tiong (5845) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a thick foamy brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, whisky, vanilla, oak, toffee, hints of tobacco and ash. Taste is sweetish, syrupy and slightly roasty with some ash, tobacco, coffee, whisky and dark chocolate. Finish is sweetish, ashy and woody with heavy carbonation, some roastiness, dark chocolate, coffee and oak. Okay roasty and heavily carbonated BA IS, but not extraordinary.
Vells (1338) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - DEC 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe not one of the most impressing IMP sotuts in any aspect, but overall superbly well balanced and rounded in every of them. Perfect roasted malt background, lovely dark choco tones,
noticeable BA woody impact, vanilla, some hops in background with earthy effect. Moderate to light sweetness, moderate malty bitterness, highly enjoyable
Melnis (370) - LATVIA - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Viens no aliem kas ir etalons prieks taa kaa ir jabruve alus. ari neizteilsos speciikas, loti tikams imps. Bet price perf. Varetu but labaks
SeniorZozo (855) - 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 (2957) - 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 (13) - 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 (4350) - 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 (6986) - 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 (6303) - 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 (12222) - 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.