RichTheVillan (836) - West Midlands, - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; poured pitch black massive tan head, dark chocolate malt aroma, rich malt chocolate aroma with a citrus hop bite. Really pleasant impy stout.
boozedude (1001) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into pint glass ... dark chunky brown pour..chunks of crap floating around.. aroma is hard to point out..maybe some apple.. taste is hoppy and bitter. Some creamy mocha hints..good one.. has alot of black ipa characteristics
Majin (186) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint bottle, poured a cloudy murky dark weird looking brew. Hoppier than it looks. Pretty good.
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vvesside (149) - California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some good chocolate, coffee, malt.. hops come through. A little to smoky for my taste but good.
Palme (2250) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.65l bottle from Barley Wine. Been saving this for a while. It pours a near black body with a nice big almost creamy looking chocolaty head thatís quite lacing. It smells really nice with salty licorice, roasted malts, leather couch, soft vanilla, some chili-like coffee, also traces of chocolate and something slightly reminding of burned bread. Not bad at all. Oh, itís soy-salty with tons of licorice in the taste this! The carbonation is definitely present and it has a good thick oily mouthfeel. Mmore salty licorice with both strong espresso coffee, south American coffee, something slightly spicy and the chocolate is dancing on my tongue. The alcohol percent is totally absent in this one. Roasted dark flavors with a salty soy and strong licorice touch would sum this one up pretty nicely. Flavors that I always want more of! 27.12.2012
Acid303 (262) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65cl bottle. Duvel cup. Pours a real black colour with a huge light brown creamy head. Wonderful appearance. At the end looks more foggy. Roasted malts, vanilla and intense hops regarding aroma. Even wood, which is really surprising. Strong flavour: coffe, dark chocolate, roasted malts, brown sugar, heavy hops and a hint of nuts. One expects more sweetness when smelling the beer...thatís definetely not for begginers. Some alcohol presence, irrelevant though. Mouthfeel is full, carbonation just average. Amazing beer, very good Imperial Stout.
rickyleepotts (58) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I grabbed a bottle of this at Total Wine for $5.99. I hadnít had it before, and was in the mood for a bigger thicker dark beer. This is 11%, and smells every bit of that. Cold, it also tasted every bit of that. It REALLY opened up as it heated up, and almost tasted barrel aged. The second half of the bottle was great, and was a nice dessert beer. I would totally drink this again, and might try aging one or two bottles. This will get better, and will mellow out, with age. I havenít really heard of this brewing company... but this is a great introduction!
thomat (1550) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a small brown head. Malty and fruity notes. malt, fruit, coffee, licorice and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter finish.
TickerTerryDJ (635) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from Cotteridge Wines shared with Steve.Nice black pour with a medium sized creamy brownish head which lasted.Nice roast malt aroma with coffee and chocolate there too.Roast malt taste with chocolate and some bitterness and hop with toffee caramel,nuttiness and alcohol also in there.Very nice,easily drinkable and would drink again.
pentaz (460) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a lasting creamy medium light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty with roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, licorice, pine, grass, grapefruit. Taste is medium+ sweet and bitter. Body is full, texture is thick oily, carbonation is soft. Finish is long and quite chocolate bitter with citrus and grassy hops. Even made me sneeze a couple of times (triggered my grass-pollen allergy). This beer is one fantastic bastard and delivers a lot of malt and hop-joy.
Nikiel (790) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmont Station with Carla. Pours deep dark brown with lots of tan foam. Smells mildly roasty with a hint of alcohol. Tastes sweet with plenty of alcohol and hints of coffee, rootbeer.