Rockspeny (15) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330c bottle, newly imported, not had time to settle! Pours a rich dark brown with big tan head, that slowly sinks to leave a tan ring. Trying not to get too much yeast into the glass. Smells of roast malt, oats and currants, makes me hungry. Tastes dry, sour creamy, oaty, bitter dark chocolate, the strong stuff you get from South America with a ton of cacao in. Went really well with the dried almonds I had at hand, a very satisfying beer went you want something dry and bitter, could easily have 2-3 of these in this mood. Good mouthfeel, not rich or heavy, just smooth with gentle carbonation.
Abijen (894) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a good tan head. Smells chocolate, fruity and coffee. Tastes roasty, chocolate and coffee. Way too much carbo, thin body and a watery texture. The carbo destroys this beer.
hansvf (75) - - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruikt biet echt lekker.. Maar ben wel de enige die dat vind. Maar is ook niet echt mijn smaak..
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, yeast, dark fruit, and earth. A bit thin. Nice.
TheBeerGod (4904) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Not sure if this is the same beer or if the brewery has made a change and not updated it site, but my bottle of Hofblues shows 8% ABV and has "Belgian Imperial Stout" at the bottom of the label. Guessing this may be a US version??? Black pour with a tall, dense, foamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and slightly lactic with hints of yogurt and dark chocolate. Light notes of dark fruit and coffee as well. Taste is also somewhat lactic with roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate milk notes, light earthiness and faint coffee. Body is medium with soft, creamy carbonation and a touch of tartness and dryness during the finish. Ends with more roasted malt, toasted grains, chocolate milk, soft notes of dark fruit, coffee and burnt caramel.
Beese (638) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a viscous black with a large, dense tan head. Earthy aroma of ash and black cherries. Flavours of dark chocolate and hazlenut with some sweet cake. Leaves with burnt toast and roasted malt.
Gerbeer (1224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours black with full foamy head. Aromas of coffee, light chocolate and roasted malts. Flavours of lactic, acidic bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Likely served too cold. Nice enough though.
cgarvieuk (12174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... deeep brown .. huge tan foam head ...soft cerry chocolate roast nose ... light thin body ... weak flavour compaired to nose ... little nutty chocolate ... soft berry ok
andregoncalves (801) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at GBBF 2013. Very dark color with thin medium thin head. High coffee and roasted banana. Lacks some sweetness but still very good!
berntholer (492) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
beige head that disappears fast with slight lacing. cola coloured. aroma of leather, smoked malt, earth and coffee. taste is leather with an aftertaste of coffee. quite a lot of carbonation, but a disappointing thin body. the thing i liked most about this beer was the label .. bottle 33 cl
ShivanDragon (988) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Zwart met schuimig kaki kraag
Aroma: moutig, zoet, chocolade, toffee, caramout, gebrande mouten
Smaken: medium zoet, medium bitter, sterk, stevig gemout; cara-, aardse- en gebrande mouten, chocolade, koffie, toffee
Medium body, glad, afdronk; lang bitter/kruidig/zoef
Koffiebitter, had van mij wat zwaarder/voller gemogen