jerohen (2086) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 2007 vintage sampled in 2014 (i.e. 7 years old). Opaque black, beige head. Very íagedí nose, port, molasses, raisins, roasted malts. Flavor mainly consists of roasted malts, bitterness, licorice, some coffee. Little bit thin in mouthfeel, but that may be because of the age. Not spectacular, but certainly not bad.
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I popped the cap and thereís a slow oozing of the beer.
For an imperial Stout, it has more of a colour of a barley wine. A murky rust. The foam does a good job of shrinking from the initial pour leaving lots of lacing in its wake.
It smells like an aged barley wine. Caramel malt with a very noticeable Port like aroma. Marvelous.
The taste holds no surprises. Rich malty goodness with the Port flavourful I mentioned in the smell. I notice some oxidation which probably explains the Port.
Very nice and smooth mouth feel.
I guess I am digging this more than most, judging from the reviews. Oh well.
Alengrin (3686) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was one of the former Regenboog beers and the first Belgian impy after Alvinneís Podge. Very thick and rocky, sticky, light beige head, very dark and cloudy chocolate brown colour, not entirely black as one would expect from the style. Powerful and rich aroma of chocolate, pear, coffee grounds, yoghurt, raisins, lavender, port wine, parsley, candi syrup. Soft sweetish palate, candied fruits, mellow and fluffy mouthfeel, deep chocolatey maltiness, mouth-filling coffee-like bitterness in the end with a sourish touch for balance, long. Atypical, more a roasted Belgian ale than a real imperial stout, but a great beer nevertheless.
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This isnít an imperial stout - itís just not. ABV is high enough, but it lacks classic stout flavors. Instead of roasted malt, this beer is mainly dominated by caramel malt and butterscotch. Rich and heavy. Tall white head, dark brown color. Musty Belgian yeast. Not recommended.
Jorn69 (1892) - ńngelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Havregatan 141016. Bottle (330 ml) from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (31 DKK). Sweet malty with spicy and caramely notes, chocolate and dry dark fruits, some light alcoholic notes, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry with spicy notes. Nice!
adasko (1209) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is sour and has a lot coffee. Has a noticeable notes of red wine. Itís seal color, hazy, non-transparent with small white head. In taste itís also a bit sour. Itís very like a black coffee, itís immediate association. The alcohol is totally covered behind the coffee soureness. It has a little bit too small body for me. Itís highly carbonated. I can say that itís imperial stout in Belgian way.
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strange one for an imperial stout. More like and imperial brown. Pours brown with ok head and lacing. Medium bitter. Some roast, with some coffee. Lackluster. Bottle.
keanex (1640) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Clear ruby body with a tall and dense khaki head. Way too light for a stout.
Aroma: The aroma is big on burnt brown sugar, heavy fig and hints of booze. Definitely an aroma of a barley wine, not an imperial stout. Smells nice for a barley wine.
Taste: Taste is similar to the aroma. Sweet fruity intro with some burnt brown sugar and a slightly metallic/astringent finish, maybe itís some spices. Not sure.
Palate: Full-bodied, mild to moderately carbonated.
Overall: Iím reviewing this as a barleywine and for that itís solid. If I were grading this as a stout itíd be garbage. I donít know whatís going on here but itís a solid barleywine.
kcostore (1) - - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella en ít Brugs Beertje. Marron oscuro, no parece Stout. Gran aroma pasteleria.
fitwitchik (431) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found @ bargin bin in AZ brew shop @ $1.99 poured into a pint glass shared with a major craft brewer who knows his schtuff- a golden amber with amble cream head.
Barnyard sweet with ample hops.
Carbonated well with hops/malt balance. Belgium sweetness with serious funk. LIKE ALOT