Idiosynkrasie (3633) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with late aakening, small to average, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing tan head. Herbal hoppy aroma with perfumed touch, rosemary, lavender, dark malty background with a touch of coffee. Taste is bitter, citrusy hoppy, hints of grapefruit, orange, bitter orange, slightly roasty, dark malty background, hints of dark chocolately. Hopped with tendency towards Black IPA; not overly rich and multifaceted for an Impy Stout.
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample @ Birra Expo’14 Piacenza.
Noire huileuse, col épais moka laissant un filament doré au verre.
Arôme est malté profond sur des notes de chocolat et caramel, une petite pointe d’amertume s’immisce en rétro-nasal avec un nez assez poudreux venant des grains.
Palais est épais, malté, chocolat épais grains et caramel.
Palais réchauffant sur une fine amertume et petite touche houblonnée.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet roasted, chestnut, some mocha, some hops. Smooth and pleasant. Taste is even more smooth. Sweet but fast from cloying, more of a tender coffee and chocolate mousse, even creamy. Pleasant bitterness. Hides the alcohol well. Really nice, almost accessible as far as imperial stouts can be that. I really dig this. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
KombatAle (114) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown black, beige foam. Nose is roasty, chocolate, hops. Medium body. Not very complex. Again roasty chocolate.strong roasty aftertaste.
Grima (2081) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon, Arlon, Belgium!
Pours deep black with huge creamy off-white head. Smell has lots of roasted malts, coffee and some bitter chocolate. Starts with lots of roasted coffee, licorice and earthy malt notes. Middle part has swwleet chocolate, coffee and some licorice. Goes into a coffee’ish finish with massive burnt roasted malts and toffee.
lusikka (6049) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, some vegetables and wet earth. Flavour of roasted malts, rather strong sourness, grass, sweetness and grains. Medium bodied and high-ish carbonation. Soft but rather unbalanced. A bit dull and a bit off, I think.
BeerBaboon (1533) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, licorice, vinous, dark chocolate and aromatic hops. Flavour is medium bitter, roasted malt and salted licorice. Delicious beer. Palate is slippery, oily and relatively thick but lightly carbonated. This one took me by surprise.
Camons (5659) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Rome. Pours black with a huge light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, black bitter coffee, littlle sour, caramel, dark chocolate. Flavor is malts, bitter coffee, chocolate, light tartness, caramel. Medium body, soft carboantion, little warming alcohol. And i bet these guys hate Jester King since they stole the name they wanted to give the beer :) 090414
Beerhunter111 (6909) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade.
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thx! to Kraddel. 33 cl. bottle split. Black with a small mocha head. Smells of sweet mocha, coffee, sour grounds, liquorish, light roast, a bit mellow. Tastes of sour coffee, ashes, grounds, touch roast, liquorish, brown sugar, slightly b. Touch thinner than usual for the style. Not stellar but pretty nice and enjoyable. Better and definitely different from the Coal Ila BA version because there it was impossible to tell what the base beer was like.