hotstuff (4229) - Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 9-29-2009-corked and caged bottle. When poured, this beer forms a small very fizzy tan head that quickly dissipated, mostly opaque brown body with a red tint, no lacing, and visible carbonation. The Aroma consists of semi-roasted malt, hops, dark fruits, and alcohol. The Taste is semi-roasted malt, dark fruits, and chocolate. This beer has a dry finish. The Palate is watery and thin. Overall, this beer is not a good representation of its style due to its watery, thin texture and therefore it lost some points. This is a beer that I do not recommend and therefore not a beer I am interested in drinking again.
worldbeertaste (1676) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 year old bottle. Black with a white, thin, frothy, lasting lacy head. Smells of liquorish, sweet malt, soft roast, and soft coffee. Taste of sweet malt, coffee, with a roasted malt, and a bitter roasty finish. Decent stout.
jmgreenuk (4779) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Dean’s night before the night tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is creamy roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a strange medicinal liqourice hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (5606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared on the night before the night tasting. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, yeast, caramel and roast. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the night before the night tasting. Pours dark brown. Aroma is yeast, chocolate, roast malts, caramel and toast. Taste is moderate bitter and light to moderate sweet. Medium body with average carbonation.
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pretty decent imperial stout. A little too much licorice for my taste, but has the requisite darkness, heaviness, and chocolate to suit my preferences.
imdownthepub (10574) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 330ml from The Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam. Virtually black with tan head. It’s been mentioned before on here, but I had the same, expecting the intense chocolate malt roastiness, this proved to be a lighter, fruitier beer. There is a sweetish liqorice with a plummy flavour, thinner than would be ideal. Reasonable enough but not as advertised.
fugitive (1384) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color darkred brown with medium white head. Aroma malt, sour, coffee, yeast. Taste sweet, fruits, alcohol, fruits, malt, chocolate.
laiti (5899) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 29.04.2011
Aroma is somewhat sour with earthy notes, some roasted malt and licorice. Flavour is sourish and slightly acidic with soy sayce, somewhat salty licorice and coffee notes. Thin and sour, not very good for a Belgian IS.
Ron (2647) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a thin looking hazed brown to black with a thin beige head. A chocolate and roasty aroma. Body is a bit thin, light spicy booze, roast and chocolate. More chocolaty roast, and slow warming alcohol on the finish. Disappointed by this one.