olio (8089) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Brewed on 23.05.2010. Bottled on 24.06.2010.
Pours deep dark red colour with large beige head. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, yeast, distant notes of berries and vegetables, some spices and earth notes. Flavour of yeast, slightly roasted malts, light fruits, dry chocolate and distant toffee. Palate is quite smooth with a mouth-drying effect. More like an imperial stout than a belgian strong. Very good nonetheless.
laiti (7708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Brewed 23.05.2010, bottled 24.06.2010, BBE 24.06.2015
Aroma is very close to an imperial stout. Roasted malt, coffee, some candi sugar and hints of berries. Also De Molen house aroma is present. Very smooth palate. Flavour has lots of roasted malt, some candi sugar, hints of coffee, salty licorice and smoke. Bitter finish. More imperial porter or stout than belgian strong. Some hints of belgian yeast and sourness are present though.
Proeferius (111) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle@home pours dark with beige head, aroma of choclateand hops, medium carbonation. 10% alc is well masked easy drinkable.
teddybeer (2857) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown, almost black with a big tan and creamy head. Aroma is malty, toasted, black chocolate, expresso. Taste is hopped, chocolate, wooden, with some hints of malts of whisky. Full bodied beer with an alcoholic and vinous aftertaste, dense, soft carbonation and oily feel.
Fin (8573) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from De Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands, 24th September 2011 consumed 7th October 2011 Dark brown in colour with a tan head, little sticky. Touch sticky at first with a real thickness in the mouth but then come a hoppiness. There is warmth from the alcohol and finally it is a little dry at the end. Little bit of candy floss in the mouth with a substantial sticky head. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.5
leaparsons (8984) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a big beige foam. Aromas are coffee and toasted almond with earthy notes and liquorice. Dark chocolate with medicinal and berry notes. Red wine with spices. Flavours are vinous with sweet and bitter dark chocolate. Pineapple juice with grapefruit. Bready yeast with marzipan and peppery alcohol. Really well constructed. Excellent.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 4, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/black body with a huge foamy off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee, almonds, bitter chocolate. Full roasted flavour with an underlying bitterness, an excellent beer.
stravale (2547) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ BrewDog Edinburgh
Appearance - Jet black. Crazy massive tan head.
Aroma - Complex mix roasted malt, chocolate, bit of marmite, leather, molasses.
Taste - Complex. quite vinous, very fruity, raisins, dark malts, bit of smoke, strangely not much roast, coffee or chocolate. Interesting, perhaps a bit confusing.
Palate -Full bodied, smooth, finish is sweet fruity malt, not much roast. Silly carbonation levels, had to be left for a while then settled to a soft carb
Overall - It’s a good beer, but a bit over vinous. It looks like an Imperial Stout but doesn’t have as much of the expected coffee/roast taste, more vinous and fruity.
teorn88 (4057) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a huge beige creamy head, long lasting. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee, caramel, coffee, dark fruits, coffee, wood, coffee, bitter hops and coffee. Roasted malt, coffee, caramel and coffee flavours with dark fruits, coffee, liqourice, coffee, bitter hops and coffe. Roasty bitter finish.
LoFi (1688) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown with an extreme light brown head. The bottle wasn’t corked straight, and when trying to open it, a thin geyser sprayed over walls and ceiling. In the end, almost half the bottle had foamed away.
Aroma: buttered corn, signs of an infection, but also malty, raisins.
Taste: raisins and dried fruit, large maltiness, vinous, hints of a slight infection.
Full-bodied and quite smooth.
Pity, this could have been pretty good.