SilkTork (5543) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dover Beer Festival. Acorn call this an Imperial Stout, and I can see the sense in that - it’s a strong dark beer with the soy sauce and chocolate flavours associated with an Impy. It’s a tasty and drinkable beer. There’s a solid bitterness in the finish - not aggressive, but firm and sober. A tree bark freshness that gives a healthy rub to the swallow. This is a really enjoyable drink. I’d like more of this!
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Faintly burnt aroma, but not unpleasantly so. Touch of caramel in the taste, plenty of dark chocolate and raisins, this is a really great stout, with a fine balance of roasty malt and spicy hops. The strength is subtle, yet still warming, ripe fruit comes in midway. Good bitterness in the finish. Excellent.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very deep oak/black colour with a big frothy white head and lace. Roasted malt aroma. Smooth texture. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Slight bitter burnt finish. Great texture. Nice beer.
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured black, with a halo of tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses and dark fruit. Dark chocolate in the flavour, with coffee and fruitcake. Full mouth feel. Finish was very nicely balanced bitter burnt malt, some hop and sweet fruits.
Hullaledrinker (24) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought a bottle of Gorlovka from Asda & enjoyed it at the end of an evening, this ale is quality very hoppy full bodied stout with lots of flavours of liquorice & fruits. really tasty, different league to Guiness in my book. better looking new bottle too & like the Russian name.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
delivered by gravity at Barnsley beer fest: Well I really wouldn’t class this as an Imperial Stout, but for what it is it is a nice stout. Aroma was of chocotate and coffee and nice and roasted. dark black in color with plenty of burnt toast, toffee, chocolate, and coffee taste. medium-heavy palate. quite a nice beer
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Bricklayers Arms Yorskhire Festival, 27th February 2009. Black with a small foamy head. Very strong taste that gets right to the corners of your mouth. And what a taste! Old leather, liquorice, smoke and malt. Very dry too, but just a tad thin on the palate perhaps. Overall though, great stuff!
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!!
Beersiveknown (5053) - 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.
Garrold (4260) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beeches of Walkley, Sheffield. Deep, reddy brown. Thick, creamy, beige head. Good looker. Aroma is dark, unsweetened fruit. Roasted coffee beans, some licorice, some dark chocolate. Taste is roast bitterness. Hoppy, dry finish. Punches well above its weight.