paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle brought back from the brewery and shared with a good friend. Thanks Kevin! Pours pitch black with a nice tan head. Bourbon nose along with some chocolate maltiness. Roasted malt and bourbon flavors followed by dark chocolates, coffee and vanilla. Very nicely balanced and creamy. The alcohol is well hidden, the finish is roasty, bourbon, chocolaty goodness! Very nice! Thanks again Kevin for sharing this with me.
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Dark color, brown head. Aroma is very biscuity, some rye, chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. In flavor more alcohol, bit boozy and slight thin. Great aroma though and lovely beer.
bierkoning (10742) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big aroma of malt, roast, coffee, pure chocolate, vanilla
Malty sweet, roasty coffee flavor with lots of bourbon, vanilla, red fruit
Big but complex, sweet but with enough to compensate
Ash in the finish. Nice!!
dEnk (4098) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZTX. Aroma is huge chocolate, vanilla, roast, liquorice, molasses and more. Flavour is quite bitter and roasty, with dark chocolate and liquorice, some vanilla and more roast.
Benzai (9359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ ZZT X shared by me. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized dark brown color. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, liquorice, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste malts, roasted malts, bourbon, nicely bitter, liquorice, a hint of dark chocolate, lightly a hint of vanilla. Long lingering liquorice, roasty and bitter finish. Medium to full body, perfect carbonation. Wow, this is fucking awesome!
MrHangover (2954) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesey of Benzai. Pours a pitch black beer with a medium sized, tanned creamy head on top. Aroma has some vanilla, bourbon, ashes, leather and roasty coffee. Flavor has some alcoholic features, light vanilla and coffee going on. Big roasty notes in the background and the aftertaste is very sweet. Alcohol is a bit overpowering and it could use some age, but still a very good beer!
ansjelaah (1564) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @zzt10 shared by benzai. Black color with a light brown head. Smells sweet, chocolat, some coffee, red fruit. Tastes bah, rotten fruit, vegetables.
kermis (5990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at ZZT 10 thanks to Benzai. Pours black with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrels, oak, molasses, light licorice. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4423) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by benzai. Pitch black oil with a small dark brown head. Smells chocolate, coffee, very roasty, almond, vanilla, bourbon. Tastes salmiak, chocolate, dark chocolate. Full body, soft carbo.
Theydon_Bois (10647) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, thanks to Kenwold, 30/09/14.
Black with a ’doity’ tan head - pure smutzig this one!
Nose carries big rich roasted notes, dark chocolate, spice, Nutella.
Taste comprises dark malts, molasses, toffee fudge, roasted tones, maltesers, booze tunes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, rich chocolate and lightly warming alcohol in the close.
Solid well joined up impy.
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30th September 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle tasting. Opaque dark brown - black beer, good dark tan head. Airy palate, semi dry with good super fine carbonation. Good rich dark malts, but delivered in a wonderfully light way. Good dark chocolate and mild roast. Mildly tangy coffee. Airy finish with a trace of nuts. A very light Imperial Stout that doesn’t compromise on flavour.