kerenmk (4092) - 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 (1021) - 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 (9469) - Ursel, 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 (8127) - 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 (5016) - , 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.
Blairgus (4121) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 may 2012, bottle. Dark brown. Dark chocolate, slightly tart. Med body, faintly fizzy. Sugary burnt chocolate, big alcohol. Flavored blend together really well. Burnt malt, alcohol, chocolate. Amazing.
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pushkinwow (2568) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Kamiel, batch 42 - and I’m drinking it on towel day! Dark brown with a creamy, one finger mocha head that settles to a nice swirl across the top of the beer throughout the drink. Some roasted malts, tannins and alcohol, faint vegetables, chocolate. Velvet smooth although the alcohol presence creates a bite that stops it from being silky throughout; full body and moderate to low carbonation. Somewhat sweet (gets lots of port, fruit and chocolate on the taste - more so then the aroma), finish has a lot of tannins, alcohol, fruit and chocolate (unfortunately somewhat like chocolate covered fruit which just doesn’t do it for me). All that being said its still a tasty beer its just got some flaws that stop it from being great.
ThirstyBird (2600) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a super dark brown/ black with a lofty dark tan head. Smells of port, rich dark malt, a bit roasty. Tastes of deep dark fruit, roasted dark malt, port, some wood ending in sweet and dry. Medium body and smooth. A very interesting beer that is quite complex.
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Kulminator. Almost black with a thick capuccino head. Molasses, sweet milky aroma. In the mouth complex sweet caramel, good fruity balance, milky notes. Pretty good.