DruncanVeasey (8326) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2012 From Struise shop, Brugge. Thick, tarry black body capped with tan. Typical big Struise stout aroma- more fruit than anything; sweet red apple, overripe stone fruit, pineapple (!), a little acetone as the head subsides; burnt malt loaf and chocolate cake. Mostly yeast-driven. Acidic, burnt and warming with earth and leaves; deep plum and prune, more red apple, a finishing, Balzams-like herbal bitterness, black cherry stone, bubblegum, burnt bits at the bottom of a chocolate cake. Drinks its strength and anaesthetises quickly. Sugar stickiness on the lips; some vinous tang from the barrel, Twiglets. Syrupy, slightly fizzy. Good, although hot, overly yeasty and lacking stoutiness. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Dark pour with a small brown head. Aroma is surprisingly fruity, roasted, and dark chocolate. Taste is dark fruit, coffee, alcohol, vanilla, and woody. cubs (10721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle with friends. Dark brown appearance with a tan head. Dark chocolate, woody, licorice, dark grape aroma. Fairly thick, dark chocolate, light vanilla, woody, licorice flavor. I enjoyed this more than KtG. Ratman197 (15448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle poured a translucent dark brown with a lingeing ring of brown foam. Aromas ofbitter chocolate, roastiness, light coffee, light carmel and a hint of cola. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, port, light roastiness, light carmel and a hint of oak with a smooth chocolate finish. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2012 Bottle at Bill’s tasting, pour was dark murky brownish black with thin tan head. Aroma brought notes of cola, slight port, hints of coffee, rich toffee and molasses, touch of roast in there as well. Taste was a bit thin, with a big cola note going into some slight chocolate and port, hints of caramel and molasses with a a touch of fruit, nice port notes, finishing fairly sweet.
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle in train, Belgium - Going from ACBF 2012. Pitch black - nice brown head. Burned. Dry burned. Berries. Carcoal. Fruity. Port wine. Oakey. Wooden. Tarmac notes. Nice hoppy. Lovely. Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy opaque black with a light brown head. Sweet roasty nose, lots of raisins up there too, almost rummy. Solid body, sweet roast, but the dark dried fruits dominate, lots of dark chocolate - even marzipan and cherry, all stuff you wouldn’t really expect in an Imperial Stout. But this is....different. Roasty finish with quite some warming alcohol. Very enjoyable. 030312 BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2012 33cl, Vintage 2011, at 11.5%Vol, new exclusive collab. brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, roasted/vinous and slightly spicy/woody, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, top class!, yet expensive Sledutah (7891) - Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle shared during RBWG 2012 deanso (10123) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 1, 2012
Black with a small tan head and some lacing. Roasted malts, metallic, woody and chocolate. Nice.
33cl bottle courtesy of Kermis, shared with Kermis.
Thin off white head. Deep dark pour. Lovely lovely beer!