Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Bottle. Light brown, rather thick head. Slightly hazy ruby colour (held against a lamp). Aroma of coffee, chocolate & overriped bananas. Roasty flavour with hints of alcohol. Long duration with a salty finish. Full body, low carbonation.
yngwie (16590) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2010 Bottled. Dark, almost black, with a beige to brown head. Lightly roasted aroma with coffee and bitterness. The flavor has coffee, chocolate, some roastiness, and hops. Medium to full body. Nice, balanced imperial stout. Rating: 8-4-8-4-15-3.9. 060428<br ><br >Bottle. It pours a dark brown, clear body with a beige head. Cocoa, roasted malts, some sugars and a weak touch of sourness and meat in the aroma. It is full-bodied and mostly dry, with some warmth from the alcohol, some sweetness, chocolate and a little meat touch. A rather special imperial stout, low on both chocolate and coffee, and also low on hops and bitterness. Still, it is really good. Rating: 7-4-8-4-16-3.9. 080926
Bottle, at RBNAG -09, courtesy of Sigmund. 2009 vintage. A dark brown beer with a rubyish touch. Beige head. Some alcohol on the nose, with beefstock, roasted malts, coffee and hints of salg. The flavor is roasted, some alcohol warmth, a good dash of coffee, and a little touch of beef-stock and salty licorice. Roasted, warming finish. Full body. Lovely as ususal. 091107
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2006 Tasted blind at Sk8vikings amazing Porter/Stout tasting - Black body with a big bubbled head; Very big nose, mostly of dry and fresh grain, some fresh cane sugar; Very sugary, soft velvety body with a huge carbonation, very pleasant; Pleasant very long a bit sharp finish, first very soft, later quite sharp, aroma in finish hard to take apart, warm oatmeal mixed with soft licorice, Leaves the lips quite sugary, great balance between nose and body- - - - - - - - (6-3-7-4-15)Very dark brown body, light brown head, fast away, no laces; medium sized nose with a lot of alcohol in it: bitter English licorice, but also some plum (that is more like eau de vie prune sauvage, because the high alcohol); very full body that lacks depth and complexity, ordinary carbonation and texture; quite long bitter and a bit salty finish, it looses its strength very fast, again some licorice, but mostly alcohol and malt. Goos but a bit to 1-dimensional.
gunnfryd (14264) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with light brown head.Roasted caramel aroma. Flavour is roasted caramel and coffee.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into tulip glass, The Friday imperial stout tasting, summer 2005. Second beer of the night. Looks kind of dead and unappealing, not much head or action. Caramel on the nose, with a bit of banana. The flavor is also banana and pale coffee, and a malty flavor reminiscent of dirty laundry. Carbonation is prickly but not overdone. A soft sweetness slides over the dominant flavors, and the alcohol is noticeable but not detracting. Solid, not great.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to mrwalker for the trade....
Bottle vintage 2005....
Aroma:dust,rosted malt and light chocolate...
Appearance:Dark black good creamy tan head...
Flavor:Coffe,rosted malt,alcohol,sweet chocolate......
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle(s). Had a new one - vintage 2005 - and an old one - best before 2005. The new one: More hoppy and not as powerfull a taste of dark dried fruits. The old one: More round and soft and is very good for drinking with desserts.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark black pour...mid-sized light tan head. Big roasty nose...great choco notes. Even bigger burnt roasty flavor...more bitter than I thought it would be---good hop edge. Medium bodied and smooth. I’m not getting the 9%, but that’s fine....a nice impy.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured dark black with a generous creamy head. Aroma was of chocolate liqueur, licorice, and also (unfortunately) a bit of medicinal alcohol. Pretty good balance in the flavour, with the roasted bitterness complemented by some smooth sweetness. Quite a full and lasting palate. If only there were more like this available locally.
Christian (12988) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown with a light brown medium sized head. Rich aroma of coffee, dried fruits, licorice and port. The flavour fills the mouth immediately, slightly sweet, burned, bitter and full with a hint of alcohol. Lasting, bitter aftertaste.