JefVerstraete (2430) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade. Shared @ RBBWG 2015. Dark brown, small head. Medium carbonation. Well balanced beer. Aroma of roasted malts, light bourbon, some vanilla, not too sweet or boozy. Good!
77ships (6540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to JefVerstraete! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Blackish dark brown, little to no head; Nose is sweet cheap chocolate, mocha, light umami, sweet sugar. Taste is vanilla, sweet bourbon, sweet cheap chocolate, quite a bit of liquorish, brown sugar, lots of bourbon vanilla sweetness, finish is a bit bitter, faint roast but mainly sweet. Slick bodied, not the best in its category but very nice all the same.
Benzai (11840) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by JefVerstraete. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, slightly roast. Taste malts, roast, bourbon, hazelnut, dark chocolate, bitter. Lovely beer.
ElManana (1384) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBBWG shared by JefVerstraete. Bourbon, vanilla, little sour, bitterness at the end, sweet.
Ferris (9777) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Dark malts and rich dark chocolate. Deep brown black with a rich light brown head. Cocoa, vanilla, light roast and a nice mellow finish. Really nicely rounded and easy drinking.
sulawang (836) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visual: Pours inkjet black with a smallish creamy head, a thin layer of retention, some lacing, active streams visible near the surface.
Nose: rich caramel malts (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: light fizzy-creamy, incoming heavy malts
Mid-palate: alcohol heaviness, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel malts, subtle roast, chocolate, soy sauce, cola, sweet oaked whiskey
Finish: tingly, medium boozy, sweet chocolate malt finish with light hopped bitterness.
Summary: Solid flavours, body, and drinkability. It could be a bit creamier but overall texture is pleasant.
ChewyBeer (217) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and thick with tan head. Rich sweet chocolaty nose. Full mouthfeel with low carbonation. Chocolate flavour combined with plum notes underlying. Not bad but wouldn’t drink a six pack.
mikeybates (1) - - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an amazing Imperial Stout, it’s been my favourite beer for the last year.
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, thin head, sweet, bourbony, aroma. Similar palate. Hop is understated. Balanced. Not too barrelly or boozy.
XaenDovet (1261) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bomber. Pours almost black with faded ruby edges. Initial pour showed a promising, sizzly, airy caramel cap, but 83 seconds later, nothing more than 2 zits (large ’face’ whiteheads w/ surrounding irritation) and a thin edge ring. No lacing. Aroma of a mud-pie, molasses, vanilla, cocoa, over-ripe plum, bourbon, wood, alcohol. Taste is sweet. Low carbonation and chewy.