90 (435) - BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2017 gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by someone at the weekly tasting. Pours very black, duh,with minimal lacing and a tan head. Nose is dark fruit, roast, chocolate, licorice, and some sticky caramel. Same in the flavor, with more roast and coffee character. Overall, not as tasty as the typical American imperial stout. These colors don’t run.
Bottle n° 1085: This just wasn’t a good bottle. Probably not wel preserved. The taste was still ok, but it had a wet cellar quality... Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. tderoeck (9681) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2016
1/X/16 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home, Fuck-Zwanze-Tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: 5/XII/12 (2016-1210) bursprak (3203) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2016
Clear black beer, big aery beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very intense, dark chocolate, toasted malts. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: roasted start, caramel, soft hoppy finish, dried fruits, coffee, more coffee. Aftertaste: sweet, lots of vanilla.
Bottle @ hotel in Holland. Blackish pour with a drak tan head. Notes of licorice, some warming alcohol, ashy, dusty, bitter chocolate, cognac, salty licorice and some light bitterness. Klimaet (2574) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle thanks to Phillip! 2012 vintage. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of mould, dust, sweet dark fruits, tar, vanilla, malt. Taste has chocolate, malt, tar, dust, mould, roast, coffee, licorice, ash, nutty bitterness. Probably a bit over the top.
Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2016
From bottle. Pours a pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has soya, roasted malts, oak, sweet licorice, maybe some cognac but not a whole lot. milk chocolate ganache. Taste is sweet, salty, slight boozy, roasty bitter, a hint of medicine. Average to low carbonation and a full body. ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle shared at Fuck-Zwanze-daytasting. Molasses, chocolate, light smoke, alcohol, very nice. sjogro (4135) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Shared by me at Maakun back from US tasting. 75cl Bottle no. 223, obtained from cellar sale at Plan B Rotterdam (Vintage 2010, first batch). Black, almost no head. Sweet deep roasted chocolate malts, cognac and wood, prunes, licorice, black tea, molasses, vanilla, ash. Big sweet, light bitter. Full body, velvet smooth texture, very soft carbonation. In the final pours the texture became thicker and gel-like. Big chocolate finish, very nice. Might have had more of a punch when fresh but the smoothened out palate from aging is also very nice to experience. Maakun (5557) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle 75 cl thanks to sjogro, massive thanks even! Black with small light brown head. Lots of sweet red berries, chocolate, raisins, boozy cognac, marzipan, sweet coffee, quite earthy, some vanilla wood, cobwebs, toffee, dried dead leaves. Over medium sweet, light bitter and very light sour. Over medium bodied with light feel and low carbonation. Maybe a bit past its prime, but still a really good beer. Great experience to have tried this. JefVerstraete (3355) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle as a trade from Kraddel. Many thanks! Black, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Roasty, coffee, wood, cognac, vanilla, caramel. Very well balanced stout. Bitter, roasty along with the sweetness from the barrel ageing. Wonderfull! Best beer I drank this year!