rami_pl (3423) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 29, 2017 crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz brown swing-top bottle. Brewed with cane sugar, Sarawak pepper, Russian tea, and Bourbon vanilla.
It pours a dense ink black with an amazing looking dual tone caramel/tan head. There is a line going through it that separates the two different colors. It is thick and foamy with a bit of froth. It recedes decently quickly leaving just a little lacing but a nice froth atop the beer.
This beer doesn’t say it is barrel aged but it kind of smells like it. It is probably form the nice bit of vanilla you get. The tea and the pepper bring a nice spice to the mix. This is above a nice chocolatey stout base.
The flavor is interesting. It is a bit too tangy than what I normally liek for the style and perhaps a bit sweet but it has a nice flavor. The sweetness levels as you go. There is a nice dose of coffee and smoke, rich sweet chocolate, spiciness some dark fruit, and residual cane sugar. The alcohol isn’t completely hidden, but not a burden. The tea plays a role in the after taste with a nice dryness. This one has some amazing and interesting flavors.
It is a bit thin for an imperial stout, but the mouthfeel is still pretty decent it has a unique dryness in the finish perhaps form the tannic tea.
It is kind of a wonky beer, it looks and smells amazing, and tastes pretty good too but it is a bit on the odd side for mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-02-2010 23:17:46
Rami Rami is drinking a Cuvée Alex Le Rouge (2016) by BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) at Powiśle
erikaraeb (218) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2017
Herbata mocno. Pieprz tez. Ris niemocno, ciala niewiele. Herbata a la taniny. Ufo, ale raczej sympatyczne, mimo, ze nie pod moj gust. Ciekawe
Rami Rami: Alko zniknelo
Almost like a smoky biscuit. Vanilla and pepper definitely come through; otherwise, flavours of malt, smoke, chocolate, and nuts. Smells of potpourri, but in an appealing way, not your grandma’s-foyer-sort of way. Like most BFM beers, perhaps not to everyone’s taste and definitely not your typical imp stout, but I’m a huge fan alex_leit (4030) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 26, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy dark brown, good foam. Aroma: malt, coffee, caramel, dried fruits, a little ash. Taste: sweet, wild, aspirin, caramel, prunes,dried apples, bitterness, very strange. mrol (327) - - APR 25, 2017
Pours with a dark brown body with a thin head with some lacing. It’s smokey with sweet malt notes and a little roast. Medium bodied and smooth. zimbo (961) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2017
Fizzy pour. Light body and not intensely black. Light. Very light bodied for the abv. Big creamy head. Malty spikey roasty spicy caramel coffee nose. Seems a growing trend for this lightish spritzy Euro stouts with high ABV. Definitely unique and individual but could do with more density for me.
vbaudry (153) - - MAR 30, 2017
Spicy coffee-y smell. Attack a bit light but develops a very contained pepper aroma and a too subtle vanilla note, that I won’t have found if I hadn’t read the ingredients. Couldn’t find the russian tea anywhere. Body is definitely not heavy enough for an imperial stout. No finish at all except a very small bitterness and a bit of warmness after 30s, probably due to the spice. Jashiu (1303) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
330ml bottle shared @Pulapka, GdanskEvilkniamhel (955) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Aroma of raisins, dates and plums. Some slight coffee scents, maybe a hint of chocolate.
Taste is a bit red fruit sour and coffee bitter.
From bottle. Pours opaque dark brown, chinks of Amber coming through, frothy espresso head. Nose of toast and marmite, dark chocolate, red fruit. Taste is strong coffee, more chocolate, more toast. AshtonMcCobb (6581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - opaque black with some red chinks. Lovely fawn head.
Nose - burnt bread and chocolate. Burnt toffee.
Taste - more burnt bread and dark chocolate but hazelnuts come through even more.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long elegant finish.
Overall - lovely stout. thepatrickman (1336) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2017
On tap. For an imperial stout, this hit all of the wrong notes -- it was thin, tart, and earthy, and I didn’t get much of any chocolate or roasted flavors. I wonder if it was aged too long or something, although it looked like a fresh keg. Strange stuff...