tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/VIII/2012 50cl bottle @ RBBSG - BB: VI/13 - batch 150 (2012-922) Thanks to secretsanta for sharing the bottle!
Very dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige to brown head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, sweet touch, brown sugar, caramel, somewhat spicy. MF: quite some carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of mocha, coffee, very bitter hops, bit of caramel, sugary. Aftertaste: bitter hops, lots of coffee, pretty bitter. Not my style of stout, but ok.
77ships (3602) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Left-over from RBBSG 2012 // 50 cl. bottle sampled // thx to whoever brought this // dark brown with a mocha head // taste is this serious roast, going to peated, some milk chocolate sweetness underneath, lingering ashy, peated finish, burned flavours. grounded coffee beans. deff more than usual bitter hops in the back // oddly light bit thin despite the too roasted, too peated flavours for me // not crazy about this one, not terrible really but not really my thing either
sebletitje (6602) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ 2nd RBBSG, August 11th 2012.
Brune foncée, col épais café au lait.
Arôme malté grillé, note de tourbe et cendre voire un léger bouquet de malt fumé.
Palais, malt caramel/toffee restant assez sec accompagné d’un beau pétillant, garde ce côté malt fumé qui est discret. Le houblon reste en retrait laissant peu de place à l’amertume, fine douceur de vanille et sucre brun.
nick76 (4184) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is burnt and toasted with coffee and chocolate as well as cardboard and grass. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma but slightly medicinal. The palate is thin for the style. Overall I expected more from this one.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle courtesy of summer secret santa 2012. thanks, mike! pours a rich, silky, black capped by a thick, rocky, dark kahki head that leaves oily sheets of lace. aroma is great with heavy belgian chocolate, roasted coffee, malted milk balls, and vanilla backed by earthy hops, brown sugar, and dusty oats. flavor is delicious as well with rich, smooth roasted malts, fresh coffee beans, dark chocolate, and twix bars backed by vanilla pudding, grassy hops, belgian yeast, and a hint of rye on the back end. palate is smooth and medium bodied with fine carbonation and a dry, very bitter, roasted, chocolatey finish. overall, a damn fine imperial stout.
doublebock (499) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with just a bit of tan head. Malty aroma of raisins and vanilla. Rich chewy palate with notes of tobacco, leather, kola nut and toffee. Strong kick but not overwhelming. Fresh hoppy finish coats under the tongue. .
drpimento (2188) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh man, this is good. Poured a touch cold, with a smallish tan head that soon settles to a few foamy islands and a rign wiht plenty of lace. Color in even the narrow part of the glass is an absolutely opaque, pitch brown black. Aroma is roast, malt, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and heady. Flavor’s like nose, a rich blend of a balanced sweet, bitter and slight tang. Body is full, a little soft, but not too, and for such a big beer, easy driiniking. Finish is like flavor, sweet giving way to bitter, long, and very satisfying. Alcohol is fairly hidden. Really good beer.
POLK (2160) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored Imperial stout with a good brown foam. Creamy and rich roasted flavor. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Long hoppy aftertaste. Very bitter.
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12th November 2009
Opaque black stout, Sweetish nose, smells a little oaky but it isn’t oaked! Soft and dry palate. Rich dark malt, smooth with a repressed minerally hop bitterness. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Bitter but light Impy but I could not drink loads of this.
bax (1107) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 01/06-2012) Low brown head, black color, roasted aroma, smooth taste, roasted slightly smoked taste, some bitterness, slightly coffee taste. Batch #81, BB date 2 2013.