SeniorZozo (606) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting sessionGolden-orange colour with a white head. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of molasses, whiskey barrel, roast, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is rich chocolate, roast and whiskey barrel. Full bodied.
pineypower (2903) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out almost pitch black with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma is of deep roast, dark chocolate, some charred barrel and light whiskey notes. Taste is complex, silky smooth body, lots of dark chocolate, burnt roast notes, coffee, dried fruit, charred barrel, some mild whiskey notes with a touch of alcohol warmth. Really solid beer.
JBomb (12) - Little Canada, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler pour into tulip glass mild carbination small tan head smells of roasted chocolate and some brown sugar smooth and drinkable alcohol is well hidden at 11percent This imperial stout is worth checking out!
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, beige head. Somewhat sour aroma, malts, yeast, roasted malts, ash. Sweet malty flavour, coffee, sugar. Malty finish, caramel, roasted malts.
(from 75cL bottle @ ZZT XII, ’Getting Joes’d to it’, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, caesar!)
77ships (6539) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks! to caesar. 750 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT XIII. Black, solid mocha. Nose is mocha, caramel, black berries, candy & brambleberries. Taste is powdery mocha, grains, sweet chewing gum, mocha, caramel, touch thin, grainy, dark berries jam, light roast, not getting much barrel. A bit thin & powdery but rather nice overall.
caesar (6180) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT, small sample. Dark color, short frothy head. Aroma of roast, molasses, coffee, slight oak. Bit dry in taste, roasty bitterness, lots of roast and coffee bitterness, molasses. A bit one dimensional in the roasty bitterness, could have had more depth with some cookie sweetness for example. Decent beer.
Benzai (11865) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ ZZT XII. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown. Aroma is malts, some dark malts, light roast. Taste malts, roast, some coffee, a hint of dark chocolate, a bit earthy, some alcohol, firm bitter. Decent body, high carbonation. Hmm ok but too fizzy carbonation which gets in the way of the flavor. Too bad.
Abijen (2254) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Donker bruin bier met een goede getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt geroosterd, koffie, chocolade. Smaakt koffie, chocolade, geroosterd, peper.
DutchDrebus (5276) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT12. Black colour with a large light brown head. Smells roasty, chocolate, coffee, sweet. Tastes roasty, earthy, chocolate, coffee, liquorice. Full body, soft carbo.
TheBeerGod (5760) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Black pour with a tall, fluffy tan head. Vanilla, roasted malt, dark chocolate and licorice int he nose. Taste is roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit, vanilla, licorice and dark chocolate. Soft oak notes as well. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more molasses, dark fruit, vanilla, roasted malt, burnt caramel and dark chocolate.