tiong (3733) - Espoo, - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ SBWF’12
Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma of roasty malts, hints of oak, wood, vanilla and mild notes of Cognac. Taste is sweetish and smooth with notes of wood, oak and cognac. Finish is slick and smooth with some dark cognacy notes. Nice, quite well balanced and complex.
kappldav123 (4815) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle looks simple but really good. Beer in the glass dark black, nice head. Starts heavy malty, stouty, earthy-malty. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Warming-alcoholic. Intense malty finish. A good one!
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, fruity, taste is sweet, rich and a lot of booze.
McTapps (3948) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cuso - thank you so much, Imro! The beer pours out in a deep black colour with low head and smooth body. Aroma of dried fruits, malt and strong alcohol. Wonderful taste of prunes, chocolate, barley, malt, torf, wood, oak, dried fruits and plums. Finish of dark plums and barley. Great beer.
MichaelAwesome (3949) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick piwo with a big loads of plums and other ripe fruits. In the end there is some big alcohol and roasted malt. High quality brew with a balanced end.
floydian1 (932) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
250ml bottle with best before date of 17/7/17. A short lasting small sized coffee coloured head crowns an opaque black body. Notes of burnt sugar, caramel, booze, dark chocolate, coffee beans, and dried dark fruits on the nose. Palate is thick and smooth with soft carbonation and bittersweet flavours with an alcoholic burn and faint dry smokiness to the finish. One for slow after dinner contemplation.
abstractbeer (237) - NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very black, almost no head. Complex aroma, mostly reminiscent of a sweet big stout. Thick mouthfeel, little/low carbonation. Lots of flavors here, and a very long aftertaste. Everything from strawberries to soy sauce is present here, and I find it difficult to put my finger on specific flavors. But let’s try: chocolate, coffee, soy sauce, wood, roasted nuts, smoked meat... and more. Delicious.
tderoeck (4555) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
28/II/14 - 25cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 17/VII/17 (2014-227) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
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Pitch black beer, small creamy beige to brown head, little stable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, lots of chocolate, mocha, caramel, dried fruits, cocoa powder, roasted stuff, sweet touch. MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, bit sourish, fruity, red fruits, berries, cognac, some alcohol, mocha, some coffee. Aftertaste: hoppy touch, sweet caramel, cocoa powder, dried fruits, mocha, coffee, sugary touch. I prefer the regular version.
VictorStr (1268) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drack den i December 2013, Flaska, Bishop Helsingborg. Poängen var uppskrivet men resten av texten är borta. Får dricka om den vid senare tillfälle för noggrannare analys haha ;)
fletchfighters (1063) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
250 ML bottle
Kept the best aspects of the Imperial stout. Lots of roast and chocolate, quite dry and oily and added the dimension of oak and subtle notes of cognac. Much bigger than the 9% leads on. Full on beer
sir__v (625) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at home with SuBarbare. Color: deep dark beer with high viscosity no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: high malt control with cognac and barrel (wood) notes. Sugar and caramel. Taste: high viscosity on mouth with malt and brown sugar taste. Aftertaste: alcohol taste with malt and rye brown.