ygtbsm94 (12) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’ve had the pleasure of tasting this brew during several different occasions from the tap and from the bottle and I must say this is by far one of the best Imperial Stouts brewed; bar none! First, I don’t even know if this should be in the same class with other Imperial Stouts; it has its own distinctive style. The appearance of this brew has to be one of the darkest stouts I have ever seen. The head was so thick and velvety brown head that it looked like a shot of espresso…superb! It had a magnificent scent of sweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee beans and molasses along with roasted malt. The taste is just out of this world. Started off with a blitz of dark chocolate, espresso, and roasted malts; followed by light vanilla hoppy presence and fruit flavors with a touch of bitterness. The mouthfeel wasn’t too thick along with soft carbonation keeping the brew from tasting too syrupy. The complexity of this brew is such that 13% ABV is totally absent until the glass is almost empty and then you begin to say Wow, this is one hell of a beer! For me this was like drinking a fine Port that I could have sipped all night. I can’t say enough about the brews that are being produced at the Struise camp, but I do know that the rating of number one brewer in the world is without doubt; justified! This brew has taken Stouts to a whole new level!!!
Senka (584) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
200€ worth of beer. Two bottles opened side by side. Old one BBE 2013. New one till 2018. Both are exquisite beers. Feel like barrel aged for ages. Thick and oily. Liquorice and ash. Taste develops in your mouth - from sour to sweet and fruity. A surprising combination for and IS. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. Almost a wow beer for me. Thank you.
javiercrasher (179) - Granada, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Negra, con una buena capa de espuma marrón con buena retención. Cremosa, con buen cuerpo y carbonatación media. Chocolate con leche y caramelo. Madera impregnada en licor y algo de humo. Y por encima de todo equilibrada, ni rastro de los 100 IBUs de amargor, ni de los 13º de alcohol. BRUTAL!!
Clownoisseur (268) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle pours a motor oil back, big foamy brown head that fades into spotty lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolates, dark fruit (plum, raisin, blackberry) and some booze. Taste is full bodied and sticky chocolate chips, bitter coffee and vanilla that moves into oak, earth, dark fruit and anise. A nice bittering finish that lingers as the warming alcohol takes hold. Great beer!
olliejobbins (974) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
not found a bottle of this yet whilst in Belgium but had it on tap at the old schoolhouse in Poperinge. very dark black treacly pour with tiny head. aroma is molasses, figs, prunes and coffee. thick mouth feel. tangy at first, alcohol is hidden well. dark fruit and liquorice in the finish.
adamnowek (276) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice strong coffee taste. The alcohol is pretty well-hidden in this one. Slight sour aftertaste.
kevnic2008 (8510) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice, caramel and hops.
Excalibur123 (191) - Soria, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vierte color negro intenso con media cabeza de espuma beige que va desapareciendo, intensos aromas a cacao, malta tostada, frutos negros y café; en boca entrada potente y maltosa con notas a chocolate amargo y azúcar moreno; el alcohol aunque bien integrado se acaba sintiendo sus 13º son para beberla con calma, pos gusto algo amargo que se desvanece, buen cuerpo con bajo carbónico.
Karyots (18) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the tap at Kulminator. Came with a massive 2 inch head and very dark in color. Coffee, Caramel, fruits and the taste of hops somewhere at the back. Very enjoyable.
lopisar (223) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought april 2011. Soft aroma of vanilla and raisins. Dark black color. Smooth feeling.
Tsekouratos (354) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml from beercity.be, Belgium. Black color with a thin brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate with plums and raspberries. Taste is rally sweet, with chocolate, alcohol, raspberries, dark fruits, liquor notes. Aftertaste is long and sweet. Full body with low to medium carbonation. Very nice!!!!!!!