NosirIwont (2006) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 13.0%. Best before 03.14. Pours black with a dark tan/light brown head. Good lacing. Great aroma; lightly roasted with dark fruits and a hint of vanilla. Flavour is tart and roasted with a distinct rum/whisky-blend note, as well as dark fruits. Dry finish. Overall really good and well-balanced. 05.10.13.
Johnsense (856) - - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Black pour with a fast disappearing mocha head. Roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, cocoa, very inviting. Roasted coffee beans gives way to dried dark fruits, ash, dark chocolate, molasses. Full body with lower carb.
dudebun (136) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unfortunately completely flat... Especially unfortunate because it is a 750ml bottle. Tastes great but no carbonation makes Homer something something.
SilverHaze (14) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste is roasted (can even detect hints of birch ashes), again with loads of sweet liquorice, soy sauce, espresso with sugar. Body is full, thick and creamy, but with some prickly carbonation on the tongue.
JefVerstraete (1592) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with dark brown foam. Low carbonation. Very well balanced beer. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and port. Full of taste. This is world class!
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black color. Tons of dark chocolate, fudge, bourbon, cacao, very intense nose. Big boozy mouth, slightly sour, tons of cacao, dark fruit, fudge, totally intense and over the top. Lingering fuge and dark fruit fruit. Warming, but alcohol is well hidden in the mouth. Good winter warmer that is why I am drinking it in June?!?
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 33cl bottle at home. special thx to David. Shared with Mathieu87.
Appearance: pitch black beer, nice stable mocha head. Beer served in ’snifters’.
Nose: coffee, smoked, very little oxidation already noticeable, sugar, port, alcohol, chocolate, burned malts, red fruits (mostly berries and cherry), wood. Has a rather sour nose, somewhat like a Flemish red sour ale.
Taste: coffee, red fruits, sugar, chocolate, long lasting taste of alcohol and coffee, though very sweet.
I wonder if this is really just a mix of 50% Black Albert and 50% Hel & Verdoemnis. There are some tastes in it that I could never find in either of the beers, could be the aging process as well of course!
But amazing beer!
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 16.7.2010
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Original vintage. 330 mL bottle tasted alongside the first four in the series, served in a snifter. Pours black with a small tan head that fades to a tiny remnant, leaving a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are big notes of coffee, roasted malts and molasses, along with earth and a touch of smoke. The flavour is balanced between moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Complex coffee notes intermingle with roasted malts. On the palate, it is full in body with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great imperial stout; the blending has toned down the sweetness of the Black Albert and amped up the complexity. 2012-08-01
Mortlach (1013) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
15/02/2013 Brasserie 4:20 (vintage 2009). Nera, impenetrabile, schiuma leggera e poco persistente. Al naso aroma molto sgradevole, legna bruciata, diavolina, oliva, peggiora a lungo andare. In bocca è sgraziata, note di bruciato, oliva, leggera acidità, astringente nel finale, si fa fatica a finirne mezzo bicchiere. Corpo medio-pieno, carbonazione soft. Non ha retto, esperienza da dimenticare.