Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at home. Black with light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, yeast, liquorice and coffee. Taste is fairly sweet, liquorice, yeast, roasted malt and light coffee
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Derivative of Troubadour Obscura since 2011, in 75 cl bottles and destined for export - unfortunately. Creamy, stable, light beige head, very dark burgundy colour, near black, allowing light to shine through only at the edges, almost clear. Rich aroma of coffee powder, bitter chocolate, liquorice, candied dates, tonic water, blackcurrant, leather. Rounded, smooth, bit oily mouthfeel, dark and candied fruits, medium carbo, dark and deep chocolatey malts with mouth-filling, coffee-like roasted bitterness and sharpish peppery and citrussy hop bitterness in the end, long and dry. Not the best impy I ever had - still rather ’Belgian’ - but a truly great beer in all respects.
Borresteijn (5855) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl Bottle from ABS Drinks Winksele, bought 2 years ago. Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma of oxidization, smells old, liquorice, roasted malts, yeast. Flavour is sweet, liquorice, yeast, also tastes old, roasted malt and some coffee in the light-bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Already too old, obviously not a beer to keep.
nilsas (2848) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duft av kaffe og krydder. Fin mørk vinrød farge. Dekkende brunt kremet skum. Smak av frukter, kaffe og noe kryder.
thanatosti (1308) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg.
Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Bitter taste but with a light sweetness to it. Very smooth mouthfeel, maybe even too smooth for an imperial stout but I think this has to do with the sweetness. Still a good beer though.
RW80 (1654) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a firm tan head.
Aroma:Licorice, coffee, roasted malts, Barley malts
Taste: sweet Laurus nobilis Licorice. Perfecr Liquid versions. Start sweet and then has a very bitter afterttaste.
Medium - to full body, slightly above average carbonation. ( High for an imperial stout.)
A bit one dimensional, but it’s perfect liiquid laurus nobilis licorice.
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2014.10 - blindtaste met de Gentse Biervereniging - we kunnen niet altijd evenzeer onder de indruk zijn
hohops (635) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- pitch black, big three finger beige foamy head which persists impressively. Aroma- lots of chocolate, liquorice and blackcurrant, cocoa, milky coffee, a little bit of toffee. Taste- large amount of coffee, plenty of bitterness, cocoa and dark chocolate in the background, hint of dark fruit and blackcurrant. Quite a long finish, and a medium mouthfeel. A good stout.
Vcoggins (53) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark with a think tan head. Very carbonated for an imperial stout. Aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Taste of roasted malts, slight coffee, and chocolate. Something different in the taste i am guessing is Belgian yeast. Smooth creamy mouth feel. Rather dry finish. Definately gets better as it warms. Diferent from most RIS I have had but well worth the price.
MonsterMagnet (857) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a firm tan head. Liquorice, bay leaf, roast, chocolate. Medium sweet, light-medium bitter. Nice stout, a bit sweet though.