kevinsenn (1146) - Waterloo, Ontario, - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by toffsbury - thanks! Pours opaque black with a tan head, and lacing made up of big bubbles. Aroma is roasty and spicy. The taste can also be mainly described that way: roasty and spicy. Some molasses and dark fruit notes creeping up in there too. Tasty stuff.
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice imperial stout overall. Pours a deep, thick black with a thick brown head. Smells of cocoa, coffee and vanilla. Taste starts thick and creamy, with some coffee upfront, followed by milk chocolate and some vanilla in the finish. Had in the bottle.
gam (3351) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium beige head dark mahogany like pour near black more charcoal really medium carbonation aromas malt chocolate caramel liquorice vanilla smooth coffee fruit the flavours dark fruit rich chocolate liquorice mildly roasted coffee caramel a burnt note syrup touch medium bitter goes wel with the sweetness the finish rich imperial bright tastes of hops malt bitter finish good on the taste buds
nealblind (917) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown black pour fast dissipating tan head. Aroma coffee licorice magic marker, wood, cream. Tastes char very low carb. Licorice. Creamy palate.
Bahumat (125) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: 10/10. This beer smells like caramel banana bread, followed by coffee.
Appearance: 4/5, pours a cola brown with a thin mocha head.
Taste: 8/10. Complex despite the relatively thin mouthfeel, this beer tastes like it’s doing a lot despite not a lot of heft to the body. Toffee, rum, coffee, licorice, are the dominant notes, with subtler raisin and port wine notes. Finish is a long coffee-red-wine sort of finish.
Palate: 3/5. Thin mouthfeel for a stout, but creamy and silky nevertheless. Feels like this beer would be really improved with a bit more thickness and body. Gently active on the tongue and astringent.
Overall: 16/20. Boy this is an odd one, but pleasantly odd. Notable for the complexity of the flavors, and that long, long finish that really does taste equal parts coffee and red wine. Enjoyed it and would enjoy it again.
AgentAle (795) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rich malts, caramel, coffee, toffee and molasses. Taste is again deep rich malt profile with a faint note of dark fruits and wild yeast. Finishes smooth with a very pale bitterness. Appearance is black with a thin beige head that retains fairly well.
Lectvay (157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark molasses brown, medium brown head, minimal. Smells like chocolate and light roasted coffee, and a little flowery perfume. A bold, biting flavor, kind of bitter, but smooth and creamy. Nicely balanced. Complex.
jesperhammer (3050) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
09-MAY-2014, draft @Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown.
Black - actually slightly transparant - with lasting tan head.
Aroma is roast, coffee, chocolate, very full taste - almost barrel notes. Taste the same with a touch of smoke.
Almost full body with soft carbonation.
Nocturne (888) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Black pour with thin light brown head. Forceful aroma of molasses, tar and liquorice. Taste follows a similar path, but diverges a little. I start to pick up some notes of coffee and black cherry, plus hops. Perhaps needs a bit more carb. Anyway nice stuff, not sure how it’s Belgian (the label describes a fruity yeast influence that I don’t think is really here) but it has a lot of flavours I appreciate in a big stout.
Lagerboy (1334) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. 8.5% ABV. Deep dark darkest hueless brown, vanishing mocha foam. Aroma of burnt dark roast, tar, molasses and chocolate. Taste is heavy dark roast, bittersweet dark chocolate, black oily licorice, some coffee bean, spice and yeast. Soft carbonation, full bodied, moderately hopped. Boozy, dark and nasty and: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Une bouteille de 650ml bue à deux avec Milan. D’emblée je dois admettre que je ne suis pas un fan des stout belge, je dois admettre que celui-ci ne me fera pas changé d’avis. Une bière noire avec un simple rond de mousse. Un nez de fruits rouges. Une bouche mince de chocolat et de levure belge. Pas pour moi.