stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 18cl. Pours a clear and very dark brown beer with a light brown head. The aroma is malt, roasted, ash, coffee and licorice. The flavor follows the nose with some additional sweetness. The palate is sweetness and some notes of alcohol. Overall a really good beer. [Rating #1800]
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lower fizz than some of their other exclusive bottles, dark brown body. Softer aroma, too, clearly helped by the aging, with smoothness of palate and complexity of flavor. Bottle from brewery.
PhillyCraft (3742) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle traded to me by kamiel, thanks dude, tried with Al, pours deep black with light off white head, accompanied by spotty and light lacing. Aromas of the most rich scotch whiskey smelling barrel ever, roast, licorice, dark fruit, molasses, flavor is coffee grounds, chocolate, fudge mix, tobacco. Everything that is good about stouts in the winter time is encompassed in this Dutch brew. Stickiness is medium with the same for the body. Warming. Cheers Meno.
Vaiz (3739) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pitch black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, port, whisky and some slight ashy notes. Flavor is ashy, very roasted bitter, some bready yeast, slightly sweet caramel malts and some tobacco. Complex and slightly harsh. Creamy texture, very full body and low carbonation. Decent brew.
altonbrownd (3711) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Pitch black body with thin, tan head. Nose of dark fruits, molasses and plenty of whisky. Taste of malts, licorice, whiskey and light notes of chocolate. Texture very silky and smooth. Very enjoyable. High ABV whips by without a notice.
Martinus (3523) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, diminishing white head. Aroma of caramel, sherry, apple, molasses, soy sauce, roasted malts. Sweet malty flavour, chocolate, brown sugar. Finish molasses, caramel, madeira, porto wine, milk chocolate. Aged rather nicely, but wonder how it would’ve aged in a bigger bottle.
(from 18cL bottle @ ZZT XI, Oirschot. Bottle nr 689, bottled 2010. Bedankt voor het delen, Joris!)
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours out in an opaque black colour with small disappearing tan-coloured head. Rich aroma of wood, whiskey, nuts, raisins, figs, black chocolate and roasted malts. Full-bodied with strong notes of wood, lack pepper, whiskey, burnt malts, black chocolate and white pepper. Long roasted finish of wood, white pepper, figs and black chocolate. Really intense and tasty!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
De molen black Jack. Small nip bottle consumed at de molen... Pours a
dark cola brown, almost black, with a reddish tinge as you work
towards the outer rim. Little to non-existent head, more so a thin
ring of light beige film... Bourbon or whiskey woody nose with a
little peat, tobacco, and some bitter dark chocolate... Flavors are an
amalgamated combination of woodiness, chocolate, peat, and a soft
smoke. Sweet through the beginning and middle moving to a bittering
finish. Alcohol hits mid-palate and through the finish. Fairly warming
all around. Closer to thin than medium bodied. Carbonation provides
abemorsten (3080) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle # 531 shared at one of gunnar’s top shelf beer tastings. Black with clear red edges and topped by a short lived creamy brown head. Molasses and alcohol among the aromas along with roasted notes and dark dried fruits. Sweet and alcoholic flavors with plenty of roasted notes and coffee. Full bodied and splendid!
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with a small head. The aroma holds chocolate roast, light oak and some smoke. Some coffee as the beer gets warmer as well as brown sugar and raisins. The flavour is light sweet, near medium bitter and light acidic. Hops, oak, smoke, hard roast, coffee, liquorice and light citrus. The mouthfeel is soft but too light for an Imp. Light carbonation. Roasted and citric/resinous finish. Medium bodied.