GuideDogSaint (303) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hope, Carshalton 24/7/14. Pours black with a minimal white head. Aroma of red wine, sweet taste, alcohol burn.
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at CASC, Aberdeen, 20/06/14.
Black with a moderately appointed dirty tan swirl.
Nose is herbal, liqourice, medicinal ring, dark fruit, spice, rich malt, fruit cake mix.
Taste comprises dark fruits, chocolate, booze, leather, spice, plummy depths, dates, tobacco.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming booze with medicinal pangs in the close.
Ok for the ABV but not one I’d head back to, lacks any great depth and a little too hot.
laidbackbloke (58) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Three Tuns, Bristol Apr 2014. I rate this one as an imperial stout as I detected some recognizable characteristics of one. Pungent scent of roasted and toasted malts, red wine, oxidization. Leather aromas around. Comforting boozy hint. Engine oil-like thick, leaves a long cherished aftertaste.
Beese (1802) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Euston Tap, London on 28 March 2014. Poured black with a very small amount of beige head. Aroma of almonds, oak, sticky fruit and booze. Initial flavours were warming alcohol, toffee, straw and some citrus. Finish was liquorice, cloves and roasted malt.
harrisoni (13737) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Euston Tap. Black no head. Liquorice aroma. Neither a belgian strong as advertised nor a barley wine that Ken said it was. Mild liquorice and some spice aroma. It’s ok.
imdownthepub (10293) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Three Tuns, Bristol. Black with cream head. Masses of liquorice, tarmacadam and fruity notes along with a slightly spicy chilli note. The yeast notes do fight their way through bringing a little lightness but overall it is mostly about the darkly roasted malts. Phew.
minutemat (1655) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Euston Tap. Why oh why did I order half a pint of this at the end of the night? 13% Imperial black saison?! Pours a menacing black with a brief head, strong boozy aroma with a slick barley wine feel. Sweet fruits with an alcoholic tartness and tangy liquorice. Struggled to finish due to strength.
mR_fr0g (3142) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Euston tap. Oily black pour with a fleeting tan head. Aroma is Belgian raisin nutty malt, booze, vanilla and oak. Flavour is sweet raisin, light tart berry, some sweet boozy oak stuff. Very drinkable for the abv.. Like spice in the back of the throat.
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 27th March 2014
Euston Tap. Keg. Opaque dark brown beer, no real head. The palate is quite viscous and semi dry but retains a lightness thanks to a little crispy carbonation. Marmite sourness and tangy dark fruits. Touches of dark chocolate, candy sweet floralness, mocha and soy. Finishes suprisingly light and crisp. Tasty enough but not singing.
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Beer Emporium. It pours opaque, black with a small tan head. The nose is sweet liquorice, candy, cola cubes, caramel, vanilla, Xmas pudding, custard, sloeberry and jammy berry. The taste is liquorice, candy, sweet aniseed, light toast, earth, light roast, spice and to my road with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Hides alcohol well. Smooth and drinkable. Nice work.