VastActiv (7102) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Draught at Kaisla, Helsinki. Colour is almost black with brownish head. Aromas and flavours are alcohol, chocolate and licorice. Quite carbonated for a imperial stout. gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2013 First ratingmjs (7328) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
33 cl bottle ordered by the single bottles from Systembolaget. BB 140912, sampled on November 9, 2012.
Very dark brown color, small light brown head. Sweet, alcohol, chocolate, smoke scent. Sweet, alcohol, acidic, dry, grainy taste. Dry, grainy aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Feels rather young, for my taste needs to rest a bit and smooth off the hard alcohol edges.
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget, got it last year with the bottle from my first rating. BB 140912. Sampled on June 11, 2013.
Clear very dark brown color, brown to yellowish head. Sweet, alcohol, berry scent. Malty, sweet, alcohol taste. Herbal and oak aftertaste. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Mellowed a bit since November, still a bit rough.
(Draught at Kaisla, 20121103) The beer poured black. Its head was small and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, liquorice and wood. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with quite high carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, vineousness, wood, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was woody, vineous and roasty. Not so good as the normal version and especially the palate was quite weird with the high biting carbonation. LoFi (1718) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
Black with a dark beige head.
Aroma: roasted, mayonnaise, toffee, some coffee and chocolate.
Taste: same touch of mayonnaise as in the aroma, soy sauce, together this reminds me of a certain inside out maki, also kräftspad med dill, coffee and cocoa, citrus, bourbon, medium bitter.
Quite full bodied.
This has probably gone a bit wrong. The base beer is much better. I have another bottle in the cellar to try later, and can update the rating if necessary. SirLimpsalot (4238) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
@ Basunen: Lite blek kolaaktig doft. Lätt kryddig smak med något som känns som chili i eftersmaken. Het men inget särskillt.
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
Pours a dark mahogany, with a thin beige head.
Malty, oaky aroma, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, ashes, banana peel, yeast.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, slightly low CO2.
Malty, woody taste, vanilla, a faint sour note, tannins, caramel, dried fruit, raisins, coffee.
Finishes quite fiery from the high alcohol, and the sweetness gets a bit cloying. Not overly impressed.
(2012-09-26) NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Mörkt brun, nästan svart öl med ett beige skum. Doften påminde mig om blöt sur ved. Även lite whiskeysötma och några rostade toner. I smaken var trät något nedtonat gentemot doften. Vanilj, choklad och viss maltighet balanserade upp.
Betydligt bättre på fat (3,7) Vignale (3826) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
Flaska från SB. Mörkbrun vätska, lågt snabbt försvinnande skum. Väldigt kryddig doft. Nejlikor, garam masala, viss alkohol, sötlakrits och något vinöst drag. Spritig och kryddig smak, lite len whiskey typ red label, sötlakrits. Viss beska, inte lika massivt som den vanliga IS utan istället ganska spritig. Nja, bra men inte mer. Svesse (8598) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 (Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 29 Sep 2012) Dark brown colour, almost black, with brief beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, chocolate, a touch of coffee and vanilla. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dried fruit, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar and a gentle, spicy bitterness in the finish. Full body, with a certain sweetness (but not overly sweet). Chewy and almost oily mouthfeel. Very nice. (7/4/8/5/15=3.9) Rerate: (Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 17 Oct 2014) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, dried fruit, chocolate, vanilla and hints of whisky. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, a touch of whisky, oak wood, liquorice and a balanced roasted bitterness in the finish. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Very tasty, and in excellent balance, with alcohol fairly well hidden. Excellent beer! Nisse666 (7411) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle from SB cons 2012-10-21 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, when poured dark chocolate and some coffee
AP: darkest black, frothy dark Brown head - deminishing
F: fizzy, à bit to much alcohilc (store for some more years), bourbon, chocolate, coffee, wee vanilla and some dried fruits, medium + bitterness, finish is dark bitter chocolate and fruits soked in bourbon