ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
4 oz. served into a tasting snifter at ChurchKey. From notes.
A: Pours a pitch black color. The head is about one fingers of tan shading, retaining quite well for 13%.
S: Really evocative. Chocolate fudge, currants, plums, licorice, smoke, and charred malts all come together on the nose. As a whole, itís cohesive yet balanced.
T: I love the flavor progression here. It starts with a combination of fudge and mildly tart (not sour) dark fruits, followed by a licorice middle and a charred, roasted finish. The licorice notes donít bother me here nearly as much as they do in other imperial stouts - a testament to this beerís balance. I can taste a bit of booze, but itís still hidden masterfully for 13%.
M: The finish is damn near bone dry, without exposing the alcohol significantly. As a result, itís not very viscous or sticky, rather itís drinkable and almost freakiní refreshing. Seriously. A 13% imperial stout is refreshing. Not to mention devastatingly dangerous. I could use a touch more carbonation, though.
O: Seriously one of the best imperial stouts Iíve ever had - yet for different reasons than most of the really great ones out there. This aims to be more drinkable, more subtle, and more approachable than others, while retaining its bigness and complexity. One to seek out, plain and simple.
EtTuCthulhu (1111) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours an opaque black color with a very small brown head. The aroma is quite boozy with notes of raisins, currant, roasted malts, and hints of dark chocolate. The taste is mildly boozy, slightly bitter, mildly umami, and a touch sweet, and the aftertaste combines booze, roasted malts, and raisins with the booze being heaviest. The palate fuses an oily texture, medium body, and a flat carbonation.
dalfaro86 (302) - Mexico City, MEXICO - NOV 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black brew with a small brown head with poor retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with roasted malt, dark fruits, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, smoke, robust bodied, well balanced, smooth, somewhere between an imperial stout and a belgian strong ale, flavor is moderate to heavy bitter and moderate to heavy sweet with a bittersweet finish and a long aftertaste, complex, very good.
andysando (40) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick and pitch black. Nice tanned head. Aroma of dried fruits, some liquorice and a little booze. Taste is fantastic clean, roasted malts, liquorice, raisins, some chocolate. Really nice stout!
jefftravis17 (25) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried it for the first time in Bruges. True example of a roasty foreign stout. So black and deep with a great balance to what seems like the black patent and barley along with a trailing bitterness.
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fluffy (1752) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a really nice stout, better than i thought it was going to be given its an import.
b79turner (230) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a tulip glass, wow...wonderful aroma! Chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar...so complex. Taste is great! There is a reason why this beer is so highly rated. The alcohol is well hidden. If you can afford a few bottles...buy them!
PapaVillum (494) - Valby, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl, flaske, 13,0 % ABV, åbnet og nydt i anledning af Juventus' 117 års fødselsdag, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik i Vanløse, 1. november 2014.
Sort "olie" med ungefär 1 cm smuk moccafarvet skumtop. Svinder ganske langsomt og efterlader til lidt kant og overflade. Ufiltreret og overdrevent rolig i glasset.
Lakrids- og tjærearoma. Ristet malt. Lidt svag kaffe. Urter.
Berusende smag med sødme og bitterhed i fuldendt symbiose. Fyldig og rund krop og en cremet til tyk/sticky konsistens. Inter surt og god lang bitter eftersmag. Burde bade mit skæg i denne olie! Opsum.: Solid sødme med middel bitterhed. Let og fin karbonering lægger alen til oplevelsen.
Kan dette gøres bedre? Fadlagring kanske... Men ren sort nektar og spitzenklasse er det fra de Struise. Hurra Juventus!
jeremyh70 (756) - Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick oily black color with a minimal amount of dark tan head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is interesting with well integrated components of chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and molasses. Taste is a smooth combination of bakers chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, molasses, plums and some alcohol sweetness. Even has a hint of sweet smokiness. Finishes mostly dry with a bit of roastiness. Sticky and somewhat oily mouthfeel with a medium/full body and moderate carbonation. Very balanced and interesting flavors that make for a smooth taste but Iím not a big fan of the licorice or molasses.
panacea (88) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with two finger red tanned head. Nose is exactly like a cherry kriek! Taste is chocolate, burnt sugar, bitter roasted malt and coffee. Warming alcohol lingers in the throat long after sipping. Full body will the low carbonation. Great beer indeed!
john-hansen (20) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy nearly black with airy but very stable tan head. Dark aroma of coffee, caramel malt and liquorice. Sweet flavour of coffee, chocolate, and caramel malt, with notes of roast and touches of liquorice. Lingering, sweetish and slightly roasty aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence.