henkjanwiegers (94) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with HG @ home. Pours a deep dark color with a sturdy Brown head. Aroma is coffee, a little sour, some hops. Taste is strong coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, smoked wood, port, laurel. Aftertaste is bitter chocolate, mocca. Great beer!
SimplySike (689) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan bubbly head.
Aroma alcohol, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, whisky, roasted malts, licorice.
Taste chocolate sweet, burned smoked bitter, smoke in the finish.
Mouthfeel thick, oily, creamy.
Douberd (1697) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV 11%
Totally black in colour, with a big brown head on top, thick and with very good retention. It insists and leaves a quite thick film on the beer’s surface after most of it has collapsed. rings of lacing formed around the glass.
Aroma of roasted malts, whiskey, smoke, some chocolate,
Taste is good, roasted malts and coffee, along with its bitterness, alcohol well hidden, a touch of whiskey and its burn on the finish.
Great mouthfeel, very thick body, the carbonation on very good levels. Sticky on the palate.
Overall very good, my expectations for some reason were higher and although it didn’t meet them, I can’t say I am that disappointed, is a great beer.
GraveAtSea (130) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with small, brown head. Aroma: roasted malts, whisky, coffee, dark chocolate, chocolate and coffee liqueur - nice. Exellent complex and smooth taste with notes of coffee, whisky, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Warming long finish. Nicely balanced between bitter and sweet. Good RIS.
tricksta_p (627) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ink black colour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, peaty notes, wood, whiskey, a little smoke. Flavour is roasty, whiskey, with a long bitter aftertaste. Another stellar BA brew from Emelisse.
Hermod (2805) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, bb 09/15. Black colored, brown thin head, nearly flat. Strong peaty aroma, tar, roasted malt and some vanilla chocolate. Flavor has peat, vanilla, licorice, roasted malt. Mouthdrying finish. Lingering finish with peat and licorice. Slight alcohol warmth. Love the peat here, the barrel has realeased its magic into this beer. Great.
markextrae (680) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home. poured a black colour with a thick long lasting mocha head. roasted malts, caramel, burned sugar, milk chocolate, oak, small peat hint, strong alcohol feeling, had better imp stouts from emelisse
Wolfbass (863) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nero impenetrabile con una schiuma color caffèlatte compatta e persistente. Al naso subito in evidenza caffè, cacao e affumicato con la potenza alcolica che si fa sentire. In bocca la nostra ha un gran corpo, l’alcol si fa apprezzare ma non stona, lasciando un palato amarognolo e soprattutto affumicato. Venature wiskeyanti. Direi una imperial russian smoked stout...
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a medium head. Aroma is smoky, peaty and salty. Taste has smoky roast to start with peaty liquorice finish.
jbeatty (944) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 01/01/2014. Pours black, frothy dark tan head fades to a splotchy haze on the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma of salt, smoked peat, intense dark roast and overripe dark fruit underneath, charred barrel. Taste is creamy chocolate, sweet dark fruit and peat, charred bitterness with vanilla, smoke and whiskey in the finish. Heavy body, smooth. Quite nice.