Benzai (9549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Opaque black color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some hops, some bitter. Very nice actually.
jmgreenuk (5391) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is creamy caramel smooth toffee liqourice. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich oily liqourice alcoholic bitter palate with a long bitter finish. A super beer and Iíd love to drink more but the ABV is a killer.
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, fudge and caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
tmrmwel (1156) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a finger thick reddish head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice and muscovado, as well as oak, leather and vanilla. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, liquorice, muscovado, chocolate and coffee, with a sweetly finish of dark fruits.
jaghana (4382) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl. A dark brown ale with medium creamy head. Smell is intense on barley caramel, prune and fig, excellent bouquet. Aroma is very sweet and smooth, lot of blond caramel, toasted malt, barley sugar, quetches, fig, vanilla, licorice, prune, dry grapes. Extremely complex, intense and well balanced beer, creamy and smooth, light wood and round whisky notes, light peated touch too, alcohol very well hidden. Light red fruit at the finish such as red currant, long caramel duration, not much roasted.
tricksta_p (1671) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black colour with a beige/brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, oak, peat, whiskey. Flavour is peaty sweetness, warming alcohol (but suprisingly subtle for a 15% beer), touch of vanilla. The BA Imperial Stout is one of my favourite styles, and this oneís a great example.
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Jesse for sharing. Pours a very dark brown/red color with a brown head. Aroma is Port and liquorice. Taste is heavy, very sweet and lots of alcohol. After that comes cacao and some bitterness, then alcohol again. Aftertaste is cacao and some raisins. Nice beer.
MarcoDL (2587) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, what a beer. Complex, ever evolving taste of roasted coffee, dark cacao, smooth vanilla and some dark fruits and raisin. Long aftertaste, thick mouthfeel. Alcohol level is high, but not dominant in the taste. This is very good.
larsniclas (5891) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a beige head.
Vinous aroma with oak, salty liquorice, dark chocolate and some coconut.
Sweet and vinous flavour. Burnt sugar, tar, peat, liquorice, cold coffee.
Light to medium bitterness.
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. BATCH 60.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: whiskey, oak, chocolate, vanilla, very sweet, very alcoholic.
TASTE: alcoholic, too much alcohol, very sweet, not really balanced anymore... too much alcohol/whiskey in general. I think itís the first time I had the idea that it was íover the topí for an Imperial Stout!