LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2005
wow. yumm. i am still thinking about the texture of this one. it was nice and smooth like velvet chocolate and alcohol wrapped up with coffee and nutty flavors and some smores feelin at the end larsniclas (7284) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2005
A bit sourish with chocolate, coffe, balck currant. Reallt salty flavour. fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Definitley the darkest, blackest beer I have ever poured. The almost no head was even pretty dark coming in at cappuccino brown. But it was much smaller (almost non-existant) than I had expected from a stout, and left no lacing to speak of. The first aroma that hit me was Black Licorice then some roasted coffee. The coffee is intensified and joined by some roastiness and chocolate in the flavor. The Alcohol is pretty well hidden while the tempurature is below the suggested serving level, but becomes more apparent as it warms. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2005
Black with a yellow head. aroma from black currant and dark chocolate. Quite bitter, slight yeasty flavour with notes of coffee. Medium to full bodied. Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle. This is lovely. Very powerful and sweet. Fruity aroma. The finish is very, very hoppy for a imperial stout. I love this combination. Fantastic beer.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Bottle. My wife messed up and erased all of my comments, which is a shame, because there was alot and they wery very tellling. So, I will give you only numbers, which is a shame because the description that mt wife erased was ver, very, very good. Stew41 (2117) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 Thought I’d pass the 200 mark in style. Blacker than black with a thin creamy, coffee coloured head. Roasted coffee notes on the nose, a touch subtle for the style. Palate weight is not heavy and again feels a touch light for the style. Shows excellent balance of roasted malt, chocolate and alcohol sweetness. Good finish with length and some bitterness. Not as thick or formidable as the spin on the back label would have you believe (but the beer is all the better for it). Amazingly balanced at 11% - perhaps the best high ABV beer I have ever consumed.Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
Tasted again at Stone Liberty Station as part of 40th birthday dinner. Slightly lower marks at 3.8.
vintage 2003. Black with allmost no head. Dark taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, dried fruits. Big dark aroma with notes of dark chocolate. Very nice stuff. Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Bottle. Black with red glints and no head to speak of. Aroma is dark fruit, bitter chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is espresso coffee, bitter chocolate, figs and dark rum. You can definitely taste the alcohol in this monster beer but it is by no means overpowering. Nicely done. joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Awesome pour, thick, jet black, creamy, with beautiful tan/reddish tinted head. Aroma is roasted malts with some licorice and expresso. Pallate is thick, and taste is creamy, chocolate, malty, impy stout goodness. tough to finish a bottle, because my stomach was full from dinner, though i definitely wasnt gonna pour any out.