sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of sweet roast malt and coffee. Slightly weak body, flavour of coffee and milk chocolate, dry dark chocolate aftertaste. Bit hoppy for an Impy, but not bad.
rayaron (1057) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Maakun for the bottle. Opaque brown with huge brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and herbs. Very bitter flavor, alcoholic, some roastiness, notes of herbs and some vegetables. Full-bodied. Not exactly an IS but still ok.
blackisle (1514) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Opaque dark brown with – against the light – a ruby hue, large creamy tan head, good retention, thick lacing; aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dried dark fruits, cocoa, some licorice, earthy notes; taste is medium sweet and bitter, malty, chocolate, with long duration, bittersweet finish, spicy notes, chocolate tones; full-bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation; overall a rather good Imperial Stout.
DSG (9562) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks rayaron. Black with a tan head. Roasty aroma with coffee, some dark fruits. Roasty flavor, sweet and slightly bitter, with roast, coffee, chocolate, some dark fruits. Rather full-bodied, well-carbonated. Nice.
BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice RIS, that does not have as full of a body as the others I have had. The taste balances between sweet, bitter and coffeetones, with a nice bitter aftertaste.
omhper (22306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks (Euro trade, was it Benzai? Or someone equally kind...) Dark brown, mid sized beige head. Aroma of coffee and bread. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Caramel and coffee. Low bitterness. Mellow, but not very distinct.
TrefwoordPunk (863) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown with a medium beige head and an aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, herbs, roasted malts, overripe cherries and peanuts. The taste is medium sweet, with some bitterness somewhere in the finish, but not too much. Nice beer!
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smakelijke RIS, ben benieuwd naar de BA versies. Is erg lekker maar kan denk ik nog net een beetje extra gebruiken. Backlog from 2015/01/18.
Patdelichte (174) - - NOV 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delft 28-11-2015, Doerak
Stoute Gijt, Lekkere RIS, koffie/ licht chocolade. Licht bitter en een soepele zachte smaak.
androman (1287) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home from Mitra, Maarssen. Body is black, head is big, brownish, fizzy to rocky, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is roasty, flavor is toast, mild roasted coffee, light ash, dried fruits, light licorice. Light sweet, medium to heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty medium to heavy bitter, later quite hoppy, alcohol is well hidden. Full body, dry thick texture, average carbonation. Easy dessert beer, simple, very tasty, great balance of flavor.
Gurthnar (4074) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Black night 10/2015, received in Summer Euro Santa 15. Thanks Santa! Aroma first whiff citrusy, orange, marshmallows, zesty. Interesting. Clear very dark colour, brown head. Taste is rich, lots of malty backbone, caramel, chocolate, roasted. Rather lively carbonation, easy drinking, hidden alcohol. Excellent.