King_Alex_II (297) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is heavy, chocolately, creamy and a bit caramelly. But beneth that there is a fresh almost soury/bitter taste that compromises the beer. It’s therefore not as rounded and balanced as it could have been.
SinH4 (553) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with small head. Fresh-fruity, oak tanines, coffee and chocolate. Something fresh in there which makes it very different, can’t quite describe it. Spicy, full-bodied imperial stout taste with additional freshness. A good one, and a different one!
Zakoon (126) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, bourbon and cocoa. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter, Body is full, texture slick, carbonation average. Finish is well balanced. Highly enjoyably beer.
Shark_Pants (351) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 28 Jan 13, drank 21 Nov 14. Almost black with small tan head. Lots of bourbon and oak with the dark chocolate, mocha, cream, vegemite. The taste is fantastic. Delicate balance between the sweet bourbon, treacle, cream, chocolate, a little espresso and the bitter/dry ashiness, a hint of hops and the dry oak. Nice stickiness. Really good BA imperial stout. Reminds me a lot of the Struise Cuvee Delphine.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unknown bottle date. Pours oily black with no head. Aroma is fig, plum, raisin, ashtray, campfire, cocoa. Taste is similar with more chocolate covered raisin notes coming through for me. Smoky and distinct. Smooth and worth sipping over a long while.
fletchfighters (1187) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11% version from 2013
330 ML bottle
Brownish black pour, settled black. Quarter finger light brown head that falls to a collar. Just some spotty lacing.
Nose is charred oak, malted chocolate milk, soft vanilla, and toasted coconut.
Taste thin for the ABV. Lots of barrel notes. Vanilla, coconut, caramel, chocolate, and coco powder. Some char and a long lasting almond joy after taste. Thin in the mouth but a solid dry finish. ABV is well reserved and doubt this would make it to 25 years.
kbudd19 (805) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle vintage 2013 courtesy of tom10101, thanks man! Black pour with a finger of light mocha head. Aroma is bourbon, ash, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, ash, chocolate, light vanilla, finish is bitter, mouthfeel is bit thin for such a big beer, carbonation is medium. Very tasty.
douglas88 (6692) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Christian. Bottled Jan. 2013. Pours a dark brown zwarte color with a medium bruin color. A big sweet woody nose, vanilla. The flavor is big bourbon, I don’t remember much about the old Wild Turkey, but this is about right, more fireball than sweet bourbon. Charred wood, vanilla, coffee. Light fruit. Oak. Woody all through. uitstekend. Quite mellow in many ways.
weark (386) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color with a fast disappearing brown head, no lacing - Aroma roasted, coffee, cacao, soy sauce, tobacco, red fruits, prune, dried apricot - Flavor is sweet roasted malt, toasted bread, cacao, vanilla, woody, tobacco, bourbon, alcohol - Full body, light carbonation, sweet & silky, light bitterness, amazing sweet coffee finish - This beer is incredible, young but amazing, i can’t imagine how well it can aged, powerful roasted and chocolate malt body, smooth and silky, wahoo
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/IX/14 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - bottled: 28/I/13 (2014-974)
Clear dark brown to black beer, aery big bubbled beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: alcohol, more alcohol, dark chocolate, some coffee, vanilla, caramel, roast, rye bread. MF: soft to no carbon, full to medium body. Taste: sourish start, alcohol, lots of coffee, some bourbon, overripe banana, bit sweet, some coffee. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, cocoa powder, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, lots of coffee, bitter, dark chocolate, hoppy ending. And what the f*%£ are these gelatinous chunks at the bottom of the bottle?