Ferris (10566) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Direct from fermenter, no age yet. Roast malts. Jet black with a bubbly brown head. Roast and bitterness. Long finish. Light bitter chocolate and some acidic notes. Not a fair rating as it isn’t finished, but will rerate when I can.
berntholer (1535) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
quite dense light beige head fades with lacing, cola coloured. aroma of wood, candysugar, little aroma in all. taste is wood, citric acid, caramel with slight wry aftertaste. medium body and rather soft carbonation. mill racer is a second running of this one?bottle 50cl / bd may-2014
jkwood04 (5165) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of light roasted malts, sweet chocolatey notes, hints of coffee, light dough, and not much else. Flavors all kind of light with something off here. Average texture. Not the best beer.
BigBeer45 (1390) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 Pint bottle from Champanes,
this ale had a dark brown-black pour and had about a one finger light tan head that receded to a thin layer and sticky ring, it had a nice presentation for an imperial stout, it left nice partial rings and fingers of lacing on the glass,
the nose had aromas of roasted malt, faint dry chocolate, a faint earthy-smoke in the background and some hints of dark fruit with molasses sweetness,
the flavors were roasted malt, a little smoke, a touch of bitter chocolate and faint dark fruit of fig and over done (almost burnt) blueberry, it had very little dark sugar sweetness,
the finish had a nice roasted malt bitterness with some roasted malt following,
the mouth feel was light for an impy stout, it was creamy and had average to lively carbonation, a little less carbonation may help a bit,
a nice nose and flavor with a good roasted malt base and touches of smoke and dark fruit,
my experience was most of the imperial stouts I have had that are less than 9% alc. do not have the full big nose or flavor I like in an impy, the mouth feel was light, this drink is 8.5% alc., not a big impy, but it was nice, it had a little smoke and dark fruit notes that gave this drink a nice touch.
kermis (9070) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the DTE tasting. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, caramel and yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Benzai (12192) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared @ DTE tasting. Thanks JulianHuxley I presume. Black, medium sized off-white head that lasts for a decent while. Smell and taste malts, leaves, slightly iron, bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At DTE tasting. Poured a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roast malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied, flavour is more pronounced than the aroma, lightly smoked.
jmgreenuk (6749) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the DTE tasting, Den Haag. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, zesty citrus, light band aid. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a dry medicinal band aid palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
deanso (7942) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample bottle @ THT.
Thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely smooth imperial stout
Canmoore (379) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with a thick off white head. The aroma is quite subdued for an imperial stout, but there are slight notes of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and sweet molasses. Tasting notes include rich toasted malts, espresso, bitter dark chocolate, and some smoke, The rich roasted malts lingers in the aftertaste, this is a very enjoyable imperial stout.