PotjeBier (960) - 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.
KnutAlbert (5186) - 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 (1795) - 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 (2278) - 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 (4349) - Oirschot, 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 (5777) - 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 (635) - 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 (1656) - 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.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam
Pitch black color with medium sized creamy head, brownish. Mild aroma of roasted malts, talc, perfume, brandy; quite original. Smooth mouthfeel; flavor of mildly roasted malts, with a clear tobacco backbone; there is a mild sourness too; correct bitterness; the alcohol is hidden very well; the final seems a bit short. Side to side with the Not Just Plain Vanilla, this one has a bigger body.
Good, nice tobacco vein, otherwise a bit unemotional.
RexTalionis (1430) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured pitch black in colour with creamy tan head. Smoke, wood and some bitter coffee in aroma. Taste roasted, slightly spicy and a bit of licorice also.
beerandbeyond (452) - ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black color, light mocha head.
Chocolate nose, roast, acid.
Dark chocolate flavor, highly roasted coffee, malt sweetness, burnt wood, vanilla and coconut.
Thick and full bodied. good.