GRM (3238) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Green bottle, 18 cl, number 429 of 1968, brewed January 3 2009, bottled on October 1 2009, best before October 1 2034, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 29 2013; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: light woody, light whisky, light peat, light roasted malt, lit chocolate, light molasses; mouth: light woody, light whisky, light peat, light alcohol, light molasses, light chocolate, nice balance between the flavours, finale in whisky with woody presence, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly oily texture; overall: quite fine
Bouteille verte, 18 cl, numéro 429 de 1968, brassée le 3 janvier 2009, embouteillée le 1er octobre 2009, meilleure avant le 1er octobre 2034, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 29 juillet 2013; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : léger boisé, léger whisky, léger tourbe, léger malt torréfié, léger chocolat, léger mélasse; bouche : léger boisé, léger whisky, léger tourbe, léger alcool, léger mélasse, léger chocolat, bel équilibre entre les saveurs, finale en whisky avec présence boisée, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : très bon
hellburner (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black and a nice mocha head. Super nice complex aromas of peat and chocolate liquor. Smooth, mega full body, creamy, chewy and intensely good. WoW!
NeuroPliny (220) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle into a stem glass. Pours black with persisting thick brown head that leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is sweet peaty malt with notes of molasses, vanilla, mild expresso, chocolate, and chestnut. Flavour delivers on the aroma notes plus some well balanced hops that give it a long finish and zingy aftertaste. Awesome full bodied feel. Overall a well crafted and extremely enjoyable imperial stout from the Netherlands.
kraddel (4503) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ home. HOLY CRAP . label states 33 cl , i think mine has at least 5 more. i opened it, there was beer between the glass and cap ( sides) , since its been filled so fully, the space beneat the cap ( to where the beer begins) is like the thickness of a newspaper-paper :p impressive shit !
pours black, no single bit of foam , at all . no matter how hard i pour ...
smell has pretty much whiskey, but i also get the roasted malts.
as good as flat ! not even worthy the name of carbonation, just a ’tinkle on the tongue’ . yet its very nice! FINALY a beer that has been whiskey BA and blended in taste, not like whiskey overpowers everything.
i get very much coffee. bitter, whiskey . slighty, but in very small hints, i do get smokes/peated things. but even for me ( it litteraly makes me feel sick, thats how muich i like em) its not to much . aftertaste has chocolate, sweetness . thick mouthfeel. could use that hint more of ’ tongue-tickle’ ( as in, actualy have loiw carbonation, such as hel en verdoemenis ) . slight sour touch ..
i dont know is this one has ’ gone bad’ ( too low carbo, is that small hint of sour normal ?? ) but i do like it . will probably edit this rating when i might have it again, ever.. )
ClubGonzo (4552) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with and courtesy of Maltmisjonen - cheers man! :-) Nose is mellow chocolate, peat smoke, deep malty tones, grains, licorice, leather and hints of alcohol and cured meat. Taste is sweet licorice, peat, chocolate, hints of grains and alcohol. Very smooth. Medium carbonation, smooth body. Excellent stuff. :-)
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick and black with a very small tan head. Nose is chocolate, salted sausage, smoke and toffee. Taste is heavy bitter and smoke with light sweet and a hint of salt. The mouthfeel is super dry, sucks the moisture from the pallet. The body is medium and the finish is long.
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Martinus (3570) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown colour, tan head. Aroma of liquorice root, drop, chocolate and whisky. Quite bitter flavour, chocolate and liquorice. Finish whisky, chocolate, caramel with a bitter touch.
(From 18cL bottle shared @ Milo’s place)
lopisar (240) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark and sour taste. A bit of licorice notes. Sourness comes from the barrel aging i presume.
zvikar (3964) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Tom. Pours black with no head, aroma of smoked wood, smoked fish, coffee, smoke, peat, whiskey and wood, flavor is smoked with coffee, smoke, bitter chocolate, cherry, wood and scotch, full bodied, amazing
alexsdad06 (6737) - Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via ba trade. Pours black with a very creamy tan head. The aroma is toasty and roasty with smoke, peat, chocolate and even coffee notes. The flavor is a nice mix of smoke, chocolate, coffee, peat, and alcohol. Although I’m usually not a big fan of this type of barrel aging, there is enough of the base beer to keep this enjoyable.