Alengrin (5998) - BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2018
Vanilla- and coffee-flavoured stout from this acclaimed young Dutch craft brewer, 37.5 cl bottle shared with Goedele at the Struise shop in Bruges. Very thick and moussy, yellowish beige head over a black beer with thin burgundy edges. Aroma of cigar ashes and lots of bitter 'fondant' chocolate, burnt toast, charcoal, roasted hazelnuts, leather, black cherries, pipe tobacco, old raisins, coffee but not much vanilla, some vague wet dog. Dried fruity onset, raisins, dried plum, some baked banana, sourish touch, light leathery umami, soft carbo, thick and full, oily mouthfeel. Bitter chocolatey, toasted nutty malt body, long and thick, roasted grain sourishness, lingering coffeeish roasted bitterness, peppery hops, some subtle vanilla retronasally but not as much as I was hoping for (I love it) and warming, whisky-like alcohol. Very well-crafterd, "old school style", very roasted RIS. Could have used more vanilla for me but highly enjoyed it nonetheless. PotjeBier (3912) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2017
375 @ home, last beer of 2017. Pitch black like crude oil. Dense beige head with short retention. Aroma's are coffee, mocha, vanilla, sweet, roast. Retronasal there's quite a bit of red fruit as well. Flavor is moderate sweet, fruity, coffee, light roasty bitter. Above medium bodied. Quite low carbonation. Long finish with roasty bitterness. jerohen (2380) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2017
Bottled from HetBierMoment. Black appearance, small beige head. Aroma, of roasted malts, dirt, vanilla, hint of coffee. Very malty flavor, vanilla, sweet, very smooth but not very complex. I guess for me vanilla doesn't really work in these kinds of beers, but apart from that it's quite nice. TheJvd (1343) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2017
37.5 cL Bottle at home. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma has loads of coffee, roast, some vanilla. Taste has loads of roast and coffee, bit of vanilla and a medium bitter finish. Over medium body, soft carbo. Nice stuff. BlackHaddock (8073) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2017
37.5cl bottle: BB May 2021. Shared on 30th Oct 2017 at the monthly beer exchange in Chez Sophie, cheers Mat for this offering. Black bodied, tanned topping. Coffee and chocolate aroma, taste and flavour. Slick, oily and rich, yet not overpoweringly so. Very drinkable if you like your Impy Stouts.
minutemat (6354) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2017
375ml bottle, from trade with monstermagnet shared @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie, Oct 17 part 2. Pours dark, small deep tan head. Lovely aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste presents some rich chocolate, coffee roast, dark malts, subtle vanilla presence, quite light bodied. Decent introduction to this hyped brewery. cgarvieuk (26604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Keg at the foeder.... Amsterdam 2017.. Dark black.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft meaty chocolate roast malts... Dark chocolate.. Heavy chocolate roast.. Dark dusty chocolate vincentvega72 (960) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2017 Zwart bier met compacte mokkakleurige schuimkraag die langzaamaan wegebt. Roast, chocolade, mooie hint vanille, toffee, beetje peperkoek. Hele lange (koffie)bittere afdronk. Sublieme stout. SinH4 (6895) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2017
Tap. Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, coffee. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Medium carbonation, silky mouthfeel, feels rather light. Good. Stuu666 (15525) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Keg at foeders. Pours black, nose is blackcurrant, roasted, funky, chocolate, taste is similar, little thin.