Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gusher! Near black color, massive brown head that settles quickly. Nice aroma of dark sourdough brown bread dipped in cocoa. Taste is cocoa, vanilla, softly sour gingerbread. Very tasty.
ansalon (631) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is cherries, honey, brown sugar, dark red fruit. Taste is chocolate, caramel, cherries, honey, coffee.
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Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Pre-Zwanze. It pours darkest brown with a thick tan head. The nose is roasty, toast, green apple, pear, sherbet, berry, vanilla, fudge and wood. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, apple, pear, melon, blackcurrant, blueberry, jam, caramel, cocoa, cola and wood. Full body and fairly high carbonation. A solid Imperial stout.
teorn88 (1655) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle at Bruce’s, thanks to Paul. It pours a deep dark brown colour with a huge beige head. Big gusher. Aroma is intense red berries, cherries, wood and oak. Chocolate as well. Taste is sweet acidic with a quite bitter finish. Cocoa and nuts with some dark fruits. Mouthfeel is full with good carbonation. Overall, very very good.
mR_fr0g (1391) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at pre zwanze tasting. Thanks to Paul. Aroma is tart cherry light roast some salty. Alcohol presence. Dark caramel colour thin tan head. Flavour is roast tart berry and liquroce. Light soy. Warming alcohol in the finish.
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gedronken @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting, donker bruine/zwarte kleur, bruine schuimkraag, ruikt zuur, fruitig, kersen, framboos, smaakt naar bourbon, hout, fruitig
dEnk (3108) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RBESG. Aroma is faint wood and bourbon, some roasted malt and faint red fruits. Flavour is roasty vanilla with oak, chocolate and liquorice. Nice.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, tan head. Light sour aroma, coffee, roasted malts, buttermilk, brett and light vanilla. Light sour flavour, coffee, malts, caramel, cacao and a light bourbon note. Sour finish, coffee and caramel.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting, Bodegraven. Thanks for sharing, 77ships!)
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Pours completely black with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has plenty oak, roasted, lots of vanilla, quite astringent. Highish carbonation, dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet chocolate, lots of vanilla, cocoa powder dryness, coffee, mild astringent. Vinious and quite warming. The astringency is still there, but remains balanced by alcohol and oak. Lingering, quite heavy malty dryness. Yum.
kraddel (1920) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black, white/grey foam. smell is sweet, taste is typical alvinne , some bourbon ( no overkill) . very sweet!