TheJvd (915) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has bourbon, coffee, quite some roasted malts, dark chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Taste has dark chocolate, quite some coffee, hard roasted malts and a medium bitter finish. Full body, soft to medium carbo. Nice stuff.
Countbeer (4678) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle: 2013: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Aroma from the bottle is already intense coffee and intensly balanced.
Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
The aroma is one of the best balanced aromas from a coffee stout out there: sublimely deep deepmcoffee roast with some chocolate hints, chalk tints and a marzipan bourbon edge.
Flavours of spice, pepper, coffee, coffee roast, coffee beans, coffee beans roast, chocolate, dark chocolate, some chalk, wood roast, light sweeter coal, some smooth yet stronger bitters, hint of mocha, some coffee and dark chocolate bitters and a tar sprinkle. Only the loveliest darkest things to taste!
Aftertaste is a mix of loads of coffee beans roast, chalk, dark chocolate and some "coffee bean candy" with a delicious roasty bitterness. Delicious roasted and balanced coffee tones! World class!
Low carbo, silky some spiced mouthfeel, full bodied and a oily to more silky foamy texture.
What a coffee imperial stout, the best I have ever tasted! Sublime!
MarcoDL (2342) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another tasty Bourbon County beer. Taste of coffee, combined with the sweet vanilla of the bourbon. Great beer.
mike_77 (3336) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@zebf 2014 - Roasted, toasty, almost nutty aroma. Flavour has some coffee but not so much, it feels quite spicy and the alcohol is quite warming.
caesar (5298) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ Zeebra #2, tick. Dark color, short head. Aroma of big coffee backed up with chocolate and roasted malts. Bit alcoholic, bit sweet. Coffee is a bit too intense for me, but it is more backed up by the base beer which is also very intense. Nice one.
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no foam.
NOSE: coffee, ashes, bourbon, mocha.
TASTE: coffee, bourbon, nice.
Abijen (1511) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a good brown head. Smells bourbon, coffee, vanilla. Tastes bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Boojaaa. Medium body, low carbo and a sticky oily texture. Excellent!
Bosbouw (1352) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille en gebrand. Smaakt zoetig, vanille. Duidelijk bourbon.
solidfunk (4323) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably my least favorite tonight but still awesome and better than the original. Finishes with some light bitterness. Big coffee but it doesn’t control the palate. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Roast malt. Tap at Goose Island Migration Week event at Churchkey.
Benzai (8792) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle [14.3% ABV La Tortuga] @ home shared by MrHangover. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized instantly disappearing brown head. What remains is an opaque pitch black colored beer without any head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, dark chocolate, heavy coffee, bourbon, subtly alcohol, superb balanced bitterness. Taste malts, dark malts, chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, bitter, subtly alcohol. Oh man, this is lovely. Full body, superb carbonation. Lovely.