TET (2489) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark brown beer with a big and beige head. Aroma has coffee, roastiness, herbs, some dark chocolate and milky sourness. Tate has liqurice and coffee, some fruits, dry roastiness in the end. Only medium bodied, medium carbonation. Stronger body would be needed. Not so good as I expected. Coffee and roasted.
tricksta_p (3139) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, lots of chocolate, yeast, some coffee. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate to medium bitter finish. Pretty good, like most Troubadour beers.
jc1762 (566) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Popeye’s showing dark caramel brown, with big wide red rust colored rims. Very little color and quite clear. No head.
The nose shows a lot of belgian style sweetness along with sweetness from the malts.
The palate is is very light bodied for a stout with very light carbonation. Hints of roasted malts but mostly clean malty sweetness all around. Bitterness on the finish comes mostly from the hops. In general, it tastes like a very light stout that was fermented with belgian yeasts in a style closer to a dubbel.
Hanoi (785) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is malt, slight smoke, licorice, slight dark fruit. Taste is yeast, some soft fruits leading, smoke, toffee, a little chocolate, a little resin in the oddly bitter finish. Very thin for an imperial stout
It has a funny taste profile for an imperial stout and is very forgettable.
chimpgibbon (531) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at Earl of Essex. Very smooth very chocolate. Little coffee little hop funk. Very tasty very drinkable very Troubadour. Only slight bitterness as the bar try to claim. This is medium sweet and creamy.
fkoolen (862) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
15cl taster at Brugs Bierfestival. Very dark brown, beige creamy head. Roasted malts, resinous hoppy tones, creamy soft malts. Dry (!) finish. Medium carbonation, good body.
mR_fr0g (8282) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Earl of Essex. Clear reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a thin creamy tan coloured head. Atoma is choc, wood, orange, some hot alcohol, seeet caramel. Flavour is composed of, caramel, bit of apple, Belgian yeast, wood, some unrefined sugars and dark choc. Palate is medium bodied, semi dry finish, moderate carbonation. Lingering warming alcohol and dark choc.
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Earl of Essex - London. Pours deep red-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose holds lots of toasted brown bread, toffee, caramel. Big sweet flavor with more toffee, dried fruits, slight earthy bitterness. Medium I full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming finish with sticky burnt sugars, more caramel, dried dark fruits. Simple.
Shark_Pants (578) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Inky with large frothy tan head. Dark chocolate in the aroma, with some coffee, rye bread and a nutty character. The taste has lots of roasted meat, some coffee, dark fruits, cardboard, bread, molasses. Something seems off in the balance though. Full bodied and creamy but the disappointing taste detracts overall.
olio (8875) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a large off-white head. Ripe dark fruits and yeast on the nose, mild herbal notes and wood, grains and malts too, not your typical IS aroma. Sweet ripe fruits, caramel and mild toffee notes on the flavor, molasses, faint wooden notes and subtle hints of cocoa too. Medium carbonation. More of a Belgian Strong Ale than an IS. Decent but somewhat of a disappointment.