Borresteijn (4326) - Amsterdam, - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl Bottle from the man himself, thanks a lot Alex! Pitch black colour, thin dense brown head. Aroma is quite sweet, rhum beans, cocoa beans, toasted coconut, vanilla, bon-bons, pipe tobacco, cognac. Flavour is very sweet but also very well-balanced so it doesn’t become cloying, hard roasted malts, pipe tobacco, bon-bons, chocolate, cognac, hint of chili-burn, slight alcohol heat, vanilla, cocoa beans, coconut, light spicy bitter finish. Full-bodied, slick. Very good, a nice dessert beer, and a better version of the overly sweet highly-rated American RIS’s imo.
TBone (11731) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 500ml PBFVIII
Opaque black color, small brown head. Inky, cold coffee, berries and liquer in the nose. Full-bodied. Very sweet with sweet licorice and vanilla. Coffee and milk chocolate. Straightforward and sweet. Sweetness covers alcohol.
jtclockwork (6907) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours oil black with tan head. Nose and taste of vanilla, chocolate covered cherry, chocolate forest cake, vanilla bean and alcohol soaked chocolate. Full bodied.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours dark brown, almost black color with a small beige head. Aroma of bilberries, roasted malts, some coffee notes, chocolate and cocoa. Flavor of sweet sugar, caramel, bilberries, some coffee and roasted malts. A bit sweet and boozy at the end. Not the best of imperial stouts.
oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black colour small brown head. Aroma is liuorice and some mild smoke and quite big coffee to it. Flavour is a huge coffee thing with some roasted and mild toffeeish notes. Also some nutty things.
tiong (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle @ PBF 2013 from 50belair. Thanks!
Bottle 930/1650 - Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, berries, alcohol, hints of syrup and coffee. Taste is grainy, strong and sticky with notes of roastiness, dark ripe berries, sugar, syrup, molasses. Finish is sweet, oily and sticky with notes of honey, vanilla and molasses. Not your typical imperial stout. Sweet, heavy and complex. A bit too sweet and sticky for my taste, could be a bit more balanced.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a black colour with a brown hue and a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, soy sauce, weak vegetable-like notes, spruce and bilberries. Flavour is rather rich with salty licorice, bilberries, cream, alcohol, bread and some biscuit and hay. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a salty, rich, creamy finish. Feels a bit like a doped Eastern Europe stout, sort of like Zywiec Porter on crack. Good.
laiti (4791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ PBF VIII
Aroma has bilberries and soy sayce. Flavour has sugary notes, malt, honey and salty licorice. This has something in common with east European stouts & porters.
omhper (18748) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at PBF. Pitch black, miniscule dark brown head. Aroma of trewacle and vanilla. Sweet and massive bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Heather honey and oak, dripping with sweetness and powdered with vanillin sugar. Full of big flvours, but quite superficial. Warming finish with more vanilla.
Torrefacto (330) - SPAIN - AUG 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color Rubí oscuro casi negro con espuma beige escasa. Aromas de licor, madera, frutos rojos y maltas tostadas. En boca es densa con sabores ácidos ligeros y afrutados acompañados de toques añejos de madera bien integrados. Un birrote.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared by 50belair! Dark pour, brown head. Bottle 605. Aroma? Jammy notes, molasses, prunes. Flavor is sweet, light roast, molasses, raisins, char, toasted oak. Awesome.