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 (10547) - 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 (10293) - 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 (4705) - 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.] tom10101 (6263) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle 330 ml . Appearance: Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Good lacing. Aroma: Very complex. Vanilla, roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Taste: Sweet, roasted coffee, vanilla and slight bitterness at the end. This beer is creamy, full bodied. Overall: Incredibly balanced, very complex and best palate I’ve tasted from a beer. Even better than the Stone RIS that we have drink two beers ago. Just wow! onkelgobber (163) - Edinburgh, - MAR 17, 2012
Tap at Mikkeller. Pours dark brown. The nose has a lot of dry roast and malt, and coffee. The taste has lost of malt and roast with and some very nice hops. Also a lot of red wine feeling to it. Very full and well balanced. Very nice beer indeed. Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2012
Pours totally black with a huge light brown head. Aroma is quite roasty with coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and wood. Taste is also roasty with coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and alcohol leading to a roasty bitter finish which lingers in the mouth for ages. Thick body and texture is slightly oily. Magnificent stout. Bravo! yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - MAR 9, 2012
Black colour. Heavy roasted malt aromas. Burnt chocolate syrup flavour. An excellent beer