fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich dark black. It has a sweet raisin and sugar aroma. It has an interesting combination of milk, raisins, and sugar. finishes a bit dry, and a touch bitter. It has a watery complexion. Overall it was ok, but I am not a big fan of raisins.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
Nice Trois Dames specimen but I was expecting a bit more from an Imperial Stout.
A: Deep caramel color with a medium bubbled beige head when poured. Reasonable retention. Dissipates leaving some lacings around. A thin beige layer remains for some time
S: Sweet and sour (bit orange acid). Roasted malts and plums. Spicy end
T: Sweet upfront. Roasted malts. Plums. Fresh hops. A bit sour. Nice bitterness
M: Medium body and carbonation. No alcohol
[ BA Review @ 8/10/2010 ]
sulawang (627) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Pours dark brown with a slight purple hue, small & lasting very creamy head, a bit of lacing, a decent layer of retention, lots and lots of active streams.
Nose: light roasted brown sugar malts, hints of chocolate and coffee. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp, incoming acidity
Mid-palate: unexpected sourness, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) cola, light roasted bitter malts, lemon-grapefruit citrus acidic-sourness
Finish: soft bitter hops mixed with lingering malty bittersweet sourness.
Summary: Decent flavour but I just can’t fall in love with such a sour stout.
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at Baran. An almost black one, topped by a dense, dark beige head leaving curtains. Dried fruits, roasted malts, nuts and a touch of chocolate in the aroma. It’s full-bodied and semi-dry on the palate, with a nice carbonation level. Dried fruits and some chocolate in the flavor, roasted, and a bit sweet, with a medium length finish. A decent one, but a bit boring I think. 140906
cmacklin (295) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, nuts and dark fruit. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, liquorice, dark fruit, dark chocolate and nuts with a bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Aroma of chocolate, toasted malt, ash, fruity esters, and coffee. Black with a creamy tan head. Dark fruit, sour cherry, brown sugar, and toasted malts.
Lagerboy (1256) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 33 cl bottle. Hueless dark brown, mocha foam settles. Aroma of chocolate and medium roast. Tart chocolate, medium roast malt taste, vinous dark fruitiness. Softer carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not for Lagerboys)
andrewturba (999) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gusher! Pours a very dark brown letting just a little light through, a large tan head that settles but lasts and leaves some bits of lace on the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and some dark dried fruity esters. Flavour is roasted malts, bit sour/tart(lactic acid like), mild chocolate, ashtray and a bit watery.
rondphoto (2084) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear very dark brown, head cover, and streaks of lace. Taste is sweet caramel malt, light spices and butter rum entering midway through the palate. Slight bittering at the finish, not quite enough to balance. Fair, not really good.
MiP (13663) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 7.2%. Roasted aroma, a little smoked, hint of ashtray. Very dark brown colour, seems clear. Big rocky light brown head. The flavour is sweetish and roasted, has a little barley bitterness, some ashtray. A bit rough around the edges, but not too bad.
Bamsen78 (3224) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Embrouille - thank you! Pours cloudy very dark brown with ruby shades and airy but rocky and stable off-white head. Dark, fruity aroma with notes of malt, caramel, and chocolate. Sweetish, fruity and slightly vinous flavour, with notes of malt, chocolate and liquorice. Roasty and slightly vinous finish. Good, although it tastes more like a Barley Wine than a Foreign Stout.