Brewed by Beavertown
Style: Imperial Stout
London, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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Bottled, special.
Tobacco and burnt toffee nose. Viscous almost gelantinous. Smooth velvety mouthfeel. Tastes treacle, liquorice, smokey dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4941) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
Sampled @ RBESG 13 Grand Tasting. Pitch black, opaque colour with a medium sized brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, liquorice, chocolate and earthy. Tastes Coffee, roasty, chocolate, bitter and sweet. Full body, lasting taste, low carbo and silky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (7709) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle at home thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, coffee, licorice, toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4762) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
(bottle) pours black in colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of brown sugar and coffee, with a hint of lactose, dark chocolate and grain. flavour is mostly the same, lots of dark chocolate and caramel, with a hint of alcohol in the slightly minerally finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle from Beer Hive, Edinburgh [300613]
Pitch black, brown big bubbly head, good lacing
Aroma of rich dark malts, rich dark chocolate, bit woody, smooth deep roast, touch of coffee, fairly complex, almost no alcohol
Taste of rich deep dark malts, thick rich dark chocolate, smooth fairly meaty malts, bit woody, complex, chocolate fudge cake, hint of liquorice, very well balanced, lot of chocolatey malts
Palate - Soft carb, full body, rich thick oily texture, very smooth, creamy, good bitter / sweet balance. Finish as main flavour, some alcohol now, bit dry cocoa powdery fairly bitter linger
Overall - A really good impy stout, tasty, good amount of chocolately malts in here, smooth and rich

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Roasted malts, currants and molasses slowly swirl within this Imperial Stout’s rough heaviness, before alcohol heat successfully cleans up part of the edges.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the darkness.
-Some hop resins appear in the second half.
-The finish is rather loose. The flavour profile needs some tightening up.
-The heavy residual sugars make this an obvious sipper, yet this is not compelling enough for me to seek it out again.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Was looking forward to this, but it took me by surprise just how good it is. Thick and rich, smooth and full, warm and long. Really good from Beavertown, easily the most impressive I’ve had of theirs. Top work fellas. 999. 1 to go. Richie, this has been a real pleasure!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5895) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
33 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to chriso & Boudicca. Black with some mocha bubbles. Nose is huge creamy, sweet mocha, sugar, vanilla,… Taste is bitter mocha mixed with creamy vanilla, bitter roast, bitter coffee grounds, cold coffee, roasted malts. Very creamy body, great stuff. If the 2 beers I had by these guys are any indication, they are a really good brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abijen (2086) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good brown head. Smells like coffee and roasted. The taste is great. Coffee with a nice bitter finish. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5572) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
33cl Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, ash, berries, hint of leather/poo, earth. Flavour is hard roasted malts, pure chocolate, caramel, earth, berries, leather, bittersweet finish with some alcohol. Medium-bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (1004) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Pours pitch black with a small to medium almost dark brown head. Aroma of heavy roasted malts, some coffee and cacao. Taste has some more cocao, coffee, dark roasted malts. Nice bitter and lingering aftertaste of coffee and roasted malts, Soft carbo and a full body gives the beer a nice silky mouthfeel. Good stuff.

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