c0fein (256) - Helsinki, - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ Maunula beer tasting. Thanks Mikko!
Black outfit with small light brown head. Aroma of sour. Not toasty at all. Exciting beer, never drank sour IS before, this is good!
Fin (7805) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from somewhere in the Netherlands I guess, consumed at home Sunday 18th January 2015 Black in colour but you can still detect a slight murkiness, pours with a tan head. Slight balsamic vinegar tartness on nose which sort of translates into mouth but with a fruity sour cherry edge in mouth and tart bramble also with some oakiness. This tart fruity edge combines well with the light chocolate, coffee and vanilla notes picked up from the base beer. Loved it. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.1
kerenmk (2652) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Very dark brown. Slightly salty, ink, vinous aroma, salt, a little tarty, then woodsy taste. Smooth texture, no carbonation, a little salty finish.
DSG (6459) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Black with a nice tan head. Lovely sourish and roasty aroma with chocolate, cherries and a light smoky note. Sourish flavor with chocolate, oak, mild vinegar, nice fruitiness, a smoky touch and a bone-dry finish. Quite full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Very good and well-balanced.
RexTalionis (2703) - FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black in color with a tan head. Oak wooden notes, bitter dark chcolate and coffee mixed with slighyly sour notes. The cellar touch is present too with some hints of fruityness. Roasted and fruity sour notes in taste at first, light barnyard too. Dark chocolate, some sour and spicy notes in aftertaste. Quite drinkable one here.
MatthijsE (879) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is sourish, dark malty and roasted. Overripe fruity. Smooth fruity, light citric. Dark malty. Citric and dry finish.
Erasmus_ro (1525) - Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small, dark latte colored head. Aroma is sour with balsamico, vinegar, some caramel and roast. Later on turns to smoke. Taste is sour, balsamic, some roast in the background that grows stronger on the finish. Some tar and grapefruit. Later on the smoke grows stronger. Full, somewhat sticky, fairly low carbonation.
Distance_Runner (76) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
De Molen Hollen&Stilstlaan. Sour Smoked Imperial Stout-ish. Bottle from De Hopduvel,Gent, Belgium. Sour and it pours black with a very thick head. Not as malty as Emelisse. No coffee taste at all. Taste sour & smell sour and I don’t like sour :-) but very quality beer. Barrel aged and its really Imperial Stout-ish and not really Imperial Stout :-)
DwarfeD (1229) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Full body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced sour, bitter and sweet tones. Roasted malts, sour apples, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, some spices and herbs. Great sour imperial stout.
Douberd (2695) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(De Molen Hollen & Stilstaan Barrel Aged) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.5%
Totally black on the body, one finger of thick and creamy beige head, with good retention, leaving light lacing behind.
Aroma has milky chocolate, light roasted malts, dust, some sour notes.
Taste is quite sour at first, then roasted malts and coffee is following, along with their bitterness. Not much of the smoke mentioned on the label on the taste, if any at all. Light vanilla too on the finish and as it warms up. Some ash, coal.
Medium thick body, with good carbonation. Light alcohol burn on the tongue and afterwards a warming feeling on the body.
Very good, great sipper.
vipinvelp (2416) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as black can be, light brown lasting lacing foam head, big! Light coffee aroma, some cough drop there, hard to describe. Light coffee taste too, some bitterness, light licorice, warm feeling beer. Lasting light bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201409)