MrHangover (2065) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of deanso. Pours a pitch black beer with a thin beige head on top. Aroma of chocolate, malts and dark fruits. Flavor has some sour, tarty touches. What’s up with that? Chocolate and other sweet touches have faded in the background. Light silky mouthfeel. Decent at best, but certainly not impressive as an imperial stout!
dEnk (3347) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is liquorice, roast, ash, burned molasses, sourish roast notes. Flavour is burned molasses, sharp liquorice, something dusty and off. Meh. Not my thing.
kermis (4189) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, rye. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4475) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle courtesy of me.
thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Very nice.
Benzai (6229) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Dean. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, some coffee, pretty bitter. Pretty nice!
MalcolmTucker (638) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Wood, leather and chocolate aroma. A dark rum boozey flavour with more wood and chocolate. Ripe plum sweetness before an abrupt bitter finish.
KnutAlbert (5705) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Craft Clapham.
Black, no head. Tar, molasses, smoke. Old wooden ships and chewing tobacco. Served too cold. Plums, sour cherries. Lots of fruit, not much coffee.
Beersiveknown (2366) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from great grog
Dark ruby brown with ashen tan head. Rich chocolate and slightly Smokey malt, rich thick, medium carbonation. Burnt toast roast barley notes and an unfortunate acrid plastic note in long finish.
john44 (330) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg Half Pint at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Dec 2013 - Opaque Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, oats and brown sugar. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins. Spicy. Hoppy; some earthy hop bitterness. Nice malt/fruit/hop balance. Bittersweet roast malty fruity throughout. Liked this. Nice Impy Stout!
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CBC Clapham. It pours a deep dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee beans, woody and earthy, quite bitter. Taste is on the bitter side with roasted malts, coffee notes and a hint of wood and vanilla. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. Good simple one.