alex_leit (4050) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 22, 2017 Migmar (255) - Espoo, - AUG 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with white foam. Chocolate and liquirice, roasty. Very very bitter aftertaste that lasts a lifetime. Excellent imperial stout, have chance to drink this all too rarely.
Bottle 330 ml. Almost black, good coffee foam. Aroma: perfume-floral notes, caramel and burnt malt, prunes, chocolate and coffee, a little brandy. Taste: roasted malt and caramel, burnt malt (or barley), bitter chocolate, whiskey, warming, bitter finish. Jashiu (1315) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
330ml bottle from a bottleswap with rosenbergh, thanks a lot!DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 12, 2017
Very fruity aroma, smells more like a BW with lots of sweet dates and figs scents. Taste is extremely roasty, monster of roastiness.
Bottle sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Black ,tan head. Coffee, some dark fruits, ash, burnt, a bit of alcohol, rather dry, light umami, very bitter, medium to full-bodied. thellgren (1061) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2017
0.33 l bottle from Alko Ojamo, Lohja. Appearance is black with tan head. Aroma has the usual dark chocolate. Taste is oily, greasy and with dark chocolate. Ending is bitter but not too roasted or hoppy. Quite balanced. Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle at home
FoamHead (26) - - JUN 5, 2017
clear deep ruby tinged brown with a dense beige head, fruity licorice and molasses on nose. Zippy carbonation, full bodied, sweet and fruity barley sugar, slight bitter, quite sticky. Starts off well but becomes a bit sickly
Overpowering coffee-with-artificial-creamer taste. There is some faint background of prunes and walnuts, but the oily texture is not appetising to me. Maits (479) - ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2017
Black beer with dark beige small head. Aroma is coffee, raisins, malts. Taste is bitter chocolate, coffee, wood, burnt bread. Aftertaste is medium bitter. Strong taste with oily texture. Overall good warming imperial stout. Olo13 (244) - POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Owocowe dziwnie, chociaż nie wiem skąd, dużo sosu sojowego, poza tym dość puste. Saeglopur (2177) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2017
330 ml bottle, bb 30/09/2018, from my EU Local Swap sender japppp, thanks!
Werckmeister (3184) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2017
Black body, with a medium, dense, dark beige head.
Aroma of coffee, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, some liquorice.
Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, liquorice, wood, dark fruits, citric hops.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes roasty, dry, subtly sweet, wooden, with coffee, liquorice, cocoa, zesty hops.
Very nice. Smooth and dense, with a great balance, between the roasty and subtly sweet malts and quite a lot of hops. Alcohol is greatly hidden, doesn’t drink too heavy. Great style example how I like it, while not among my favorite ones.
0,33l bottle at home shared by Saeglopur, big thanks for this one. BB 30.09.2018. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells earthy, licorice, molasses, light berry notes. does not sound like much but smell is very subtle and very smooth. good stuff. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, some hops, pine, licorice, grass, citric, light ash, coffee grounds. finishes dry and quite roasty / earthy bitter with notes of coffee grounds, pine and ash notes. wow, very nice complex beer, nowadays this one would almost certainly run under the label "Black IPA", its quite hop-forward. hops lack a bit of crispness though, could have been even better. very very good stuff.