madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
18th August 2009
Clear but very dark red-brown beer. Thin tan head. Crispy dry palate. Surprisingly tart. Not getting any oatmeal smoothness. Very lightly smoked malt. Tangy cola. Too tangy for me - was expecting something much smoother.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and yeast. A little sour with some lemon and grapefruit. Nice roasted barley and chocolate finish. Mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Quite fruity aroma, some vanilla, hint of cola. Black, light brown colour, irregular head, few lace. Rather sweet, malty, fruity sourness, light bitter.
douglas88 (5903) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a totally black hue with a small white head. The aroma is salty, sour, roasted malts. Chocolate, roasted malts, smooth, some sourness, sweet vanilla. Enjoyable.
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice black body with medium, lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Tasted of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Pretty sweet for a stout, except in the finish, which was bitter. No big alcoholic kick despite its strength. Full bodied.
gunnfryd (10430) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted, malt, cocolate. Flavour is alcohol, roasted, malt, chocolate, coffee. Medium body. OK beer.
yngwie (13346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. A hazy, reddish brown beer topped by a beige head. Roasted nose with some chocolate and alcohol, and notes of coffee. The flavor is pretty much the same, ending with a coffee-like bitterness. Medium to full body. Overall, a nice beer, but there’s too much alcohol evident, even for an imp stout. 091024
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bonus from cvarieuk, opened at PP bottle shop. Thanks Craig! Dry and a little sour. Mellowed flavor, maybe from age or oxidation. Some buttery aroma. Thinnish. Probably not the way it is supposed to taste, but I find the light sourness pretty good and interesting.
asheft (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2010
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
[bottle @ RBESG 2009, Grant Tasting]
Nice hazelnut coffee aroma. Flavour is sour and full of plums. Infected. What a shame what a shame what a shame.
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from cgarvieuk. Thanks Craig! Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head with a slight purplish haze on top. The aroma is nice roasted malts and chocolate with some oatmeal like sweetness. There is a slight sour note, but not much. The flavor has more roasted malt, chocolate, oatmeal sweetness but the sour comes out a bit more. Normally, the sourness would be a complete turn off, but it integrates itself nicely with this beer. There is some alcohol that shows up as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium at best. This is an interesting beer I am glad to have had the opportunity to try.