bartlebier (3946) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2017 bnoel09 (587) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber into an English pint. Dark brown, almost black pour with a thick, creamy mocha colored head. Aroma has some caramel and chocolate sweetness, and a lot of ashy roasted notes. There also seems to be some fruit, almost cherry in the background, but I think the head is filtering a lot of it out. Flavor is really dominated by those roasted malts, with a little sweetness coming through as well, and some heat from the alcohol on the finish combined with some nice bittering from the hops. There also seems to be an almost oaky/vanilla element that blends into the roast. Mouthfeel is suprisingly thin, but the boldness of the flavors and heat from the alcohol let you know there is much more to it, and the finish is about as long and dry as they come. Overall this is a really nice imperial stout, but the roastiness just seems too dominant and masks a lot of the complexity. I’d be really interested to try this aged.
1PT6oz bomber bb:N/A (vintage?), via fairly priced Bier&Co. - Bref: satisfying oldschool ImpStout with more roasty coal and liquorice character than childish candy sweetness. Has that leather and old manure astringency of original UK ImpStouts, SamSmith style, with a more pronounced coffee bean roast woven deep into its silky texture. Bitters equally distributed over hedgerow hops and roast, softly mitigated by brown sugars. Austere in a way that it urgently invites a blue cheese pairing or vanilla ice cream float. markoijelena (3112) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle 0.66l sample at Ratebeer Belgian Winter Gathering 2017 Antwerp, Belgium at Beerlovers Bar 25.02.2017. Thanks everybody for sharing great beers! First Batch 2009. Pour it dark color with no head. Aroma ginger, pine, molasis. Taste really kick of molasis, sweet caramel, sticky feel, some bourbon notes, candy sugar, heavy cloying sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. Nice! martin00sr (4010) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 2, 2017
Black, thick tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, coffee. Roasted flavour, malty, notes of dark sugar. Hoppy finish. Bamsen78 (5336) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with big and stable tan head. Clear aroma of roast and coffee, with notes of malt and yeast. Roasty and coffeelike flavour with notes of yeast and hops and touches of fruit. Roasty and coffeelike aftertaste. Well-balanced and decent. MiP (15650) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
Bottle, 10.5%. Minty aroma?! Black colour. Big stable brown head. The flavour is quite roasted and a little bready. Good mouthfeel. The alcohol is well-hidden, but a bit rough in the finish.
JefVerstraete (3314) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2017
Sample from bottle. Many thanks! Dark brown colour, brown foam. Sweet nose of coffee, roasted malts, candi sugar, bourbon caramel. Nice. Procent (659) - POLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Klasyczny i wyrazisty RIS. w aromacie kawa i paloność głównie. Bardzo ładna, gęsta i obfita piana, wygląd zdecydowanie na plus. W smaku tak jak w aromacie - intensywnie palone i kawowe, zdecydowanie bardziej wytrawne, chociaż słodowa kontra jest i to na zauważalnym poziomie. Wysycenie średnie, ciało ok, nie jest puste, nie jest jakieś mega gęste czy oleiste. Solidny RIS, który niczego nie urywa, ale pije sie bardzo przyjemnie . monk191 (1959) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2017
A very nice dessert imperial stout. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste is smooth and sweet, with lots of vanilla and chocolate. A bit of licorice and and coffee in the finish. Had on tap at Beerworks.
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Bottle. Black colour, brown stable head. Aroma roasted, caramel, toffee, chocolate, nuts. Hops. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, toasted, caramel, high bitterness. Alcohol present. Bitter aftertaste. Good one. Faathoven (104) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - FEB 13, 2017
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee note, dark fruits, brown sugar, brownies. Flavour is dark chocolate, fudge, chocolate cake, hints of coffee, some licorice and a sweet warm finish from the alcohol. Soft carbonation, medium to full body and creamy texture. Very good one.