ivolammers (194) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2021
UPDATED: APR 7, 2021 Borefts is begonnen.. Meteen geweldige start met deze Imperial Stout. Op Rate Beer 100 uit 100. Wow. Wordt een mooie dag! Met Remy B. fkoolen (3232) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2021 Bottle at home, 2020 edition. Pitch black, big retention beige head. Cinnamon, chocolate, vegetable, chili with light heat, caramel. Good body, low carbonation. mansquito (11803) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2020 Bottle from 2016. From weihenweizen at a share: pours black with a beige head. Aroma is spices and plenty of chocolate. Taste is cinnamon, some hot peppers, load of cocoa. Quite nice. explosivedog (6378) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2020 Bottle, 2016 release, at share, thanks to mansquito. Pours black. Cinnamon, chocolate, super fruity, cherry, raspberry, plum, slight heat, dusty toast. Somewhat thin body for the style.
Good. Johnsense (2216) - - SEP 5, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2020 Near pitch black pour, smaller head, nonlace. Dark chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, roasted malt aroma. Lovely balance here, dark chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, wood, light tobacco, roasted malt. Thicker body.
Sask89 (555) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 13, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2020 2018 on tap. Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head. Aroma has noticeable cinnamon and cayenne pepper scents with slight chocolate notes. Taste is dry with a nice sweet and bitter balance; quite nice. Full body, nice carbonation, and somewhat creamy on the palate. Excellent beer in every respect. tfontana (3170) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2020 Bottle (3/14/15) pour courtesy of trade with Johnnniee--thanks, John! Appearance is opaque black with dark brown sheen across the top with finger-width reddish-light brown, crackling fizzy head with poor retention and no lacing. Aroma is strong malt, milder chiles, vanilla and cinnamon. Taste is strong malt and chili spice, late cinnamon, vanilla and mildest cacao. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth texture, pleasant heat (chile? alcohol?), soft carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, a somewhat surprising amount of chili spice and heat given the age--have recent experience with chile adjuncts withering after a year--but think, as good as this is, that it would be better fresher as something seems a little bit off. Am guessing this would be a bit more decadent fresher. However, I'm psyched to have had this at least once--thanks again, John--but would relish the opportunity to try again. coachd (2177) - O'Fallon, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2019 Very good. There are many beers that are copying this formula of peppers, cinnamon and chocolate; this is one of the better ones. jrodooo5 (2307) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2019 Chocolate followed by heat. It’s bold & powerful. Not sweet & not exactly an easy drinker but the flavor explosion lives up to the hype! Imperial with the added heat. Wonderful! eduardovl (1819) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2019 660ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours an oily black color forming a medium creamy dark beige head with low retention that forms and leaves only very few spotty molasses lacings in the glass.
S: Strong notes of roasted malts, nuts, licorice, wood, dark chocolate, coffee beans, coconut, vanilla and earth. Peppery and slightly booze finish. Greend and black pepper. Grassy hops.
T: Sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of chocolate malts, roasted malts, coffee, coconut, oak, bourbon, maple syrup, licorice and vanilla. Grassy hops profile. Good hops bitterness. Great bittersweet balance. Lingering persistent hops bitterness. Peppery, light spicy finish.
M: Heavy creamy body. Incredible smooth. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla in the aftertaste.
O: Excellent drinkability. Masterpiece. Dot.