Jabah (907) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2018
OK....I'll admit it, I got CRUSHED. Almost finished the entire bottle, but woke up at 7am with a warm 4-5 ounces left in the glass :( Reminded me of Old Rasp....or Stone Russian IPS. Flavor is a bit different, maybe a little more roastiness. The oatmeal doesn't stand out like in some other oatmeal stouts because of all the other stuff going on here. But it adds a creaminess/sweetness to the flavor. Lots of chocolate, coffee, medium smokiness, with decent hop finish at the end too. Wouldn't say it is my favorite IPS, mainly because of the price.....but it's pretty close and a solid beer. I think I'd rather buy a 4-6 pack of something similar or Stone Russian for a few bucks less. Blastomorpha (219) - - MAR 18, 2018
Pours pitch black with a thin tan head, but easy to create more of it with a good swirl.
Smooth aroma, amonge the classic flavours ofroasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate I can smell something banana-like which reminds me of german beers.
Taste is quite sweet but balanced by gentle rosty notes and a light bitter licorice, all closed by a very nice dark chocolate finish. I can get a nice light alcoholic warming aftertaste too.
Great mouthfeel, thick texture and sticky full bodied beer with a minimal carbonation, fantastic sipper.
Sweet Imperial Stout for adults. Yes it's expensive, but worth the money definitely. Maakun (7237) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2018
Bottle shared at home. Black with brown head. Looks nice! Thick sweet malts, roast, light licorice, marzipan, dried apricot, dark chocolate, dry raw cocoa, oats, light ash, blackberries, light alcohol. Over medium sweet, bitter and bodied. Nice creamy feel that finishes with a dry toasty lingering finish. Nice. sjogro (5539) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2018
Bottle shared at Maakun's courtesy of Maakun! Black with tan head. Sweet deep roasted chocolate malts. Nice woody and roasty and syruppy. Charcoal and black ink, touchbof oyster shells. Big sweet and bitter. Full body and soft carbonation. Very nice. sajmon (31) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAR 8, 2018
Aroma is slightly noticable, but the taste is very good, mainly coffee and roasted malts. Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Very pleasant aftertaste.
Kleg (522) - The Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2018
Draft sample. Pitch black color with a tan head. Strong alcohol nose. The taste is slightly smoother than the nose but the 9.4 ABV high alcohol still kills any good stout flavor. Yup, crushed any good flavor.
Zlotta (4517) - Hagen, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2018
0.65 l bottle from 'Bierkompass', 2014 vintage I guess, cellared for three years. Pitch black with a thin, frothy, almost stable, brown head. Sweetish-malty, quite roasty, a little fruity and a bit umami aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, coffee, some dark fruits and traces of soy sauce. Quite sweet, malty, also quite roasty, moderately bitter, a bit umami and a little fruity taste of lots of dark chocolate and licorice, accompanied by coffee, some hazelnut, traces of soy sauce and a touch of dark fruits, followed by a long, rather roasty-bitter, earthy, slightly dry and moderately resiny finish. Medium to full body, smooth, creamy and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Lovely sipper, intense and harmonic like a liquid praline, very saturating. mleczarz (23) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 4, 2018
Bottle 0,75l. Absolutely black color, no reflections. No foam. Petroleum consistency- just amazing! Aromas of truffles, coffee, chocolade.Taste alike. Huge amount of coffee. Super smoooth, low carbonated. Taste like matured in oak barrels. Very very good.
//Butelka 0,75l. Barwa czarna, naftowa, smolista. Bez pianki. Konsystencja oleista. Nalewa się jak ropa-superowo. W zapachu trufle, kawa, czekolada. W smaku wszystko jak powyżej ze wskazaniem na kawę. Bardzo gladkie. Nisko gazowane. Świetnie ułożone, bardzo gładkie. Nienachalnie słodkie. Smakuje jakby leżakowało w wysokoprocentowych beczkach. Bardzo bardzo dobre.
KoNrRiI (1769) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 DavidSvinth (495) - DENMARK - JAN 13, 2018
0.75 bottle @ Sztamfer
Black with a small, tanned head. Very deep aroma of chocolate, cocoa, and wood - amazing despite small complexity. Chocolate, wood, prunes, fruits, vanilla, marzipan. Full, thick, average. Finish is medium long and sweet. Overall the beer does not amaze with insane complexity, but it is nonetheless terrific.
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 Fra flaske.
Kul sort med flot brunt skum.
Kaffe og brændt malt i næsen.
Utrolig smooth, tilpas bitter!