ALLOVATE (2769) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Black as used engine oil and as viscous as such when swirled around the glass. Thinning tan pad atop gives way and there is little evidence of life. Complex nose; rusty and dusty with hints of kelp, Balsamic glaze, damp swarf, vinous, plummy notes, driftwood and peppery spice, and a hit of alcohol that awakens the olfactories. Quite plump, sweet and fruity on the palate. Massive wine-like depth; vinous, spicy and warming, drawing at the saliva glands. Prickly carbonation needs to be shaken off where a smooth, big body presides. Rich, plummy fruit meets umami Balsamic and Bovril notes, mineral-like and meaty. Dark chocolate underneath as is some very earthy, top-soil notes. Long, long linger of everything in a generous meld. This is a great Winter warmer. Slow-sipping at its best. A few bottles for the cellar I think. Loved it!! (50cL, BBE 03/19, Gyle 2490, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, vanilla, alcohol.
TASTE: alcohol, little fruity, coffee, nice!
daniele (7203) - ITALY - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura schiuma media intensi sentori tostati caffe cioccolato lieve liquoroso erbaceo intensa discreto amaro buona secchezza abbastanza complessa
skortila (5002) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. 5cl sample. The aroma has coffee roast malts mainly. Black coloured beer with a thin, off-white lace. The taste is sweet, has molasses, honey, some fruitiness, little roasty edge. But roast is more present in aroma.
Stuu666 (8333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at James’s. Pours black, sweet and chocolatey, dry roasted malts, rich.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, molasses, liquorice. Flavour is big liquorice, roast, a bit sharp, molasses, caramel and chocolate.
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, tfs Menno. Aroma is quite roasted, some caramel, coffee, licorice and chocolate. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, full bodied and with a nice balance. Great brew.
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a creamy and tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, plum, vanilla and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up slightly more dry and with alcohol. Medium to full bodied, syrupy texture and flat carb. An excellent Impy
Gurthnar (4075) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma roasted with notes of winey hops. Light grassy. Pitch black colour. Taste is intensely roasty, without a hint of astringency. Some chocolate. Dry roasted chocolate finish, where the hops ultimately shows itself. Easy dirnking.
fajry (1321) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska. Tmava az cierna farba, hneda pena, ktora rychlo opadne. Vona jemne kyselkava, prazene slady, horuce kakao. V chuti opat prazene slady, jemne lahke telo s cokoladovou dochutou. Na imperial stout divna dochut ...