Meilby (11366) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ Christianssand Brygghus, Kristiansandnudiebear (333) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and plums. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long roasted, chocolate and slightly fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Dark black with slight purple notes on color. Clear and low on foam. Bottle in bar. For imperial porter ad on label, expected more impact, mild taste. Slight plum smell. jgb9348 (6196) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Rich dark brown coloured body with a decent sized two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of prunes, raisins, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol and a nice bit of figs - very nice and pungent throughout. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour at first with a good prune, plum and raisin flavour coupled with a light coffee and chocolate note. Aftertaste shows some good depth with the sweetness then the cherry flavours very noticeable along with a lot of roasty bitterness. Overall, a nice beer and pretty much what I was expecting - and better than what most others thought of it. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 12-July-2013 for US$9.50 sampled at home in Washington on 05-April-2014. Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Very tasty, some ageing did not hurt. Deep dark fruit flavour. Above average mouthfeel. Black coloured body.Some hop bitterness still there. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
[My bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a frothy tan head. Malty aroma along with dark fruit, a bit of chocolate and some coffee. Fruity and malty flavour along with some light hops. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Medium brown, aroma is molasses, light soy sauce, mostly a rich stout, not pulling a lot of fruit. They have almost imitated a Baltic porter here, if they’d lagered it. AirForceHops (7144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Deep brown with ruby highlights/ black in the center. Nose is mild sugar plums and shoe leather. Ozckr (327) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2014
Soft carbonation gives a smooth flat mouthfeel. Faint plum upfront, cocoa and pumpernickel bread. Raisin and weak red gape notes. Body is about right for the style.
Easy to drink without doubt. Well made but not really memorable either.
chocolate, coffee, floral, resin, black, cloudy, sparkling, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, full body, creamy, lively, long finish, Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap. Pour is dark brown with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is of dark fruit and sweet roasted malts. Flavor is roast, coffee, caramel, and a touch of dark fruits in the finish. yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
Bootle, 22oz. At Christianssand Brygghus. A more or less black one, topped by a dense, beige head. Roasted malts, coffee notes, some licorice, a faint sour hint and some dried fruits in the aroma. Nice carbonation, full body and semi dry on the palate. Lots of flavor, but perhaps lacking a bit on complexity. Licorice, roasted malts, coffee and dried figs in the flavor. A nice bitterness too. Lasting finish. A tasteful beer that hides the alcohol well. Worth a return. 140321