michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of dark malts, pepper, ash, slight tobacco, slight tea, slight roasting, and slight vanilla. Poured black in color with a very large, dense, rocky, brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of tart fruit, dark malts, slight pepper, light vanilla, light roasting, slight caramel, and slight tea. Medium body. Slightly chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Acidic, roasted, light caramel finish is a little chalky. 10+%ABV is well hidden.
budedou (707) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 27, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an extremely dark brown with a good head of tan foam. Lacing is okay. I get notes of spicy pepper and what seems like a fruity tartness. Peppery for sure. Some roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla. overall tastes, I can only describe as rough. Full bodied with great carbonation. Strange taster of the style. Doesn’t exactly hit my palate right.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Taniguchi. BFM Cuvée Alex le Rouge 10.276%
A Jurassian Imperial Stout whatever that means. A deep black with a light beige head. An aroma of chewy oatmeal bars and savoury chocolate. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. The initial taste is roasty chocolate before giving you a fruity bitterness. Good stuff that gives you a surprising amount of berry flavor midway between raspberry and strawberry.
Floodom (113) - POLAND - MAR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 2015. Barwa ciemnobrązowa, piana beżowa, zostawiająca ślad na szkle. W aromacie dużo wanilii, suszonych owoców i przypraw, ponadto mleczna czekolada, co zaskakuje to kompletny brak alkoholu. Bardzo przyjemny. W smaku przyprawowe, kawowe, palone, na drugim planie likierowy alkohol przyjemnie grzejący przełyk. Goryczka niska. Piwo gęste, oleiste. Niskie wysycenie.
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l bottle at home from trade with SinH4, big thanks. Batch 2015. BB 07/2020. dark brown / almost black color, medium big tan head. smells sour, green apples, light licorice, spices, earthy, grass, marzipan, parfume. decent smell. full body, medium carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes sourish but also quite sweet, licorice, nutty, marzipan, some caramel, light funk, hints of coffee. finishes dry/sourish/sweet with notes of nuts, marzipan and licorice. decent stuff but overall rather weird. lightly soured imp stout with quite a lot of sweetness, misses the usual roast & coffee notes. has some nice nutty notes, but overall too sweet and lacking some complexity. good but could be better.
vollmer (8) - - MAR 5, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
coffee, resin, black, sparkling, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, fizzy, long finish,
Overall a very good beer, coffee taste. I didn’t find the tea and the sarwak pepper.
Vighals (2645) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum som ligger godt. Lukter sure kirsebær, melkesjokolade, svovel, nøtter og trevirke. Fyldig. Søtlig smak i starten, bær og sjokolade. Salt lakris og kaffebitterhet i avslutningen. Lang.
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Way under rated here...Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of dark malts, tobacco, and some funk. Flavors of sour barrel, dark malts and fruits.
zvsn (1415) - ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Deep brown with a big beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dried fruits, nuts and alcohol. Medium sweet, flavors of prunes, berries, roasted malt, nuts, licorice, vanilla, light tartness. Medium-bodied, smooth. Not a typical RIS, but still quite nice.
rayaron (1192) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvsn. 2015 batch. Opaque brown with big brownish head. Aroma of salty snack and cola, a bit soapy. Sourish flavor with notes of salty snack, soapy, some roastiness, a bit nutty. Full-bodied. Not really an IS but kind of American strong ale.
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvsn. 2015 batch. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of roast, nuts, dark fruits, caramel, a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor, slightly sourish, with caramel, roast, nuts, some dark fruits, an alcoholic note and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Not very Imperial Stout-ish.