sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared with Alex on moving day, 2013/01/27. Big beer. Deep opaque dark brown color with a dense, rocky, creamy, dark brown head; covering remains all the way down the glass; light to medium lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel and vanilla, roast., possibly oak (?). Flavor only slightly less impressive; chocolate, coffee, floral hops, caramel. Feels thick and chewy; carbonation isn’t quite silky but definitely not fizzy. I’m struggling with whether this one truly deserves the full 4.0 score, but it’s at least close, and, overall, very good.
PotjeBier (2931) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cellar (my own) clearance, apparently this is already 4 years old. Honestly, I totally forgot I had this bottle. Pitch black color. Light brown head with still reasonable retention. Aroma’s: (milk) chocolate, roasted, red fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, some bitterness and fruity sourness. Medium bodied. Chocolatey finish with some roast, moderate bitter. Still very nice, but I shouldn’t have kept it this long.
ryanscourt (1397) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Favorite beer i have had from the brewery thus far. Creamy mouth feel with great texture. I like the hops at the end that leaves a black ipa like feel - pretty agressive.
Bov (12371) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer with an elusive dark beige foam; solid aroma of black chocolate, notes of licorice, corn and vanilla, black cherries; oily and sweet, full-bodied, some late bitterness and a long chocolaty, roasted finish of walnuts and licorice
weark (722) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille achetée Au Pi Bar - De couleur noir avec une fine mousse beige qui disparaît assez vite - Au nez des arômes de café, de chocolat, de biscuit, agrumeux et résineux - En bouche plus de houblon qu’au nez, des notes d’agrumes, de chocolat, de café, résineux - Corp puissant, amertume moyenne, carbonation correcte, douce amère onctueuse, final chocolat amère - une bière très bien équilibrée entre la douceur et l’amertume
jredmond (7925) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Torst with Andrew and Mike. Pours a pitch black body with tan bubbly lacing. Mouthfeel is chocolate fudge brownie, light dark malt, light sweet roast and chocolate candy. The sweetness is a bit too much and distracts from the overall flavor profile, but the melted fudge character is great.
Lore (2443) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep dark brown colour, one inch creamy dark brown head; aroma of intensive chocolate, some liqueur, vanilla notes and herbs;taste of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, woody notes, and liqueur; really good imperial stout
Martinus (4569) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of hops, caramel, roasted malts and coffee. Bitter flavour, malts and coffee. Finish bread, coffee, bitter hops,
(from 355mL bottle @ Joris’ & Judy’s Dinner Party. Thanks for sharing, joes!)
tmoreau (4021) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing an opaque, black/brown color, with a presentable & fairly persistent layer of brownish tan head foam, and clingy spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma was roasted and sweet, with some light grain, and notes of treacle, caramel, and chocolate. Medium bodied, with modest carbonation, the taste was similar notes as the nose, adding some presence of alcohol, moderate, earthy, and lingering bitterness, a sticky & syrupy texture, yet a bit of creaminess to smooth the mouthfeel.
Habanero (4444) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours clear, deep brown with an average, lcing beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent Impy.
gyllenbock (8572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought in Copenhagen in May 2013.
Black with a tan head. Fairly soft with chocolate, some hops, light coffee and some roasted malt. Also some wheat. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.