Lele (225) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ASPETTO: colore marrone scurissimo, in pratica un impenetrabile nero. Schiuma color cappuccino, la parte inferiore è fine, mentre quella superiore è grossolana. AROMA: si avverte soprattutto del cacao, del tostato e della liquirizia. Un aroma abbastanza fresco. GUSTO: si ripresentano soprattutto i sentori già avvertiti al naso. Cacao (soprattutto amaro), caffè e liquirizia. Avvertibile anche un po’ di legno. E’ abbastanza amara, ma tutto sommato è abbastanza equilibrata. Carbonizzazione media. Corpo tra il medio e lo strutturato, a volte mi sembrava quasi acquoso in confronto allo stile della birra (e questo è il suo unico vero difetto: l’avrei preferita più strutturata). Birra che comunque scivola benissimo e non ti accorgi di aver finito il bicchiere. I suoi 10 gradi non si sentono assolutamente.
JanEric (1108) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at BFG15. Brown to black small head.
Coffee, choco and mocca and some alcohol.
berntholer (1316) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beige head leaves no lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is lots of cacao, roasted malts and boozy. taste like aroma, alcoholsweetness with a bitter sweet aftertaste. quite dense body, rather soft carbonation. a great surprise! bottle 33cl
MarcoDL (2683) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black oily pour, brown head. Strong aroma of dark cacao, roasted milky coffee and red fruit. Taste of coffee, mild pepper, red fruit and milk chocolate. Dry finish, wild a soft pepper burn. Nice impy.
wekker84 (1830) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a black colored beer with a tiny white head aroma roasted malts dry fruits caramel spicy and laurel flavor roasted malts spicy citrus fruits some caramel laurel some coffee and hops
goozen (3307) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Opaque black colored brew thats not gushed. With an nice sweet bitter taste and hints of chocolate, Italian coffee, caramel and some vanilla. Good Italian beer brewed in Belgium.
Alengrin (3029) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2015 Italo-Belgian imperial stout brewed in Flanders. Violent gushing upon opening the bottle, black liquid flooding the table... Opaque black, just a thin shade of yellowish brown on the edge, deep beige, thinnish head breaking open after a while but retaining more or less around the edge of the glass. Aroma of raisins, candied cherries, chocolate sauce and chocolate liqueur, cappuccino, pear syrup, a faint hint of glue-like solvent (not disturbing), leather, port wine, liquorice, cloves, bark, papaja, pipe tobacco and something vaguely meaty. Fruity, sweet onset, ’Belgian’ in being a bit estery, candied cherries and dates, soft carbo; thick and oily, quiet, smooth mouthfeel, rich and thick layers of malts, in which the chocolate effect dominates. Finishes yeasty, a little bit sourish and herbally hoppy but the bitterness mostly comes from coffee-like roasted grains, though not agressively so, rather soft and gentle; chocolatey and caramelly malt sweetness also lingers and the last thing you’ll notice is a heart warming, rhum-like alcohol effect, though in a relatively subtle way. In all, a perfectly decent imperial stout, perhaps not the fullest, most complex or richest example out there, but a very enjoyable one with high drinkability; well balanced, satisfying and tasty. Just too bad for the gushing!
Gerardgathier (511) - - JAN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Real Nice, True imp stout. Roasted aroma. Taste is complex, choco, coffee, Red fruits and faint pepper. yeasty touch on the full body
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
gEUS (1396) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle at home. Pours deep black, almost opaque with a nice dark brown hue. Fine steady beige head, nice sticky legs. Rich aromas of dark malts and caramel, candi Sugar and a good dose of strong espresso coffee. Full and rich body, low on carbonation which fits the beer well, nice sweetness, decent bitterness at the end. A tad watery perhaps, but the taste makes up for it very well: "een bakkes vol koffie" as the (in)famous Dennoman would say: loads of nice coffee and roasty notes and caramel in the back. This is a definite hit!