tricyclist (472) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter pour dark dark brown with thin khaki head that doesn’t stay. Nose is mild, smooth malt, some sweet caramel... Not bad. Flavor has a little more going on, but not tons. Sweet malts and caramel, some chocolate notes.. Lighter body for an imperial. Could be worse.
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a foggy dark brown with a ruby red tint and a resilient, creamy beige head. Aroma is roast, coffee, licorice. Flavor is a typically belgian-dubbelish start, very sweet with brown sugar, candi sugar and almost maple syrup-like notes. Some obvious roast in there, too. Finish is clearly coffeeish, good roast feel in there. Nice level of bitterness. Some lingering licorice, sweet flavors. Medium to strong body, somewhat oily mouthfeel. A very good dark ale. Although I felt it lacked in body for an imperial stout, I felt it had very good drinkability, and easily combined the best attributes of good belgian strongs and imperial stouts.
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with large head. Chocolate and malts aroma. Taste chocolate, malts, some coffee and caramel. Roasted malts aftertaste.
Minderbinder (1320) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with high beige head. Aroma and taste are of roasted malt, caramel, sweet. Sligthly bitter in the finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Overall: Not my, but I would not get out of my way to drink it again. Still a pretty decent IS.
Mulletreeve (17) - - MAR 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours raisin brown, thin persistent head and delicate lacing remains. Roasted malt dominates, with tones of raisin and a slight touch of chocolate. A tad more carbonated than most stouts, which with the lighter flavor makes this come off almost like a porter. Nice and drinkable, certainly wouldn't kick it out of bed, but not extraordinary.
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Tide (1295) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at bar. Dark brown color, beige head. Roasty taste with chocolate, coffee, earthy notes, nuts and bread. Nicely balanced body with malts. Roasty finish with nuts. Great imperial stout.
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Draught @ Delirium Tap House, Brussels. Rated on 27.2.2013.
Pours a black colour with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, raisins and some sweetish notes. Flavour of strong roasted malts, raisins, green apples, caramel and some grassy notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a roasty, bitter, slightly sweet finish. Tasty.
Beerenberger (1117) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nose of dark fruit - dates, prunes, raisins and hints of roasted malts and chocolate. Pours a deep black with a dark tan, mostly lasting tan head and spotty lacing. The taste has a rich bittness to it with a slight hint of sweetness. Dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, with hints of coffee and port. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, an excellent imperial stout. This would be an interesting after dinner drink.
tom10101 (1845) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks David! Black with a frothy beige head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and liquorice. Taste is moderately sweet and about the same as aroma. Slight bitter finish. Medium body. Slight bitter finish. Really smooth RIS. Not too complex, but drinkable. Enjoyable.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26th May 2012
Opaque black - brown beer. Massive pale tan head. Palate is fairly neutral. Fresh dark malts - semi sweet. Mild roast and tang. Brett. Mild tangy dark fruits and dark chocolate. Finishes semi dry with more dark fruit tang - fig and prune. Lactose. Very drinkable.