thepatrickman (829) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with Michael (misterburd) -- thanks a ton, buddy! 2015 vintage (19.9%) The label says "Contains Alcohol" front and center, and boy do they mean it. This is so boozy that you can smell the alcohol burn as soon as it gets within 5 feet of you, but there’s so much flavor that it doesn’t taste especially hot. Tons of chocolate and coffee flavor, like a double version of the biggest imperial stout you’ve ever tried, mixed with a strong bourbon flavor that pairs really well with the alcohol warmth. Fantastic beer.
Abijen (2497) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Donker bruin bier met een kleine beige schuim kraag. Ruikt alcohol, vanille, overrijp fruit. Smaakt vanille, alcohol, bourbon.
Bosbouw (2660) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met een kleine kraag. Ruikt vol vanille crème, mocha, alcohol. Mooie volle geur. Smaakt vol vanille, alcohol, koffie. Volle smaak.
hansvf (698) - - MAY 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wajoo 19%. Zwart, geen schuim. Erg alcoholisch in geur en smaak, maar wel op een lekkere manier.
ansalon (2973) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with ktwse and kryon79 at Himmeriget. Pours an intense black with no head. Swirling it around leaves oily black lacings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, molasses, marinated raisins, vanilla, bourbon, oak, leather. Taste is dark chocolate bitterness meets caramel sweetness and a pleasant alcohol burn towards the end. Mouthfeel is very smooth and velvety with almost no carbonation
kryon (2711) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with minimal head
Aromas of port, alcohol, dried fruits, vinous fruityness, oak, leather
Taste has notes of bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, dried fruits, vinous dark fruits, oak
Mouthfeel is sticky but still velvet alcohol, low carbonation, low bitterness
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 reserve. Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of booze, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate... I want to make love to this beer... Taste is fiery rich bourbon, tons of alcohol, super sweet. This one can probably sit for 50 years... Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation. Warming alcohol finish that lingers until the cows come home...
maxifunk777 (31) - California, USA - APR 20, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Decadent over the top Imperial Stout the reason the BRUERY is the king of high ABV decadent beers.
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Much-hyped imperial stout, hard to obtain so thanks a lot to Bart for putting this on the menu at the American beer tasting in Bruges. Thinnish, off-white, fairly quickly dissipating head, black colour with translucent burgundy edges. Powerful and enticing bouquet of all kinds of things: chocolate liqueur, kahlua, brown rum, chestnuts, vanilla, chocolate sauce, bourbon, wet leather, cappuccino, espresso, old port wine, some varnish-like solvents but inconspicuously integrated into this impressive whole. Very ’noble’ and well-controlled yet intense candied sweet onset, Belgian chocolates and Liège pear syrup, balanced with a soft background sourishness and beautifully restrained ’meaty’ umami; soft carbo and evidently very thick, oily, creamy mouthfeel; thick layers of caramelly, nutty and lovely chocolatey malts, sweet in onset but turning gently and ’rounded’ bitter in the end, fondant chocolate and coffee liqueur, some peppery hops for balance and the expected ’force’ of cognac- and rum-like alcohol, but somehow this alcohol, however strong, manages to avoid intrusive astringency. I had a rum barrel aged version before but this one is much better, more to the point and less tiringly boozy; this deserves its cult status to the full.
Savage_Night (421) - California, USA - APR 13, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Release: 2013. Pours black with a small khaki head that quickly fades leaving faint traces of a lacing. AROMA: rich dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, molasses, smoky, caramel, bourbon oak, dates, faint sweet dark stone fruit, bitter, phenolic, slight tannin, faint soy sauce, charred oak, boozy, brown sugar, metallic, cinnamon, perfume, dry tobacco, spices and nail polish remover. TASTE: rich dark malt, rich dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, toffee, molasses, smoky, caramel, bourbon oak, dates, faint sweet dark stone fruit, bitter, phenolic, slight tannin, faint soy sauce, charred oak, boozy, brown sugar, metallic, cinnamon, faint herbs, dry tobacco, spices, smoked sausage and oily. AFTER TASTE: bitter chocolate, rich roasted malt, bourbon oak, tannins, caramel, smoky, vanilla and spices with a dry rich sweet finish.