yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark ruby body with some micro-floaties and a tan head. Chocolate, mocha, coffee, sweetness, dried fruits and some hops in the aroma. A bit weaker flavor, but still very nice, with a good dash of sweetness, some dryish coffee, burnt malt and chocolate. Full-bodied beer with a both sweet and dry finish. A really nice imperial stout, but with a Belgian twist, leaving it a bit too sweet for my taste. It is a beer Podge should be proud to have his name on. (070430)
sunevdj (3732) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brux 07. Pours black with a small off-white, diminishing head. Medium sweetness with a light Belgian, yeasty sourness. Aromas of roasted malts and slightly bready. Perfumed hoppiness. Also aromas of prunes, dates and pears. Stron alcohol aromas. Rather flat with a dry, slightly metallic, alcohol finish.
iosonomarco (41) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma maltato con sentori di uva e liquirizia. Al palato si presenta inizialmente con il dolce dei malti scuri e sentori di liquirizia e caffè. L’elevata gradazione alcolica è ben mascherata
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark, almost black coloured with no carbonation and almost no head. Sweet, buttery dry aroma. Full roasted palate. Finish is roasted, bitter. Not really my kind of beer, but maybe a poor conditioned bottle.
JoeinDahlem (1437) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Delirium. Poured black with just a few bubbles on top. Awesome aroma of dry red wine and coffee. Flavor is fairly sweet, starts fruity, then tasty dark malts, chocolate, black coffee. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Thankfully low carbonation, unlike some other Belgian stouts. Not much bitterness, but it carries itself well anyway. Sweet, thick and tasty.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased @ Bierkoning, Amsterdam, then consumed in the hotel. Near black, a slightly darker white head. Chocolate, espresso and yeast induced fruits in the nose. Nice mouthfeel. A stout wth a great Belgian feel.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Draught at ZBF. A little to delicate for me, I would prefer a little action from a stout. Almost black and opaque. Liqourice and dark fruits in the aroma, hints of sugar too. Very full on sweetness that is just about tollerable in the mouth with some fairly obvious strawberry milk / genever. Quite odd but rather tasty. Alcohol is clearly there but not too over powering. A little inkyness and some rubber, slight coffee and a roasty note at the edges. It’s all there. A solid Belgian stout just not quite assertive enough.
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught: Poured a dark black with a bubbly head. Rich liquorice and spice aroma. Rich candy sweet malt along with some perfume dry finish.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 (Bottle) Pours dark brown. Light to medium roasted aroma with caramel, liquorice, stone, spices, sweet red apples and a touch of shell fish. Floral hints with some notes of summer meadow. Sweet and salty flavour with chocolate and liquorice. Smooth, silky and softly roasted mouthfeel. Lightly peppery and hints of minerals. LIgering sweetness with some light notes of dark fruits. Medium body. Very nice Imp stout from Belgium.
Sammy (10565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tip of the hat to Papsoe. A dark not jet black colour with some white head. Aroma of yeast and coffee and chocolate. Unique rich stout, not as thick at a top RIS, not a Bell stout, just enjoyable Belgian style. Great balance as not too coffee, too chocolate, too bitter.