MelvinKalksma (803) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, hops and juniper berries.
Opaque black beer with medium yeast and with a slight/medium brown head.
Starts slightly/medium sweet with malts, caramel and chocolate; ends slightly bitter with roasted malt, hops and juniper berries.
This beer is rather complex and balanced, but lacks intensity in both the aroma and flavour. The added ingredients -vanilla, coffee and juniper berries- work quite well, but the beer is so balanced that the vanilla and coffee are not even that noticeable.
Hamirubi (547) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at De Vlaamsche Reus, at Wageningen in the Netherlands (26 V 2016). 8.5 ABV, 66 EBU, 122 EBC, in a perfect imperial combo. A black tanned brew with red brown gloom and big white to beige head. The nose is rather fruity with grapes, berries, winegums and other candies. The taste has keen coffee flavours and of course the traditional sugary sweets, yet also a hoppy bitterness and mild fondant chocolate body. This results in a not that heavy, yet very long lasting chocolate-like bitter brew. Great job!
Gangstergafje (619) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer has the perfect stout looks. The color of the beer is pitch black on the eye. With a strong light behind it, a truly astonishing ruby/cherry red color can be seen. The beer looks quite clear, but it is so dark that it is hard to determine. The beer pours a minimal layer of dark foam with a color of roasted almonds. The smell is typical for a stout. It has some delicious aromas of roasted barley, coffee and some sweet chocolate. The smell is a little mild rough. It could have had a bit more bitter tones of roasted barley and smoked oak. Those aromas are present, but just not strong enough. The smell also had a soft sweet aroma, of some red forest fruits. This is quite a nice touch. The taste of the beer is delicious to. This is a little stronger than the smell, it has a bit more kick. The beer has a delicious roasty smoky bitterness to it. There is also a nice alcohol flavor to it. The flavor has a delicious strong bitterness to it. This gives the beer a real stout flavor. It also has some sweet chocolate and some coffee. The balance is nice. It is a good stout, but not the best one around.
Lore (2039) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown colour, moderate sized brown head; aroma and taste of coffee, some herbs, hints of vanilla, ash and intensive roastedness; not bad, but a bit one-dimensional (mainly dominated by roasted bitterness with only minimal other notes)
MarcoDL (3877) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark pour, foamy head. Aroma has malt and some herbs. Taste of licorice, earthy dusty hop, herbs, grassy bitter and some malt. Weird, not very good.
hamilton_w (212) - - APR 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderate roasted malt aroma. Black with medium tan head. Obvious bitterness lasts long. Creamy texture, medium to full body.
thanatosti (1435) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hema, Culemborg.
Pitch black with a small tan head. Heavy roasted coffee aroma with some hops. Taste is medium bitter with again lots of hops and some vanilla. Great beer.
sjorsvdg (380) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een lekkere imperial stout, die een prima balans tussen bitter en zoet in zich heeft. Aroma van hout en koffie. In het smaakpalet zitten daarnaast pure chocolade, pruimedant. Droog bier zonder schuim.
Moolesen (455) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Black with a light brown head. Nice aroma of coffee and vanilla. Both present, not strong thoogh. Very smooth to drink, soft with a nice bitter touch.
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Clear dark brown pour with a fine beige head. Smells like dark cherries, sherry, roasted malts. Bitter and slightly metallic taste, with notes of roasted malts, smoke and dark chocolate.