chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Brodies festival, King William IV, Leyton on 8 April 2012. Some confusion about what this was when we were drinking it. Black and rich. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Licorice is noticeable. Cranberry surprisingly less so. As well as the usual imperial stout character it was also strongly resinous and hoppy. Interesting and very enjoyable.
tderoeck (5721) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/III/15 - on tap @ ACBF 2015 (Vichte) - BB: n/a (2015-335) Thanks to all for sharing today’s beers!
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very sweet, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, whisky, alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very roasted, caramel, sweet, bit sugary, alcohol, dried fruits, little bitter. Aftertaste: alcohol, roasted, lots of coffee, bit sour, cocoa powder. Very nice, but a bit too roasted for my flavour.
markoijelena (983) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft taste sample at Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2015 day 2 (07.03.2015) Vichte Belgium.Jeca, Alberto and Boban.Pour it dark color with small white head.On the nose coffee.Taste and aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee.Nice one.
77ships (4905) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled draft @ ACBF 2015. Black mocha,… Thick roast, mocha, ground, liquorish, light molasses & umami. Taste is sweet mocha, molasses, huge bitter roast, ground, quite bitter. Thick body. A bit too bitter & roasted for me but still I rather liked. Didn’t pick up on cranberries. (Thanks for sharing people!!!)
AdamJackson (3370) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, oily almost. 2 finger total coffee head with tight bubbles. A bit of light citrus aroma. dense coffee and the espresso aroma is roasty but not intense. Taste is very flavorful. So much chocolate and fudge. some burnt charred oak, peat malt. finish is a little bit boozy. a little less alcohol would be nice but this is a good beer.
ElManana (898) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ACBF, lots of whisky, dark chocolate, some roasted malts. Decent but quite alcoholic.
Stuu666 (5655) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, fruity, taste is liquorice, chocolate, sweet.
yngwie (14775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It pours a black body, next to black as the original sin, topped by a dense, finger-thick light tan head. The aroma has quite a lot of licorice, with alcohol, dark coffee, mocha, molasses hints and some berry kind of hints. Licorice, molasses, coffee and berry hints in the flavor, some alcohol warmth and bitterness. Full body with some warmth. Lasting finish. Perhaps a bit one dimensional, but it’s a fine brew anyway. 141228
SarkyNorthener (2761) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massive thanks to richthevillan for this gem, cheers Rich. Christmas day beer 5. Bottle BBD 04-13, so expecting this to be at its peak. Black beer with large tan head that reduces to a small head with patchy lacing. Aroma of licorice, dark malts, coffee and some hoppiness. Taste is coffee, licorice, dark fruits, hops and a little chocolate. Medium bodied and light carbonation. Excellent beer.
Travlr (14775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Opaque brown color, tan head. Aroma of bitter cocoa, espresso, burnt licorice. Taste is unsweetened cocoa, espresso grounds. Very tasty.
kerenmk (3050) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks ArizviSG. Black, opaque with tan head. A little wood, then chocolate, cocoa butter and some salty aroma. slightly sour, then bitter taste and very little vinous. Smooth, long bitter finish, full-bodied.