tderoeck (8186) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
21/I/2012 on tap @ La Capsule (Lille) - BB: n/a (2012-71)
Clear dark brown beer, small beige to brown head. Aroma: caramel, raisins, mocha, alcohol, dark chocolate. MF: low carbon, full body, cloying texture. Taste: sweet caramel, vanilla, mocha, whiskey, raisins, dried fruits, alcohol. Aftertaste: whiskey, alcoholic, some sweet malts, peppery finish.
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JAN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown. No head. Aroma is big on alcohol. Tastes very sweet drinkable and smooth. little bit too much...
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown-black with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is big, boozy, oak, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, some dark fruit. Taste is sweet, vanilla, roasty, chocolate, dark fruits and berries, nice coffee finish; very strong and boozy, clears the sinuses. HOWEVER, it’s very tasty and drinkable. For those capable of chewing this beer, the mouth feel is pleasantly surprising. I’m shocked at how tasty and drinkable this is considering the
strength. I’d be very interested in finding out how many of these I could handle.
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Dark brown with tiny golden head. Aroma is vanilla, lots of booze, bit of dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. Taste is very roasty, chocolate, sweet and boozy but surprisingly drinkable. Ends with a spirit burn in the mouth with lots of roastiness. This was really nice, but a third of a pint of it really messed me up. I am scared to have it again.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance:oily dark,light beige head...
Panzerfaust (790) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from El Irlandés. Batch #007. At 18.2% this is the strongest beer I have tried so far. It pours a hazy dark brown/mahogany color with some ruby hues: Not the typical Imperial Stout color. Head is dark tan, creamy and leaves an irregular lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, pretty boozy, shows notes of dark fruits, whisky, coffee, nail polish and vanilla. Not typical stout aroma either. Taste is sweet, not very roasted, with a wide array of flavors: Notes of molasses, brown sugar, mocha, orange chocolate, overripe figs and vanilla. Nice but so far it could be labeled as a Barley Wine as well. This beer’s sweetness is not cloying at all but the high gravity warms you very quickly. I can’t feel the hops anywhere, even though the label says it’s dry hopped. Big body, lots of booze, low carbonation. Aftertaste is not far different from what you could get from a Cuban Rum. This is an interesting, fairly well made brew but a little exaggerated on the alcohol level part. I much prefer lower alcohol BrewDog stouts like Paradox Isle of Arran.
Marheb (5005) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2012 Grossier liquide avec plusieurs traits communs avec le gâteau forêt noire. Absurde quantité de sucres de toute sorte macérés dans l’alcool avec un fini assez sec. Définitivement une déception. On verra dans une décennie si la transformation en vaut la peine.
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Black as night with a mahogany corona. Little dark bubbles stick to the side of your glass like syrup. You can smell the booze coming off this... you can smell a scotch whisky, spices, chocolates and roasts. Sticky in the mouth. Thick. Incredibly warming, with cranberries, bananas and yet more chocolate and coffee. There’s hints of licorice and cherries. You feel this one travelling down. Needs sipping and nursing and dealing with properly. If you treat it right, it gives you an experience like no other. It’s a little unbalanced (and very unhinged) to be the BEST beer experience. But it’s an experience all the same.
Idiosynkrasie (6513) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Deep black with almost no head. Abv is daunting. Extreme sweetness, sirup, parfait-like. Worth the test, but I can’t think of an opportunity to drink Tokyo* again if i go for beer.
Maybe more an interesting experiment for the brewer than the drinker.
slakemythirst (201) - - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Luktar lite toffee, skumgodis och svagt kaffe. Väldigt söt (för söt) i smaken. Syra ifrån druvor/russin i mängder. Svag beska..nästan bara sötma. Njae..ölen är OK för den balanserar den höga alkoholhalten.