Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a small brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lace. Aromas of a sour cocoa with some spice. Taste is sour dark chocolate with some raisin and hints of vanilla and cinnamon on the finish. This body of this beer is very light on the palate which is very surprising for a >7% beer.
dfearnley (1575) - Edmonton, 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.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Taste is pretty sweet and a little sour, medium body, thin for a stout. Ok.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma more like a porter, chocolate roast and stewed earthiness. Looks like a dark brown ale. Starchy malt flavor with some strange spicy after notes that linger like pepper after a meal. Not too thick either. I guess I’d call this a winter warmer, but not a stout.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Quite malty aroma. Brown, off-white head, fair lace. Malty, light bitter, toffee. Balanced, flavourful and easy going.
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - DEC 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Advent Calendar #2. Hm quite sour, like sucking on a few lemon seeds. Aroma has some chocolate in it, too. Lots of carb when hitting the mouth, maybe the sourness is making it seem more extreme. Hm there seems to be some dry overlay but overall the finish seems quite sweet&sour a la lemon juice. Worried about this being headache inducing. Different for its chocolate/lemon qualities. Not a "dark wit" (???) as I was expecting. Nice to try but I definitely would not like another. Hm.
eduardovl (1283) - 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 ]
andrewturba (1190) - 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.
Sissio (1144) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown/red, cappuccino head
Riped ananas and tropical fruit, caramel, malts, rum
Sweet, slightly bitter finish, astringent
Toffee, sweet licorice, riped tropical fruit
King_Alex_II (1052) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black with brown/beige foam. Roasty, chocolate coffee nose. This beer is more cold coffee than beer. The taste is dry, the carbonation is moderately and quite decent. The taste is slightly oily/creamy and almost dusty, like small powder particles were in there. The roasted malts result in a beverage you can use to counter the caffeine rush from your good night coffee without changing the taste.
I don’t like coffee, so for me this is an agreeable version of carbonated water infused with 2 or 3 filled coffee filter. Better than suspected, worse than hoped, more or less as expected.