77ships (3279) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml. bottle sampled. Procured from the gift shop of La Coupole. Drank outside. Great label & “imperial smout” is a hillarious term, this sounds like a bad Chinese knock-off of “imperial stout”. Dark brown, creamy brown / beige head. Smells sour, tart & overripe wild red berries, charcoal, charred wood, roast, spoiled, smells like a bit on top like a beer that has been left outside to stand in a glass overnight. Tastes of overripe sour red berries, vinegar, charred & burned malts, actually tastes like coal, huge on ashes, coffee grounds, very lingering charcoal & ashes tastes. Body is that of an infected beer, hard to drink more than a few sips of. This isn’t good to simply put it, it wasn’t overly expensive but not the cheapest either & a total waste overall.
vipinvelp (1826) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with dark brown lacing foam head. Aroma is coffee, some chocolate, some herbs. Taste nice bitter, coffee, some bread. Does not qualify for American Strong Ale, more a stout to me. Lasting bitter aftertaste. (Nantes 201402)
rosenbergh (5978) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. L13276. BB 01/2015. From saveur-biere.com.
Black colour with a small tan head.
Chocolate, Coke, mild roasted malt and sugar in the aroma.
The flavour is roasted malt, ash, mild coffee, sweetness, bitterish hops and liquorice. Not very tasty. A bit unbalanced but rich.
TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
19.11.13 Bottled 330ml Saveur. Deep ruby color, small brown head, some lace. Nose has sweet licorice, perhaps a bit milky too. Medium-bodied. Licorice dominates first, then in the aftertaste tobacco, tar and ash. At least it is interesting, but too tobacco ashy for my liking.
jinroh (180) - ESTONIA - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 l bottle. Pours dark, almost black with a nice head with brown notes. Also leaves nice lacings on the glass. Aroma has caramel, a bit of alcohol, sour candy. Taste is thick tar, liquorice caramel, a bit of sweet smokiness. Aftertaste is long and smokey bitter.
CraftBeerNick (714) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, 4th October 13. Tar, liquorice. Slightly too fizzy. OK stout, won’t be rushing back on this beast
Nisse666 (3678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Biere Saveure cons 2013-10-03 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, caramel, nuttiness
AP: pitch black, stouthy thick crčme beige coloured steady head
F: smooth, roasted malt, caramel, licorice, raisin, soy souce
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle into tulip glass
Overall: That was a treat. I really enjoyed drinking this beer. I really appreciate that this style was made in the region a well made beer that I really enjoyed,
Appearance: very deep brown, amazing head with lacing. very inviting.
Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, vanilla, alcohol,
taste: slightly bitter, but enjoyable. slightly sweet.
palate: medium texture, full flavor, great, strong finish.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from La Fine Mousse. Black with a rich, light brown head. Potent roasted coffee nose with hints of sweetness. Roasted coffee and caramel providing nice bitter-sweet balance. Very good.
Borresteijn (4336) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle from erickok, thanks Eric! Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, liquorice, earth, some ash, light berry-tartness. Flavour is similar with lots of liquorice and earthy notes, hard roasted bitter finish, sticky mouthfeel. Medium-bodied. Nice stout.