lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
750 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.tiong (7754) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Pours a black colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of toasted malts, floral hops and tart bilberries. Flavour of roasted malts, tart bilberries, chocolate, nuts and strong American hops. Some perfumic notes as well. Medium bodied, hard carbonation and a sour, berryish, malty finish with the same perfumic notes as I mentioned before. Something’s definitely off here.
750ml bottle from Bieresgourmet @ vPBFolio (10694) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Pours pitch black with a small foamy head.
Aroma of roasty malts, hints of fruits, chocolate and coffee.
Taste is roasty with notes of grassy and fruity hops, chocolate and coffee.
Bitter and roasty finish with hints of fruitiness. Okay, quite roasty and surprisingly fruity for an imperial stout.
75 cl bottle @ vPBF.Fin (11070) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Pours dark brown color with small head. Aroma of dark berries, some bilberry juice, dark malts and some chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, mild coffee and some ripe fruit notes.
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker nr Gent, Belgium drank in a field at Cropredy Festival, Saturday 11th August 2012 Pours black with light beige head, really foamy head. Nutty but with a lovely softness, gloriously understated and the sort of beer you want to remain undiscovered. Love this, good roasty stout but with a pleasant hoppiness. Superb. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0 cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
bottle at cropredy 2012...deep black ... big foam head ... bit to big ... deep coffee roast ... soft mellow roast nose ... huge mellow fruity roast ... deep coffee ...rich soft smooth ... wonderfull
Fred82 (2332) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
750ml from IPB.Russo (2014) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2012
Appearance : Deep black medium foamy creamy head. Some lacing.
Aroma : Caramel malt with coffee and chocolate. Light yeasty notes maybe. Light hops.
Taste : Yeasty and caramel malt. Roasted notes with chocolate and coffee. Slightly resinous finish with more coffee and caramel malt.
Overall : Interesting. Slightly thin for an RIS but at 8% that was to be expected and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Quite a lot of coffee with some caramel showing here and there. A bit too much caramel for the style IMHO. Overall not a bad beer but not such a good example of the style either. Nice coffee and roasty persistent finish.
@ZBF’12. Dark color with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, hints of oak and belgium yeast. Flavor is malty, hints of coffee and chocolate. Medium carbonation, bitter end. marcus (10889) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Pours black with a nice tan head and a huge treacle aroma. Ther is as creamy chocolate and dark molasses flavor with some balancing bitterness. Very true to the style and quite tasty. Boutip (6628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a rather large dirty brown color head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of roasted oatmeal with light black chocolate touch and a somewhat fruity and bread-like yeast profile. Taste is also a mix between some black chocolate notes with a serving of roasted malt and a light dry finish with light hoppy notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting beer with a Belgian approach and an American hops profile – not sure I would drink this regularly but interesting nonetheless. oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2012
750ml. Jet black pour with a frothy tan head. Lots of roasty ashen bakers chocolate and cocoa nib with hints of brownie and molasses in the back. Rich thick palate with velvety carbonation and a sweet finish. Delicious!