Nocturne (632) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Borefts 2012. Black with a brown head. Roasty, chocolatey nose with wafts of mysterious cognac creeping up and washing over everything. Slightly lighter in body than anticipated, but retaining much of the complexity, and fairly sweet. The cognac works a magic of its own on this beer but I preferred the regular version overall.
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En tirador en borefts 2012.Cerveza negra con corona de espuma marron dorada.Aromas a cafe,coñac,madera.En boca es un poco ahumada cuerpo denso y rico.Muy bien balanceada y agradable al paladar.
MaartenRF10 (1464) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ BBF’12
Black beer, brown head. Roasted malts, some coffe and chocolate. Not thát special to be honest. Just a very accessible imperial stout. Smooth, full-bodied and softly carbonated.
abemorsten (2502) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Borefts festival 2012. Oily black body with a brown rim. Nose rich with sweet liquorice, cognac, hops, coffee and heavy roasted notes. Vanilla, oak, heavy sweet and roasted flavors with plenty of coffee. Full bodied and pungent. Oily texture and a long finish. Lovely.
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @Borefts fest 2012.
Pours totally black with a tiny brownish head.
Aroma is quite light, mostly caramel sweetness and roasted barley.
But taste is awesome, very elegant and complex.
Aftertaste has a good pack of hop bitterness with a sweet hint.
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Leighton (9878) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours oily black with a creamy, brown head. Rich bitter chocolate nose, soft roasted malts. Medium sweet flavor, rich chocolate, some dark raisins, soft smokey wood. Medium to full bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Faintly warming to finish with full and rich dark, bitter chocolate, light roast. Just unbelievably drinkable. The character is really well realised, and I can’t recall many imperial stouts that drink as effortlessly as this one. A top beer of the festival.
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Borefts 2012. Solid oily black with a golden brown head. Aroma is cognac, chocolate, wood. Oily mouthfeel, smooth on the palate with some wood and booze on the finish. Taste is cognac, oak, toffee, coffee.
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg @ Borefts 2012. First beer of the festival! The pour’s a deep, thick dark brown with a tiny tan head. The nose is soft bruised apple, sugar-coated wood, ketchup, umami. The taste is roasted wood, big syrupy chocolate. More yellow apple and plenty of sweet cognac. Dry, smooth finish. Very oily and viscous. The body’s big, but not boozy or menacing at all. The texture’s oily, luxurious. Smooth and dangerously easy to drink. Soft carbonation. Overall, wow, a great beer. Subtle flavors presented in wonderful harmony. Not over the top, just delicious. Imperial stouts don’t need to be boozy bombs.
kraddel (2439) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
at BBF 12.. no real scent, no foam, nice heavy mouthfeel, litle carbonation. nice, balanced, but to me not woth the hype, at all .
madsberg (9654) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma: cocoa, roast, cognac, oak, liqourice, coffee and then some. Flavour: Cocoa, roast, caramel, coffe, grass, alcohol, oak. Full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with an oaky twist. Nice one.