javiercrasher (603) - Granada, SPAIN - AUG 14, 2017
Espuma efímera. Chocolate, algo de café, notas a humo y madera. Muy equilibrada. Espectacular en boca, pero se ve lastrada por la poca carbonatación. Solucionado ese problema puede ser espectacular. BOTTLE. Lote 170406 BB 2022/04 PietS (318) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Some sweetness (malty, caramel), but mostly chocolate bitterness, a little coffee, creamy, full body, strong finish. Very good, but a bit standard. nutjes (1052) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
33cl-fles van bij Dranken de Caigny te Essen. U: Zwart met een bruine schuimkraag. G: Koffie, chocolade, donker fruit en geroosterd. S: Zoet met een stevige moutbitterheid. Koffie, chocolade en geroosterd. Ietwat waterig naar het einde toe. M: Semi-volmondig, niet sticky genoeg, lichte carbonatie. Werckmeister (3227) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 3, 2017
0,33l from bottle at a pub in Bilbao. BB 04/22. black color, very small dark coffee colored head. smells licorice, earthy, bit nutty, tobacco. nice smell. Full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes nutty, licorice, earthy, some bitter chocolate, light lactose. finishes lightly roasty bitter with notes of lactose, nuts and bitter chocolate. nice one overall, but not very easy to drink. overall nice. Bullit (4637) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle @ La Vache Folle. Black colour with a dark brown head. Nose is coffee, liquorice, indonesian ketjap medja, cattle powerfood, grain. Flavour is coffee, massive umami, ketjap, cattle powerfood, bit of liquorice. Low- med carbonation, full bodied. Well balanced. This is very nice.
Alengrin (5451) - BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2017
Laugar’s take on the now ubiquitous imperial stout style, bottle from De Caigny. Medium thick, pale yellowish beige head, quickly reduced to a steady moussy rim and as good as nothing in the middle; black robe with hazy mahogany edges. Aroma of beef stock cubes, fried black pudding, bitter black chocolate and sweeter ’fondant’ chocolate in warming up, walnuts, butterscotch, wet leather, roasted black beans, dried fig, liquorish candy or even salmiak, black olives, elderberries, coffee grounds, oven roasted aubergines, balsamic vinegar somewhere, hints of gin, porcini, vermouth and dried manure. Concentrated flavours in the onset, some low dried fig- and old raisin-like sweetishness, deeper but effective roasted barley sourishness and, unsurprisingly based on the nose, a lot of beef stock- and even soy sauce-like umami dominating over the other flavours; carbo is soft as it should be, mouthfeel is thick, oily and viscous - also as it should be. Thick ’black’ malt body, nutty but as good as immediately bittering to toasted brown bread, bitter chocolate and eventually black coffee, filling the mouth cavity with roasted bitterness more than sweetness, though a certain thin ’carameliness’ provides some balance. Finish is a continuation of this thick roasted bitterness, with added spicy and leafy hop bitterness and considerable, rum-like, heating alcohol, though somehow this factor manages to remain warming instead of becoming obnoxious and unpleasantly wry. Coffeeish and even ’scorched’ nut-like bitterness remains for a long time after swallowing - a finish of long duration, as I should ’officially’ put it. Apart from that thin manure-like aspect in the nose and, perhaps, the exaggerated emphasis on umami flavours, this is a technically well-made ’impy’, with enough roasted bitterness to justify the imperial stout tag and with the alcohol well in place, though admittedly 8% ABV is on the lower end of this style. Nice, even though probably not all too exciting or individual in a world already teeming with this kind of beers... Maarten1993 (1310) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
Drank at VCBF 10-06-17. OK stout, decent. Some roast in there, OK body, some sweetness and bitterness. kermis (13883) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017
Draft at Kaapse 3 year anniversary festival. Dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, malt, caramel, coffee. Flavour is above moderate sweet and bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation. sjogro (4263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017
Tap at Kaapse 3rd Anniversary. Black with light tan head. Sweet roasted chocolate malts, some dark fruity notes. Moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body and soft carbonation. Quite dry. Pretty nice. Maakun (5759) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017
Tap at Kaapse festival. Black with beige head. Roasted malts, some coffee and cocoa. Dark chocolate, light nuts and ash. Medium sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied. Decent beer.