Alengrin (1715) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The ’black hand’, with a thick and moussy, sticky head and very dark mahogany colour, practically black. Aroma of toffee, coffee grounds, candied dates, old ’jenever’, dried plums, raisins, figs, caramel and - unfortunately - some red cabbage (DMS). Some dark fruits in the mouth on a thick chocolatey and nutty malt base, gin-like warming alcohol and a frim peppery hop bitterness in the finish, long and dry. Not bad at all but I preferred their Podge.
giorgos_gtc (90) - GREECE - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great body and great foam..Mango is more in the aroma than in the taste. The taste now is a classic imperial stout with its bitterness,maybe from dark chocolate, combined with the sweetness of mango.
adasko (313) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has very rich, deep and intense aroma. The are a notes of port wine, dark malts, a bit of brandy and a bit of cherry. It’s completely dark, non-transparent, with small head. In taste it’s coffee sour but the coffee bitterness is endless in aftertaste. It’s quite strongly carbonated and drinkable for a imperial stout. Has rather small body but alcohol is covered and hidden completely.
ForlornHope (46) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
33 CL bottle had been chilled for a couple of hours. When opened it gushed like a fountain. I could only retrieve some from the copious foam. Colour : charcoal black. For a supposedly high ABV stout the taste was rather ordinary. I don’t know what else to say: I’m feeling generous with the scoring. Do not get your wallet out for this one.
mike_77 (3115) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with lots of sediment from the bottle. Quite a funky aroma. Some vegetables, light tartness. Texture is quite thick and oily. Initial tartness, then earthy. Background of dark malts and liquorice.
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Yeah, a slow gusher that want’s out of the bottle. Looks nice in the glass with a big frothy lacing brown top under a deep dark brown body absolutely filled with tons of sediments and floaters. Smells nice. Light licorice and roasted touches. I get a little bit of coffee acidity and dusty cellar. Not to extreme but actually quite fair. It tastes quite good actually this. It’s loaded with woody barreled tannin’s and red wine. It’s not to affected by the gushing when having it in the mouth as it has a mild oily mouthffeel and a just below average bubble level. Dry cocoa darkness with a quite interesting acidity finishing this one off. Yeah, it’s quite a interesting one this. Lots of flavor. 15.01.2014
AndySnow (3265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Monk’s Porter House, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, dried fruit, coffee, vanilla, alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, chocolate, a bit sour, vanilla, spices, alcohol.
bartlebier (1713) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@ZBF 2014-ZO. Sedate coffee, dry caramel and liquorice aromas unfold gently, straightforwardly in the taste profile. Finish heavy on dark chocolate bitters and liquorice with a herbal tang, barring most sweetness- all in all balanced and enjoyable. Luxuriously seamy mouthfeel.
Ambro206 (125) - ITALY - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Porter dal sapore leggermente acido. Corpo medio, aromi maltati e luppolati appena accennati. Sapore lungo e persistente.
arsol (550) - NORWAY - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bortimot svart i fargen med masse brunt skum. Ved åpning av flasken sprutet det slik en ristet champagneflaske gjør. Så karboneringen var det ikke noe i veien med. Lukter godt kaffe og også noe fruktig. Sødme og kaffe kommer også fram i smaken. Bitter lang ettersmak.