OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours a dark brown to black body. Low dense light brown head. Inviting roasted malt to the nose. Well rounded with creamed coffee and fine chocolate tones. Also some fruity hop tones. Full body. Soft and creamy on the palate. More prominent roastiness in the flavor. Coffee- and choco-accented with notes of licorice and soot. Firm fruity and light resinous bitterness. Lasting malty- and hop-bitter ending. Great stuff.
domienS (67) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black beer with a nice dark brown head that stays for quite long at 11% abv.
Smells roasted and cofee esque.
Tastes roasted and bitter. Has a really strong flavour just as I like it.
A amazing beer to slowly sip from and enjoy the complexity.
Swaroga (1088) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. The beer is pitch black with small brown head.
NOSE : black chocolate, delicate toffee, lactic notes, nuts, cheese, corn puffs, tart, burned caramel, honey.
SIP : thick with delicate carbonation. Obviously it’s a malty beer with typical for this style burned notes. Mostly black chocolate or milk coffee. It is sweet. It has a moderate dryness comparable to freshly brewed coffee. The alcohol is well hidden. Aftertaste is mud and dry cocoa like.
OVERALL : the consistency is almost like an eggnog with lots of cocoa and a moderate amount of sugar. Booze is well hidden for 11%. It is a delicious IRS.
tricksta_p (522) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of rrrrrroasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, alcohol. Flavour is roasty sweetness and some hop bitterness. Thick, oily mouthfeel. Really good Imperial Stout, enjoyed it a lot. Some of their Barrel Aged Stouts are even better.
Ernest (6015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is black (almost opaque, flashlight tested).
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate syrup/milk, caramel, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
A simple chocolate-and-vanilla rendition that doesn’t offer much complexity/depth, but still manages to be quite enjoyable and devoid of flaws. Very well-hidden alcohol.
drfabulous (3574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce from The Beer Trappe. Thin head. Big chocolate and cocoa powder taste. Vanilla in finish. Not a thick body for the ABV.
Dodgrblu (550) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
350 ml bottle from Ledgers, chocolate with a slightly bitter finish, somewhat crisp.
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zinneke (59) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma of caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, dough, alcohol,.. A well balanced IRS, a bitter aftertaste. Tastes like a perfect Stout to me.
Trappist1 (292) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, brown head. sweet chocolate, hard roasted malt. Nuts. Hop bitterness, bitter finish. Really nice brew!
ShivanDragon (1192) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
zwart met schuimige bruine kraag
aroma van moutigheid, geroosterde- cara- en gebrande mouten, zoet, chocolade en koffie
smaken: redelijk zoet, redelijk bitter, zeer sterke smaken, licht fruitig, sterk gemout (geroosterde- gebrande en caramouten), pittige kruidigheid is ook aanwezig in de vorm van pepertje/gember, mocca/koffie
volle body, romig mondgevoel, lage co2, afdronk koffie bitterheid
erg lekker bier, echter zijn de BA varianten vaak net iets beter, met name wat zachter.