kraddel (9322) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2018
Bottle. Best by date pretty undefinable, but I assume by memory this is the 2013 vintage ? Pours black, small, dark head with minimal, but existing stability.Smell is very roasty, creamy, tad of the fruityness comes trough. Taste is a bit oxidized, mild booze background note. Dark chocolate, very purely so, and growing towards the aftertaste. Roasty. Even though it shows very oxidative at first, this one turns out quite OK. Thick body, low carbo. bytemesis (9464) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle, 2015 thanks to Ben! Pours opaque black, small brown creamy head, dissipates fairly slowly, good lacing. Aroma is cocoa, molasses, cherries, oak. Flavor is fully sweet, light plus bitter, cherry, oak, vinous, roasted malts, molasses, baking cocoa. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Neat beer. zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2016
Black, brown head, aroma of toffee, coffee, chocolate, cherry, caramel, sherry, fun, wood, flavor of coffee, chocolate, cherry, fun, wood, caramel, awesome, medicine, full bodied. Speko (500) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle 0,33. Pours black with small creamy beige head. Roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, dark fruits, hint of cherry and maybe some toffee. Alcohol is noticeable and warming. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation. martjoobolut (5337) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2016
Imperial stout #200. Bottle, BB 2023 (from Etre gourmet). Pours black with dark brown head. The head stays for some moments. Aroma is sweet, sour, vinous, port wine, chocolate, roast. Flavor is sweet, bitter, and sour, dark chocolate, roast, port, oak, licorice. Feels sticky and thick. Drinkability is ok. Finish is dry-oak-dark chocolate-ash bitter with alcohol warmth. Overall: very good, but this is still my least favorite George version.
markextrae (4579) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
bottle bought from online web order. poured a pitch black colour with a small beige ring on top. nose is sweet dry chocolate, roasted malts, charred oak, tobacco, vanilla, some roasted espresso, sherry spirit precense. taste is sweet, molasses, clear cherry notice, red fruits, oak, sweet aftertaste. pretty balanced with a sticky mouthfeel. very nice fletchfighters (1604) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2016
330 ML bottle
pours black, settled dark brown with a dark brown head. Really big looking in the glass. Impressive to look at.
Nose is burnt rubber, oak, soft cherry, red wine, roasted malts. and char. Good nose as the fruit really softens the burnt rubber. Adds a bit of sweetness to it. Nice.
Taste is soft cherry, oak, red wine, char, burnt rubber. Well balanced. slightly sweet but has a nice dry finish. Solid RIS that did not come out to OZ. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Dark brown viscous body with a filmy beige head. Aromas of oak, sweet malt, fruity esters, booze. Wine, barrel, chocolate, booze, oak. Complex and tasty. Cherry wine definitely makes its presence known. Rich and full bodied. Nice. hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2016 January 13, 2016. Bottle, best before november 28, 2013. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2015
Pitch black with a tiny brown head. Aroma is roasted malts with dark chocolate, licorice, caramel, oak notes, dark cherries, hints of green peppers and a touch of alcohol. Taste is sweet, roasted bitterness, boozy and a touch of tart berries. Finish is sweet caramel, prunes, bitter dark chocolate, coffee hints, burnt wood, some cherries with just a touch of acidity and booze hints. Full bodied, oily texture with a slight dry finish, soft carbonation.
Not as much berry tartness and vinous notes as I expected not a bad thing though.
Bottle shared at Ariel’s farewell tasting at Max’s place. Black with some light brown foam. Aroma of spicy wood, chocolate, dark fruits, a bit of soy sauce, and a bit of booziness. Sweet flavor with chocolate, roast, dark fruits (some cherry notes), vinous notes, vanilla, and a bitterish note. Full-bodied. Great stuff.