Leighton (13038) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Thanks! Pours black-brown with a creamy beige head. Rich dark malt aroma with notes of roast and pepper. Medium sweet flavor with plenty of chocolate, heavy roast, more pepper, bitter scorched earth, burnt bread. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with dark fruits, pepper and cocoa. Good stuff.
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Black good tan head. Aroma is dark fruits liquorice taste same nice sweetness good smoke dark roasted malts. Oily mouthfeel. V good well rounded.
47574xeCD (431) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Share at Cotteridge Convention 24/1/15.
Black Isle brew some fine beer and this is no exception, a Hellfire Black Impy Stout with a tan head, Roasted Matls, Toffee, Burnt embers, treacle. Drying finish. Bob On !!
Scopey (8068) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention big thanks to Steve for this Scottish Whale! It pours jet black with a small tan head The nose is rich roast, earthy roast, cocoa, sherbety citrus, pepper juniper and dark fruits. The taste is bitter, earthy roast, cocoa, ashy, chocolate cake, booze, pepper, liquorice and dried fruits. Full body and moderate carbonation. Fine enough, but I was expecting a bit more. The barrel-aged versions work better for me.
The_Osprey (2589) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Thanks to BeersIveKnown! Black, small brown bubbly head. Aroma has light smoke, bourbon biscuit, molasses. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is malty, slight ash, pine, finishes a bit thin and softly bitter. Good big stout, not quite imperial in my book.
BlackHaddock (4436) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
24th Jan 2015: Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Wine meet, cheers Steve, but this isn’t from Ireland! The name gives the colour way somewhat, it’s black. A tanned head completes the look. the nose was a good mixture of liquorice, chocolate and sweet malty molasses. The taste was also a blend of those aforementioned smells, liquorice, chocolate and molasses. Very drinkable and not as sweet as it may sound, in fact it had a good, solid semi-bitter finish. Hid the alcohol nicely too.
Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Cloudy brown. No head. Coffee. Chocolate malts. Vanilla. Rich, smooth, and chewy. Good gear.
imdownthepub (10989) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Beersiveknown for this one. Black with tan head. Loads of smooth chocolate, darkly roasted malts up front with this one along with a hint of vanilla. A rich prune like flavour then starts to mingle with a touch of cough mixture. A cracker from Black Isle though.
Theydon_Bois (11136) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to Steve, BIK, 24/01/14.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is liqourice, charr, spice, dark toffee, chocolate notes.
Taste comprises roast malt, spice, aniseed, liqourice, charr, dark toffee fudge, chocolate, molsases.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid impy, easy drinker, alcohol well integrated.
RichTheVillan (3940) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; opaque dark brown pour with small light tan head, chocolate and fruit aroma, taste has some ripe fruit, chocolate, a hint of pine, and some roast malts.