gEUS (1510) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home - bottled 19/03/2013. Upon opening the bottle I already had a little aha-erlebnis as there was a tart aspect to the escaping fruity aromas... And my impression got confirmed in the first sip - infection - but wow, the result is quite interesting! Aroma is like a great Red/Brown Old Flemish Sour (similar to Ypres but a tad less subtle) - plums, raisings, fine port notes. Taste is a really well balanced sour-malty stout with nice roasted notes. Better than the Tart of Darkness :-) (sorry inside joke with a friend).
john_henry (123) - - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smokey whiskey on the nose. Pours with a thin lacing.
I am struggling with this one (writing as I drink), on smelling it I thought they had over done it on the whiskey and could have blended it back a bit, but on second thoughts... Definitely TCP/medicinal notes, which normally I’m not a fan of, this beer may sway me though.
Very peaty and earthy on the finish which I like. For 11.4% this drinks very easily, and is quite balanced. For me that is the most impesive part.
Overall, I’d certainly have this again, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.
DwarfeD (1684) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at De Molen. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Thick body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with bitter notes. Whiskey, berries and wood. A decent imperial stout.
Maakun (1660) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sour with notes of the peaty whisky, like a glass of red wine gone bad with some ashes tipped into it. Looked flat, but had a nice color. Poured it down the drain after drinking half of it.
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[10/4/13] Bottle shared at a tasting at chriso’s place. Thanks harrisoni for this bottle! Dark brown with a bit of beige foam. Boozy aroma of whiskey, some smokiness, some iodine and some dark fruits. Sourish oaky flavor with malt, dark fruits, whiskey, smoke and iodine. Medium to full-bodied. Weird and interesting.
back (1604) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sort skum hvid kort
Tøv jord malt røg
Bitter moderat sød lidt sur lidt
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rød mørk mørk , malt,tørv , svovl, røg bitter, kraftig, lakrids , tør , blød ,
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MarcoDL (2973) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smokey imperial stout with a sharp taste of liquorice and whiskey. Warming aftertaste. Very nice.
mR_fr0g (5839) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dsg tasting at Chris’s. Ruby red caramel dark colour small light tan head. Aroma is smoke, tart higher alcohols. Flavour is tart raspberry, smoke oak and peat. Tart cherry and oak tanin.
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle thanks to Menno at Kent BF 2013, drunk at home. Dark brown beer, thin beige head. Malty peaty smoky aroma. The caol ila is a little stronger than the pure tcp of the laphroaig. Some chocolate as well. It’s interesting. I mean I love the straight Rasputin and there is still some of the base beer here. The peatiness is interesting. I mean it’s got a lot of islay whisky character. Not my favourite, but hey it’s drinkable enough and for such strong flavours, it kinda works. Kinda wild but kinda constrained as well given the strong flavours on display.