BuckeyeBoy (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a flip top bottle. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a long lasting sand head. Aroma lots of sweet malts, dark chocolate, and coffee. Taste is about the same as the aroma with lots of sweetness and a nice touch of coffee.
Alengrin (970) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. Great one.
Camons (5793) - 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 (1096) - 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 (634) - 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 (110) - 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 (764) - 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 (741) - 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.
JorgeLee (1169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beers of the World. I had this years ago, remember an empty bottle adorning our beer bottle room decoration at university, also vaguely remember being slightly underwhelmed. So here’s another try. Dark brown colour, reddish brown hints, thick white head, quite high carbonation. Initial thoughts are a bit thin, bit of booze, long ash tray roasty malt finish. It’s ok. I really don’t get the excitement of this highly rated beer though - I’ve actually found nearly all Belgian stouts or beers with a darker malt bill than a kind of ruddy brown to be a bit underwhelming, even from breweries I normally love.
kerenmk (2270) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Tom L. Black with beige head. Slightly vegetal, a little smooth and sweet taste that then turns smoky. Dry, wood and roastiness in the mouth. medium-bodied, long, roasty finish. Really good.
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: dark ripe fruits, chocolate, molasses, toasted malts. Appearance: dark clear brown / black, medium frothy beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: subtle sweets continue, not overpowering, chocolate, light coffee, light carbonation. Overall: extremely subtle Imperial Stout, nice aroma and palate, not overpowering, just delicious. Bottle from Beer of Belgium, Ieper.