Ripley93 (26) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Intense fruitiness. The aroma bristles with dark fruits and dark chocolate. Strong, slightly acidic and bitter flavour. Extremely long and complex finish. Wow!
MarcoDL (2652) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty imperial stout, with sweet notes of dark fruits, especially dark berries. Good beer.
ClarkVV (4065) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Lord Hobo, 4/6/14
This tasted almost exactly alike the Cuvee Delphine. Almost to a t. Would certainly have identified this as the same beer, in a blind tasting. Even looking for the blackberries, I had to convince myself I was tasting them. The blackberry, if there, is just bitter, dry and tart acid. No fruitiness left at this point, which would make sense if this stuff is older, which it certainly tasted to be. That same very prominent note of bitter, dark, vinous roast seems to block any of the blackberry from coming through, really. Other than that, this was in the same exact shape. Low in carbonation, moderately sweet and chocolatey, but with enough bitter, almost tannic astringency to balance. The barrels are obviously quite old, as little of the whiskey flavor came through in the cuvee and little port flavor comes through here, which is fine with me.
reggiedunlop (3410) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thick mocha head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has some sweet berry notes and bold roastiness. The port and raspberry really come through in the flavor...slightly sweet...Light barrel notes and roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a dry, roasty finish that hints at coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Hides the abv very nicely.
RobertDale (4099) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, and roast. Taste is chocolate, blackberry, dark fruit, roasted malt, and some wood. Wish I had more!
krumbum (642) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful solid dark brown color. Rich roasted darkness but the berry appears in the the scent. Dark barrel roasted fig, berry leather, tabbaco. taste. Perfect thickness.
Pyrmir (3986) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at O?Connors. Midnight black with brown head. Aroma massive and sweet: coffee, berries, blackberry and blueberry. Taste is sweet and heavy, syrupy mouthfeel, notes of fruit, berries, sugar but not overly sweet
oRos (1320) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with brown head. Taste is berry with roasted malts and oak.
ST247 (448) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap @ 't Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Pours black with light brown foam. Aroma is black berry. Taste also clearly black berry, bit alcoholic taste, some chocolate especially in the aftertaste.
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Lonick (787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @tasting. Pours black, light tan head. Big fruity nose with some chocolate coming through as well. Huge cherries on the palate, huge fruit cake as well.