ShivanDragon (1920) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bruin/zwart met schuimige bruine kraag
aroma van drop, mout, chocolade, caramout en gebrande mouten
smaken: redelijk zoet, redelijk bitter, licht zurige toets, zeer sterk, donkere fruiten, sterk gemout, chocolade, lichte koffie en drop
volle body, romig in de mond, lage co2, prima spul !
czar (4930) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours cloudy medium dark brown, red tint, with a frothy light beige head, good retention and lacing. burnt caramel, spices, roasted sweet malts - cherry dark fruitiness, cloying molasses, earth, dirt, vegetal, slightly garbagy, soy sauce, resin. average carbonation, medium body - oily, sweet and peppery-spicy belgian-like finish. disliked.
holdan (260) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with nice generous soft head. Aroma roasted malt, mocha. Taste well balanced roasted malt and mocha bitterness, licorice, alcohol well hidden. Full body. Bitter finish
karajanak (1) - - NOV 21, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
75 cl fles. Mooi bruin schuim. Typische stout-smaak. Caramel en chocolade. Zeer lekker. Niets negatiefs te vermelden.
MalePiwo (4) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taste from the bottle. Milk chocolate, yeasty, toast aromas. Black colour, with delicate cleared flashes. Clear. Impressive, big, slowly disappearing creamy head. Medium sweet. A bit of bitterness (like from dark chocolate). Medium/full body. Average carbonation.
Strongly suggested to taste.
DrewFace (928) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark brown with tan head. Roasty aroma with notes of chocolate. Flavor is big in the roast and dark malts, toasty melanoidans, light hop bitterness.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle at home. Dark brown coloured with some very light carbonation and a huge brown head. Dence chocolate malty sweet alcoholic hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is sweet chocolate malty bitter alcoholic balanced. Not bad.
superspak (3006) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 6/5/2012. Pours lightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, toast, toffee, raisin, fig, pear, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, toffee, raisin, fig, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, raisin, fig, toast, toffee, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and yeast ester flavors; with lush robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and silky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a really excellent Belgian imperial stout! All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
markextrae (1397) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared a big bottle with friends. poured a dark brown colour with a big head. sweet chocolate, bread alike yeast. some toffee and small hints of coffee. ok beer, but it was not spectacular
pivnizub (9160) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille: Almost clear, deep-ruby amber coloured, big rocky and creamy tanned head, rich nose of bitter-chocolate, nuts, dark-malt and vinous fruits: moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied, pretty soft; slightly drier chocolatey and port-vinous finish with a bitter malty aftertaste. Graet and moreish…