Cavie (4905) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2018 Tap at koolkeg. Dark black pour. Opaque. Brown head. Crazy rich malty nose. Roast, pepper, wood, dark chocolate. Full bodied. Rich chocolate flavor. Crazy rich chocolate light wood, alcohol warmth in the finish. Vanilla. Very smooth. Mesjasz (1725) - Lodz, POLAND - DEC 28, 2017
Tap. Niestety dosyc rozpuszczalnikowo-aldehdyowe. Poza tym mocno palony imperialny stout. Inbreak (6824) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2017
11.12.2017, 0,375l bottle (bottled 01.07.2008) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:martijnendaan (40) - - DEC 10, 2017
No head. Aroma is slightly sweet mineraly, weeds, minerals, booze, bark, dark sugar, burnt coffee, burnt caramel, chocolate, hay. Taste is sweet mineraly, dark sugar, weeds, ashes, minerals, burnt sour coffee, alcohol, bark, licorice, mocha. Medium bitterness, sweet and slightly harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough, way better fresh.
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2017 Lekkere Stout maar niet super byzonder, dronk er een struise black Albert na en die won Zlotta (4233) - Hagen, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2017
0.375 l bottle from 'drankgigant.nl', best before February 2020 so 2015 vintage I guess, cellared for a year. Pitch black with a beautiful, medium large, frothy and slightly creamy, stable, dark beige head. Intense, sweetish-malty, moderately roasty and slightly fruity-resiny aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, coffee, dark and tropical fruits as well as hints of pine and some alcohol. Rather sweet, moderately roasty-bitter, malty, slightly fruity-resiny taste of dark chocolate, coffee, lots of licorice, dark fruits, tropical fruits, pine and a touch of honey, followed by a very long, intensely roasty-bitter, boozy and resiny finish. Full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very intense stuff, hardly balanced and a bit too much of the alcohol detectable, but then also a nice slow sipper for the cold days.
Bill Becker (2050) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 6, 2017
From Mar 2008
I got this in a trade with RustyDiamond. Thanks Rusty!
This pours from foil wrapped, caged and corked 12.7oz bottle a pitch black with a 1 finger head of tannish foam. Good lacing.
The smell has notes of roasted malt, fruit, alcohol, and something else in the background.
The taste is very strong! Roasted malt, berry flavours, and a huge alcohol presence. I can't taste any coffee or at least, it's not strong enough in flavour for my palate to be noticeable. Damn that alcohol. Burning in the throat and very warming after the swallow. There goes the drinkability for me.
Further tiny sips in and I think I'm getting some molasses and some candy sugar and a weird flavour that's putting me off even more(?) than the alcohol? There's also a somewhat citric sour taste that's just starting to show up.
Ok, I just can't finish my glass...the flavours here are a real mess, imho, and the alc is just *too* much. Other notes: The body is on the thin side, the carbonation is light and it finishes on the sour(not in a good way) side. This will definitely be a one of for me. ony4 (16) - Šiauliai, LITHUANIA - OCT 30, 2017
Appearance: black with small head.
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. Good enough.
Taste: coffee, alcohol, roast, vanilla. Boring and too boozy.
RobertDale (7047) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2017
375 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, and alcohol. Very good. langeveld12 (601) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2017 Bottle from April 2014. Full bodied. Pitch black. Lots of coffee, chocolate, sweet fruits, roast and some red fruits. Sweet with a bitter finish. Quite a beast of a stout. The ageing mellowed it a bit out but that's not a bad thing. Very good! AaronIPAAPA (312) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Fajny solidny risik bez udziwnień. Team goryczka, ale to dobrze. Naprawdę przyjemny