jmgreenuk (5532) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin tan head with an silky oily consistency. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee. The flavour is medium bitter, rich with roasted malt and dark chocolate. An amazing beer and considering the ABV the alcohol was nicely controlled. One of the best impy stouts I’ve had.
Bosbouw (1622) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2013 Mooi donker bier met volle donkere schuimkraag. Ruikt naar koffie en toast. Smaakt erg goed met duidelijk koffie, chocola tinten. Lekker bier.
caesar (5598) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Licorice, blackcurrant, coffee. Bit dry, bit harsh. Typical english Imperial stout with all the dark fruits, which is not my favorite. Slight unbalanced. Still, decent stuff.
Countbeer (5060) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2013 Bottle @ RBESG’13 Grand Tasting @ De Molen: Served in a Molen taster: Thanks for sharing Chriso/Boudicca:
Creamy yellow brown colored head that changes into a lacing on top of a pitch black colored beer.
Aromas of coffee, coffee roast, coffee beans, smooth, chocolate, some raisin, thick, lovely.
Flavours of coffee, coffee beans, roasted barleys, smooth, coal, tar, caramel, raisin. Hmm just awesome balanced and deep dark.
Aftertaste has lots of roast, some coffee, chocolate...
Low carbo, full creamy silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Smooth, balanced, deep, dark, thick. Awesome! And a funny label.
deanso (6248) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at rbesg 2013.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Coffee bitter aftertaste .
Benzai (9670) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RBESG grand tasting. Opaque pitch black color, light brown colored head. Smell malts, roasted malts, lightly coffee. Taste malts, roasted malts, lightly coffee, very roasty, very bitter, liquorice and slightly alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation.
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBESG 2013. Bottle during Grand Tasting at De Molen. Black beer with a beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice, vanilla, tar notes, raisins, dades, smoked notes. Roasted dark chocolate flavor, cocoa powder, peat notes, floral, hay, caramel, raisins, some licorice. Great beer!
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Josh. It pours black with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, oily, vanilla, earth and dark fruits. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, toast, earth, decent bitterness, cocoa butter, ash and spice. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Pretty smooth. Pretty tasty stuff indeed.
Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a wonderful deep dark dense black/brown with a lovely tan head. OK aroma - boozy, coffee, choc, no real sweetness on the nose.
It’s pretty bitter and boozy from the get-go with coffee at the forefront and some dark chocolate but not much else happening for me. The big bitterness and the whack of booze is a little much. It’s good, but I was hoping for more complexity.
harrisoni (14715) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Sourced Market, St Pancras. Thick black beer with thick tan head. Blackcurrant and blackberry flavour. Good fruity impy stout with quite light and agile. Just a touch of newspaper. Yeah I liked it. Surprisingly fruity touch of chocolate. Yes, pretty good.