Theydon_Bois (8102) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Borefts ’13, big thanks to whoever procured this retired number, and yes - definately "Impirial Staut", 28/09/13.
Light black with a moderately sized tan head.
Nose is roasty malts, lactic tang, dark fruits, spice.
Taste comprises roast malts, liqourice, cocoa, earthy tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with a very small tan head. Nose is chocolate, cherries, booze and coffee. The taste is sweet, well balanced. The mouthfeel is creamy, the body heavy and the finish long.
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Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle, thanks Craig. Pours a very dark brown colour with a lacy light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasty malt, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks Craig. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and toast. Taste is a little fruity with chocolate and roastiness. Slightly sweet with a clean finish. Nice.
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: malts, sugar A: dark brown T: tasty and simple. P: mb Overall: 16/20. Nice.
MrGGen (308) - ITALY - JUL 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Versa un colore nero o marrone scuro con una media,compatta, schiuma marrone chiaro abbastanza persistente. L’aroma è moderato di malto, tostato, cioccolato, caffè. Il sapore è dolce nel lungo finale passa ad amaro. Il corpo è medio,leggera carbonatazione.Buona.
Christian (11053) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of ink, licorice and smoke with a herbal touch. Sweet chocolate, ink and coffee flavour with an earthy note
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color; small head, not persistent. Mild roasted malt and wet cardboard aroma, very light alcohol. The body is not too strong; reasonable chocolate and roasted malt flavor, quite sweet, but also with a strange feeling of brown sugar that is not very much appreciated. Low bitterness; the final is not very exciting, there is just some sweet chocolate and traces of mild coffee. Too simple.
Nickls (1824) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks for the recommendation, John. Pours with a thinner dark tan head that leaves an oily looking tan film on top of a nearly jet black body that leans brown. Sweet, rich maltiness with some light roastedness. Sweet, fresh can sugar and caramel. Certainly pushes sweet in the aroma, but for some reason it’s really working for me. Taste is not nearly as sweet as suggested in the aroma. Some lacto-like sweetness, caramel, faint bit of smoke and tobacco. More savory finish. Viscous, heavy body with very soft (almost too little) carbonation. Tasty brew, but doesn’t really compete with the top of the style range. Nice stuff, though.
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
courtesy of fiulijn - very dark brown almost black coloured and with no foam left; aroma of licorice and dark cherries with a fair hop presence; chocolate and ashes; full-bodied and a low carbonation; creamy and smooth palate, some sweetness; sweetish aftertaste with notes of cane sugar - a bit weird