Erasmus_ro (1578) - Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
250ml cask. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts with some coffee and liquorice. Taste is roasted malts with coffee. Palate is surprisingly light for this style.
wyzzywyz22 (2049) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The Dispensary, Liverpool. Pretty much jet black with a thinnish lingering tan head and some lace. Aroma revealed roasted malt, coffee and car tyre, whilst the flavour continued along similar lines with further well proportioned notes of dark fruits and chocolate. Quite full, with good balance. Creeping bitterness in the finish. Tasty stuff, and plenty of appeal here. Budmo!! (that’s ukrainian for cheers btw)
mjs (4933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Cask at Gallows Real Ale Festival 2011) The beer poured very dark brown and clear. Head was small and light brown. The first smell to hit my nose was cow house. After that arrived coffee and roastedness. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavours were burntness, ash, roastedness and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt. Way too burnt and quite unpleasant first sniff.
rosenbergh (7642) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland. XIV Real Ale Festival.
Black colour with tiny frothy tan head.
Coffee and liquorice in sweetish aroma.
Strong bitter hops and coffee in flavour.
Too much coffee for me.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry slightly coffeish nose. Pale beige head. Dry coffeish bitter taste. Dark black reddish colour. At the end hoppy bitterness.
Rune (8730) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good looking with a beige-brownish head to a ruby-dark body. Aroma of roasted, semi-sweet malts. Roasted malts in flavour with vanilla sweetness, offset by dry and dark hops. Pleasing on the swallow. Hand pulled cask ale at the 36th Steel City Beer Festival in Sheffield 2 Oct 10.
Finn (4514) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 Cask på Steel City Beer & Cider Festival 2 Okt 10. Svart. OK svakt farget skum. Søt kaffearoma. Smaken ”lett” med en tiltakende fyldig & fruktig bitterhet.
deanso (5962) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Rhythm & Booze, Doncaster.
Only Imperial stout I’ve seen from England and it’s very good!
markas101 (1955) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle, The Dram Shop, Sheffield, UK. Deep black, heavily roasted malt and some motor oil aroma. Bitter flavour, some alcohol breaking through. Bitterness is long on the finish. Quite nice.
SaintMatty (5618) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle - Very dark brown with some red tinges and a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with coffee and plain chocolate. Roasted taste with notes of coffee, chocolate and liquorice.