Experiment_Ale (1052) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
At my place with Taylor, Thomas, Scott, and Samantha. Aroma is massive disgusting green bell pepper, way spicy, vegetable, gross. Taste is vegetable, some burn coffee, bell peppers.
markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
shared a 2009 bottle with 2 friends. beer flushed out of the bottle like a fountain. poured dark brown / black with a big caramel head, a lot of thick yeast at the bottom of the glass. smell is like a red wine / port after itís age. strong malty taste, with coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, bit sour, bit to boozy. nice to try this old version. but Iím more a fan of the younger versions. so my rating goes out for the old version. never had the fresh version of this one. so It could have been a lot better. anyway itís still a good beer do!
PhillyCraft (3516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Bottle shared at tasting, pours black with thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma is molasses, fudge, char, and dark plums. Flavor is dark chocolate, toasty malt, coffee, pudding, and licorice. Syrupy mouthfeel. Classic tasting Russian imperial from these two. Solid
NosirIwont (2008) - 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 (881) - - 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 (1659) - 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 (3466) - 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 (2235) - 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 ísniftersí.
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!