PotjeBier (1301) - Amsterdam, - SEP 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle @ home (6 months past best before date). Pitch black color. Dense, mocha colored head with long retention. Aroma’s from the glass is a bit dusty, wood (oak), vanilla, whiskey? Retronasal also roasted malts, sweet, dried fruit. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly sour. Alcoholfeel is strong, but not 10%. Full bodied, syruppy. Finishes with wood, somewhat dry, slightly bitter.
Idiosynkrasie (2776) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle [BBE 03/12]. Pitch black colour with late awakening, small, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Rich dark malty aroma, notes of treacle, chocolate, liquorice, a touch of roast, hints of oak and vanilla. Taste is roasty dark malty with a touch of smoke, subtle sweetness, a touch of vanilla, some oak, bitter hoppy counterweight produces hints of tarmac and leather; cautious hints of warming alcohol in the finish. Oily, gooey texture, sticky palate. Intense, rich, slightly recalcitrant.
VastActiv (1690) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 13072012. Colour is dark brown with almost no head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts.
Mora2000 (5159) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a few tan bubbles but no real head. The aroma is full of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is similar. The coffee and chocolate notes come through nicely and are complimented by some lactose, nuts and quite a bit of sweetness. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best of the three versions. Black, some oil, sourness. The coffee adds the elements needed for this to become a proper imperial stout. *On the other hand, a good brewer should do that without many additives.
Martinus (2531) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear black colour, red hue, slight off-white rim. Aroma of mocha, coffee, roasted malts and caramel. Mocha flavour, bitter coffee, dark chocolate. Bitter finish, coffee and caramel.
(From 37.5cL bottle @ ZZT VI. Courtesy of DutchDrebus. Thanks for sharing, Dré!)
DutchDrebus (3109) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brought this bottle to ZZT VI. Pitch black with no head. Smells chocolate, very roasty, malts, sweet. Tastes dark chocolate, sweet, roasty. Perfect round and silky feel, full body.
Benzai (5826) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Opaque pitch black color, no head. Smell malts, roasted malts, chocolate. Taste malts, chocolate, moccha, bitter, roastyness, some alcohol. Quite lovely. Medium to full body, medium to full carbonation. Lovely.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Green glass 37.5cl bottle (picked up at De Molen about a year ago) pours with a nice and dark body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The modest aroma has a mix of chocolate, coffee and dark roasted malts as well as faint dark fruity esters and molasses. The taste has a fairly nice creamy mouth feel delivering dark roasted malts to burnt malts as well as pleasing near oily rich dark roasted coffee note. Behind those flavors is a mild mineral sense and a touch of sweet dark fruity esters. Into the finish it picks up a nice chocolate-y goodness. I’m really liking this.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5cl bottle shared by Shaun.Poured black with a small tan head.Roast malt and coffee aroma with chocolate which all came through in the taste along with some oak notes.Alcohol content was well hidden.Nice beer which we both enjoyed.
ration (1843) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
071212. Bottle from Krise Wines at home. Pours black with a minimal head. Aroma oak, coffee, roasted malts. Chocolate sweet taste. Oily texture. Full bodied. Needs a bit more carbonation. Not Bad.