Vells (1061) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense roasted malts with nice coffee, fresh coffee beans, chocolate Smooth. Very decent and nicely balanced
zedisdead (8) - - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (2011). Appearence : pours very dark brown, almost black, very small light brown head. Aroma : washed out mocca, bit a alcohol. Taste : striking cofee, ends in a subtle chocolate balanced with nice bitterness, long lasting in the mouth. Palate : almost no carbonation, medium bodied. Tasted at the end of the meal, in place of the cofee, was very appreciated.
DuffMan (8069) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saw Ferris’ rating and thought "yeah, I’m gonna have me that". Near black pour, finely bubbled light brown head that fades to a 1/2cm layer. Aroma is green coffee beans, quite vegetal, bordering on capsicum and parsley (my wife did not care for the aroma at all). The palate maintains a strong coffee character, but more raw than roasted, with underlying bitter chocolate. Finish is bitter and warming. Others have commented on how well the ABV is hidden but I have to disagree. The alcohol wasn’t intrusive, but it was certainly there; I found this beer to be quite boozy, but in a pleasing way. Not blown away by this one, but still enjoyed it in the end.
Ferris (8151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark roast espresso with some chilies and soy sauce. Jet black with a thin brown head. Chocolate with light coffee and a little bit of apricot in the finish. It isn’t as big as I though it would be which is nice. Smells big, big alcohol, but flavors and balanced and not over the top.
motelpogo (7258) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from pivni rozmanitost stall at slunce ve skle 2012, shared with mowbeer a year later. very close to black with a rich chocolate milkshake head; aroma of coffee, cocoa powder, vanilla ice cream; quite quick with hints of chocolate liqueur and custard; a good dessert beer
Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source : L’Office des Grands Crus
Appearance : Pitch black with a medium creamy head.
Aroma : Rich malt, chocolat and cofffee.
Taste : Strong and rich taste of coffee.
Palate : Full body and soft carbonnation.
Overall : Nice and well balance.
guzgorog (483) - FRANCE - AUG 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sout noire, peu de mousse et de bulles. Nez de malt grillé et de café. Très bonne longueur en bouche : café avec un soupçon de chocolat. Bonne amertume mais on ne ressent pas les 86 IBU. Très bonne imperial stout.
SirLimpsalot (2778) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@basunen: tydlig doft av kaffesump och aska. Smaken har en fin fyllighet och en trevlig balans med alla de rätta smakerna. Kaffe, choklad, liten rökighet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@AGT’13: Vintage 2011: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized beige ashy brown ish foamy head that changes very slowly on top of a deep dark brown to black colored beer. Aromas of olives, wood, roast, soap, mocha, coffee, malt toast and some chocolate hints.
Flavours of chalk, coffee roast, coffee beans, bitters, malt roast, mocha, chocolate, caramel, some sweets but more bitter, light sticky, some toffee, caramel, even some hops, light soap and herbal toast.
Afteraste is a mix of coffee, coffee roast, bitters, chocolate, mocha and and cacoa.
Low carbo, soft creamy silky mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy texture.
Nice and easy, less sweet and more coffee. But not that complex. Fine beer.
Bottle@AGT’13: Vintage 2012: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Non Carbo version:
Small beige light brown foamy head which changes very slow and leaves a thick lacing on top of a deep dark brown to black colored beer.
Aromas of vegetables, mocha, porridge, some coffee, some coffee beans, chocolate, cacoa and
Flavours of coffee, coffee beans, coffee roast, malt roast, some mocha, some chocate, toffee, chalk, caramel, light cacao and some light wood toast hints.
Aftertaste is coffee, coffee roast, malt roast, some bitters,
Low carbo, soft creamy silky mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy light oily texture.
Very nice but don’t really notice something of the non carbonation, it has enough carbo for me. Very nice.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black body, small brown head. Very nice peculiar aroma with tobacco, leather, dark coffee, dark chocolate and wood. Full, highly carbonated palate. Very dry, roasted malty flavour with dark chocolate and coffee as well as coffee beans, tobacco, with an underlying bitterness. Exceptional.