madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
19th February 2015
Opaque black - brown beer, small mid tan head. Palate is fairly dry and had just mild fine carbonation. The dark malts and a little earthy, with a trace of coffee. Mild roast bitterness. Little malt cream. Mild spice. Trace of brandy before a dry finish. Spicy bitter linger. Not bad.
Stuu666 (5660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is meaty, smoky, roast chocolate, taste is dry, sweet chocolate, liquorice, meaty, smoke.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Redwillow Bar, Macclesfield. Poured a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Flavour is similar, nice smokey notes, heavy palate, more chocolate. It was almost too heavy, couldn’t drink a lot of it, tasty stuff though.
mR_fr0g (4823) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Euston tap. Aroma is smoked malt, vanilla and oak. Some toasted marshmallow in the nose as well. Dark caramel pour with a lasting tan head. Flavour is toast, low mellow rauch malt and choc. Finish is lingering roast and wood. with some hot alcohol. Palate is velvety smooth and effervescent in the finish. Some charred wood. Very clean ferment. So so good.
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ LCBF 2013. Pours a near black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate smoky aroma. Roasted malty smoky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate finish.
Kapaopango (23) - SPAIN - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at clove hitch, Liverpool. Pours a black liquorice. Aroma of coffe and smoke. Coffe, cocoa and smokey. Nice one
Countbeer (5048) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks to Madmitch: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium to smaller sized beige to light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of roast, rye, hair, soap, ginger bread, liquorice and liquorice wood, some smoke and a light hint of sweet tar.
Flavours are a complex thick and rich mix of liquorice, roast, sweet tar, liquid thick liquorice, some smooth sweet coal, rye, barley roast, some dark chocolate, some coffee, Delicious.
Aftertaste has a good mix of liquorice, sweet tar, sweet coal, rye, dark chocolate, bitters and some roast.
Low carbo, soft creamy timsilky mouthfeel, full body and a sticky oily texture.
Lovely balanced complex beer!
IluvatarMilan (280) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is a tad thin, sour and soapy, next to coffee and smoked malt hints. Underneath, however, a wonderful strong smoked porter reveals itself. Grand aromas of rye malts, toffee, mild chocolate and coffee. Loveky creamy mouthfeel and aftertaste
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
LCBF as ’Imperial Smog Rocket 11%’. The guy said that this is not yet commercially available, but it has a very similar name to the ’Imperial Smog’...so I’ll assume it’s the same. 1/3 pint. Black, decent head. Med to heavy body. Smell - some coffee, smoke. Taste - more of the same, rich, perfect level of smoke - nicely blended and moreish. Unbelievably drinkable at 11%. A lovely beer.
McNeillR (1609) - SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky darkest Brown body, wee nip of a fading bubbly head. Straightforward imperialness coming through on the nose, but no real smoky smoggery of the normal brew - not that its swept up in tinfoiled cocoa and watered down liquorice. This continues into a thickish mouthfeel on the initial taste, very presentable shiny leather espresso vibe kicking it into the palate. Really neatly packed dark chocolate firms things up for am impressive finish.
Delectable peppery bite tinkles in before an impervious imperial roof of mouth burn, littered with smoked liquorice and bitter coffee tang on the linger.
Keg, Hanging Bat, Edinburgh