PeatyPete (700) - - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black coloured beer with solid Mocha-colored head. Aroma is beefy, roasty and wood. Taste smoky, wood, cough bonbon and alcohol.
unglaublich (18) - - 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 (3861) - 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 (279) - 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 (1572) - 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.
Leighton (16261) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in East Croydon during Scopey’s 5K tasting. Many thanks to Josh! Pours black brown with a creamy, tan head. Big burnt wood aroma with light tangy notes, something like iodine or dark fruits. Moderate sweet, with heavy burnt wood character, light toffee, some charred marshmallows. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with further darkened wood and toffee. Good stuff overall.
mariuspoenari (410) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2015 Absolutely delicious imperial stout. Pitch black pour, light brown espresso head. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate in the nose, together with some coffee, molasses and caramel. Tastes like milk chocolate and cocoa and a bit of barrel of some kind. I can’t remember exactly, I am writing from memory, but boy, is this beer tasty!
Wim (3382) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Home along with Yves black colored body with an off white head and a roasted chocolate malt hops aroma a roasted chocolate malt hop alcholic bitter sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is smoky, roasted, meaty, coffee, taste is smooth, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts.
Yves (2710) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with wim at his home. Dark brqown colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation. Smoked aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bitter sweet alcoholic spicy.