CapFlu (4721) - Victoria, British Columbia, - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Liquor Plus Douglas. Pours a medium, rich brown head atop a black head. Toasted notes, cocoa bits and black licorice. The flavour is smooth - some soy and deep roasted and toffee malts and waffer bars. Bang on in presentation and execution. Very nice.
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AncreSteam (10) - - APR 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lovely aroma of carmel and malts with a hint of alcohol. It pours black with a small tight bubble head that clings to the edge of the glass and reminds me of a monk’s tonsure. The ring of head lasts for quite a while. The taste is of fruit, maybe prunes and there is a gentle effervescence. The drink leaves a pleasant but slightly bitter after taste. Mouth feel is substantial but not too thick. This is a pleasant warming beverage that I would put up beside other top imperial stouts like North Coast Old Rasputin.
tderoeck (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt.6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-209) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, very small creamy beige head, unstable, dissipates immediately, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, bourbon, alcohol, some vanilla notes. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: very sweet start, lots of caramel, vanilla, alcohol, boozy. Aftertaste: little sourish, caramel, vanilla, sugar, coffee, soft roastedness, sweet, charcoal.
TBone (13638) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RnH, Nyc. Opaue brown color, brown and lace, Vanilla, lactose, toasted malts. Medium to full-bodied. Delicious vanilla, some bourbon, cocoa. Nicely balanced. Good BA treatment.
JefVerstraete (1932) - Ghent, 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 (4908) - 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 (9670) - 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 (902) - 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 (6904) - 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 (695) - 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 (127) - 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.