afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle shared by BeerGestapo, thanks Mike. As soon as I loosened the bailing the cork and cage shot off like a rocket, narrowly avoiding blinding me, and putting a dent in my ceiling. Pours dark brown with a humongous tan head. The smell is that of brattanomyces, funky and wild, with some roasty notes underneath and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is funky, earthy, alcohol, bitter, wood, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Very dry with a lot of carbonation. Overall very strange and it loses a point for almost killing me.
jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank this to celebrate The Netherlands victory in the 3rd place match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup today. Glad I opened this now, since when I first cracked the wax bottle cap, there was a loud and very pressurised POP! Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall light brown head that fades fast. When tilted, there is definite light brown and almost ruby glow and not much opacity, actually. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, earth, vanilla, figs, raisins, oak, mushrooms, meat, soy sauce and alcohol. Full-bodied; Rich scotch and cognac richness at first with a strong chocolate and roasted malt flavour coupled with some vanilla, oak, prune and caramel flavours right afterwards. Aftertaste shows a very complex and rich beer with some strong effervescence, a good chocolate and malt note and a solid alcohol bite with the drying hops and oaky/vanilla notes to show alongside some cognac and brandy flavours as well. Overall, a very strong and rich beer that isn’t exactly how you’d expect a strong and rich imperial stout - this is more of a strong and rich baltic porter or a strong old ale, even. If this were classified in either of those styles, i’d feel better about rating it compared to the styles, but this isn’t a typical American-styled Imperial Stout, so if you are expecting that, you’ll be disappointed, but if you just want a solid beer, grab this! I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Cracked Kettle in Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands on 03-January-2011 for €4,84 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the pond on 12-July-2014.
Brewed on 28 September 2010 (just after The Netherlands lost the 2010 World Cup Final)
Bottled on 22 October 2010
Purchased in Amsterdam on 03 January 2011
Sampled in the USA on 12 July 2014
angel77 (772) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en febrero de 2011. Elaborada el 28-09-2010, embotellada el 19-10-2010. botella numero 379 de 960. 81 ibus. Color negro intenso con espuma oscura. Aromas y sabores intensos de maltas tostadas, cafés, chocolates y bastante dulzor. Cuerpo medio a fuerte de 10.5 vol que le dan una gran sensación de licor. Bien de carbónico, generando espuma en todo momento. Bastante buena y para repetir de nuevo.
iRavali (28) - Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Goes to the top of my ris list. Sweet, chocolate aromas top the dark notes creating a complex beer that is refreshing with every sip
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
miquelcrush (1198) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cervesa bona, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Cerveza buena. bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
VsXsV (2144) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Vintage 2010. Almost clear black liquid with huge light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, port wine and raisins. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, chocolate and dried fruit. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice.
williamstome (819) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep chestnut pour, no head. Aroma of whiskey dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very strong and sweet, with notes of whiskey, blackberries, currarnts, and alcohol. Quite smoth. A little too sweet, and a little too intense on the whiskey for me.
kingstoni (1437) - FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black color with a minimal beige head. Sweet aroma of fruit candy, vanilla, peppermint and licorice. Extremely sweet taste. Medium bitter finish.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. The look is dark, tan head, and black in color. The smell is cocoa, chocolate mix, dust, nuts, hops, and wood. The taste is sweet, wood , nuts, alcohol, and ok.
OllieBBommel (1041) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@home. Head: coffee brown, disappearing quickly. Colour; deep dark black. Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate. Taste: chocolate, roasted malt, nice bitter. Palate: smooth, mouth warming, oily, lasting bitter finish. Overall: very good.
Gaultier (189) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Öltripp Köpenhamn. Flaska från Mikkeller Bar. Känns inte som en typisk Imperial Stout men helt ok.