ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a pitch black body with a quickly diminishing off-white head. Nose is vanilla, wood, licorice, butterscotchy caramel tones and hints of higher alcohol, mild bourbon and muscovado sugar. Taste is caramel, licorice, vanilla, mild bourbon tones, wood and hints of dark sugars. Full body, near-fizzy carbonation - force carbed too much after a long stay in the barrels, perhaps? A bit sweet, and the bourbon profile remains in the background but nevertheless a pretty decent beer, all in all. visionthing (5496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 11, 2014
33cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours deep mahogany with a tan head. Aroma darks malt with wooden notes, dark fruits and hints of roast, chocolate and alcohol. Medium sweet with a balanced bitterness. Nice winter warmer! Arve_Christian (5215) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Black color, good foam. Some roasted aromas, malt; medium intensity, also licorice and leather. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Some immediate sweetness, followed by good bitterness - well balanced . Very enjoyable esp0r (2928) - NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle from Vika shared with Simonsennilsas (4408) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2014
Black, thin tanned head. Smells of vanilla, chocolate, coffee and roast. Medium sweet, bourbon and vanilla, roast, coffee and oak. A nice finish with moderate bitterness. Quite nice, but the normal imperial stout is better
Nydelig duft av kaffe, bek, lakris og sjokolade. Dyp mørk farge, nesten sort. Lite skum, noe langs kant. Nydelig smak av kaffe, bek, lakris og mørk sjokolade med en litt spiss ettersmak. Kjempegodt.
Simonsen (1318) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Flaske fra esp0r. Svart uklar farge.lit karbonert. Smaker lakris, kaffe, røstet malt, sjokolade. God men skulle vært litt fyldigere _angst_ (4810) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Temporary rating. At some point I might re-write this.Tide (4220) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Dark brown, rather small frothy fizzy mocha head, quick diss, small trace.
Sweet, malty, toasted malts, vanilla fudge, sweet liquroice candy, dark choc, charred wood, tiny bourbon, cereal, hay, vanilla hard candy, tiny alcohol,
Sweet, roasted malts, dark chocolate, sweetened coffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, bourbon, coconut milk, vanilla hard candy, alcohol, cereal, cookie dough, hay,
Round, tiny astringent, slightly boozy, medium.
Sweet, bitter, roasted malts, toffee, dark choc, charred wood, bourbon, coconut milk, alcohol, vanilla fudge,
Better than the first time I tried it at the release. Has mellowed down alot. This is now a good beer but it’s far from great I’m afraid.
Bottle at Gallows Bird. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with coffee, hops, bourbon, oak, chocolateand toffee. Bitter finish with coffee, bourbon and oak. Excellent imperial stout. gunnar (9438) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours very dark brown with a big creamy tanned head. Nice dark fruity aroma, spicy malts and dark caramel. Taste of strong dark fruits, booze, chocolate and spices, soft carbonated, liquorice and booze at the final.
TBone (18054) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Light roastyness, wood and vanilla in the nose. Light vanilla and cocoa in the nose. Light bodied for this ABV. Some cocoa, vanilla, alcohol, light toasted maltyness. Very "pale" compared to the original one.