Douberd (2303) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500 ml from bursprak, many thanks! Into a snifter, ABV 10.4%
The beer is totally black n colour, with two fingers of dark brown head, with thick enough density and good retention, leaving foamy islands and medium lacing around the glass, after it has collapsed.
Aroma full of roasted malts and coffee, vanilla. I don’t get any smoke. Light alcohol aroma after a couple deep sniffs.
Taste also of roasted malts, vanilla, wood, just a hint of the smoke now, the alcohol very well hidden and only notable on the finish, light coffee too. Nice bitterness on the aftertaste with good duration.
Full body, soft but notable carbonation. Sticky palate.
Overall good and tasty beer, with the alcohol so well hidden one must be carefull with this one.
Nische (732) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a finger of frothy tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, smoked sausage. Taste is coffee, chocolate with some warming alcohol. Body is rich and creamy with nearly flat carbonation.
Eructoblaster (3031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 500ml. Opaque black body with an average beige foamy/creamy head. Complex, rich malty/hoppy aroma with roasted coffee, chocolate, and vanilla hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its strong malty/hoppy taste carries roasted coffee, grainy, woody, licorice, and sour berries notes. Ends with a long, robust, warming bitter/roasty finish. Awesome!
b3shine (5488) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good; a dull and opaque black with foamy beige head that slowly dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells of dark malt, smoke, and bitter chocolate. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.
DrSilverworm (6455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dutch’s. Black color. Nice thin brown head, leaves good lace. Great smoke, roast malt, light dark chocolate, coffee notes.. Hint of dark fruit, very light hint of molasses. Bigger bitterness than your typical imperial stout, much more bitter than typical I think, but I like that. It’s got a very light bite in the finish. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of a thicker, chewy, creamy texture, and a slick finish. A tasty, bitter smoked imperial stout.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(StLCoB tasting) black with tan head. Smoked malt aroma. Flavor is peat, smoked malt, some hops in the finish
Niller (691) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from Voldby. Pitch black color with a medium large brown head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, notes of smoke, some fruits, coffee, licorice notes, hops. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Low carnonation. A Little bitterness in the finish.
nimbleprop (4894) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
9oz pour at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a murky black with some soft, spitty white head. Nose has a ton of roasted malt, some caramel, a little smoke, industrial rubber, pencil lead. Flavor has some soy, some caramel, a little toasted bread, some mold coffee grounds, but I find it to be overwhelmingly burnt. Not smoke, although there is a hint of smoke, but almost like caramel or candy or treacle was poured into the kettle and it burnt on the bottom. Sticky finish.
Atheist_Peace (952) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with khaki head that sticks around for a long time. Peat smoke and espresso dominate the nose with a sprucy hop note and some dark chocolate underneath. More complex on the palate with some dark fruit shining through and a nice toffee note. I’d like it to be significantly smokier than it is on the palate. There’s a certain coffee bitterness in the finish.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Pitch black with medium sized brown creamy head.
Aroma : Roasted malt with piny hops. Some coffee and some chocolate. Some smoke as well.
Taste : Roasted malt with light roasted almonds or something. Light smoke with piny hops. Coffee on finish with piny hops and light lingering smoke. Good balance between malt and bitter hops on the finish.
Palate : Nice carbonation strength. Full bodied but not too sweet. Nice persistent finish.
Overall : Pretty nice beer. Quite complex and well balanced. Pretty drinkable. Great stuff.