CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle: Pours an oily opaque black with a stringy-lacing beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark caramel and roasted malty nose with some chocolate notes and a touch of tart fruits. Starts with pretty good fullness and well-dissolved carbonation with some semi-sweet dark caramel maltiness, dark chocolate and light horseblanket funk. Finishes slightly drier and bittersweet with a touch of vinous tartness. Has pretty good complexity and balance throughout.
PriorL (2489) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at ACBF 2015 with S&G tasting group.
APPEARANCE: black beer, no head.
NOSE: brett, vanilla, coffee, mocha, vanilla.
TASTE: vanilla, very dry, brett, bit too much vanilla for me.
JefVerstraete (1965) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ ACBF 2015. Dark brown/black colour, creamy foam. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Boozy and sweet with notes of vanilla. Light notes of brett. Ok.
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample @ ACBF 2015.
Brune foncée, sans col, le tout laissant un filament doré au verre.
Arôme est assez agréable offrant un brett très léger et des notes de vin rouge, soja et presque caramélisé de Sherry et Madeire.
Palais est épais, centré sur les malts avec un côté vin cuit et légère note de Porto. Note de chocolat avec un résiduel vin rouge. Le brett est discret et ajoute une pellicule d’aigreur qui balance un peu le profil doux-prononcé des sucres résiduels.
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, dense and thick, looks like oil, no head at all. looks totally flat. Smells like fudge, booze and cappuccino. Taste is like prune juice, figs, chocolate, Totally flat, almost actually like a Sherry wine than a stout. loads of dessert like qualities. I taste every bit of the booze but it is indeed a very interesting beer. Might be remarkable as a sipping beer that you re-cork in 5-10 years.
tmrmwel (1190) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Bottiglia n. 0129. Once upon a time, impys were barrel aged and somewhat wild. Oh, the good times. And just when the ancient art was all but forgotten, Toccalmatto came to the rescue. Pours pitch black, with a creamy mocha head. Amazing aroma with dark roasted malts, red wine barrels and woody brett with tobacco and maple syrup, as well as lactic acid, dark chocolate and muscovado. Full body with creamy texture, and soft to none carbonation. Flavour is dark malts with tobacco and dark fruits, red wine barrels, tannins, and woody brett, as well as notes of heather, whisky and sea salt. Dark fruits, leather and salty liquorice in the finish. An absolute winner! Can I have another...
IvanParenti (10) - ITALY - JAN 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black, with brown/reddish glares, no head.
Aroma: wood, basement, feet, balsamic, cardboard, a bit of vinegar, definitely a lot of off-flavours.
Taste: a lot of wine, plums, wood, coffee, licorice, a bit of spices and hops (herbs and resin). It starts sweet with some sourness in the end.
Palate: oily, no carbonation, very warm, a bit astringent
Overall it didn’t convince me much, the aroma is too rich of off-flavours and I didn’t like it.
Vestergaard (838) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. Pours pitch black with a small, brown, oily head. Aroma is red vinous, roasted, brown sugar, heavy, bitter roast, wood, tanins and cherry. Taste has SO much wine barrel charater: Dry, red grapes, slight sour, slight bitter, grape peel, some roast and a subtle, sugary sweetness. Mad execution, but it doesn’t blend together that well in my opinion. Medium full body and low carbonation.
Martinus (3568) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black colour, white head. Fruity aroma, chocolate, coffee, big brett, hint wine. Malty flavour, roasted malts, coffee, light sour brett, cherry notes. Finish berries, red fruits, coffee, brett. Nice!!!!
(from 50cL bottle share @ Christmas Eve, Milo’s grandmother’s place)
markextrae (1875) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle by a friend, poured a deep black colour with no head, just some bubbles on top. lot of funky brett in the nose, chocolate, red fruits, grapes, oak, red wine, toffee, caramel, bit weak carbonated, some light acid taste in the back, bit to ’funky’ for my stouts, but pretty enjoyable do
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
26/IX/14 - from bottle @ Borefts 2014 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2014-1074) Thanks to Benzai, 77ships, fonefan and cgarvieuk for sharing today’s beers!
Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: sourish, roasted, fruity, red currant, vinous. MF: soft to no carbon, full to medium body. Taste: pretty sour, alcohol, berries, dark chocolate, bit earthy, coffee. Aftertaste:s ourish, mocha, cocoa powder, alcohol, bit sweet, caramel.