tderoeck (5721) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 75cl bottle from a trade @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-207) Thanks to bigmanlavos (I think?) for the trade!
Clear dark brown to black beer, irregular creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit of coffee, roasted, some bitter touch, dried fruits, red sour berries. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: roasted, caramel, mocha, some coffee, charcoal. Aftertaste: caramel, bit sugary, vanilla touch, roasted coffee, bitter, hoppy touch, some charcoal, alcohol.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks PeteinSD! Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is rich coffee, roasted malt. Taste is rich roasted coffee, dark roasted malt, creamy finish, acidic, thick and chewy. Great lacing shown on each sip. The favors improve as it warms. Very tasty, very long lasting aftertaste.
wchesser (1352) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Feb. 14 bottle in Feb. 15. Just got it from westmeister. Thanks, West. Slightly thin dark black brown for a big imperial, but consistent with other Speedways. Nose of rich dark chocolate and dark and burnt malts. Flavors of dark brown sugar, bitter, but smooth dark roast coffee and malts, rich cold press and hot coffee elements, creamy milk chocolate aspects. Tasty and with a kick. Going on memory I preferred the Vietnamese version but also had that much fresher than this one.
77ships (4902) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to tderoeck! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Blackish, small mocha head. Nose is huge coffee, real coffee & not the usual, this makes me think of coffee stuff, mocha, light vanilla. Taste is lots of filter coffee of good quality but with a definite green paprika taste to it, leading me to believe that there is some age on this, coffee, bitter grounds, chocolate,..; Grainy & sludgy coffee feel to it. This is too old I think, the coffee is already developing a green paprika quality to it. I don’t recall seeing a date on the bottle. Decent still.
ElManana (898) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBBWG shared by tderoeck. Some coffee, vegetal, espresso, chocolate, vanilla. Quite dissapointed by this one. Expected much, much more.
Cuso (5595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW, huge thanks, my friend. Almost black color with huge beige head. Strong aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, Strong coffee taste, cocoa, chocolate, earthy notes. Warming alcohol. Long coffee bitter finish. Very tasty.
MisoW (2122) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Behind The Hills, from my secret Santa - ineedbeer, many thanks. Pours dark brown/black color, dark beige head. Aroma of strong coffee, roasted malt, cocoa. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, strong coffee, cocoa, chocolate, plums, raisins. Really nice long coffee finish.
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
En fût à la brasserie. Tout est bien aiguisé dans cette version, moins bien équilibré. L’apport mocha est assez présentet la finale torréfiée très pointue.
madvike (3054) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours black with a thin bubbly tan head. Nose is medium roast coffee, a little chocolate, dry and a little ashy. Taste is a little sweet up front with molasses, caramel, and mellow roast coffee on the finish.
Westmeister (1994) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting with the crew. Really dug the sharp more acidic in your face coffee treatment of the Blue Mtn. Big bitter chocolate, dark chocolate and bold roast. Lovely.