decaturstevo (4609) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Sweet malt, roastiness, and some chocolate. A nice bitter finish. Medium/full bodied with nice carbonation. nice beer
FatPhil (8341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle ( Kaisla, Helsinki ) < br >
Super rich roasty aroma, chocolate and smooth, sweetish, but lovely zingy spicy aromatic hops too. Mellow. Served at a good temperature, not too cold. Very full palate, soft and smooth. Deep roast, rich and chocolatey, but not astringent at all. Hops relatively subdued beside the huge roast, but still there quite clearly - spicy. Love the way it is very big, but not aggressive. Just a hoppy stout, no need to invent a new style for these. Very nice hoppy stout.
Barrelbelly (590) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown black, small head. Coffee and dark roast malts. Bitter grainy aftertaste.
Abio (1507) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown coloured beer. OK head. Decent mixture of roasted malts and grassy hops.
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 650ml. -from Za Popen’t Pivoteka, Ljubljana. Pitch black, medium sized brown head, hoppy nose. Roasted malt, caramel, heavy hoppy and light alcoholic with notes of chocolate and licorice. Quite pleasant and nice but a bit too sweet.
berntholer (658) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dense light beige head that disappears slowly with lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of coffee with some faint hop resin smell. taste of coffee, liquorice, toasted malts, a bit buttery with a long coffee bitter aftertaste. dry mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation. so, an imperial black ale does not equal a bipa hmm ;) bottle 75 cl
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Thin head. Coffee and malt aroma with some hops. Roasted malt and coffee flavor with a bitter aftertaste. Some citrus in the background. Medium light body.
Borup (4883) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, licorice, hops, fruit and chocolate.
rougeau13 (1826) - Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, with a light beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of chocolate, pine, grass, and toast. Tastes sweeter than expected, roasty, and nicely bitter. Medium bodied. Good.
cbfobes (2087) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased and consumed at RIBCO, pours black with a light brown head and sticky lacing in the glass, the aroma has a nice hop front end with some spice and chocolate mixed in as well, the flavor has a nice chocolate backing to the hops and citrus, not bad.