flip_soeperman (580) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable non-watery yet not overwhelming cloyingly stout. Good bitterness, roasted aroma. Just a very nice full bodied stout.
Vestergaard (300) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, exp. 2015. Pours fairly "clear" dark brown to black. No head. Aroma is huge, sweet, chocolate, not much roast. Taste on the other hand is nothing like the aroma: Roasted, licorice, coffee, slight leather, slight vanilla. Rather prominent alcohol. Not enough body for such a low carbonation, though the alcohol adds some sharpness to it. Heat in the end. Decent taste, but overall no great beer.
RasmusOtt (1083) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours transparent black with no head. Aroma is quite sweet with buttery chocolate, dark sweet fruits - I especially get prunes and dates. Also some vanilla, brown sugar and caramel. Taste is less sweet with liquorice, chocolate, some roasted notes, dark fruits, vanilla, coffee and quite boozy. Body is on the thin side and with almost no carbonation - not a good combination. But a decent stout.
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark almost black beer, with a brown head, which recede after a couple of seconds, aromas of nuts, ashes, resin, and some leather notes. It is full bodied, with an oily texture, the flavor has a clear coffee and dark chocolate flavors, and a balanced alcohol flavor in the middle. with a persistent aftertaste. really enjoyable
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at CBC Covvy Gee, 12/05/14 - not opening night!
Light black with a moderate tan swrl and edgework.
Nose is big old roast malt, earthy cocoa, grain, toffee, bitter notes, light coffee grinds.
Taste comprises bitter roast which is balanced well with sweet toffee fudge, dark chocolate, lightly singed caramel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonatio, sweet subtle roasterana in the closure.
Decent well balanced impy, not overly complex, but an easy drinking affair. The ABV is well integrated.
JefVerstraete (1253) - BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Dark brown colour, beige foam, disappears quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and sweet caramel. Light bitter finish. Good IRS.
Franzen (315) - SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very rosted and burnt aroma. Particulary burnt toast is present with notes of coffe and smokieness
Pitch black, beige head
Taste is full of good roastiness, burnt toast, creamy nuttiness, liquorice and coffee and some peaty smokieness
Full body, average carbonation pretty dry
Fantastic imperial stout with a focus on roastiness instead of malty sweetness. I had forgotten how good it was
hawthorne00 (2399) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Gloopy pour. Are there going to be snot-like chunks at the bottom of the glass? - unhappily yes, maybe kept too cold too long. Black with a small tan head that never quite disappears. Aroma of (good) dark chocolate, vanilla, some berries, other spices. Silky, low carbonation. Very sweet with chocolate, some molasses and coffee. Roasted flavours creep up through the sweetness into firm bitterness with some hard spices (anise) and a little warmth at the end.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Beertemple, Amsterdam. Pours dark brown with a lacy brown head. Aroma is big roast, soy sauce and some smoke. Taste is on the bitter side, moderate sweet. Full bodied, pretty good.
MarcoDL (2134) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid imperial stout. Strongly roasted, thick mouthfeel and with some spices. Good.