benhwilkinson (24) - Little Soudley, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle:Dark brown in color with a full ight brown head.Rich, full flavor.Creamy,chocolate wheaty taste with a nice bitter aftertaste.Very well balanced beer.
Countbeer (6222) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Many thanks to Joes for sharing this one: Vintage 2006:
Very vast creamy light tan medium head on top of a deep deep dark brown to black colored beer with a light brown shine.
The aroma is a nice mix of chocolate from the bottle and oatmeal, nuts, toffee, hints of roasted malts, hint of liquor/alcohol from the glass.
The flavours of this beer are complex and not complex at the same time: chocolate, roast, hint of portish alcohol, light hint of coffee, oatmeal, bitter. Vinous and tasty!
The aftertaste has notes of bitter, chocolate, roasted ingredients and herbs.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a creamy light oily texture. Did this beer increase with all those years... Never had it before, so I donít know, but after all these years it was still really good!
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. For a Imperial Stout itís too sweet indeed and certainly too much Belgian style as well. But as a beer on itís own itís great. Fruity aroma with blackcurrant and some coffee. Ruby color, light brown fine looking head, good lace. Quite sweet, strong flavors, blackcurrant of course, coffee, licorice, roasted bitterness. Full and alcoholic. Complex but well balanced.
MiP (15304) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 8.6%. Fat vinous aroma, brown sugar. Almost black colour, small tight light brown head. The flavour is nicely roasted, vinous fruitiness, very flavourful. A little roasted bitterness, but by no means unpleasant. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Very dark brown colour with mediumsized brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, caramel some alchoholic sweetness as well as licorice. Flavour is very much roasted malts, sour coffee, some licorice. Aftertaste is smoked wood, licorice and some coffeeish notes. Very wellbalanced and nice. Some slight alcoholic sweetness as it warms up.
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, beige head. Sweet, creamy and milky. Coffee and licorice in aroma. Flavour: chocolate and licorice. Nice bitterness, but sweet. Still good.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown to black with a medium light tan head. Aroma, roasted malts, coffee, and caramel. Flavor, coffee, caramel, roasted notes, some rich sweetness, some chocolate. Some fruits are evident, a gental bitterness on the finish, very nice beer.
yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from trade with jbrus. A clear, ruby-brown beer with a finger-thick beige head. Dried fruits, some roasted malts, a little licorice and alcohol, and some maltyness in the aroma. Maybe a bit weak, but very good. Sweet flavor with dried fruits, licorice, some roasted malts and coffee. The long-lasting finish is much the same. Some bitterness, but roasted bitterness, not much hoppy bitterness to brag about. Full-bodied and slightly warming. A lovely beer, warm and tasteful. (090501)
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it from tap at the brewery, itís not bottled yet. Itís a new brew which was long kept in the barrels. Dark brown colored. Sweet aroma of brown sugar, dark chocolate and a bit nutty. Yeasty with a pleasant flavor of hops. A bit creamy with a very nice intense bitterness in the end. Very balanced sweetness. A bit stout like abbey. Definiatly a very nice brew, I hope it will come out in bottles too.
bierkoning (12577) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odd mix of a Belgian Sweet Stout and an Imperial Stout, but I loved this beer! Pear, licorice and milk chocolate in the aroma. Malty flavor, very sweet. Pear. Full bodied, almost thick. Dark chocolate. Creamy and velvety mouthfeel. Long roastbitter aftertaste. There is some complexity challenging the sweetness.