tiong (6445) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from European Local Swap 4.0, thanks MrHangover!
BBE 17-12-15 -
Pours pitch black with a thick light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, grassy hoppiness, citrus, dark chocolate and dark fruitness. Taste is smooth, lingering bitter, roasty, hoppy and citrusy with some grassy notes, dark chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Finish is fizzy, hoppy and roasty with some lingering bitterness and notes of licorice, dark chocolate and grassy hoppiness. Quite heavy black IPA, but pretty good still.
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 33 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with almost no head at all. Aroma is hoppy with lots of exotic fruit. Taste is more hops than roasted malts, some spruce and grapefruit. Finishes of with notes of burnt malt.
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, BB 17-12-15, large sample. Dark color, medium almost creamy brownish head. Aroma of roasted malts, hint of fruity candy, pine, grapefruit, dark chocolate, hint of cherry even. Quite bitter in taste, some malty sweetness in the back. Slight hint of alcohol, which is actually the only downside of the beer. I already liked till the bitter end and I am seriously impressed with the latest additions Praght has made. Another wonderful beer!
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep dark brown with a frothy fudge beige head. Aroma of roast malt, dark fruit and nuts. Medium to full body, flavour is mocha, toffee, plum, chewy berries. Dry, sweet end. Not sure I see much IPA here, but nice enough.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home. Poured pitch black, and a massive beige foam. Licorice, honey, molasses, lime, citrus peel in the nose. First sip bring tons of coffee, dark chocolate, plum, ash. Starts out sweet that becomes a dry, roasty, bitter finish. Full bodied, smooth, well rounded. The taste of alcohol is barely present. Lasting bitter finish, with roasty, licorice notes. Well done.
goozen (3810) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Very black coloured brew with an dry bitter taste with an well combined hints of citrus and chocolate. Funny white beer label with the phrase "Back in Black"
MichaelAwesome (6458) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really fine one with some hops, citrus and nuts. Easy to drink with some "thin" moments (for that high ABV) and dry finish. Good one.
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Douberd - many thanks, Christos! The beer pours out in a deep black colour with low steady head and medium body. Aroma of fresh hops and nuts. Taste of fresh hops, roasted grains, nuts, spruce, herbs and spices. Flowery finsih. Very nice and great to drink - enjoyed it a lot.
note666 (1254) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 - 01 - 20 330ml bottle. black colour. medium, fading, tan head. roasty, oily, dark chocolate aroma. bittersweet taste. sticky palate.
Bosskie (753) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch back, bubbly generous brownish head, no carbonation.
Smell is kiwis(?) and grapefruit over a very subtle nutty dark chocolate base. Some metal in there as well as resin.
Taste is fruity orange alcoholic tartness set against leather and chocolate tones. Bitterness dominates but ends with a watery creamy finish. Bit of a schizophrenic beer. Delicious but I wouldn’t call it an Imperial Stout.