makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a small beige head. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, red fruit, caramel and a hint of vanilla. Weird but nice stout...lacks a bit of depht in my opinion.
mike_77 (2405) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark with dark cream head. Aroma has port sweetness and a touch of wood. Has a rich, warming feel. Bitter roasted malts are in a joyous fight with the sweeter, red fruits of port. Nice stuff.
JAXSON (511) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a large beige head. Nose is some roasted malts, dark fruits (blackberries?), and a bit of anise. Barrel presence is sweet and nicely tempered. Mouth is sweet dark berries upfront, with a nice light char and roasted malts throughout. More focus on the sweet fruits, great expression throughout with blueberries, blackberries, never too sweet as the ashy malt is ever present. Medium/thick feel with strangely high carbonation. But for that strong carb, this would be a favorite.
kryon (1012) - SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with medium brown head
Aromas of tar, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, hints of peated malts
Great taste from belgo yeast, coffee, chocolate malts and dark fruits. Great balance between the traditional RIS and the belgo stout.
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Gerbeer (1218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours black with full, foamy, tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate powder and vanilla. Flavors of sweet coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate ice cream. Sharp and strong. Quite hot.
Acid303 (386) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a huge light brown creamy head. Roasted malts, wood, and hints of dark fruits on the nose. Incredibly intense taste: lots of wood notes, coffee, chocolate, ¡and yeast!, being the later what basically makes this brew really peculiar and different from other Imperial Stouts. Insignificant alcohol presence considering it’s 11.5%. A hoppy touch is noticeable after a while, along with some sugary notes. Creamy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. Good stuff.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle served in a FFF teku. Received this an extra in a trade...can’t remember from who, but thanks!
A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace down the glass.
S: Fruity yeast with big notes of grapey port. Big oak with some roasted malt and nice chocolate notes.. The port mixed with the struise yeast makes this very fruit forward for a RIS.
T: The barrel really comes through over the base beer. Huge notes of oak and port with a big roasted malt presences. Underlying notes of dark chocolate and fruity yeast, but the port barrel is the star of the show.
M: Medium bodied with a smooth and fruity finish. Medium carbonation level.
O: Nicely hidden booze with a big port barrel. I’ve had other port barrel beers and this was probably the most port heavy. It distracted slightly from the actually beer, but overall it was nice.
Serving type: bottle
Trappist1 (180) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zware volmondige stout, minder alcoholisch dan de black albert. Het is werken om dit bier op te krijgen.
pcd1956 (14) - Purmerend, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate, coffee, black, cloudy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
PriorL (880) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: black beer, stable head.
Nose: port, fruits, malts, some wood.
Taste: caramel, burned malts, coffee, dark chocolate, mocha, alcohol warming feeling.
Very much enjoyed this beer