RobertDale (3698) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and yeast. Taste is dark fruit, malt, yeast, some coffee, and a bit of chocolate. Well made.
Sissio (708) - Orsenigo, ITALY - SEP 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark brown with ruby highlights, brown head
Roasted malts, winey, mature fruit, plums, light licorice
Porto, burned wood, licorice, roasted malts
Trappist1 (557) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap@Delirium. Black color with a disappearing beige brownish head. Nose. Mocha, roasted black Malts, hop aroma, black fruit. Taste, roasted malts, chocolate, raisins, has a fruity touch. Finish is bitter and dry, but also a sweet touch is present. Coffee in the finish, very present in the end, without being too much. Not sticky at all, and good drinkable. Very enjoyable, great stout...
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 The first really big stout in Belgium since 1995, can be considered as a kind of atypical imperial, but a mighty ale in its own right and a popular Wallonian classic. Dense, yellowish beige head, becoming thinner and eventually breaking under influence of the alcohol. Almost black colour with burgundy hue. Powerful, complex aroma of deep dark maltiness, aromatic hops, chocolate, sweet apple, candied cherries, hazelnuts, liquorice, sweet sherry and candi syrup. Sweet but not sticky in the mouth, very chocolatey, raisins, liquorice, caramel, smooth and a bit oily, soft and gradual bitterness appearing later, coffee-like roastedness but in a gentle kind of way and beautifully supported by flowery hops and warming alcohol; the initial candi-like sweetness lingers, but does not cloy. I have recently re-tasted this and it struck me that apparently they added smoked malts to the mash now, as it had a distinguished and unmistakable flavour of smoked meat to it. I have nothing against smoked beers but why not create a new beer for that, if you must have something smoky in your range? Never change a winning team!
Camons (6304) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood, light sourness, berries. Flavor is malty, caramel, light coffee, licorice, light sour, tart berries. Thin to medium body, average carbonation, dry finish with some alcohol. 120814
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Een typische stout met zijn heel uitgesproken smaak. Maar dat is niet echt mijn ding
martjoobolut (930) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33L bottle, BB 12.15. Pours very dark brown with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is roast, fruits, apples, coffee. Flavor is sweet, fruits, roast, coffee, licorice. Finish hoppy coffee bitter with some fruits. Alcohol is well hidden for ABV. Overall: very nice brew.
jsnicholas (239) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark brown with tan head. I taste some semi- chocolate but not coffee. fairly mild beer overall taste wise. The booze seems pretty hidden too. Good beer, but I can find stouts I like more for less money.
RumRunner101 (807) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark pour with beige head. Aroma is sweetish roasted malts, dark berries. Roasted malts, slight sweetness, alcohol warmth on the finish. Dry. Like an imperial Guinness. A bit bland.
MikeJslc (758) - USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, clear, think tan head, low carb. Aroma of dark fruits, ripe plums, earthy spice, some toffee sweetness and dark chocolate. Flavor: cocoa, baker’s chocolate, lots of dark fruits, light toffee, nutty notes, lightly oaky, warming.