VastActiv (8081) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2018
Can at home, Nivala. Color is dark brown with small brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Dark chocolate, coffee, bread and roasted malts. Nice bready robust stout. SirLimpsalot (4885) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2018
@ Amsterdam 17-11-27 (backlog rating): Enbart ok med toner av tall, kaffe och choklad Alengrin (6007) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2018
Imperial stout from this Virginian craft brewery, at BeerTemple in Amsterdam, shared by craftmember. Irregularly lacing, moussy, medium thick, pale greyish beige head, jet black robe with thin mahogany edge. Aroma of bitter black chocolate, a lot of beef stock cube, fried mushrooms, cold coffee grounds, walnuts, burnt toast, vegetable soup (!), pipe tobacco, minerals, fennel, fried black olives. Dried fruity onset, very restrained in sweetness but with a lot of meaty umami, smooth mouthfeel but overcarbonated for the style. Toasty and walnutty middle, lots of vaguely coffeeish roasted 'burnt' bitterness, with that strange soupy thing showing up again retronasally, even something distantly reminiscent of green raw vegetables; peppercorn-like hop bite in the end, lingering toasted nuttiness. Way too 'soupy' and vegetable-coloured for the style (and for some strange reason), lacking in body and lushness and overcarbonated - not a success I'm afraid, especially considering the greatness achieved by American style imperial stouts by so many other craft breweries these days. tricksta_p (5457) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2017
Can from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Aroma is roasted malt with chocolate, liquorice, caramel, soft spicy/herbal notes including laurel and mint, a touch of coffee. Flavour is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Body is bordering on full. Nice quasi-Imperial Stout with lots of liquorice, dark chocolate and herbal notes. Just a little too heavy on the liquorice to be a true winner. radagast83 (8690) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2017
Draft at Spacebar. Poured a pitch black color with a small dark tan head. Aroma was roasted chocolate, bitter coffee. Light booze, roasted malts, chocolate. Pretty tasty.
darbeer75 (1156) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Aroma: roasty with some Kaopectate in there; odd; Appearance: pitch black with creamy tan head; Taste: lots of coffee and roastiness with a bit of mintiness at end; Palate; heavy body with long, roasty/minty finish; Overall: would have been better without the Kaopectate. wombat23 (2165) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Shared 12 oz. can. Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and mint notes. Taste is roasted malt, anise, more mintiness, dark chocolate. Okay. gyllenbock (10210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2017
Can at Beer Temple. Black with a medium tan head. Aroma of dark malt, chocolate, coffee and some pine. The same in the taste, also hints of spices. The body was almost full.
Benzai (16999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2017
Can @ home. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium to full sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, liquorice, something odd like anise or something, slightly mint, dark malts and dark malt bitter. A bit odd imo and I don't like it. Meh. The anise really annoys me. TBone (18667) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Can 355ml (Beer Republic, BB 11/21/201?)
Opaque colour, medium-sized beige head, some lace. Chocolate and coffee in the nose but also light earthy sensation. Medium-bodied. Chocolaty, roasted but soft. Even a bit milky. Cocoa powder, coffee and ash in the finish. Decent.