jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2010
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This one was the 2007 vintage and was a bad bottle. poured pitch black, like liquid chocolate out ofthe bottle with only the slightest trace of any brown bubbles trying to form a head. Nose is overpoweringly buttery, with smokey, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol and a whiskey character. Mouth is smooth with dark chocolate, plums, roast malt, tobacco, and strong popcorn butter throughout with smokiness on the swallow and wood character on the back end. Shame, this seems like it would have been great. but that overpowering, unpleasant buttery character ruins it. On further inspection, i found that the inside of the cap was rusted out, so was likely a victim of infection... disappointing considering how much this tiny bottle cost.
caesar (6172) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, thx to cgarvieux and Bullit. Dark color. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malt, chocolat. Rich and full taste with a palate that goes on and on. Simply delicious!
tdtm82 (1519) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. This is something else. The aroma is very interesting. Reminiscent of whisky; oak, spices and alcohol. The taste is chocolate; whisky, leather, roasted malts, herbs and spices. A really fascinating beer.
I’m pretty blown away by how epic this is. It’s probably the closest thing that the UK has to a true Belgian quad. High praise indeed. A mindblowing classic beer. I am loving this. Thanks for the persistant recomendation from The Cad; Mes, Reakt and anyone else I’ve forgotten.
What took me so long??? I don’t know....
Garrat (1322) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at EABF 10.Black with a small head,aroma of treacle toffee,apple and dark malt,taste of toffee,molasses,dark chocolate,dates and wood.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thnx Bullit! Had it in Scotland. Black colored brew. Roasted aroma, sweetness, oak, chocolate, mocca. Oak, chocolate, mocca in the flavor. Really good smooth beer.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2010 Bottleof vintage 2007. Wow, what a fantastic beer! Pours a nice opague black color with no light coming through it what so ever, with almost no head, just a small tan lacing. The aroma is very powerful and complex. I get alot of whiskey, also really dark espresso coffee, roasted and charcoaly malts, dark fruits and some alcohol. Flavour is agian full of whiskey with a ton of deeply roasted malts and alot of very dark espresso coffee. i also get charcoal, some over ripe dark fruits especially dates, chocolate, wood, vanilla and molasses. Deffinetley not boozy, but some alcohol is present, but it is very smooth. The body is full with a nice and creamy mouthfeel, that completley coats your mouth. Overall a very complex Imperial Stout, with alot of whiskey in both flavor and aroma. Deffinetley worth seeking/checking out!
cgreb (409) - Marburg, GERMANY - APR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle - (asheft) black and oily beer with a thin beige head. Aroma has tons of vanilla and oak! Flavour is complex. Some spices like cinnamon, lots of vanilla and coffee. Medium bitterness. High alcohol is hidden behind a nice maltiness. Full body.
skortila (5003) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Tnx Bullit, for sharing. Aroma has roast, malts, raisin, port, bourbon, hint of peat. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste has fruits, malts, roast, port and bourbon. Nice balance. Really nice beer.
nimbleprop (6654) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
275ml bottle pours a totally opaque, light consuming black with very little beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, molasses, smoke. Flavor is sweet, oats, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses. Finish is smooth, just a little alcohol with a lasting sweetness. Well balanced, drinking nicely.
Travlr (18666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark, very dark. Aroma is port wine and plums. Sour, acidic taste with chocolate up front and coffee near the finish. Very nice.