cloudskipper (17) - Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a classic case of a beer having more bark than its bite. The nose is great - smoky, oatmeal, dark fruits. The palate is thin - really difficult to distinguish a flavor besides smoked malts. Appearance is nice and dark, not pitch black. Wish I got more out of this beer taste and palate-wise, but the nose and appearance save it.
sulawang (839) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: Bottle conditioned. Pours dark brown with a very small dissipating head, a thin hazy layer of retention, micro bubbles here and there.
Nose: sweet caramel barley malts, (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: half crisp/slick, low CO2
Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) brown sugar, light roasted barley malt, soy sauce, almost salty, cola, licorice, gingerbread spices, > light tingly mouthfeel
Finish: residual soft bittersweet maltiness, minor tangy, roasted barley exhale, clean finish.
Summary: The initial sip was underwhelming seeing that it is bottle conditioned yet drank with quite low carbonation. As it warms however, layers of of clean flavours emerge. Very sippable, well hidden ABV - not as heavy as 9% suggests. I would have preferred a creamier mouthfeel though.
MelvinKalksma (470) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malts, malts, chocolate, yeast and fruit.
Turbid ruby/black beer with a slight/medium off-white/brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, roasted malts and chocolate; ends slightly dry and bitter with yeast and fruit.
Jimbo2 (85) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Possibly on of the most overrated beers on RB. Very little body for the type, little complexity, quite watery.
Demens (58) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 27, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
0,33l bottle. Dark brown colour with big foamy quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma: caramel, coffee, toffee, fruits, raisin. Taste: Sweet matly start than the medium bitter coffee like caracter dominates. Light carbonation, full body. Rich bitter/sweet finish. Best stout I tasted so far.
__Rb81 (496) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Broer & Zus, Beverwijk. Pours dark with a small beige head. Aroma is not so pronounced, roasted malts, chocolate. Taste is sweet, light roasted bitter, chocolate, coffee. Sweet aftertaste, chocolate, light roasted malts. Not bad.
Markth (113) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Romige Belgische stout, niet wild, wel mooi in balans. Donker bier, wit schuim. Korte nasmaak, koffie gebrande mout. Weinig hopsmaken
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flying_pig (1304) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£5.20):
An excellent Belgian beer, plenty of flavour & a great balance too; it’s easy to drink for the strength. The beer was quite sweet with plenty dark fruits & some lighter acidity on the nose with the roasted flavours being more noticeable come the taste & the beer was quite creamy with a beautiful mouthfeel; another excellent imperial stout.
kokkenrolv (216) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is vinous, hints of coffee and chocolate. Black, small brown head. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, taste is prunes, raisins, nuts, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans. Medium + body, soft carbonation, long finish, nice mouthfeel. Nice one!
AaronTDubs (145) - - DEC 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/black color. Average carbonation. Surprisingly light aroma. Some coffee and yeast fruitiness in the nose. Quite sweet, but balanced by the roasted bitterness and slight hoppiness. Rasins, chocolate, some phenolic notes. The fruit flavors from the yeast gives it a bright flavor, not common for stouts. It does have a Belgian character. Nice creamy body, but drinks very light. Very good beer, though not something I’d drink often.
Hopverdju (214) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Om te beginnen: waarom zou dit een imperial stout zijn? Dit is gewoon een stout met wat meer alcohol! Donker bruin tot zwarte kleur met rijkelijk wandklevend beige schuim. Gist en deeg geur, koffie en cacao. Een niet plakkerige stout met een zoetig – bittere smaak. Droge chocolade bitterige afdronk.