GT2 (7710) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 330mL from various samples at different stages in the bottle refermentation process. My favorite of the Black Damnation clones so far. The pour is jet black with oily viscosity. Even after a few days this develops some excellent carbonation with a massively thick tan head that leaves great retention and lacing. The nose on this in unreal: fresh, tropical, fleshy Colombian coffee with tropical fruit notes (some papaya/mango). Whoa. Taste is not roasted/bitter coffee but rather fairly sweet, bright, fresh coffee beans. Very silky mouthfeel. Awesome! 9/5/8/5/17=4.4
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. The pour is hilarious- straight dark chocolate milk with a small, yellow head. Unreal fleshy coffee aroma, tropical fruits, super green but in a good way. No harsh coffee roast of grinds. Taste is fruity, wildly silky, fresh coffee complements a beautiful chocolate body rather than dominating it. This is some seriously good imperial stout and I am very proud to keep it up in my Top 5.
rxeight (976) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. Last in our tasting of 2-4. Same belgiany nose. Yeast and white wine grape must. Taste on this one is Belgian stout. I do get a touch of rum. Sweet belgiany finish.
Imperial_Scout (355) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with mocha head. Tart nose like the mocha and mes. Coffee bean tartness with chalky filmy after taste. I think these need an acquired taste. Maybe I’m off.
jaghana (3436) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75cl, a dark beer with medium brown head, got long gushing with 13° !! Nose is on wood and cherries as for an oude bruin with roasted notes. Aroma is sweet, very roasted, got the typical wood and oude bruin touch, donno if this is normal for it. Anyway bit disappointed about whole complexity, yes too expensive for what it is.
Storm_Warning (72) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Currently drinking whilst typing. Lively beer; it gushed quite vigorously when opened which was highly irritating especially when I've paid a lot of money for such a beer, needless to say I licked the spillage off of the kitchen table! Aroma is rich and laden with sweet alcohol notes, liquorice, dark fruits, dark rum, gentle coffee and slight esters of sour yeast. Pours as a terrifyingly black vessel with a bubbly beige/tan head which isn't around for long. Taste is ludicrously rich, a powerfully sweet barrel aged alcohol note, burnt black malts, liquorice, slight coffee, red wine, with an aftertaste of a sweet, fruity and dark rum. Seems slightly thinner than a standard Black Albert, though it still has a big body and filling mouthfeel, it has a bit more of an oily texture; a tingly carbonation is present too. Overall, it is a must try beer! Hard to get hold of and very expensive, but being an explorer of beer; this was a chance I could not pass. Go get some! If you can...
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Gerardgathier (131) - - FEB 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am not sure, but I believe I smelled and tasted coffee.
It isvery nice beer
klaas81 (11) - BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing stout. Pitch black with great taste evolution. Coffee is not to dominant. But the price you pay for a bottle is to high
Maarten1993 (168) - - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank a 2012 bottle with Thijs 15-2-2014. Dark color. Little foam and consequently little carbonation in the taste. Coffee smell, also dominant in the beginning. Continues however with rich sweetness. Good!
llkc (195) - århus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Duft, kiks, kakao brandt malt,
Smag: kakao en smule bitter, en smag af gær. rusin meget kompleks øl
evergreen0199 (1748) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brugge beer festival 2014, Belgium. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, coffee aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, coffee, rich with slight bitterness.
Anatole (80) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille de 75cl. Complexité de la Black Albert avec une bonne présence du rhum du au vieillissement en fût. Excellent !