Calisky (1867) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur noire, mousse beige qui disparait. Nez malt noir et doux chocolaté. Gout malt grillé et café avec chocolat puis forte amertume houblonnée. Bon corps. Fin douce puis amère houblonnée longue. Vraiment pas mal et assez inhabituelle
FatPhil (11547) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Vastarinen Kiiski, Helsinki)
Pleasantly estery aroma nice roast. Black, brief tan head. Fizzy palate. Pleasant roast, drying hops do like the late finish the hops really hang around. Shame, way too fizzy.
nihtila (1946) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours almost black with brown head. Oily texture. Aroma is quite muted with sweetish roasted malts, liquorice. Taste is quitelight for the abv, somedryish bitterish roasted malts and chocolate. Some booze as well.
msbernac (1234) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma-caramel, coffee, chocolate,
Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitternes finish
Shark_Pants (480) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with small beige head. Smooth dark chocolate and coffee aromas with a little licorice and leather. Robust roasty taste with coffee, chocolate, treacle, butter and a little charred meat in the finish. The medium body and lower ABV (for an imperial stout) help strike an excellent balance between flavour and drinkability that gives it a solid point of difference. Impressive that it’s so full of flavour yet doesn’t seem watery due to the thinner body.
lello4ever (297) - ITALY - MAR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scura, quasi nera, schiuma beige di buona persistenza. Molto piacevole l’aroma di caffè, malti tostati e leggera affumicatura. Si conferma bevendola come un’ottima stout, appena amara, sempre malto tostato in evidente, beverina nonostante l’alcol,
martin00sr (1709) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly black with frothy light tan head. Fruity hop aroma. Strong roasted aroma with piney hop bitterness. Long, dry and bitter finish. Nice and solid. Good one.
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 7%. The aroma is refreshingly hoppy, has ashy notes as well as piney hop notes. Black colour, seems clear with a red shine. Big stable creamy light brown head. The flavour is roasted with a hint of smoke. Quite roasted, has some barley bitterness. The bitterness is a little rough, but the piney hops seem to balance it off a bit.
Bamsen78 (4530) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Unholy Trinity Meets Again, Sønderborg. Pours hazy very dark brown with small light tan head. Clear aroma of roast and caramel malt, with notes of coffee and liquorice. Bitter, hoppy and roasty flavour with sweetish notes of caramel malt and hints of liquorice. Touches of coffee beans. Roasty and bitter aftertaste. Rather non-aggresisve for the style but decent.
androman (1068) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle @ home from Edinburgh.
Body is nearly black,
Head is very small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing.
Nose is roasty,
Aroma is toast, dark chocolate, coffee, light smoke,
Taste is heavy roasty bitter,
Finish is medium to long lasting roasty and slightliy hoppy bitter, light alcohol warmth.
Full body, slightly sticky texture, soft carbonation.
Simple, not too heavy, good one.