LoFi (1593) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from backlog.
Dark brown with a small porous beige head.
Aroma: vinous, red berries, licorice.
Taste: chocolate pralines, salty licorice, red berries, liqueur cherries, Anton Berg marzipan, creamy, toffee.
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Low but lasting creamy light brown head. Hazy very dark brown body. Astonishingly sour roasted malt spicy whisky aroma. Alcohol dominated coffee whisky flavor with low carbonation and a good deal of bitterness as well. Long alcohol finish. Alcohol too dominant. Storage would undoubtely do this beer good.
Beerhunter111 (7421) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbrauens, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.
skortila (4512) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Full 33cl sample. The aroma has roast, dried dark fruitiness, bourbon. Dark brown/black coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is moderate bitter, has some sweetness and some funky tones. Unsure if they were intended but they did suit the beer well. There is roast, bourbon, dried fruits mainly. Enjoyable.
MarcoDL (2186) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich taste of dark fruits and vanilla. Sweet beer, more like a barley wine, than an imperial stout. Aftertaste of crispy raisin. Great.
Taboada (334) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 mml bottle tasted at home on 12/03/2014. First of all, when I bought this beer I expected a Imperial Stout but is more Barley Wine than Imperial Stout. The colour is a dark between brown and black. The taste is a little alcoholic with notes of wood, grapes, some berries and licorice. There is no head at all. The finish is bitter. Come on De Molen you can do it better. Awful beer. Next one please!
blomster (257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Brown, flat pour. Does not look like a stout at all. Aroma of dark dried berries, chalk, booze. Taste is boozy coconut, wet wood. Little to no carbonation. Pretty sweet. Decent beer, but no stout.
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
> A thin, sweet American Strong Ale
[ Bottle ][ Etre Gourmet ][ 33cl ][ Pizza Boy Snifter ][ $20 ][ 2/23/14 ]
>> Pours a clear, deep ruby; not really an RIS pour. Was skeptical when I held this bottle up to the light and light easily passed through it compared to H&V and H&A variants that are inky black. Pours with little carbonation, just bubbles. Nose is maple, light bourbon, more American Strong Ale with maple, black soy, brown sugar. Taste is quite sweet, there is some FW anniversary style maple chocolate, rich bourbon. Definitely a sipping dessert beer. Palate feels a tad thin with no carbonation, bitterness, or roast. So can’t really be called RIS. Would move to ASA.
<!> not Imperial Stout, no roast, no hops, no carbonation, too sweet
Borresteijn (4684) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Dark brown to black colour, thin light-beige head. Aroma of oak, wood, light vinous, sweet malts, alcohol, bourbon, spices. Flavour is malty, light vinous and woody, bourbon, sweet malts, watery milk chocolate, spices like clove and a hint of pepper, dark fruits, alcohol, sweet malty finish with some bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice BBA BSA IMHO. Not worth the hefty price tag though (€5.90)
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle (bottled on Jan. 28th 2013) pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up full bourbon and booze and then oak mixed with malt sweetened dark roasted malts and a sliver of molasses. The taste begins with smooth bourbon booze, some molasses covered oak and mild vanilla. It then picks up sweet dark roasted malts that have brief moments of burnt maltiness. Pretty nice but on the thin side and after only 1 year this seems to be heading south.