Travlr (19481) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is almost black with a thin, rapidly disappearing tan head and minimal to no lacing.
Smell is of dark fruits, nuts and cocoa.
Taste is very subtle, with plum, vanilla, roasted sweet malt and a dry slightly bitter chocolate finish.
Slightly thin body for its style and strength, but a nice, understated, complex beer. I have one in storage for 13 months so far, very curious to taste it when it has matured a bit.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2009 2009-04-08, ~2 years old, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Black color; the usual Belgian generous head; a layer of foam is persistent. Very nice aroma of chocolate malts, mature. Good mouthfeel, not too thick but smooth enough; it has a good chocolate malt flavor, with hints of roasted malt and also some liquorice given by the age, with some Belgian character too. Correct bitterness. Balanced and interesting.
The aroma has some caramel and chocolate, and an additional rum touch. Medium round body, good caramel and chocolate flavour, less strong and complex than expected, and not much bitter.
Dark colour; brown, generous, creamy head. Delicate nose, of malt, roasted malt, yeast, caramel.
Powerful brew, perfect balance of elements: sweetness and bitterness; smoothness and dryness; roasted malt and hop. Some sweet liquorice as well. Very strong, but the alcohol is not overwhelming. Strong and long palate (hop, liquorice, malt).
A giant one, an almost perfect Imperial Stout (or whatever).
A must try with some years of aging (this one, I guess, was 2ys old).
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Pours brown with a medium, tan head. Dark, yeasty bread toast aroma with hints of roast coming in. Medium sweet flavor, dusty cocoa, dark sugar, some floral, herbal bitter notes. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, all dark malts, lightly herbal and spicy hops and toasted sugars. Drinks exceptionally well for the ABV. A very nice beer overall.
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark ruby, lasting beige head. Lots of dark roasted malt and some dark fruit. Plenty of dark choc and coffee espresso. Full in mouth, burnt and bitter finish. Impressive dary stout. Finish has a bit of alcohol heat. Bit of smoke and black treacle on aroma too.
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, small brownish head. Some yeast sinking to the bottom of the glass.Aroma from cocoa and coffee. Also witk malts and some plums. Maybe some raisins as well.
Flavor is quite strong and smoky. Tastes of cocoa and chocolate, Has a rather bitter finish. A good and complex stout
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl, 8.4% ABV. A nice-looking beer with a head that should be bigger. The body is sure black, and the head is beige and lasting, but as mentioned, a bit small. Coffee, burnt malt, licorice and a sweetness in the aroma. Sweet flavor with coffee also playing a major part, followed by notes of licorice, burnt malt, a slight buttery touch and a hint of hoppy bitterness. The finish is quite long, with sweetness, coffee and licorice. Full body. I like my stouts drier, but it is sure nice. The little buttery flavor are also something I would like to have removed. (071027)
saxo (16049) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium bitter finish.
Rasmus40 (15767) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brygshoppen, Aarhus. Clear very dark brown with a big and lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 311012
Koelschtrinker (15589) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Erdig-malziger Antrunk mit herbem Anstoß. Im Mittelteil etwas fruchtig, das Malz wird seichter, das Bier bliebt aber ausreichend würzig. Das Malz wird auch weiterhin schwächer, die Herbe bleibt konstant. So nimmt die Würzigkeit schrittweise ab, wird aber im Nachgeschmack auf sanftem Level längere Zeit gehalten. Die Fruchtigkeit ist dabei verschwunden. Milder als gedacht.
Test vom 6.12.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,12,11,12,7,11 - 11,00
Theydon_Bois (15545) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from Dranken Geers, at the 500 miles tasting in the Sham, 23/03/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a film atop the glass.
Nose is roast malt, liqourice, dark fruits, sugars.
Taste comprises roast malt, mineral notes, light coffee, fag ash, yeast, touch of wood, molasses.
Fullish body with soft carbonation, dry in the finish.
Average stout, a low score for me on an imperial - too sweet simple!