niquillis (1364) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours black with a thick tan head. I like stout but I find imperial stouts a bit too rich for me. This is typical of the type, nice but I’m glad I only had a half! I find the alcohol overpowers the chocolate and spices.
JohnRMurdoch (3557) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 Cask @ The 3 judges. Almost black colour, good head. Creamy malt aroma. Spicy malt flavour. Very smooth. Not a bad stout.
thomat (2235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, reddish brown with a small tan head. Malty with hoppy tones. Malt, hops, chocolate and coffee. Medium to full body with roasted, dry finish.
Beersiveknown (3562) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick, opaque black with fluffy tan head. Strong aroma of roast barley and a hint of coffee. In the mouth its thick and velvety with dark chocolate, bitter roast coffee and an astringent hop finish.
planky84 (2270) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Grape and Grain beer festival, Crystal Palace. Dark brown pour with a reddish hue, tan head. Chocolate, berries and wood in the nose. Dark fruit, coffee and chocolate flavours. Nice bitter hit. Smoky, bitter finish. Tasty.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown, with a tan head. Malt, coffee and hops in the aroma. Tastes of malt, coffee, Dundee cake and hops.
EdKing (2046) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in Craft Beer Co. Colour is ruby red/very dark brown. Nose is very fruit hoppy for a stout. Also some chocolate. Taste is leafy fruity hops, then chocolate, but there’s also a slightly plasticky taste about this. Finish is also surprisingly bitter.
tombyars (1434) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this imperial stout type in the Three Judges, Glasgow in April 2010. Handpump dispense. Dull black in colour with ruby tints on the edges. Creamy thick buff head. Strong roast aroma and good smooth mouthfeel. Excellent lacing throughout. Dark malt complexes give dry woody notes of tobacco, bitter chocolate, and roast coffee. Bitter hops impart a dry aftertaste which compliments the malt well. Vineous edge in the finish with a sweet alcoholic kick evident but bitter dryness dominates. Excellent imperial stout and worth seeking out.
nealgersh (19) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark red-black colour. Mouth feel is a bit thinner than I was expecting, but it works with the taste. Nice full bitter finish, satisfying sourness too. Dark malt at the beginning and after the hoppiness gets going. 6% abv, stronger than usual stouts. Overall I reckon this all works really well. I had this on draught and in bottle. Good stuff!!
blankboy (6400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a deep ruby-brown, almost black, with a spare diminishing frothy tan head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, a bit of Cola, dark fruit, a touch of coffee, chocolate and light leafy hops. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit and light leafy hops. Body’s a bit thin for the style. Somewhat-creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good but I thought it would be better.