ElDesmadre (3053) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light peated whisky notes, thick, full body, dominated by dark chocolate, with some coffee and woody undertones. Excellent.
teddybeer (3225) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with an off-white head, short to medium duration. Aroma has light coffee notes, licorice and some wooden notes. Flavor is slightly bittery, some roasted malts, light coffee. Light on palate with slightly bitterness.
Lore (1942) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown colour, one inch, creamy, stable beige head; aroma of smoked wood, ash, charcoal, tobacco, coffee amd liqueur notes; taste is also smokey and very similar to the aroma; very unique imperial stout
mateuszk (1583) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black in colour, clear with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, some dried fruits. In taste medium to low sweet, roasty. Full bodied, smooth texture, soft carbonation. Finish has nice roastiness and medium bitterness. Solid stout.
gegwilson (2813) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought back from a trip to Amsterdam. Ppurs black with a nice big foamy beige head. Nice roasty malt aroma with notes of sweet vanilla and treacle. The taste is light spice with liquorice, toffee, leather, tabacco, vanilla and light smoke. Nice warming alcohol. A little thin bodied perhaps, but very tasty.
unglaublich (19) - - JAN 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my personal favourites. Natural smokey aroma accompanied by a creamy head and texture. Sweet hints of chocolate and vanilla. Malty after-taste.
caramel, chocolate, roasty, leather, smoke, woody, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Alengrin (4163) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Billie’s Bier Kafétaria. Pale yellowish beige, stable, lacing head over a near black beer with chestnut brown edges. Rather atypical aroma for an imperial stout (hence the qualification "double" on the label, I assume): strong shoe polish-like phenols, dusty old cocoa powder, pipe tobacco, charcoal, iron, vanilla beans, wet wood, cigar ashes. Softly sourish and umami onset with some candied fig-like sweetness, soft carbo, smooth oily mouthfeel less thick or viscous than expected, caramelly malt sweetishness, very toasted, a bit grainy, roasted with peppery hops in the finish as well as a strong, dry oak effect and warming, whisky-like alcohol. It took me a while to get used to this because it is different from your average RIS, but I sure enjoyed it in the end.
sjorsvdg (341) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deze stout heeft een koffiezwarte tint. De smaak is vol: hout, rook, koriander, pure chocolade en wat karamel. De geur heeft ook wat van houtskool.
Wvhmt (2) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Oersoep brewery, October 2015. Excellent imperial stout with coffee flavours and a nice sweetness, however not too sweet.
sjogro (2139) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black glass of sadness. Smells good, fruity and roasted. Almost woody flavors. Backlog from 2014/04/04.