zvikar (3565) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at an Imperial Stout tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Nimrod. Pours opaque black with a nice brown head, aroma of coffee, light smoky tones, wood alcohol and some fruits, flavor of wood, smoke, good sweetness, coffee, chocolate, full bodied, great
Sammy (8845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with lace and good looks even under the deck lights. A full mouthfeel. The aroma is neural, better by the bottle’s end. Creamy smooth, lots of coffee and sugar, alcohol warming.Shared Liam’s bottle from Europe.
marcus (6683) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Kulminator. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a robust chocolate and treacle flavor with a hint of port. Very complex and tasty, as it incorporates the best features of Black Albert and Kate.
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at an Imperial Stout tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Nimrod. Black with a lovely brown head. Somewhat boozy aroma with dark chocolate, fruits, wood, soy sauce and some port. Sweet flavor with dark chocolate, a bit of cocoa beans, some fruitiness, wood and a light alcohol burn in a slightly drier finish. Full-bodied. Great.
kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at an Imperial Stout tasting at our place. thanks Nimrod Rosenblatt. Pours black, off white head, opaque. cinnamon bubblegum, faint soy, cherry and rum aroma. Gentle sweetness, soy and salt in the mouth. Smooth, no carbonation, oily, umami finish.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with large dense dark tan coloured head. Nose is not as assertive as I would have thought. Dark fruits, a little roasted grain and some alcohol. Flavours are sweet with some roasted grain. Full mouthfeel.
JorisPPattyn (8012) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge, dark brown head; pitch-black beer. Sweet, roasted & burnt nose, coffee. Coffee, very burnt, but always with a sweet, moccha-like or even toffee-like backing. Liquorice, and a bit of pure cacao powder. Very well-bodied, very slick, alcoholheating. Rather typical IS, sweet, but with a streak of neutral to roasted character. Not really outstanding.
tderoeck (5007) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16/VI/2012 - 33cl bottle from l’Abbaye des Saveurs (Lille) @ home - BB: 29/12/16 (2012-634)
Dark brown to black beer, big brown head, very stable and adhesive. Aroma: red wine, alcohol, very sugary, dried fruits, bit earthy, overall sweet experience in the nose. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, raisins, caramel, bit vinous, mocha, red sour berries, sugary, quite some alcohol noticeable, very spicy. Aftertaste: sweet caramel, mocha, sugary, vinous, hoppy bitterness, port, little sourish.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Saturday’s tasting. Served in a Struise cervoise. Pours near-black with a good tan head and some spots of lacing. Nose brings some dark fruits along with light notes of port and oak. Some roast and a bit of chocolate there s well. Flavor has darker fruits and chocolate (mostly dark), plus some roasty notes and a touch of yeast character. Body is medium and a bit dry. Lightly ashy. Not as interesting as I had hoped it would be.
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 Bottle 33 cl thanks to Giuseppe. Black Albert and KtG aged in port barrels. What could I say? Complexity of this beer literaly attacks you from the nose: smells like red sweet wine (or more properly port wine), wood, cane sugar, cherries, sherry, liquor coffee, licorice, chocolate, oat... a show. Mouthfeel is excellent, not sure if due to blend or the barrel aging but its elegance strikes literaly: sweetness of sugar is very well balanced by coffee, roasted and dark chocolate. Oat gives a full body, but not like eating something; it’s velvet, on the contrary, sweet wine indeed. Absolutely rich, loads and plenty of malt, dark chocolate from Sicily (Modica), leads to a strong bitterness in a very long finish of tannic, coffee, cocoa.