sixtyneedles (35) - Athens, GREECE - APR 18, 2012
Bottle @ Home
Thick black color with a massive creamy brown head that stays strong coffee and chocolate aromas coming from the bottle get complimented with roasted malt and alcohol the taste is big and extremely well balanced blend of the above with chocolate taking the lead and the coffee flavor with the alcohol coming strong at the end leaving you with a bitter long lasting after taste the body is full and thick and the carbonation is moderate . A masterpiece!!!!!! sonnycheeba (5962) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thick, frothy tan head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, espresso, chocolate, earthy hops, plums, and light smoke. Flavor is heavy malt with the perfect amount of supporting hops and dark fruit esters; dry, ashy finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth. Skakapa (52) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2012
Tried on bottle as well as draught with similar results - pitch black with a coffee coloured head. Cocoa, coffee and a hint of licorice. Distinct maltiness and a lasting taste of bitter coffee. Somewhat sour to the tongue. The Etruscan (672) - Tuscany, ITALY - APR 8, 2012
Light brown creamy weak head. Black colour. Aroma is malty with raisins, dark chocolate, coffe and roasty notes. Flavor is malty, fruity (raisins and nuts) and chocolate tones, ending in a smooth chocolaty and gently wooden finish. Full bodied. R_Pothuizen (25) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2012
Purchased in the brewery after a rondtour. A small beige head, aroma chocolate and roasted malt, also flavours of coffee, liquorice and laurel.
The basic taste (scale from 1 to 5) sweet: 2, sour: 0, Bitter: 0, the after taste: sweet: 2, sour: 0, bitter: 2.
In the aftertaste comes the liquorice, laurel and a light bitter free. The liquorice is domination en because of that very sweet en slightly sharp. ‘Body: 2 (scale from 1 to 5). Not my kind of beer.
Label: The beername is in Dutch, but the rest of the information is in English
olio (10167) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2012
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 10.11.2011.Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 25, 2012
Originally rated on 20110320. (9+4+8+4+17)
Pours pitch black color with small beige head. Aroma of strong dark roasted malts, mild tar notes, some liquorice, dark chocolate and ash, also some peat comes through. Flavor of ash dry dark chocolate, mild coffee and mocha notes, roasted malts, mild hints of vanilla, tar and wood. Smooth and creamy palate that leads to a very dry and and chocolaty finish. Quite balanced and not too aggressive imperial stout. Excellent.
0,75l bottle shared with friends from Csakajósör, Budapest. Very beautiful, hazy, almost black color with creamy brown head. Fantastic odor with coffee, caramel and much chocolate. The aroma is the same supplemented with a piney, grassy hop aroma. Raisins, honey, some smoke and much chocolate. Very rich and complex, but harmonic aroma. The alcohol can be felt, but doesn’t dominate. Later, when it becomes warmer, the alcohol and the roasted malty aroma becomes stronger. Heavy sweet taste. Full body (of course) with creamy, oily texture and soft carbonation. Bitter finish at the beginning, then chocolate, later coffee. It’s an amazing beer. Very delicious imperial stout. I can’t say anything wrong about this beer. sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2012
bottle from DeMolen biershop.
Brune foncée, col épais crémeux couleur café au lait laissant un filament doré sur le verre.
Arôme énorme bouquet malt grillé et torréfié allant sur des grains concassés, note légère de lactose? et levure.
En bouche, palais épais, levure, alcool réchauffant, torréfié allant sur du moka, épais, visqueux et liquoreux, sur une pointe de malt fumé.
Subtile et en retrait, le houblon donne une amertume fine et agréable.
emacgee (4674) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pours dark inky black with one finger of dark chestnut brown head. Nose is rich and roasty, nice charred wood character and bitter chocolate. Blackstrap molasses and spent coffee grain. Rich flavor, lots of bitterness and black patent. Burnt grain and bitter chocolate. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 Bottle 330ml. [red Waxed cap]
Pours black with a high tan head, featuring good lacing. Aroma is of coffee, vanilla, alchool, chocolate. It smells good. Taste is coffee, sugar, roasted malt, chocolate, sligth bitterness in the end. Surprisingly low bitterness for the IBU. The beer is creamy, rich, very thick. The alchool warmth is felt late, almost in stomach, and in the throat. Incredible balance. This is serious stuff. [ Edit: just had another of these, unwaxed cap. Pretty good, but not as good as the one rated previously. 8/4/8/4/16. The hops are more present in this one.]