michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2010
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Belgian yeast, oak, malt, light chocolate, red wine, light dark ripe fruit, roasting, slight fruit, and hints of caramel and alcohol. Poured very dark brown/magenta in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of small, medium, and large-sized particles throughout. Good lacing. Complex flavor is medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, alcohol, oak, light vanilla, roasting, light dark ripe fruit, red wine, berries, light chocolate, light coconut, light caramel, and slight tar. Medium to full body. Slightly thin, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Roasted malt, light chocolate, light tar, red wine, oak, coconut, vanilla, slight alcohol, and light dark ripe fruit finish is dry. 10.5%ABV is lightly noticeable in the aroma and flavor, but not hot or overbearing. koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2010
Nothing like a stout really, but I don’t care. Very wine like, with oak and tannins coming through. Mouthfeel is light, but it sort of fits. really drinkable, bottle went down really fast. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Picked this up at West Lakeview in Chicago. Served in a snifter.
Pours a very dark brown with a thin mocha head and a bit of lacing. Thin collar as it goes down. The nose has quite a bit of roasted malt plus some chocolate. A very nice oak presence as well. Also, a bit of cream. The taste improves on this and really adds some complexity. There is a nice roasty background along with some dark chocolate and a backing dark-fruit presence. Medium body with some slight booze. Drinks quite well. Glad I picked this up.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-28-2011 BeerViking (4782) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
75cl bottle, pours black brown with a fine clingy beige head, aroma of wine barrel, coffee, and caramel, rich and smoky body, wood and old wine, light tartness, coffee and treacle, earthy alcohol notes, great complex flavour though very light finish. gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2012
Bottled at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, during "Porterveckan 2012". Sold by 5 or 10 cl, I had 5. On November 25, 2012.
LoFi (1718) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
Dark brown to black color, tan head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Malty, vinous taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Bottle, 10cl, at BAJT porter week 2012.
Murky brown, almost no head.
Nice thick aroma with licorice, a difficult to pinpoint wine character and chocolate.
Taste: licorice, chocolate, vinous, dark and red berries, sweet, light boozy.
Nice, with a heavy barrel influence. gyllenbock (9160) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle bought from Etre Gourmet in 2011?
Dark reddish/brown with a small head. The aroma was a bit tart with berries, wood, nuts and red wine. Similar taste, also some licorice. An interesting and vinous "Imperial Stout".
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle tried at Nya Tröls. Chocolaty and vanilla with a lot of oak-aromas. Some sour-tartness with dark fruits. SuperTiti33 (891) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Brune aux reflets rougeâtre. Vin rouge. Porto. Très fruité. Baies. Cerise. Cassis. Boisé. Épicé. Belle acidité. Levures sauvages. Astringente. Camons (12445) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2016
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours dark brown with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light caramel, nutty, chocolate, light sourness, wood, oak, redwine. Flavor is light sourness, light sweet, malty, caramel, chocolate, wood, tart oak, redwine. Medium body, soft carbonation. 150516