Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with a small, short lasting, brown head. Aroma is a little odd. Lots of oatmeal, hard roasted malts, slight chocolate, very old hops. I think that the odd flavors comes from the oatmeal. It smells like it was almost sour or infected when it was put into the beer. Taste is very bitter or acrid up front with some sour stuff to it. Very roasty, but also some chocolate malts that reminds me of hot chocolate. Not explicitly infected, but something is slightly off here.. Hmm.. Medium carb and full body Klimaet (2699) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, Milk chocolate, some weird sour notes, hoppy bitterness, some malt. Taste is cocoa, vanilla, some coffee roast, pretty sour notes, licorice, lots of bitterness. Pretty off to be honest. Infected maybe? TaktikMTL (7829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
En fût. Verre de dégustation au Saint-Bock (Montréal, QC) au coût de 4,50$. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat noire. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col brun mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #6058) thanatosti (1738) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought online @ Biernavigatie.nl.
Black with a very small tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, all the familiar stout characteristics are very present. Taste is semi-sweet and mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Finish is very smooth and not very bitter but that could be because this was a bit old bottle (bottledate july 2013) so it got time to mellow. Very nice imperial stout.
__Rb81 (789) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle at home, shared (bottled 04/09/12). Pours black with a large tan head. Slightly sour nose, roasted malts, oats, coffee, chocolate. Taste is sweet with roasted bitterness, coffee, dark chocolate. Long bitter roasted aftertaste. Nice!
Blechmikov (4) - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
Nice aroma on the pour and the nose, mainly chocolate. Good sized tan head which stayed the course. Bitter but typical for a strong stout. Overall a premium stout. Well done Netherlands. tabletopjoe (30) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee hits home, and you know: this is the good stuff. The beer was a little too cold, so I let it warm up a bit first in the bottle. Color is dark / black, with a medium tan head. Quite some retention for a stout like this. Medium to full body of roasted malts and coffee. Texture is medium. A lot of hops and bitterness in the finish. Works for me. Very drinkable. leghorn99 (254) - roma, ITALY - DEC 12, 2014
Osservazioni: Di colore marrone scuro impenetrabile; schiuma leggera che svanisce rapidamente. Aroma di cioccolato, malto tostato, caffè, caramello, frutti scuri e luppolo speziato. Al gusto inizia con un tocco di acidità fruttata, che viene rapidamente sovrastata da cioccolato dolce e ricco, malto tostato e liquirizia; al palato si riscalda con moderate note alcoliche, mentre il finale regala una piacevole amarezza. Corpo pieno, consistenza oleosa e leggera carbonatazione. Tenore alcolico importante (9,6%), ma di eccezionale bevibilità. Maakun (5759) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Black with small beige head. Roasted malts, coffee, dry cocoa, black currant. Marzipan and sour cherries, deep rye with strong aniseed and licorice. Light tart taste with a nice underlying sweetness and roasted bitter finish. Medium to full bodied and slick feel. Very nice stout. Good imperial stout. NeuroPliny (247) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Pours brown-black. Toffee-head leaving generous lacing. Aroma is expresso, baker's chocolate, roasted malts, with notes of hops and spice. Flavour is more bitter than the nose would suggest with hops balancing the roasted malts and chocolate. There are also hazelnut notes. Moderate body. A very solid oatmeal stout.