oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@Moeder Lambic, Brussels. Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some fruits, mild chocolate, alcohol and some slight wooden notes as well. Flavour is very similar, with the liquorice, alcohol and sweetish wooden notes making a good and tasty base for it.
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Rocket Rudkin. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is softish and airy. Soft and lightly tangy dark malt, touch of dry cream. Strong coffee but well rounded. Mild cognac underneath. Light dry finish.
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting at Matt’s, bottle 0432/2100, vintage 2014
Black color with small head. Smells like a primitive imperial stout, roasted malts and a lot of phenol, but wait till the taste to feel the huge phenol wave; there are hints of chocolate and tobacco, and the boozy barrel aging. Burning final.
Very messy and clumsy.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to the Colinator. Pours deep black-brown with a frothy, beige head. The aroma holds a lot of charred wood, baking cocoa, some earth. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of oily chocolate, some nice burnt oak, scorched earth. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with lots more dark, bittersweet chocolate, burnt wood, bitter earth. Solid.
rlgk (17910) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to _angst_. Pirch black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Roasted chocolate and cognac aroma, vanilla, caramel, nuts, earthy, licorice, fruity, prunes, some woody notes. Roasted cognac and chocolate flavor, vanilla, caramel, nuts, figs, earthy, woody, cream, warming alcohol. Woody vanilla, cream, chocolate and cognac finish. Good beer.
Theydon_Bois (16615) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s tasting lab, from an IP trade with a Canadian fella on BA, 08/04/14.
Pitch black with a good sized dirty tan head that thins to a covering and edgework.
Nose is dark roast, restrained alcohol, cognac evident, bitter orange, hoppy wafts, bitter chocolate.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, spice, roast malt, well tuned cognac BA in force, bitter orange peel, hoppy waistcoat.
Full bodied, fine carbonaton, lightly warming booze at the close.
Solid BA impy - lovely stuff!
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ RateBeer Best 2016. Black in color with some tan foam. Really strong roast, black licorice, and ash on the nose. I get a lot of brandy, too. Some sweetness of vanilla, chocolate, and molasses on the flavor, at least. Still a lot of roasted malt and coffee notes. Some barrel, chocolate syrup, and burnt sugar. It’s not bad. Not my favorite of the day.
Oakes (15457) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uh, mega intense, rich malt, sugars, barrel, all that. Stand a spoon in this. Alcohol, barrel, bad ass sweet sugary granddad of commandaria prune juice insanity.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Dany. Pours tar black with brown head. Nose and taste of cognac, roast chocolate, chocolate pudding, vanilla, oak, licorice root and brownie. Full bodied. Well balanced.
mcberko (13863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of cognac upfront, perfumey notes and booze. Flavour is really big and decadent, with loads of cognac upfront, some booze, and an oily slick palate. For a BA impie, it’s all cognac with nothing else. Not overly complex. Finishes with a big alcohol, liqueur burn. Good stuff for what it is, but it’s not elegant in any way.