Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Bottle: Served in a snifter:
Black beer with a brown head
Aromas of roast, cookies, liquorice, raisin, light coffee, dried leaves, caramel, bay leaf, chocolate, fudge and sweet liquorice. Very nice.
Flavours of roast, liquorice, caramel, coal. wood and malt roast, bay leaf, light coffee, dark chocolate, light cinnamon, some coffee, fudge, sweet coal, very nice and even quite easy drinkable yet a full taste. Well done!
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, raisin, bitters, sweet roast and sweet liquorice...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
Very nice beer!
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2015
750ml Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of dark khaki foam. Lots of cocoa powder, soft hazelnut, earthy sawdust, burnt caramel and light backend maple. Roasted grain provides a nice backdrop for all the sweet undertones. Feel like this one has lost a bit of its punch and is slightly oxidized but still excited I was able to try it ! JBPortland (1557) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
750ml bottle pours dark oily brown black with a finger of foamy tan head. Nose has rich semi sweet chocolate, soft maple, roast, hazelnut, coffee. Taste is creamy smooth body, rich roast chocolate ash and hazelnut coffee with soft integrated semi sweet earthy maple and caramel notes. Finishes moderate bitterness with great roast cocoa and coffee and some light sweet maple syrup and soft dark fruit notes. Really delicious. slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"200-some odd imperial stouts later, I don’t think i’m EVER going to get sick of this style. Here is another really nice entry into the catergory. The maple in this 2011 bottle is quite subtle, but adds another component to a very complex brew. Chocolate malt, roasted coffee, a decent amount of bittering hops on the back end, vanilla. Covers up the 10% exceedingly well and is very smooth on the palate. well done! close to a 4.4 but after 1 try I’ll go with the lower score for now."
Ataraxia (567) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Almost black, thin cappuccino head. Maple syrup, roasted malt, dark fruit, and hints of chocolate. Sweet but not overwhelmingly so. Moderately carbed, smooth, and somewhat boozy.
Ester_ (126) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Black color with a medium persistent foam collar. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malt and maple. Flavors of maple sugar, cocoa and roasted malt. Round mouthfeel. Couleur noire avec un moyen col de mousse persistant. Nez de cacao, malt torréfié et érable. Saveurs de sucre d’érable, de cacao et de malt torréfié. Rond en bouche. olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014
750ml bottle pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. Big maple chocolate roasted malt and slight vanilla taste as it warms. Johnsense (1741) - - JUN 27, 2014
Tick black pour, a thumb of tan head. Roast, maple, vanilla, char in the aroma. Big maple here, dark chocolate, roasted malt, char, vanilla, anise. Medium to thicker body. A very good stout, albeit a sipper. dmac (6434) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
750ml bottle via trade with Leighton at RBWG 2014. Poured a great looking thicker pitch black body under a thick beige head. Aroma is burnt toast, burnt malts, charred maple. Good body, medium to fuller with average carbonation. Flavor of vanilla extract, charred oak maple barrel, vanilla, light chocolate, dark bread, sweet. Nice stuff. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
750ml bottle. Huge thanks to dmac for sharing! Pours black in color with a small dark mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, barrel, hints of maple sweetness, and booziness. Taste of dry wood, dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, sweet maple, barrel, and caramel. Very dry finish. Solid stuff.