Trappist1 (521) - Diest, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a quickly disappearing beige head. Nose:alcohol perfume, mocha, earthy, dark roasted malts, coffee, very complex nose. Taste:bit plated, dark malts, alcohol, spicy, caramel, mocha. Dry, bitter but also sweet. Ok carbonation. Overall, good stout but not the bang for your buck (14%)
mile (3032) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, small to average and mostly diminishing dark brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt and coffee, light licorice, light hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, light roasted malt and some coffee with light licorice and hoppyness Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, some roasted malt and light coffee with light licorice, light hoppyness and light alcohol. Nice roasted IS - too sweet. Hides 14% quite well.
franz83 (1) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pure black with brown foam. Aroma is roasted malts, dark frutis, a bit of coffee, licorice and caramel. Taste is malts, roasted malts and licorice. Full body with light carbonation. Incredible that this beer is 14% of alcol, i can’t believe it! Wonderful imperial russian stotut from white pony!
KoNrRiI (475) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 bottle. Pitch black color and a small, brown head. Aroma of roast, dark malts, alcohol, caramel, old wood, leather, and a touch of salty licorice. Taste is very heavy on the malt side with some sourness, again licorice and wood with leather - basically the same combination as the aroma but not as appealing. Full body, oily texture, and flat carbonation. Finish loses some of that malty qualities and is a tad sour but not to a fault. Overall this is a good beer although I can easily see how it might not work for evryone.
mikske79 (1244) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Een typische stout met een lekkere geur maar voor de smaak moet je zijn. Wel eens te proberen
Davidbeersnob (2) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Russian Imperials are by far my favorite style of beer, so I may be a bit bias, but this is a kick to the throat of flavor and ABV. My only issue is that I can’t get another bottle quick enough. White Pony has yet to fail me with their brews.
SVD (595) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, Black beer, small head, aroma is malts, roasted stuff. Taste is (roasted) malts, liquorice, somewhat on the sweet side. Nice beer.
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Erwin Van Moll @ Brewpub Van Moll. Opaque black color, small beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, lightly coffee, loads of liquorice, slightly alcohol. Taste malts, roasted malts, again a lot of liquorice, nicely bitter. Oily velvety almost soft and round texture, medium body, soft carbonation. Very dangerous, doesn’t taste like 14% at all. Alcohol either incredibly well hidden, or they’re fooling us all and it’s actually just a low ABV beer. Well done.
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Well hidden alcohol. Nicely done
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a short lived brown head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, toffee, dark fruits, yeast, licorice and coffee. Flavor is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with light carbonation.