Leighton (9640) - London, Greater London, - MAR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours deadly, oily black with a lively, creamy beige foam head. With just the slightest of swirls the beer comes back to life with the head as good as new. The aroma does not suggest the beer is as strong as it is. There are certainly notes of whiskey, but the intensity is less than I’d expect. Also notes of vanilla, burnt cocoa, wood and lots of dark, ripe fruits in the nose. The flavor makes you believe in the 15%. It is very sweet, yes, but there’s also a boozy sting that hits you right away. Once you get beyond the strong alcohol, there is some nice burnt wood character, along with raisins, dark cocoa, licorice, and mild peat. Full, full in body with fine tot average carbonation. Hot finish with the booze really stinging the teeth and all. There’s a long, oaky and burnt malty finish as well, highlighted with sugary, dark and ripe fruits, licorice, alcohol, prunes, light tobacco, earth, moss, dark sugars, toffee and molasses. This is a HUGE beer. A 1/3 of a pint is almost too much, but that’s what I’ve got. I do enjoy it, but now, afterr three beers in this pub on a warm Sunday afternoon, I am ready to go home.
JanVah (31) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
På flaska @ Cindirella. Helt svart färg. Luktar kaffe.Smakar fruktigt sött som rundas av med en stark smak av kaffesom sitter kvar i gommen länge,
Peter_L (435) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska@Cinderella. Svartbrun vätska med lågt kaffefärgat skum. Intensiv doft av kaffe, choklad och syltiga bär. Mer intensiv smak av samma varor. En bra stout.
wisdomsolo (263) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice. Marshmallowy aroma with a sweet, smooth flavor with just a hint of heat.
Leini (548) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black body with a low mocca coloured head. Nice concept but this one is way too sweet.
znawca (19) - POLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
AROMA: complex, whiskey, notes of smoke, roasty;
APPEARANCE: black, opaque, noticeable suspension, unspectacular head, no lacing;
TASTE: quite a lot of whiskey, roasty, smoky, heavy sweetness (tiring after some time), light bitter, heavy note of alcohol;
PALATE: full body, sticky texture, little carbonation, alcohol-based warming, short mainly sweet finish;
OVERALL: doesn’t meat my expectations; too much whiskey, too weak bitterness counter, but it remains an interesting beer.
fluffy (1252) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
much better than i was expecting it to be, but too expensive to drink on a regular basis.
tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a finger thick reddish head. Aroma is burned malts, coffee and tobacco. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, muscovado, tobacco and liquorice, with a lingering sweetly finish.
angel77 (438) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo. Lote 447. San Mateo de 2012. una gran imperial stout en barriles de whisky de la isla de Jura. Cuerpo fuerte con 15 vol que aportan una gran sensación alcohólica. Sensación de madera quemada con toques de whisky y tostados muy buena. Cierto dulzor Gran cerveza, para repetir sin duda. A pesar de llevar mas alcohol me gusto mas la paradox arran, un pelin claro.
abstractbeer (232) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at home. Bottle has been in my fridge for a couple of years I think. The best-before date is difficult to read, but looks like 13-12-16. The beer pours a very black one, with a nice light brown head which dissolves into a fractal pattern of small bubbles. Aromawise we’ve got a lot. It’s difficult to describe. Chocolate, sweet red fruits, coffee, sweet malts, wood. Thick mouthfeel, very low carbonation. Somewhat sweet, but not horribly. Flavor is liquorice, wood, vanilla, coffee grains, leather, chocolate, notes of dark fruits (prunes, raisins, cherries), nuts, a touch of alcohol. The 15% abv is very well hidden behind all the flavor. Something to sip for a long time!
g_georgiou (115) - CYPRUS - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black body with a thin head. Coffee and some dark fruit. Whisky and coffee notes in taste.