweet, chocolate, coffee, licorice, ABV well integrated, black colour, tan head, flavour is sweet, salty and bitter, body is a bit thin for an imps. Decent. Hikeg (295) - - MAY 22, 2015
Pours dark brown with average creamy, mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate roasted maltiness with nuts, coffee and chocolate. Moderate to heavy hops, orange, grass and pine. Leather and earth tones in yeast. Notes of toffee, vanilla and soy sauce. Nicely balanced taste with moderate sweetness and surpisingly heavy bitter with dryish and long finish. Nice touch of salty accent. Moderate body yet creamy texture with lively carbonation. A hint of alcohol at the end. Nijstrom (280) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown head. The aroma contains notes of roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, coffee and dark fruits. Moderate to heavy sweetness, light bitterness and a slightly bitter finish. Full-bodied, creamy and very soft carbonation. The best imperial stout currently made in Finland. nihtila (3731) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2016 Keg, brewery. Basically black, even in sunlight. Aroma of deep roast, dark chocolate, coffee. Flavour has strong bitter roast, chocolate, pine, a bit sweetness. Long bitter roasty finish. Good balance, opens up after warming. jtclockwork (16857) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Janne. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of black licorice, roast chocolate, licorice root and root beer soaked wood. Interesting. Medium body.