blackisle (645) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fliptop bottle 33cl. Very dark brown with floating particles, two finger dense creamy tan head, recedes slowly, good retention and thick lacing; aroma roasted malts, licorice, coffee, dark fruits; roasty bitter taste, coffee; full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation; roasty full bitter slightly sweet finish, alcohol, coffee.
latsch (8) - - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Schöne Flasche. Klassische Tiefe farbe. Röstnoten, Kaffee, Lakritz. Versteckt den Alkoholgehalt nicht.
brnandersen (1859) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. flip-top bottle pored in to a Snifter. Pitch black with a dense, tanned head. Roasted aroma with chocolate, yeasts, coffee, rich malts, liquorice, red berries and a herbal-grassy bitterness. Taste is bitter and roasted. Medium to full body with a oily texture and an average carbonation. Finishes dry and roasted with rich malts, chocolate and yeasts. Excellent Stout.
koleminer20 (568) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. I was terribly unimpressed by this offering. Don’t know if it was a bad bottle, or what, but it just wasn’t great at all. The pour was a thin dark brown, letting a lot of light through. There is a thin light tan head, no lace. The aroma has a light malt to it, and a strong earthiness. The flavor is much of the same. It tastes as if dirt and water were mixed together and presented in my glass. The mouth feel is thin and slick, minimal carbonation, and a dirty lingering aftertaste.
Jonb5 (345) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml flip top bottle, poured into La Chouffe chalice. A: Very dark mahogany, pretty much opaque, one finger tanned head, good retention, decent amount of lacing. S: Cranberry, molasses, very much like a Belgian Dubbel, but slightly less fruity. T: Espresso, cocoa bean, creamy diacetyl, molasses, slight cranberry, slight bitterness which becomes more pronounced as the beet warms. Did a very good job of hiding the booze. M: Light body for the high abv, very smooth, creamy texture. O: A complex, balanced interpretation of an Imperial stout, a bit of a stout/dubbel mash up.
thanatosti (900) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. flip top bottle @ home, bougt @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Tasty is fruity but with a lot of roasted malts and coffee tones. Mouthfeel is round and soft, with a medium bitter aftertaste.
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.
mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is unmistakably Belgian, with dry cocoa, Belgian yeast, and light candied sugar. Flavour is very dry and yeasty, with unsweetened dry cocoa, Belgian yeast, and roasted malt. Again, unmistakably Belgian in construction. Full-bodied, yeasty and cocoa-y. Good stuff.
Mainuh_man (89) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a frothy tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is yeast, biscuit, citrus and a hint of coffee/roasted malt. Pretty interesting/different bouquet for a stout. Initial flavor is a lightly sweet, giving way quickly to a tart citrusy character, and finishing relatively dry with roasted malt and citrusy hops that linger on the tip of the tongue, and warm alcolhol in the chest/stomach. Soft carbonation with a light to medium mouthfeel, and a relatively think texture. Overall, an interesting take on stout that features some different flavor components than the norm. Tasty enough, but not by favorite.
zvikar (3371) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Tom L. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma is a bit roasted with smoked malt and chocolate, flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, medium bodied.