BelgaBart (51) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM, - MAR 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this from ’Kerstbierfesival’ (Christmabeerfestival) in Essen Belgium.
This is for me between a Stout and a Dubble Abbey beer. There is this though Stout quality, but it’s also very easy drinkable. Hits of chocolate en roast. Just a very good beer !
langeveld12 (466) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After 4 years most of the hops are gone leaving a still very pleasant beer loaded with chocolate, coffee, raisin and grape. Some light roasted tones are in there as well. Full bodied and smooth with low carbonation. A little bit of bitterness is still left, just enough to counter the sweetness. I never tasted this fresh but it’s very good now.
sjogro (3045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle at THT October. Thanks to deanso! Vintage 2012. Sweet roasted chocolate malts, barley. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very pleasant. Nice finish.
Idiosynkrasie (6701) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with average to huge, foamy, fairly lasting and lacing, beige head. Slightly vinous, chocolately, dark malty aroma, notes of blueberry, blue grapes, a touch of liquorice and marmite. Taste is chocolately dark malty, slightly yeasty spicy, hints of caramel, a touch of burnt caramel, liquorice, some alcoholic whiffs, moderate bitterness; smooth and soft, minimally sticky palate.
Jorn69 (2797) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog...................... Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20140329.
Rjen (51) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2012. Dark brown with a big brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, licorice and pine. Taste is sweet, mild bitter and long lasting.
Vignale (3417) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från beernavigator. Mörkt, mörkt brun, högt bestående beige skum. Stor mörk fruktig doft. Torkad frukt, vanilj, fudge, brownies, rostad malt och rejält med alkoholvärme och lite madeiratoner. Stor, söt, kraftig men också kärv med tydlig beska. Lång fin eftersmak. Riktigt bra.
tomer (3211) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, many thanks MrHangover, smallish creamy head, cloudy dark brown color, aroma of berries and dried fruits, with some light roasted notes, flavor of dark bread, biscuit, vanila and wood, quite dry. Interesting but not exactly an impy.
rayaron (1489) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashi’s place. Thanks tomer. Cloudy brown with small beige head. Very sweet aroma with notes of licorice and milk chocolate, fruity. Very sweet flavor with notes of milk chocolate and licorice, light hoppy bitterness, fruity and very boozy. Soft carbonation, medium to full-bodied. Feels like a Barley wine or American strong ale.
zvsn (1724) - ISRAEL - APR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks tomer. Brown with red hues and small yellow-beige head. Smell of dried fruits, licorice, toffee and chocolate. Sweet with flavors of caramel, prunes, raisins, chocolate and alcohol, light-medium bitterness. Medium-bodied, stocky on palate. Interesting flavors though not typical for RIS.
hopscotch (10707) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Dark brown ale with a small, creamy, taupe head. Great retention. The nose is a delightful marriage of fudge and tangy, dark berries. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with gentle carbonation. The flavor offers 85% cacao chocolate, charcoal and nuttiness. Burnt, bittersweet finish. Kudos to MrHangover for shipping this terrific brew across the pond!