WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking this now. Full-on standard heavy Imperial Stout, great for standing outside on this cold night... and getting me psychologically prepared for winter, I guess. Slippery heaviness on the mouth, vanilla and roasted stout on the nose, with this much vanilla you’d think it could turn out too sweet, but the finish definitely has bitterness. I think this was very well balanced. I plan on buying this again and sharing, the vanilla makes it a a good "starter" impy.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick viscous black with about a half finger of milk chocolate head. Milk chocolate on the nose as well. Thick bodies. Great notes of roasted chocolate and coffee. A smooth texture to compliment the roast notes.
goozen (3800) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Boreft Beer Festival ’12, Bodegraven: Black coloured brew with an taste of Belgian Pralines, they got that taste perfectly in liquid form.
Gerbeer (3085) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours black with medium dark tan head. Aroma of dark coffee beans, vanilla, and dark berries. Creamy but warm; can catch the alcohol. Flavors of black coffee, something like vanilla extract, and burnt malts. A tad acidic. Not bad but expecting more...
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - SEP 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home..... It pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head.....The aroma is very sweet candy, chocolate, vanilla and light roasted malt..... very nice thick chocolate, vanilla flavor.... full body.... very nice! ....
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Overall, I was really pleasantly surprised by this one. The aroma was just fantastic, and it was followed up by a strong taste and nice smooth mouthfeel. My only real complaint would be the price, $14 for a 500mL bottle is pretty damn pricey. That being said, I would buy this again if it were on the shelf, even at that price.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate, deep roast, some vanilla. Flavour is creamy vanilla with deep bitter liquorice, big roast, all very creamy. Liquorice and vanilla linger on and on.
jmgreenuk (7475) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at De Molen 2nd Tuesday tasting. Poured almost black with a thin tab head. Some vanilla in the aroma which is very present in the flavour along with liquorice and coffee. Nice to taste, but I found the alcohol a little overpowering.
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Iphonephan (6048) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle at a de molen tasting. Dark pour with a thick dark tan head. Musty aroma hiding red currant notes. Bitter chocolate Warming alcohol. Long lingering bitter roasted finish.
Vaiz (4248) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting @ de Molen, hosted by dEnk. Black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, ripe fruits, vanilla, shoe polish and some spices. Flavor is bitter roasty, some breay yeast, somewhat salty and a bit rough. Very decent body, a bit out of balance. Nice brew.