Alengrin (1715) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of many imperials from this progressive Dutch brewery with thin, creamy, beige head and totally black colour. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, coffee grounds, vanilla, wood, dates, brambleberries. Candied fruits in the mouth, strong coffee-like roasted bitterness, complex, thick and viscous mouthfeel, dried plums and liquorice, smoky accent and warming alcoholic finish without becoming too wry. The smokiness is not an improvement in my personal taste, but this is a great beer, no doubt about that.
LomYst (486) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sick boozy sweetness.. chocolat and roasted malts are torn assunder by congac and bourbon... sweet very soft fizzy carbs... big body sweet boozy finish
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ ACBF 2011. The aroma has ash, roast, liquorice and some veggies. Black coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is roasted, ashy, boozy and some coffee. Not my cup of tea.
Leighton (10954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at ACBF 2011. Pours pitch black with a faint head. Heavy booze, bourbon aroma with hints of chocolate. Very sharp chocolate in the flavor, lots of booze, bits of peat. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish, some roasted malts, sharp peat, cocoa, booze. Very solid beer, especially if you like the hard alcohol notes.
Benzai (8212) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this beer at Alvinne CBF 2011. Opaque black color. Strong smell of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Like NoiZe says, indeed a very powerful beer, certainly a powerful taste. Very low carbo though, could have used a little more.
dEnk (3795) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ ACBF ’11. Aroma is deep peat, liquorice, tobacco, some alcohol, roasted malt. Flavour is the above with a strong sharp note. Too young, would love to try it again with some more age on it.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one at the ACBF 2011. Black colored brew. Very nice aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and some booze. Flavor has a lot of sweetness, booze and roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and good bitterness. Powerful.
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4th March 2011
ACBF. I think Menno said this was aged on Bruidladdich malt and then transferred to Swedish Oak. Semi dry palate. Spicy dark malt. Chocolate sponge cake (Harrisoni picked that up straight away!). Licqourish spice and herbal bitterness. Dark chocolate. A little warmth from the alcohol. Quite a full on Impy Stout!
kappldav123 (4924) - GERMANY - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at ACBF 2011. Deep black in the glass, small head. Intense malty aroma. Starts very strong, heavy malty, earthy, dry, fine notes of bitter chocolate. Well balanced and warming finish. I liked it!
Grima (2096) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught on the Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2011!
In the glass, pitch black with a fine creamy head. The scent brings forth a lot of chocolate and roasted malt. The first sip is completely without carbonation. The flavors are very chocolatey, slightly roasty, but overall very bitter. The aftertaste shows again very chocolaty and caramel-like, with strong malt body! Towards the middle part it will be more bitter, with some licorice aromas and a great coffee flavor, but still there is the chocolate flavor. Carbonated, it would be a truly superb beer!