DutchDrebus (6197) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Lovely brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells roasty, liquorice, chocolate and tar. Tastes roasty and chocolate, but too bad it’s quite watery. Thin body, medium carbo. circinus (335) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2013
Blackish with red hints, white thin head. Toasty, nuts, fruit, hint of raisin. A little too thin mouthfeel. jfb (6675) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
(bottle) pours a clear ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of coffee, light brown sugar and heavy vanilla, with notes of grass and roasted malts. flavour is mostly the same, very mellow, with a light smokiness, some brown sugar, vanilla, spinach and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation. Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle @ RBESG’13 Grand Tasting @ De Molen: Served in a Molen taster: Thanks for sharing rlgk/Aniela:
Medium sized creamy vanilla beige foamy head that changes slowly on top of a clear brown colored beer.
The aroma has some typical tones like toast, grains, roasted barleys. Not much else next to a hint of coffee.
The flavour is nice bitter with a good roasty touch, think of roasted barley malts, some grain toast and some herbal roast/toast. Also some chalk, floral, cream and chocolate flavours. Pretty nice.
Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, good medium to a lightly fuller body and a creamy light oily texture. Nice beer as it is balanced and nothing too exaggerated. 77ships (11056) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to rlgk & Aniela. Ruby hued dark brown, almost no head. Smell is light wine, creamy mocha, liquorish, uneatable berries, herbs. Taste is bitter liquorish, herbs, sweet mocha, coffee, lightly creamy, bitter herbal in the finish, hint of soy. Touch lighter but creamy body. Agreeable, not too shabby.
AndySnow (8119) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, hops, some fruit. Flavour is sweet caramel, malt. Dry mouthfeel. olsvammel (7289) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. First of all it wasn’t completely black, more like dark red-brown. More like a porter then a stout. It smelled of chocolate and caramel. Similar taste. Very mild for an Imperial Stout, more like a strong porter. TheJvd (1321) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Pours clear brown with a red glow and a medium tanned head. Aroma has caramel, some roasted malts and toffee. Taste is sweet, caramel with a soft bitter finish. Borresteijn (7491) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
50cl Bottle at RBESG’13 Grand Tasting. Dark brown to black colour, beige head. Aroma of some caramel, a bit muddy, liquorice, some roast. Flavour is thin, caramel, liquorice and laurel, light roast. Not very good. caesar (7287) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Dark color, short head. Aroma of soft roast, dark fruit, bit boring. Fruity yeast, hint of toffee. I’m not impressed.