lusikka (6523) - Tampere, - SEP 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated @ 20.3.2010.
Pours a pitch black colour with a small off-brown head. Very rich and roasty aroma of malts, dark chocolate and salty licorice. Excellent smooth flavour of roasted malts, syrup, dark chocolate and even dark dried fruits. Alcohol wams nicely. Full bodied with a long, roasted and dry finish. Excellent.
MarcoDL (2376) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Bottle, one of the 5 year olds they sold at Borefts this year. Beer came gushing out, shame some was lost. Probably infected. Delicious smell of roasted malt and cacao, but a bit sour as well. Taste was a bit of a lettdown, it didn’t age very well. Body somewhat thin, with a sour/sweet (infected) taste of malt and chocolate, the bitters got lost. I like the current BD series better.
Gerardgathier (351) - - NOV 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
5 years old. Gusher?! Aroma had a sour cherrys and yeah no good anymore. Taste is sour strong alcohol. Too bad
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
eduardovl (938) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip glass, Best by date March 2014.
A: Pours a dark brown almost black color forming a big sized think, creamy and thin bubbled beige head: Solid. Medium to low retention and lots of spotty lacings left in the glass. Lingering and molasses
S: Wow! Strong roasted malts combined with coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, candy sugar and dark fruits. Strong notes of wood. A bit metallic. Light oxidization notes
T: Slightly sweet upfront followed by roasted flavors. Coffee, dark chocolate, caramel malts, toffee, candy sugar, licorice and vanilla. Excellent notes of oak. Metallic notes and some oxidization. Excellent bitterness in the end. Perfect taste
M: Heavy, creamy and molasses. Low carbonation and a just perfect bittersweet aftertaste
O: Great drinkability despite the high ABV. A perfect Imperial Stout. Thanks to Dennoman!
[ BA Review @ 7/25/2013 ]
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Collaboration between two of the most innovative micro breweries in the Low Countries and the starting point of a whole series of interesting black beers. Thick and mousse-like, dark beige head, colour uniformly and totally black, not allowing any light to shine through. Very complex and powerful aroma of coffee, cacao, dates, iron, cinnamon, peat, tobacco, dried plums, liquorice, ashes. Very thick, creamy and oily mouthfeel, almost ’chewable’, sweetish and profoundly malty, some iron, complex spicy notes of pepper, cinnamon and liquorice, in the end a more coffee-like toasted bitterness with aromatic hops and warm, lightly tingling, gin-like alcohol, very long and very complex. This is what happens if two already very profound beers are combined to perfection.
666ale (65) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Massive pitch black imperal stout. I think they used saaz here. Strong earthy spicy vegetables character near the coffee and dark chocolate. Fantastic!
MaartenRF10 (1614) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Hel en Verdoemenis tasting
Big gusher. Fortunately the brown colour of the foam is very beautiful, so it was quite a sight. We did manage to get a decent amount of beer in our glasses. A black beer with a brown head. Aroma is slightly sour, but that disappears completely in the taste. Taste is a bit alcoholic with coffee and chocolate and some woody dryness.
kazin (201) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Notes from backlog. Lots of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a touch of vanilla.
Experiment_Ale (1043) - 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 (1280) - 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 it’s age. strong malty taste, with coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, bit sour, bit to boozy. nice to try this old version. but I’m 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 it’s still a good beer do!
PhillyCraft (3429) - 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