gEUS (1540) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting, shared by the ever cool dennoman. Whereas the straight version was a bit of a let down, this one is hitting all the right buttons: intensely roasted, balanced and a nice additional wood character that makes this a well drinkable RIS, of which the alcohol is very well hidden. Nicely done.
kraddel (4768) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Ultimate Imperial Stout Tasting. Thnx for the awesome day, folks! This bottle was shared by Dennoman. Pours black, small to no grey head. Smell is bourbon-like roasted grains. Taste is intense, boozy. Sharp grains and bourbon
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RIch looking very dark brown bodied, drunk more than a year aged as this style should be. Above average mouthfeel., this is well malted. Aroma of barreling (the coconut) and chocolate. All comes together in a great taste.
Spab (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from brewery retail store (cellared about one year). Pours a virtually black dark brown and moderate-sized light brown head. Aroma is extremely roasty with lots of cocoa, some dark fruit, vanilla and a little bourbon. Flavour is quite roasty but with a nearly as strong sweetness; lots of cocoa, raisin, brown sugar, vanilla, gentle woodiness, bourbon and a little leather. Rich, slick mouthfeel. Not as boozy as I’d have expected, even with the aging. A very impressive beer.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6573-20140808] Bottle. Soya sauce and roasted bread crumbs. Black cola body with no lasting head. Bitten soya sauce and sweet Worcestershire smoke flavour. Full body. Interesting. (8/3-/8/3/15) 3.7
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Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small dark brown foamy head with light retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some black chocolates notes with light whiskey notes. Taste is also dominated by sweet roasted malt notes with some black chocolate notes and a whiskey and vanilla finish. Body is full with nice creamy texture and medium carbonation with no alcohol. Very nice beer with smooth drinking features.
Bendrixian (1357) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as night colour. Big rich boozy bourbon aroma. Sweet vanilla. Huge boozy imperial stout. Very remarkable. Good stuff
biirusaikou (1446) - - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich sweet chocolate, vanilla, oak, so sweet you wouldn’t believe the abv but the alcohol slowly warms you. Wouldn’t drink tons of it but a nice cocoa liquor-like digestive.
Krypter (4) - - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very smooth, nice delicate mouthfeel, amazing chocolate and rum flavours, heavy alcohol overlay and heavy raisin aftertaste. Very good, hard to walk out of the bar after this.
dresden (1205) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from February 2013, from Jay. Thick black stuff, with a tan head and a lively carbonation. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and tons is malt. Bourbon oak, caramel, and roast. Bitter chocolate, cocoa. Great stuff