chrisv10 (11371) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, little liquorice, hops, medium sweet and a medium sweet.
Continues (11) - GERMANY - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tap House Munich. Almost black. Tan head vanished fast. Aroma is not intensiv, dark malts. Flavours of chocolate, coffee, dark malts and bitterness from hops. Wouldn’t say it has 9,8% alcohol. I was expecting something different, stronger in taste and aroma. Good for beginning adventure with this style.
ElManana (509) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to McTapps for the bottle! Aroma of soy sauce, hazle nuts, caramel. Medium bitterness, very roasty, watery, thin mouthfeel. Would not call this Imperial.
motelpogo (6947) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pour at the random bottles stall at nepomuk pivni fest 2014. black with a thin but lasting light brown head; aroma of soy, molasses, burnt hay, stonefruit; dull texture; plenty of alcohol showing, salted licorice, burnt toast. one of the better german imperial stouts
Calisky (1094) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle trade with McTapps
Couleur noire, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez malt noir, chocolat et caramel. Gout malté, caramel brulé avec forte amertume houblonnée et café, notes douce de réglisse. Super corps presque cremeux. Fin longue un peu grillée. Super
Thank you Sabine
jaghana (4124) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl kindly shared by Calisky. A dark a dark beer with medium head, nose is on dark caramel, and chocolate. Aroma is on chocolate, caramel and coffee, very near to the UK original profile, creamy, dark caramel, light licorice, good body. Finish on sweet dark caramel, licorice, grassy hops.
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
06.11.2014, 0,33l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild and slightly dry roasted, dark malts, chocolate, roasted grain, grass, hay, minerals, licorice, coffee, burnt caramel, medicine. Taste is slightly harsh and roasted, dark malts, medicine, roasted grain, burnt caramel, burnt coffee, minerals, paper, grass. Medium bitterness, kind of watery and medical mouthfeel. Boring.
ClubGonzo (4224) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Near-black brown body, small off-white. Nose is bready malts, licorice, caramel, nuts, hints of nougat and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee, bitter herbs, hints of cocoa and grass. Medium body and carbonation. OK, but not very memorable.
47574xeCD (211) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle at Munich Tap House near Ost station.
Rich dark beer with a good tan head, Fruity notes and lushious darkness aroma, doesn’t taste nearly 10%.
lamf (80) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with some dirty-white head. Sweet aroma. There is a caramel, but there’s also lack of promised coffee and chocolate. Same in taste. It’s full-bodied and sweet, lack of roastiness, lack of bitterness. In blind test, I would have said strong sweet stout or something like that. Not my glass of beer.
aleigator (278) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black color, with a huge, froth dark-brown color, leaving a spider web lacing.
Aromas a full of scorched malts, roasted coffee beans and a huge load of licorice chocolate with sweet toffee notes to it.
Taste reflects basically the smell, but in a changed order. Begins with unsweetened chocolate, very smooth and creamy, accompanied by unexpected earthy, burned malts. Those also reveal the sweeter components of the brew, mainly mousse au chocolate, molasse and cane sugar. This uprising sweetness then gets countered by a slick coffee bitterness, which hits the palate in a very smooth fashion. The cream impression remains, and while the coffee does not lead to a dominating bitterness, it adds a gentle bread note to the beer with a herbal tobacco infusion, giving this a great balance, with a really dark, roasty character. Finishes slightly bitter, with hops being detectable for a short glance, while earthy, almost smoked malts remain commanding. Surprisingly good, alcohol is perfectly hidden, very bold, as this dares to be bitter and malt defined in a very dark, roasted fashion - different to german stouts I’ve had so far.