BBB63 (6507) - 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.
blutt59 (6364) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, dark walnut brown color with scant foam, aroma of roast nut, flavor is smooth lighter bodied roast chocolate, maple, honey, finish has a little too much alcohol
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, cloudy and opaque with a one finger light beige head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy, roasted malt aroma. Some piny resinous hops countered by dark chocolate malt, toast, coffee bean and oatmeal. Decent amount of roast but sweetness and fudge/dessert like characteristics are dominant. Still slightly hop forward.
Medium bodied with a decent balance of earthy hops, roasted malt and alcohol sweetness. Dry piny bitterness up front with resinous oils and grassy pine needle flavor. This is countered by sweet chocolate, toffee and caramel as well as burnt toast, dark chocolate, oatmeal and roasted coffee bean. Prominent boozy sweetness and heat in the finish. Decently balanced but a touch too hot for my preference.
tmongoose (1962) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft sampler that poured a dark brown with light brown head. the nose was of roasted malts and hints of hops and that strain of Belgian yeast mild yet very distinctive. the flavor you get that same Belgian strain but I picked up notes of bourbon and vanilla and oak..all very mild in degree. most notable was the chocolate. decent abv but still off in a way...otherwise still drinkable
Sammy (10337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some interesting aromas, however not delivering. A dry stout with syrup. Not very drinkable. My first? Smuttynose drainpour.
halfonit (1281) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tall, tan head. Aroma is of well-roasted malts, roastyness, nuttiness, spice, cloves, and oak. Full bodied. Flavor is of roasty, toasty, and chocolaty malts, dark fruits, some spice, Belgian yeast, cloves, and oak barrels Leaves an oaked Belgian stout finish. Good stuff.
shadey (2033) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Very glossy black pour with no head. Aroma is rich and earthy. A little smokey. Flavors are not sweet or sticky. A touch alcoholic, but not bad. Tough to place, which I suppose fits with its mixed heritage. Not really noticing the begian yeast, but the stout and barrel character come through.
hershiser2 (1693) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark and thick. Not much of a head. Smells wonderful. Chocolates and coffee, dark fruit, creamy vanilla. Taste is alcohol, coffee, vanilla, chocolates, dark fruit. Yum.
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mjs (5815) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.65 l, at laiti’s, 20150613) The beer poured very dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, molasses and yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, yeast, bread, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and mildy bitter. A nice malty brew
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
660ml bottle - thanks VastActiv! (6:4:6-:4-:11=3.1--)
Ruby glints, tiny head. Aroma has some mushrooms. Sweet and sticky body. Both drying and sweet. Nutty sweet and messy taste. What is this? (Apart from a bit of a weird mess, that is.)
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle @laiti’s, thanks. Dark brown color. Tiny to almost no head. Malty, hops, sweet, roast, sweet notes in aroma. Roasted malts, sugar and chocolate in taste. Sweet roast in aftertaste. Way too sweet for me!