MarcoDL (9386) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2023
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2023 Bottle at tasting. Aroma of chocolate, honey, licorice, caramel, bourbon, earthy vanilla and plums. Taste has honey, chocolate, caramel, licorice, subtle roasted malt, oak, earthy vanilla, bourbon and a little spice kick in the finish. Very nice. Iznogud (12400) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 4, 2023
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2023 Bottle, 250 ml. Shared with Zec, JFK10000, MiroB at my Grande. Vintage 2020. Black with brown head. Nice chocolate, wood, cocoa, bourbon, layers, nice bitterness. . Medium+ bodied. bytemesis (15021) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 6, 2023
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2023 Woo hoo, adjourn slain whale. Thanks Craig. Pours clear black, minimal head or lacing. Aroma is molasses, honey, chocolate bourbon. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter. Light plus body SinH4 (15348) - Garching bei München, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2023
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2023 2019 bottle, many thanks Nicklas - so here it finally is! Black color with beige head. Aroma is big wood, tiny ash, chocolate, roast. Taste is big roast, cereals, sweet honey, but great balance. Slightly warming finish, quite roasty and a dash of hops too. Great intensity in sweetness and somehow drinkable dryness at the same time. beerplace (8434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2023
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2023 250ml @ Matt's new place. Vintage 2019.
Appearance: almost black with a beige head.
Aroma: roasted malts and seeds, some burnt oak, sweet.
Taste: along the same lines, dark fruits, some vinous character.
Overall: it's a good beer, but it's far away from being TOP-2 on RB.
pictoman (6868) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2023
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2023 Poured from 250mL bottle (2019 vintage). Black with small light tan head. Some nice oak notes, roast malt, background of mild fruits, very feint leather note, solid balanced beer. HULK777 (1143) - - JUN 5, 2023
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2023 Looks impressively in the glass. Grand licorice and chocolates aroma, as befits a great power porter. Barrel aging comes through in a big way; vanilla and smoke. Much alcohol in the taste. Vinous and complex. Theydon_Bois (39309) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2023
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2023 Bottle split at L6 Tasting, big thanks to Danny, 25/05/23.
Black with a tan cap that thins to a swirl.
Nose is chocolate shavings, roast malts, dried fruit rinds, hint of coffee.
Taste comprises dark malts, light spice, milk chocolate, charr, brown sugar dusting, molasses.
Medium plus bodied, fine massaging carbonation, semi drying close with a balanced spike of alcohol.
Solid well balanced impy stout. bergstaden (7507) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2023
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2023 Thank you Chris for sharing the bottle - Black with a brown head - Dark malt aroma with some wood barrel flavours - Dark malt body with some chocolate and wood flavours - Dark malt finish with some wood and hints of alcohol heat - This was real good mR_fr0g (28497) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2023
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2023 Bottle shared at London Columbus tasting 25/05/2023. Thanks to Daniel Osprey for this one. A dark brown black coloured pour with a halo of mid tan swirl. Aroma is semi sweet, dark roast, tracle, mellow roast, vanilla oak. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, woody roast, woody vanilla, mellow smoked malts, smoked honey, woody roast. Palate is lovely, airy carbonation, oily, bitter woody tannin. Great.