MrTipple (3180) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smoked flavours, salted caramel, sweet, dark fruits, dark chocolate, cacao, whiskey. Very dark, murky brown, small, creamy, dark beige head. Medium sweet. Toasted malts, chocolate, dark, fruit liqueur, ripe prunes, oak, a touch of red wine, a touch of vanilla, burnt molasses. Beautiful Imperial Stout, great explosion of all sorts of flavours. Bottle at Strombird, Camberwell.
_angst_ (4395) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Euro Summer Santa. Thank you! Pours oily blackish very dark brown with a very small mocha head that doesnät leave any trace worth mentioning while quickly dissipating. Smell is malty and tiny smokey with roasted malts, sweet savoury dark bread, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, high quality dark chocolate, smoked charcuteries, burnt wood, coconut milk, bourbon alcohol and hints of green chili. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, tiny smokey and tiny boozy. Mouthfeel is flat, soft, round, tiny oily, slightly astringent, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasty malts, smoked charcuteries and plenty of bourbon barrel character. Very tasty but would have loved some slight carbonation to improve both nose and mouthfeel.
andrepintado (2628) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Dark color. Thin beige head. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is coffee, roasted, smoke, fruity, malt, liquorice, hops.
BRW (2026) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with no head. Roasted, brandy, wood, fruity aroma. Sweet, roasted, chocolate, licorice, brandy, fruity, wood taste. Medium to full body.
Iphonephan (5978) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle purchased at borefts 2012. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of oak, vanilla plums. Soft carbonation. Boozy finish.
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours deep black with a very small, brown head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, coffee and smoke. Taste is sweet roasty malty, massive chocolate, coffee and some milk stout notes. Light smoke taste. Finish is sweet malty, some latte macchiatto. Overall very complex and sweet, very light smokey.
Werckmeister (1908) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle drunk during vacation in Turkey, from my Secret Euro Santa Clockk, many thanks. Bottled 07/2013. black color, quite small coffee-colored head. strong smell of bourbon, light dried fruits, grapes, liqueurish, raisins. very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel. tastes of liqueur, raisins, alcohol, bourbon, light sweentesss, light coconut, light grapes, dried fruits. finishes with alcohol & bourbon. quite alcoholic.
ciocanelu (1073) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Aroma has some clear barrel notes and a bit of smokiness. I don’t know what types of barrels were used but the aroma indicates some peated scotch. But it may be only from the smoked malts. The taste doesn’t have that smokiness, only some barrel character and a bit of chocolate. Balanced and easy drinking. Alcohol is not present in the taste or aroma. Another good one from De Molen.
rikstar (2075) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l fles bij slijterij alkmaar vandaan. Port chocolade en koffie, geroosterd vlees, ketjap soja saus en Javaanse jongens tabak. Alcohol duidelijk aanwezig, warmte blijft lang hangen. Nice!
rouhlas (2629) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, light dark fruits, smoke, wood, alcohol - whiskey. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.