Patjeadam (48) - - JAN 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first tastes are boozy, but also chocolate, bitter, licqour, little smokey, some ruby red, but the taste develops and after half a bottle (room temp, at home), it kicks in properly: wow. This is amazing. It seemed out of balance. But then it somehow seems to be together.
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andregoncalves (998) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle thanks to Benzai. Color is very dark. Almost no head. Body is quite smooth. Taste is medium to high bitter and low sweet. Aroma is roasted, chocolate and whisky. It’s not that balanced, but it’s nice.
Aniela (2300) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Black beer with no head. Dark chocolate, vanilla, caramell, coffee and alcohol aroma. Similar flavour. To much alcohol flavour.
Abio (1507) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got this one under another name and with a pleasant surprise. Won’t forget this. Black beer. Slightly sourness gets trough. Wooden, alcohol, coffee. OK.
deanso (4507) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 33cl bottle from ABCBeers,.
Thin off white head. Clear black pour. A good RIS but their Hel & Verdoemenis is better.
rlgk (9034) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from European Local Swap 3.0. Thanks to Benzai. Malty boozy aroma, roasted, vinous, chocolate, hay, sweetish, some licorice. Boozy flavor, vinous, raisins, caramel, licorice, solvent notes. Way too boozy to be pleasant.
Countbeer (3913) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Served in a Duvel glass:
Small beige to light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of soya, brown sugars, prunes, light vinous, sake, some roast, rum, oatmeal, autumnal leaves, berries, rubber, marzipan, some liquorice and the lightest whiskey tint.
The flavour of this beer is quite a mess: apples, soya, yeast, brown sugars, light roast, mint, herbs, mazipan, some green leaves, spices, coal, prune liquor, some liquorice/bay leaf, bitter, some wet wood, port... Strong prune and alcohol taste.
Aftertaste is a mix of prunes, roast, spices, alcohol and bitters.
Very low to no carbo, mouthfeel between creamy and watery with a spicy edge, full body and a light watery sticky texture.
How much I love this brewery, this is one of the worst and unbalanced Imperial Stouts I have tasted from them! Couldn’t finish it!
BoBoChamp (5020) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2013, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex Stout, alcoholic/roasted and slightly spicy/fruity, not too heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good brew, yet expensive!
jbtallguy (66) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
in fles 33cl. Dit biertje ligt niet in mijn smaak lijn. De eerste slok proefde voor mij naar amonia. heb het glas niet leeg gedronken dus ik kan geen objectieve beoordeling maken.
sic1314 (2422) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Gouda 2014. Poured pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of alcohol soaked berries, wood, caramel malt, dark chocolate. Full body, flavour much as the aroma, heavy alcohol sweetness.