3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2008
750ml shared by kramer17801. Black body with a white filmy head gives it a strange but distinct look. Rich vanilla and toffee along with the roast and oily black malt smell, but develops into more of some dark fruit, black cherries, plums, etc. Creamy, lactic even, starchy, with some nice roast, smoke, oil, some mild char, etc. Really good beer, distinct and unique. ChainGangGuy (4897) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a full, foamy, ecru-colored head.
Smell: Somewhat mild aroma, with subtle hints of blackened barley, chocolate, licorice, and spades worth of good, hearty soil.
Taste: Roasted malts with a flavor of dark chocolate and a mild sweetness. Small handful of spicy licorice. Slight earthy bitterness. The alcohol presence, while noticeable, is never obnoxious or overwhelming. Another helping of licorice for the warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Luscious creamy mouthfeel.
Drinkability: A marvelous Dutch beer. Exceedingly drinkable for 11%. Shag (3026) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2008
This beer had a dark brown to black appearance. The aroma consisted of raisins, chocolate, and toffee. The beer was fairly sweet with some chocolate, raisins, and coffee showing in the flavor. For a 11% beer the alcohol was hidden well, however some shows up in the finish. Overall this was a good beer. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle thanks to jbrus via kramer17801: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and chocolate malts with a toasty earthy presence. Body starts fairly full dark caramely and toasty malty sweet with a nice bready yeasty presence toward a black peppery finish. Not quite as roasty as some imperial stouts, but still quite enjoyable with good chocolatey notes. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours a deep amber brown color with a slight white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, chocolate, roast, and some astringency. Flavor is malty, caramel, toffee, fruit, roast, and a bitter peppery finish.
gioni (14) - Nieuwegein, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2008
One of the most bodied beer i ever tasted, druk it before, but recently opened a stored bottle. This was amazing. I had a thousend of tastes in my mouth and they stayed forever. NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Batch 1, 2007:Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
I was very much looking forward to this one and it didn’t let me down. It’s a very nice imperial stout. Nice malty aroma and flavor. Could use some more bitterness, but maybe age will get that. Get one!
Batch 2, 2008:
Aroma is malty, bread and coffee. Very smooth bitterness.
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
dirkbreedveld (289) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2007
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 2   Nitro : XX
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 3   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 4   Burnt Toast : XX   Caramel : 3   Nuts : 2   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : 3   Coffee : XX   Dark Chocolate : 1   Vanilla : 2   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : 1   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : 2   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : 3   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 2   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX
Comments: A sweet, but very complex and satisfying imperial stout.
Tips to open: reveil the circel of the musselet, and turn it loose. Than remoeve the muselet completely wax will come of. Remove the cork.
Good imperial stout. Very thick, dark beer full of chocolats malts, full of aroma of hopps too. Degustation beer, will get even better when your able to keep it. Ungstrup (37937) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2007
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty wint notes of spices, primarily nutmeg and licorice root. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of alcohol as well as chocolate. Nice body.