n0mel (250) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18.11.12. Tap. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Some hops noticeable. Flavor is coffee bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Aftertaste clearly includes some hops, with bitterness. Good beer.
Cunningham (6657) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with a beige head. Coffee, roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body and a dry texture. Low carbonation. Rich coffee and roasted malt flavour. Not very fit together with food, but nice in the evening with a good book.
[Bottle from Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon in Arlon, Belgium]
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
18/VII/2012 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ De Dochter van de Korenaar brewery - BB: n/a - (2012-725)
Dark brown to black beer, beige to brown head, unstable, irregular bubbles, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, raisins, mocha, coffee, caramel, sweet brown sugar. MF: soft carbon, medium body, soft velvet like texture. Taste: bit caramelly, lots of mocha, coffee, little sour, some red berries, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, bit of caramel, raisins, dry hoppy ending.
Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, firm tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, bitter coffee and roasted malts. Light bitter coffee flavour, bitter roasted malts, mocha, loads of coffee. Quite creamy, low carbonation. Coffee finish.
Rather nice, well made beer.
(From 75cL bottle. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!!)
Swaroga (1955) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Pours a pitch black liquid with medium tanned head. Nose : tart, wood, wet laundry, cheese, toffee milk coffee. Sip ; medium density body with creamy texture. Dark chocolate sweet with coffee and nuts flavor, creamy coffee. Some bitter hops on the end. The aftertaste is a mix of aromatic hops and burned toast or caramel with the after feeling of sweet coffee.
TEJA (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ omhper, thanks.
Thick brown lasting foam. Dark red-brown color.
Dry chocolate aroma with a dry coffey taste with some dark chrystal malts. Medium body. Low bitterness.
bartlebier (3249) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch-black, opaque, roasted malt- chocolate bitter, uncompromising imperial stout, extremely smooth and velvety, with absolutely no hints of alcohol at 9% and no residual cloying sweetness. Took me 2 attempts to get into this one’s slow blossoming taste variety but the 2nd 75cl bottle (bought at the brewer’s MiOrge MiHoublon in Arlon) had me hooked for the rest of the evening/night. World-class, not for beginners.
SaintMatty (6556) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels) - Black with a foamy tan head. Roasted and chocolatey aroma with notes of cocoa and liquorice. Rich, chocolatey and slightly sweet taste with notes of chocolate, hops, coffee, soap and liquorice. Very rich and full-bodied.
lembeek (143) - ITALY - MAY 3, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Stout con schiuma nocciola, abbondante, cremosa, persistente. Aroma di caffè, cioccolato, liquirizia, prugne, con sentori boisé. Corpo rotondo. Carbonatazione media. In bocca cremosa con sensazioni di vaniglia, cioccolato, caffè. Ottima luppolatura. Finale secco
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Black with a very nice, light brown and creamy head. Bitter chocolate aroma galore, hints of smoke and fruit. Well-balanced. Dark and mysterious.