_angst_ (4464) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours pitch black with a small dark brown head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is intense and sweet with roasted malts, sweet liquorice candy, vanilla, milk chocolate, heavy alcohol, dark chocolate, sweet soy sauce, raisins, port wine and wood. Taste is very sweet and bitter with roasted malts, milk chocolate, prunes, raisins in brandy, figs, vanilla fudge, sweet soy sauce, port wine, alcohol, cookie dough and dates. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, boozy, cloying and medium to full bodied, finish is heavy sweet and bitter with roasted malts, milk chocolate, grape syrup, wood, soy sauce, alcohol, dates, figs, raisins and prunes, heavy sweet. Way over the top!
svastuber (4) - ITALY - AUG 12, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
All you could want in an imperial stout. Taste is lightly roasty and bitter but mostly sweet and decadent, perfect for a dessert
Douberd (4751) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(Revelation Cat Black Knight) Bottle 500 ml at home, 221/1650, served into a snifter, ABV 14%
Pitch black colour on the body, with a small and thin dark brown head on top, low retention.
Aroma has lots of chocolate, burnt malts, alcohol, molasses, plums, dark fruits, wood.
Taste is sweet, with lots of cork and wood, chocolate, port wine, alcohol, vanilla, roasted malts, molasses, plums.
Thick body with soft carbonation, silky on the palate.
Great imperial stout.
Fashawn (583) - ITALY - OCT 20, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bourbon at the nose, hint of Sweet Milk, vanilla, undertones of coffee, liquors, And dark chocolate, cocoa bens.roasty, licorice at the end. Black as the night, with a brown head. Bourbon with vanilla shake on the first, red fruits, plums. A very special touch of daek chocolate, bitter cocoa. Creamy, smooth with a wonderfull warming at the end. Wonderfull beer.
GothGargoyle (2318) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a minimal head. Aroma is chocolate, raisins, soy sauce, dates, fig. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a balancing booze and roast, with a light bitterness. Taste is chocolate, raisins, dates, figs, lightly toasted coffee, brandy.
Ferris (12371) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Lots of dark fruit, light booze and molasses sweetness. Deep jet brown with a light brown head. Sweet, dark fruit and a touch of sweet alcohol heat. Complex and quite nice.
mcberko (13858) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 vintage. 500mL bottle, pours inky black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out decadent chocolate, a touch of roast, alcohol and some sherry oxidation. Flavour is decadent and complex as hell, with liqueur, booze and chocolate. Boozy, but in a pleasant way. Liqueury on the finish. Really a wonderful beer.
ippopotamo36 (1603) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the multi-national tasting held in Rome-Italy on 29/08/2015 (Jow, Mortlach, ippopotamo36 and Marco). Last beer of a great tasting, bottle. Pours deep black with a minimal brownish foam. Nose: molasses, dry fruit, vanilla, dry figs. Uh! Mouth: sweet and balanced cherries notes, burnt malts, rich-sweet balanced character, vanilla, dry fruit.
Jow (3375) - New York, USA - SEP 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The last beer at the Rome tasting and its only fitting to go with a highly rated Italian brew to finish after previously drinking brews only from Albania, Croatia, Tunisia, Malta, Estonia, Denmark, Serbia, Kosovo, New Zealand, Belgium and the US. Pours thick oil can black. Nose of over ripe fruits, espresso, and booze. Tastes of molasses, blackberry, tobacco, cherry, brandy, espresso, chocolate, plums, and some earthy bitters to finish. rich and thick and delicious. Thanks again Alberto for hosting the excellent tasting.
77ships (7635) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesey of Kraddel. Sampled 500 ml. bottle @ De Rampkrot. Brewed in 2011 – Bottled in 2012. Bottle number 1349/1650. Pours blackish dark brown with head. Nose is quite interesting boozy, warming spirit-like with strong sherry & plastic oxidation notes, syrupy, sweet, warming,… Taste has interesting glue-like & sherry-like oxidation notes, very boozy & heavily oxidized in an interesting way, light plastic, huge spirit-like quality, syrup, bitter chocolate, dark coffee,… Flat, oily,…. I am not the biggest fan of vintage Imperial Stouts but this is an interesting experiment in aging & oxidation for sure. Fun beer.
kraddel (5957) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
400th imperial stout, thnx to a trade with a cool italian guy!
2011 version , 1349 / 1650 . Pours black, no head. Smell is thick, rich maltyness . Very dark, coffee notes as well as oats and bitterness. Taste is very rich dark malts. Super intense chocolate. Nicely roasted charater.