darbeer75 (121) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: lots of vanilla; toasty and sweet; Appearance: black with tan head; some lacing; Taste: notes of chocolate and coffee and grassiness; bitter and sweet; Palate: heavy body; bitter finish; soft carbonation; Overall: smooth and complex; not the biggest fan of the bitter aftertaste;
Nisse666 (5562) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in trade with CH-303, thanks SIr! cons 2015-12-19 Göteborg
AR: vinos kriek, dark chocolate
AP: dark ruby, frothy/stouty cream coffey colored foam
F: sour kriek, vinos, dry cherry, cherry seeds upfront, finshes dark rich chocolate flavour, rather light mouthfeeling vs the high ABV, wee peppery,
flying_pig (1304) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Drinks of the World, Basel (7.50 CHF):
A very surprising take on an imperial stout with a lot more hops than expected led by some excellent pine & grapefruit plus a few background fruits balanced against roasted malts & a chocolate base. The beer went down a lot easier than I should have & is definitely one I’d like to try again, if only it was available nearer me.
blackisle (1522) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing-top bottle 33cl. (batch 2014). Pitch black, thick one finger frothy tan head, very cappuccini-like, diminishing slowly, good lacing; aroma is roasted malts, dried dark fruits, cocoa, coffee, cloves, laurel, cinnamon, light vanilla; smooth taste, heavy sweet, light bitter, with a long duration, chocolate, coffee, fruity, spicy; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste is sweetbitter, coffee, spicy notes; alcohol well-hidden, very smooth mouthfeel, very nice.
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a large rocky light beige head. Nose is chocolate, licorice, tar, vanilla, cinnamon, caramel and hints of herbs, tobacco and coffee. Taste is chocolate, cinnamon, black tea, pepper, tobacco, herbs and hints of licorice, coffee, tar and ashes. Full body, medium carbonation. Interesting stuff; a more unconventional flavor profile than most imperial stouts out there. Perhaps not utterly amazing, but still very nice. And props to BMF for creating some very original beers indeed.
Maakun (2345) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at just passed the milestones tasting. Hazy dark brown with fizzy dark beige head. Lots of herbs up front, spicy yeast, sweet grains, soft chocolate, fresh leaves, minerals, grassy and peppery. Light sweet and medium herbal bitter. Over medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and light chili burn. Very unusual stuff, more like a dark saison. Very spicy and peppery, I quite like this.
deanso (7434) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle shared courtesy of Maakun.
Thin creamy tan head. clear deep burgundy pour. A bit too herbal and this for a russian imperial stout. Nice effort
kermis (8508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Maakun at the Get Kermis to 8k tasting. Pours dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma is heavy herbal, vegetal, tobacco, slightly burnt malt, light roasty, caramel, light pepper and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Shag (2738) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown color with a beige head. The flavor contains some caramel, tea, and vanilla maybe some faint chocolate and nutmeg. The flavor is slightly bitter with some caramel and coffee flavors coming through. I didn’t actually smell any coffee aromas so that was a bit weird. The palate is a bit thin for an imperial stout style. Overall this is pretty good seems more like a jacked up brown ale than a true stout but hard to classify really.
jsquire (3980) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a large foamy beige head. Roasted grains, chocolate and pepper in the nose. Lots of sweet chocolate, vanilla bean, ash, and a bit of pepper heat. Some sweetened coffee in the finish. Really full mouth feel. Different flavors for a impy stout..