TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse (Auckland, NZ). There was so much going on with this beer it was confronting, confusing, but also delicious. A lot of beer...requiring a lot of attention.
Countbeer (5953) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Creamy light brown head. Black body. Looks good!
Aromas of sweet wood roast, laurel, tar, dried leaves, raisin, burnt cookies, coal...
Flavours of bay leaf, roast, liquorice, laurel, bitter, wood roast, light smoke, coal, tar...
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, liquorice, bay leaf, wood roast...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
sjogro (2188) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ABC Dutch Summer Tasting. Shared bottle. Black with light tan head. Sweet roasted chocolate malts. Very malty, chocolate milky, sugary, molasses, dank yeastiness. Very sweet, light bitter. Over medium body. Low carbonation, bit basic.
deanso (8280) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at the Dutch summer tasting.
Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Very smooth.
Maakun (3085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with nice light brown head. Strong roasted malts, licorice, black coffee, soft mineral notes, burn toast, toffee, ash. Medium sweet and bitter with the bitterness lasting quite long in a very roasted way. Over medium bodied with oily feel and low carbonation. Strong on the roasted notes.
kermis (9839) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of big malt, licorice, caramel and toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jgb9348 (5522) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, pitch black coloured body with a thinnish, oily deep brown head, only about a half centimetre thick. Aroma of super roasted malts, licorice, tobacco, leather, earth, mushrooms and heaps of both - bourbon and vanilla. Medium to Full-bodied; Lighter in body than I expected, but much sweeter than I expected as well with bunches of lactose and vanilla coming through, all with a good deal of mushrooms, oak, dry yeast and a touch of oats as well. Aftertaste shows some nice rounded flavours with a little sweetness, a touch of the grain, some bitterness from the roast and a subdued licorice and spice character. Overall, a nice beer throughout with a good character that shows some light aging very well and after a further five years, it should round out very nicely, but the body might be gone altogether, I’m afraid. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 31-January-2015 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Washington on perhaps one of the last chilly evenings of the season on 22-May-2016.
2014 Bottle (Bottling Date Unknown) on Screenprint // Purchased: 31-January-2015 // Sampled: 22-May-2016.
Lukaduke (2923) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up on a trip through MA a month or so ago. Pours a viscous burnt umber color with two fingers of thick dark kahki foam. Nose has some dark fruit, roasted cocoa, brownie batter, and a hint of astringent sharpie marker that ever so slightly mingles into the mix. Palate follows but its a bit thinner on the mouth than expected. Nice bourbon nuances but again a little touch of weirdness in the dark fruit astringency area. Brownie batter, vanilla, roasted grain, lingering bitterness with a touch of alcohol heat.
jflopsu (1084) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with light brown head. A chocolate, coffee, and roast malt aroma. A strong taste of chocolate, roasted malts, and a bit smokey. A lingering sweet chocolate and smoky aftertaste.
Ed5388 (3049) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ACBF 2016. Poured black with a dark creamy tan head of foam. Aroma of dark malts, vanilla, earthy hops, and coffee grounds. Taste of dark malts, earthy hops, char, black coffee, and finished with some caramel/vanilla notes.
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver; 9.3% ABV, 414ml
Black color with medium sized tan head. Roasted malt is the dominant note, but it’s not ashy; notes of dark salty chocolate, roasted nuts and very light liquorice; good body strength, with limited residual sweetness. Pleasant alcohol warmth in the final.
Straight forward Imperial Stout, no gimmicks, just simple pleasure; excellent.