DutchDrebus (4423) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by Caesar. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, chocolate, coffee. Tastes roasty, coffee, chocolate, nice. Medium to full body, soft carbo.
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Old. Black. Tan head. Smells like powdered cocoa mixed with instant coffee. Taste is semi sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of smooth, creamy black cock sauce with chocolate milkshake and Hershey’s syrup. But not that sweet. Lots of man protein. Good. I like.
gnomungus (87) - - NOV 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
So very, very black. Initial taste is a bit sticky, with burnt caramel and pepper. A strong, half piney, half coffee bitterness asserts itself quickly, and the whole shebang parties on your tongue for about ten minutes.
slowrunner77 (6289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
missed this rate. This is a good classic chewy imperial stout. Solid in every aspect, though not a favorite in any. Not through any fault of it’s own, I’ve just had some bad arse impy stouts. you definitely get some oak and licorice in the nose and flavor, as well as some roast, cocoa and light coffee. Chewy and slick feel. Warming.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom C’s place. Black with a pretty, big brown head. Nice aroma of roast, coffee and a bit of licorice. Bittersweet flavor, roast, with coffee, a bit of licorice and a burnt bitterish finish. Full-bodied. Very good.
b3shine (6106) - Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). This vintage is 8.8%. Looks good; a mostly opaque very dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, roast, and hops, with what seems like a touch of mint as well. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 65cl, at 8.8%Vol, exclusive American brew, with licorice, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Stout, roasted/malty/sweet and slightly spicy/bitter, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good Winter brew, yet expensive!
BOSSbrewer (2154) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Posey at Cooking Club. Pours an opaque brown with two fingers of tan head. Aroma is roasty and lots of coffee. Flavor follows with lots of coffee. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
kraddel (4185) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at pre-borefts tasting .
Pour black, small grey head . Smell is coffee , bit bitter , bit sweet .
Taste is coffee (intense ) . Thick mouthfeel , low carbo . Bit bitter , some sweetness .
jmgreenuk (5248) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, Den Haag, courtesy of deanso. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is rich malt, creamy caramel. The flavour is moderate bitter with a sweet malt boozy alcohol bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.