josanguapo (995) - SPAIN - JUN 22, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Warching Silicon Valley 2x03-05. Great asphalt rafts to celebrate my 1000 different beers. Amazing aroma and great taste. Great example of the style. Take care of its ABV
SaintMatty (6629) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml Bottle - Black in colour. Plain chocolate, treacle and liquorice in the aroma. Rich and roasted taste with notes of plain chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and liquorice.
nordic (411) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, oily texture. Rich aroma: caramel, toffee, liquoir, coffee. Taste: warming alcohol, sweet, also bitter, roasted, toffee. Full body. Very good.
77ships (7440) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fair sized sampel from 355 ml. bottle at Gollem. Bottle says 11/06/2015 meaning bottled 6th of November 2015 I assume? Black, solid mocha. Nose is mellow umami, herbal with roast, soy sauce,… taste is mellow herbal umami, some soy sauce, low molasses, roast, touch of blueberry, very long aftertaste which is nice but finish is largely thinner umami, herbal, roast, almost vegetable, some earth in the finish. Thinner than expected syrup & molasses body. Kind of expected a bit more from a beer this big in production & massive in appreciation. Price & distribution probably play a bit roast but this huge umami, burned mushroom & vegetable profile didn’t do it for me. I prefer my RIS with more desert-like coffee & chocolate sweetness. This one was a bit lost on me, I actually started liking it less as it warmed up. I heard that this beer needs a lot of time but I just don’t see this flavours evolving closer to what I like.
Sebilinz (1685) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black body with small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with caramel and coffee there are also dried red fruits. Taste is coffee roasted malts cocoa some vanilla and alcohol. Aftertaste is roasted malts bitterness with some vanilla sweetness. Nice one
Lowenbrau (3166) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 17-06-2016.
In short: really nice IStout.
Pours black with nice tan head.Moderate head retention, some lacing. Roasty, dark licorice, creamy, some coffee nose. Full body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Taste is roasty, moderate bitter, coffee, some creamy notes, sweet and warm aftertaste. Really good.
Unde (827) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost blackish beer with beige head on top. Aroma has slight liquor, some berries, roasted malts, espresso coffee, some berry note and liquor-like ending, a bit boozy after warming up. Full body and lowish carbonation. A slight disappointment, maybe the voyage from USA to Finland has taken its toll.
kajser27 (1234) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black colored, medium tan creamy head, good lasting. Aroma is of caramel and chocolate, some brown sugar, bit dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt, bit boozy. Taste is medium to very sweet caramel and dark chocolate, some brown sugar, bit dark fruits, roasted malt and coffee, roasted coffee medium+ bitterness, dry roasty finish, some alcohol with warming. Full- bodied, soft- carbonation, creamy. Very fine! Other bottle will be aged for a while...
(bottle, Vrutak, Zagreb)
King_Alex_II (1146) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black oil thick viscosity color with a very thin beige foam ring. The nose has sweet chocolate and some decent berry touch and some hints of alcohol. The taste is extremely thick, smooth and full. The taste has an intense detonation of chocolate, vanilla, berries and a slight spicy alcoholic finish. Dry chocolate light alcoholic smooth milky aftertaste.
Garrold (4019) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cotteridge, Brum. Not far off black. Film of sticky, tan head. Nose has savoury, roast malts. Some bonfire toffee. Some herbal, grassy hop. Some under ripe berry fruit. Taste is thick, chewy, charcoal sweet. Big, fruity, roast malt bitterness. Lots of bitter tang. Mouthfeel is smooth and fairly bright, given the ABV. Fruity, tangy, roast coffee and chocolate bitter finish. Decent.