tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
13/07/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 1/2015 (2011-324)
Very dark brown beer, light beige creamy head, unstable. Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, mocha. MF: almost no carbon, medium body. Taste: start is a bit tart (and that rhymes), citrus notes, sour berries, milk chocolate, mocha, raisins. Aftertaste: sour & citrus, mocha and dark chocolate, pretty dry finish. A very mild and surprisingly citric stout. Alcohol is noticeable in the mouth.
Koelschtrinker (9493) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malzig-alkoholischer, etwas säuerlicher Geruch, in dem auch noch der Hopfen Platz findet. CO2 ist hier nicht vorhanden. Süßer Antrunk, etwas alkoholisch, dabei malzig-süß werdend, um den Alkohol zu vertuschen. Dabei wird mir das Bier etwas zu süß, der Hopfen zu kratzig. Der Nachgeschmack ist wunderbar schokoladig.
Test vom 4.3.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 8,8,8,12,-,8 - 8,63
Jesterdeal (1469) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of Belgian yeast with a little cherry cordial. Pours thick and frothy with chunks in it. Tastes of figs and alcohol. closer to a German triplebock than a stout. Tasty.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
head: tiny, bubbly, off white
colour: dark brown
smell: smokey malts, hazelnuts, bit of cocoa , candy sirup
taste: sirupy malty based anis / licquorice start , herbs, alcohol !! , jaegermeister, dark chocolat, smokey malts, dry bitter end , spices in aftertaste / earthy / grassy , a nice one but truely a BELGIAN imperial stout , since most of people wouldn’t rate this as a stout when they don’t know it’s one it hink ...
thegreenrooster (2976) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark brown with a large tan head with lots of floties. Aroma is some chocolate malt with a candi sugar. Flavor is some dark malt with a bit of sour apple , booze and and a little sherry. Leaves a wine like quality on the tounge. This is not like any other impy stout you have ever had.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a disconcertingly light brown. Stout? Really? Smells like red wine and raisins. Hmm. Not off to a great start here. The flavor holds tons of chocolate and dried red fruits, especially cherries, until the alcohol flares up on the finish and burns it way home. Tastes strangely like chocolate-cherry cordials smothered in grain alcohol. Pretty rough. (2008)
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from L’Autre Oeil . Biggest explosion I ever witnessed -- so much that the waitress had to take the glass that was supposed to be given to my buddy, and even then, I asked the owner/bartender for a straw.
So.. yeah...enormous head. Pours black, with shades of ruby. Aroma is... weak. But focused around rum, booze and raisins, roughly in that order. Taste is raisin and resin -- Expected a much stronger malt backbone, mainly about yeasts. Nothing wrong with that -- it’s a belgian, after all, but it was still a bit wrong to notice that little of malts and that much of booze.
Surprisingly bitter. Disappointment. Good, but disappointment. At least, a few people laughed very hard when they saw me running for a straw.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours black with a nice 3 finger head that is a light tan with great retention and lacing. Good overall, wish the head was a little darker.
The aroma is too light overall. I want it to be a little more robust. What I do get is some malts on the front which are sweet chocolate.
The taste has a ton more flavor than the aroma it has a chocolate start with a little bitter and it has a interesting light smoke finish. Its nice and unique.
The feel is ok very drinkable.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an opaque black color. The head was a few fingers high and light brown. It reduced over a minute or so to a thin cap. Smelled of fig, raisin, subdued rum, brown sugar, molasses, and anise. Medium bodied and sweet with a splash of somewhat harsh alcohol. Cocoa, clove, and caramel flavors.
crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hybrid of many styles, stout like delivery but with belgian yeast. It relaly begs the question: i there such a thing as a Belgian Stout?