Jashiu (1324) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017 beernbourbon (1592) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Pour is outrageous. Incredibly thick and totally black with a deep red/ brown lasting head. Just beautiful. Aroma is surprisingly subdued with hints of dark roasted malt, dried fruit, faint tobacco, and some alcohol notes as it warms. Flavor is awesome. Rich, deep, roasted malt with hints of dark fruits and very very little alcohol. Finish is long with notes of toffee and rich sweet malt. Palate is so wonderfully soft and luscious. Sticky and huge but quite drinkable for 26%. This is one of the best beers I have ever had. The only thing I can even consider deducting for is the somewhat subdued aroma with a touch of alcohol. So good.
Smells of chocolate and vanilla. Though it was opened for a few hours and breathing may have changed that.Thick and oily,great body. V boozy Olo13 (245) - POLAND - JUN 19, 2017
Dobre piwo, ale zbyt alkoholowe, po ogrzaniu było czuć coś więcej, ale trochę mało jak na taki kaliber. Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Uff. Potwornie intensywne. Melasa, ciemne owoce, kawa, czekolada 98% kakao. Potwornie gęste i oleiste, przepiękna tekstura. Niestety - również i bardzo intensywny, piekący w nos, język i gardło alkohol. Doceniam kunszt, ale alkoholu jak dla mnie zdecydowanie zbyt dużo. nutjes (963) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2017
75cl-fles bij Elie thuis. Merci! U: Zwart zonder schuimkraag. G: Alcohol, drop, wat anijs en karamel. S: Zoet met zeer veel alcoholwarmte. Drop, chocolade en kruiden. M: Volmondig, sticky, bijna geen carbonatie MikeBibere (58) - GREECE - FEB 21, 2017
Vintage 2012 750ml Bottle shared at The Hoppy Pub.Pours like petrol, black with no head.Thick and sticky mouthfeel with insanely smooth texture for the abv.Aromas of chocolate, raisin, burnt sugar and hints of alcohol.Amazing taste, very complex and balanced.It’s sweet but not overwhelming.It’s an imperial stout and not an alcohol bomb for the 26%abv.It has an alcolic aftertaste but it doesn’t burn your stomach going down.I don’t know how they managed this, but they did.An amazing beer for sure...
Boutip (6392) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with no head. Aroma of ethanol, anise and chocolate is quiet unique. Taste is dominated by overpowering alcohol and ethanol notes with some ash, anise, chocolate and residual sugar with dry raisin notes. Body is full with oily texture and low carbonation. Interesting experiment but alcohol is somewhat overwhelming. rejtable (2695) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle at Xmas 2016 gathering, merci Phil! Pours dark chocolate, some head and some lacing. Notes of molasses, espresso, deep vanilla bourbon. Huge sweet, big bitter. Creamy body, lively carbonation, big alcohol burn. A beast! Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2016
A deep dark stout with no head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, light soy sauce, very nice and complex. In mouth, a beautiful sweet chocolate malt with loads of alcohol warmth, molasses, coffee grind, musty character, very nice and complex. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2016. Svartvit (574) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle shared during the November THT tasting at deanso’s place. Pours pitch black, no head. Aroma is heavy on the roast, chocolate and a bit of coffee, obvious boozyness in there. Taste is very sweet but also heavily roasted, more chocolate notes and some dark fruits, bourbon, molasses. Pretty intense because of all the booze but I love it. Full body, no carbonation. MrHangover (4563) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2016
Bottle at tasting, courtesy of RandomStrangerNL. Pours a pitch black, syrupy beer without any head on top whatsoever. Aroma is mostly booze and roast, very slight hints of bourbon and molasses. Flavor is harsh, nail polish burning alchol, little sweetness going on, mostly overpowering booze of all. Very unbalanced, unsatisfying and difficult to drink. As it grows however, it does get a bit better, but it’s certainly a huge disappointment for me.