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 (2685) - 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 (4535) - 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 (5714) - 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.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of musty chocolate, dark fruit, liquorice. Full body, flavour much as the aroma, smooth, light coffee, roast malt.
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours near black with a short lived beige head. Aroma of espresso, roast, caramel, chocolate. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6492) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle from ABCBeers @ Pre Borefts tasting
Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Lots of chocolate. A lovely imperial stout.
PotjeBier (1974) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from De Bierkoning @ home. Pitch black color. Dense beige to brown head, with reasonable retention. Aroma’s: mocha, sweetish, roasted malts, hints of red fruit, drop & soy sauce. Retronasal it’s sweet, mocha, light fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Carbo is on the low side. Finishes with roasted malts, dark chocolate, moderate bitter. Nice!
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[5736-20130823] 1pt6floz bottle. Roasted chocolate milk aroma. Hazy, cola brown body with a quick foamy light brown head. Roasted burnt wood grain malt flavour. Full body. Average. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, jercraigs, Radek Kliber, Colin)
craftbeersweden (331) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown, almoust black with a one finger high brown, fluffy, head.
Nose: Dark dry chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, licorice, milk chocolate, chocolate cookies - a LOT of chocolate here! Cocoa, red berries and some green apples deep down! Fat milk, plum and coffe beans. This is so complex! I could stay for hours just smelling this beer!
Taste: Espresso coffee, coffee beans, dark bitter chocolate, roasted notes, cacao, fudge, caramel, oak, a little bit of licorice and a dry bitterness.
Mouth: A full, complex body with a high bitterness. Creamy and very smooth.
I’m so glad I got this bottle - I love Imperial Stouts and this is one of the better I’ve tried. Highly recommended!