Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Tulip. Supplier: Small Bar (Bristol). Rich and fruity with a rolling thick body.
Iznogud (1980) - CROATIA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sheffield Tap, Sheffield, UK. pours black with almost no head. Dark fruits and malt in aroma. Dark fruits, toasted malts, chocolate, liquorice.
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the Euston Tap - London. Pours oily black with pretty much no head. Big, thick, with light tangy dark fruits, lots of raisins and liquefied berries. Full bodied with fine, soft carbonation. Lots of ripe fruits and oily chocolate on the finish, mild alcohol. Just super rich yet still drinkable. Dangerously drinkable. I like it.
GuideDogSaint (1028) - Xiamen, CHINA - 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 (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (59) - 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 (2561) - 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 (16728) - 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 (12688) - 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 (3744) - Shrewsbury, 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.