hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012Borresteijn (6962) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2017
The bottle came to me courtesy of Strykzone. Very appreciative of this one. This was a 2011 vintage, with a zombie label in a 750-ml red waxed bottle. From my cellar it was served at 57 degrees. Pour jet black with a very large tan head with some red tinges in the bubbles that simply sat there and refused to settle. Very thick lacing when it finally did. Beautiful pour. The nose is strong with ripe fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla, and licorice. Very full body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is very powerful with lots of chocolate and tons of dark ripe fruit including cherry. The finish is very rich and some bitterness comes on to an awesome conclusion. At no time is the alcohol an intrusive presence. This is right up there with very best Russian Imperial Stouts ever.
66cl Bottle sample at Potjepalooza, 2013 version. Finally get to rate this. Black colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of massive liquid sweet rye bread/pumpernickel, raisins, chocolate milk, roasted malts, some molasses. Flavour is sweet, pumpernickel, chocolate, some roast, hint of coffee, molasses, bittersweet finish. Full bodied. Very sweet, pretty much like a strong Baltic Porter. Good stuff though, albeit somewhat one-dimensional. ShivanDragon (4027) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza. 2014 bottle.
pours black with a kaki head. aroma of malts, roasted and toasted malts, chocolate, cacao, vanilla, some red berries.
taste is pretty sweet, chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, cacao, firm and thick, nice sticky sweetness, full body,
lovely PotjeBier (3203) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2017 Bottle, shared @ Potjepalooza, 2013 edition. Black color, light brown head with good retention. Aroma’s: red fruit, berries. Retronasal it’s red fruit, rye bread, sweet, a bit alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet, (rye) bready. Full bodied. Long finish, bready, roasty. Good stuff. Maakun (5370) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle shared at Potjepalooza. Black with thick beige head. Strong rye bread, dark chocolate, light cinnamon, toffee, soft red berries, light spices, raw cocoa, molasses and some licorice. Very sweet, medium bitter and very light sour. Full bodied. Really nice stuff. sjogro (3921) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Shared from bottle at Potjepalooza. Black with tan head. Deep roasted chocolate malts, rye, dark berries. Big sweet and medium bitter. Big body, creamy roasty feel.
beerplace (1599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2017
650ml bottle (thx, John P.!). Bottled 2016-09-26. Pours a very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, roasted malt, molasses, grassy notes, slight booziness. Taste is similar. Very good! bwy (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
One of those stouts where you can taste EVERY flavor. Smooth, a little boozy, but rich. Very memorable.
Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 33 rayaron (1785) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
2016 bottle sample at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Thanks 77ships. Deep brown, oily with no head. The aroma has lots of prune, chocolate and licorice. Bitterish flavor, oily with notes of soy sauce, licorice, wood and dried fruits. Oily texture, medium to full-bodied. zvsn (2059) - ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle sample at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Thanks 77ships! Opaque black. Aroma and flavors of coffee, chocolate, prunes, roasted grains. Alcoholic warmth. Full bodied, oily. Great RIS. gschrade (1084) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2017
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste boozy initially, chocolate, hint of dark fruit. I thought wants you get past the boozy taste it was good. I could drink this again.
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