MrHangover (2077) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of jmgreenuk. Pours a pitch black beer with a thin beige head on top. Aroma is coffee and caramel with some vanilla shining trough. Flavor has some sweet notes next to the coffee. The coffee presence is quite big in this beer, but itís nice in balance with the sweet caramel influences. Long, sweet aftertaste. Very nice beer!
deanso (4508) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ THT courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thin tan head. Deep mahogany pour. Lots of chocolate. A lovely smooth imperial stout
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Deanís Winter Shelter Tasting. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (3267) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin tan head. The aroma is weak dry yeast malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a liqourice malt dark chocolate palate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation.
Benzai (6274) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, lightly chocolate, bitter, slightly coffee. Full body, medium carbonation.
Vaiz (3115) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Deanís Winter Shelter Tasting @ ABCBeers. Black pour. Aroma is roasted, coffee, licorice, caramel and quite spicy. Flavor is bitter, roasted, smooth and clean. Simple and straightforward imperial stout.
ROBC3366 (317) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with minimal tan head. Smells of chocolate and coffee and a bit of licorice. Tastes very smooth a very nice job.
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boto (1797) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber: This one pours an inky, opaque dark brown color. There was a very small brown head on it that didnít linger long or leave any lacing. The nose is good. Touch of smoke, just a hint of alcohol. Chocolate, dark fruits, hint of spruce: there is a lot going on in there. The taste is good. A bit of a sweetness to it. Some espresso, chocolate, spruce, dark fruits and some bitterness/dryness in the finish. This is really good!
matthewjk (847) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice showing from Clown Shoes (aka Mercury Brewing Co.). The style of imperial stout is super competitive, and Iím not sure these clowns are doing anything I havenít encountered before, but it is a solid offering with ample malt, smoke, espresso, and spruce-like hops. High alcohol well-hidden.
DrSilverworm (4764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared with DanielCoor and co. Pitch black color. Good thin light brown head. Nice ropes of lace. Kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bigger, chewier body. Moderate sweet. Bigger bitter taste. Lightly spicy. Light bite in the finish. Roasty malt. Some coffee, dark chocolate, light smoke. Great imperial stout. Especially good with pizza.