heavy (2890) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 4, 2017 Borresteijn (7340) - Zaandam, - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl Bottle from the man himself, thanks a lot Alex! Pitch black colour, thin dense brown head. Aroma is quite sweet, rhum beans, cocoa beans, toasted coconut, vanilla, bon-bons, pipe tobacco, cognac. Flavour is very sweet but also very well-balanced so it doesn’t become cloying, hard roasted malts, pipe tobacco, bon-bons, chocolate, cognac, hint of chili-burn, slight alcohol heat, vanilla, cocoa beans, coconut, light spicy bitter finish. Full-bodied, slick. Very good, a nice dessert beer, and a better version of the overly sweet highly-rated American RIS’s imo.
Dec. ’16. A 0.5 l bottle at Brasserie 4:20, huge, enormous thanks to the Roman ratebeer crew (ippopotamo36 and Mortlach) for pulling it out! Bottle #444/1650, by their words, one of the few last conditioned bottles in existence! So, it poured a pitch black body with medium sized head. Beautiful, strong aroma of dried and cooked fruits, coffee, chocolate and licorice. And more. Flavor was lightly sweet, with notable roasty bitterness. Dried fruits dominated, like raisins, which even seemed a bit oxidated, but drown in chocolate, licorice, coffee and cooked plum perfection it wasn’t bothering. Secondary flavors pronounced plum jam and even added some cinnamon, pepper and some unidentified aromatic herbs to it as the finish was smoothly built up. I missed to write down a lot of things for sure. Full bodied, with warming alcohol all the way through, but extremely drinkable for 14%. Not the best I’ve had for sure, but an excellent imperial stout, very complex, well balanced and tasty. My kind of thing. Silo mi ka budali pleska. skortila (5950) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2017
Bottled. Old note. The aroma has strong chocolate, some fruit tones, dark roast, coffee. Black coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is moderate bitter with chocolate sweetness, coffee, hint of dried fruit, hint of ash. Full bodied, creamy, massive. Very nice Alex, and thanks for sending me this bottle years ago. mateuszk (2755) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 5, 2017
Bottle. Lots of raisins, great dried fruits flavour, underneath nice chocolate, some soy sauce present too. Full bodied, oily, still of bit of alcohol present. beton (647) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu. crim (410) - POLAND - OCT 5, 2016
W aromacie sos sojowy, słodka czekolada, kawa wanilia, troche wiśni
W smaku pełne, słodkie, średnia gorycz posmak palony, słodki karmelowy, waniliowy i słodkiej czekolady
Podsumowując piwo z 2011 roku, na duży minus sos sojowy, na plus traktują, dla mnie troche za słodkie ale warto spróbować
svastuber (4) - ITALY - AUG 12, 2016 does not count
All you could want in an imperial stout. Taste is lightly roasty and bitter but mostly sweet and decadent, perfect for a dessert Christos (5862) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
(Revelation Cat Black Knight) Bottle 500 ml at home, 221/1650, served into a snifter, ABV 14%
Pitch black colour on the body, with a small and thin dark brown head on top, low retention.
Aroma has lots of chocolate, burnt malts, alcohol, molasses, plums, dark fruits, wood.
Taste is sweet, with lots of cork and wood, chocolate, port wine, alcohol, vanilla, roasted malts, molasses, plums.
Thick body with soft carbonation, silky on the palate.
Great imperial stout. Fashawn (604) - ITALY - OCT 20, 2015
Bourbon at the nose, hint of Sweet Milk, vanilla, undertones of coffee, liquors, And dark chocolate, cocoa bens.roasty, licorice at the end. Black as the night, with a brown head. Bourbon with vanilla shake on the first, red fruits, plums. A very special touch of daek chocolate, bitter cocoa. Creamy, smooth with a wonderfull warming at the end. Wonderfull beer. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
Black with a minimal head. Aroma is chocolate, raisins, soy sauce, dates, fig. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a balancing booze and roast, with a light bitterness. Taste is chocolate, raisins, dates, figs, lightly toasted coffee, brandy. Ferris (16067) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle - Lots of dark fruit, light booze and molasses sweetness. Deep jet brown with a light brown head. Sweet, dark fruit and a touch of sweet alcohol heat. Complex and quite nice.