rouhlas (3628) - GREECE - SEP 3, 2015
From tap. Brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, bready, light fruity, hazelnuts, licorice. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. snoworsummer (5746) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Pours murky copper brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like sweet nutty malt, boozy, light earth and chocolate. Light/medium and carbonation. Smells like nutty malt, booze, chocolate, and sweet syrup. crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
355ml bottle. Red/brown pour. Sweet and boozy, not much maple, firey fruit/chocolate booze. Marduk (7936) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2015
Tap @Tommyknocker. Cloudy dark copper color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Sweet, alcohol, cakey, bready, chocolate in aroma. Chocolate, malty, alcohol, roast, faint oats and sugar in taste. Chocolate cake in aftertaste. Alcoholic mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Erasmus_ro (3076) - Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Tap @ Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Pours a reddish brown with a small, yellowish brown head. Aroma is caramel, some citrus, some earthiness, some nuttiness. Some maple. Taste is quite sweet, following along the same lines. Less hoppiness. Too light in the mouth.
VastActiv (7242) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Tap at Tommyknocker, Helsinki. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, caramel, nuts and malts. Pretty nice and soft. Can’t find any signs of alcohol. BrettTaylor (778) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2015
Poured from bottle into glass. Pours a medium brown with a khaki 1 finger head. Aroma - maple, roasted almond. Taste - dark chocolate, maple, light hop bitterness, finish of dark roasted malt (medium coffee like). Better than the non-imperial version in my opinion. TBone (17699) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2015
[email protected]mjs (7470) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
Deep ruby color, small beige head. Malty, nutty, a bit tart aroma. Medium-bodied. Malty, nutty, caramel and also some kind of tart vibe. I don’t like so much. Maybe keg has past its prime.
(Keg at Tommyknocker, Helsinki, 20150403) The beer poured dark reddish brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, wood and mildly molasses. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, molasses, sweetness, grass, wood and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, woody and bitter. A nice malty ale. Alcohol was well hidden. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small short-lived fizzy beige had. The nose is super nutty and sweet, it smells like desert in a glass. Lots of hazelnut, maple, milk chocolate, caramel, minimal hops. The flavor is rather sweet as well with nutty and chocolate malts, a fairly prominent maple note, and a lingering slightly husky caramel note. Medium bodied with a slight cling and fizzy carbonation. Meh, decent enough for a single, but I think the sweetness would get a bit much with more than one.