Ober (2809) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pitch black colored beer, with a thick foamy dark beige heid. The aroma of Dark fruits, roasted malt, chocolate, some peat with spices and notes of tabacco. The taste of roasted mald, peat some chocolate, notes of wood, whisky and some sweet of dark fruits. The aftertaste is gentle sweet with roasted malt and bitter in the back chocolate with whisky.
TrefwoordPunk (802) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 30 cl. Pours dark brown with a thick brown head and an aroma of whiskey, heavy malts, rye, smoked eel and licorice. The taste is sweet too, with hints of roasted malts, ripe fruit, dark chocolate, smokiness and some alcohol. I really like this one!
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown thick foamy head that mostly lasted. Thick lacework in the glass. Pitch black color. Aroma was sweet dried fruit, roasted malty and some whiskey feel. Over the palate came roasted and liquorish with again some whiskey. Almost light smoked and a hint of dark chocolate. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and thick texture. Heavy sweet flavor with good counter bitterness. Lingering roasted and sweet malty finish. Excellent and quite drinkable for an Imperial Stout.
Bov (9443) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Bier-Bienne - pours a pitch black beer under a little dark beige foam left; nice lacework; solid roasted coffee aroma; gently woody and with hints of whisky, tar and vanilla; fair yet subtle carbonation; thick and full-bodied; some sweetness and a fair bitterness; long roasted coffeish aftertaste with plenty of woody notes - somptuous
Vaiz (3333) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pitch black pour, thin dark brown head. Aroma of burnt malts, chocolate, peat, tobacco, alcohol, spices and oat. Flavor is quite bitter and very roasted. Well balanced. So dark, it gives a sense of impending doom. Nice brew.
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a thick, murky black with some creamy, tan head. Nose is nice, malty, sweet, cake icing, a little grape jelly, some light licorice. Flavor is malty, lightly peaty, lightly smokey, licorice, molasses, some soap. Full bodied, lightly sweet, lightly peaty finish.
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bortled. Pitch Black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, Brown sugar, liqourice, Oak, light smoke. Flavour of smoke, liqourice, Brown sugar, liqourice, oak, Wood. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a roasted bitter in the end.
Idiosynkrasie (3730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black with small, reawakening, frothy to creamy, minimally lacing, brownish head. Intense whiskey aroma with leather notes, disguised roasty dark malty basis. Taste is roasty dark malty with leather and vanilla notes, some bitter hop overtones, a minimally tart note, a touch of warming alcohol in the finish.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a pitch black with a tiny brownish head. Roasty nose combined with quite some whisky heat. Medium body only, surprisingly carbonated. Quite some chocolate, bitter roast while the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden
Ibrew2or3 (6846) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle pours mahogany with mocha like head of foam. The aroma offers up molasses, dark roasted malts, some spicy wood like notes and then vague soft barrel notes. The taste begins with roasted malts, dark roasted malts and some chocolate. It then moves into almost peaty like booze and spicy wood. Overall the mouthfeel is on the thin side and the taste lingers with mild spicy wood notes and fading roasted maltiness.