BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber bottle and served in my big arse Tripel Karmeliet glass: Pours a very deep brown, nearly opaque with an initial big frothy tan head that fades. The aroma is twangy cherries and plums, heavy roasted barley and charred black malt, with a bit of Belgian yeast banana and bubblegum as well. The taste is sort of muddled... make that very muddled notes of fruits, roast and yeast. Some oak and vanilla towards the tannic dry finish. The mouth feel is far too thin for the genre. I do not care much for these Belgian Imperial Stouts and while this is better than most it still lacks depth, richness and complexity found in American and British styled version.
Underdogs88 (223) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belgian esters mix with roast in the aroma. Appearance is a very dark brown almost black with a small tan head with low head retention. Flavor has Belgian waters upfront with coffee like roast in the end. Notes of cocoa and toast are also present. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, the Belgian esters and the roast clash with each other. Not a fan.
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trapped (1074) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Albion. Dark brown with creamy tan head, spicy coffee-caramel aroma, medium carbonation, full body, long finish with mocha aftertaste. The Belgian yeast seems to add some fruity flavors, making this quite a nice brew!
harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a sheet of light tans. Smells of vanilla, artificial grape, some wood, cocoa and graham. Flavor is mostly grain, sweet graham, some fruit (stone fruit), raisin, dust. Medium bodied leaning on empty, moderate and smooth carb with a dry finish. Interesting beer, the belgian yeast isn’t too aggressively which allows for balance.
paulruest (1) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not the mouth feel I like in a stout. It’s a good stout otherwise. It’s a little watery for me.
milewide (1653) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color. Sweet with Belgium yeast aroma and taste...but not much stout roast flavor. Average!
AndyW68 (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with thin white head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, bread and vanilla. Taste follows nose with an addition of sweet bourbon.
ilovedarkbeer (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black brown color with a puffy off white head. Notes of bubblegum, milk chocolate, toffee, and fresh air. Interesting beer.
alliance100 (890) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle - pours a dark brown thin off white head . Faint dark fruit , bready sweet aroma . Medium thin bottle , sweet finish . Not bad for the price .
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damzz (308) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours absolute Black with a roasted malt/coffe nose and a thin little brown head that very quickly dissipates leaving a thin ring around the edge of the glass with extremely little carbonation. Taste is dominated by coffee and dark chocolate with the bourbon and vanilla balancing them and toning down the toasty malt. Body is full. The Belgian yeast has "married" the flavors well. 22 oz bottle with a bottle conditioned date of 11/14. There was a day but it was obliterated by handling. As an Imperial Stout, I find it far more interesting than the usual. Its lack of significant carbonation makes it a great drink with chocolate or fruit. It is an aperitif/liqueur without the carbonation and high alc and sweetness. Enjoy it!
SlovakSniper (3576) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liquide presque noir qui ne forme qu’une éphémère mousse. Dans mon nez, il y a des traces de tabac, du chocolat, des épices (anis?) et beaucoup de fruits foncés. Sur mes papilles, le cacao, le caramel, les fruits comme les prunes, les raisins et ou les figues s’imprègnent de saveurs qui rappellent le bourbon. En bouche, un corps en pleine possession de ses moyens avec sa texture huileuse et ses bulles belges. En finale, une impression d’abt orientée vers le rôti. Pas si mal comme bière même si elle me semble un peu trop sucrée.