pushkinwow (2436) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Angst in Secret Santa 2012, bottled 2011. Ruby tinged black with a hint of brown head that remains for a bit before gradually disappearing to nothing. Mild smoke with a nice coffee, bit of anise, some roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate. Mild carbonation, an oddly full yet somewhat thin body if that makes with some vinous and alcohol notes, becomes very dry and slightly bitter.
gnoff (9286) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on January 4, 2013. Bottled on 19/04/12.
Clear dark brownish red color, fluffy brown head. Dry, coffee, green peppers scent. Dry, coffee, chocolate taste. Medium mouthfeel, dry medium high bitterness.
77ships (6539) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
#70 De Molen beer // Thx. to Martinus for sharing this one // 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Tim’s De Molen & assorted beers tasting // Bottled on 05/09/2011. Looks black with a creamy mocha head. Smell is very bitter roasted coffee, grounded bitter coffee, choc & chocolate, light caramel & touch liquorice. Taste is bitter grounded coffee, coffee grounds mixed with creamy, milky & sweeter coffee, lightly herbal with a liquorice touch, light berries & creamy, dark malts, cocao & light ash / burned. I am digging this. My memory is a bit vague of the old version, I think this one is the better one & more bitter than the first one but age is of course a factor, the first one was older than this one when I tried if I am not mistaken.
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, red fruits, caramel, light liquorice and chocolate. Coffee bitter flavour, caramel, light sweet, chocolate and roasted malts. Quite balanced. Finish coffee and cocoa.
Nice, though it doesn’t seem very different from the older version.
(From 33cL bottle shared at the DMT @ Tim’s living, Gent. Bottling date 5 Sept 2011)
tderoeck (7259) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 30/XII/12 - 33cl bottle @ home: De Molen & assorted beers tasting - bottled: 5/IX/11 (2012-1432) Thanks to Martinus for sharing the bottle!
Bit cloudy dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige brown head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: mocha, coffee, lots of cocoa powder, some caramel, vanilla. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: dark caramel, lots of mocha, coffee, bitter chocolate, some vanilla. Aftertaste: coffee, little sourish, chocolate, very bitter and hoppy dry ending.
MoritzF (9041) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 33cl, 11.2% abv) Almost black coloured hue with a beige and short foamy head. Slightly yeasty roast-malty aroma with notes of coffee, liquorice, a tinge of leather, marzipan, as well as traces of alcohol. Roasty bitter flavour with a balanced malty sweetness, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Hearty roasty malt-character with present notes of coffee, liquorice, leather and traces of molasses; lasting sweet-bitter finish with a well-masked alcoholic strength. Pleasant as usual. 12.XII.12
chrisv10 (13839) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11.2%. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice and Kopi Loewak coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, Kopi Loewak coffee, liquorice, little sweet, little over carbonated, hop and medium bitter.
obguthr (5095) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled on 4/18/12: Strong medium roast coffee nose. Cola colored, thick billowy beige head. Strong coffee flavor, lightly sweet and roasty, but not fruity. There’s a bit of an off flavor of beans. Finishes with dark chocolate. Alcohol not terribly noticeable. Carbonation is appropriate. Medium body, but a bit thin for the style. I liked the earlier version better.
Reynolds314 (3111) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good stuff right here. Aroma is rich coffee, light milk chocolate, toffee, and roastyness. Taste is dry and coffee bitter with great robust flavor. Flavor is missing something to keep it from absolute greatness but still a fantastic Imp stout with a beautiful appearance and great aroma.
HermanW (1056) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,3 liter fles @home. Prima stout. echt lekker.