VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.5l at home (via alesbymail). Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours are coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
Lovecrash42 (16) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snagged a bottle from Gravity Station in Cardiff. Choclatey aroma, a bit roasted. A bit of molasses coffee taste.
Thinner than expected, but thick enough to be a stout.
Overall good as a go-to stout while out.
jamestulloch (3201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black body with a thin beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of berries, roasted malt and soy sauce. Flavour of dark chocolate, cloves, treacle and Marmite. Thin to medium body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. Not quite as complex and drinkable as I’d hoped it would be.
bartzluke (533) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/3 pint pour from cask into tulip at Hanging Bat in Edinburgh. Black, opaque, attractive foamy tan head with nice lacing and good retention. Coffee on the nose with a bit of roastiness. Body is much lighter than I’d expect for the style. Surprisingly thin. Taste is great. Very roasty, coffee, dark bread, a hint of raisin and dark fruit. A very enjoyable stout-- well defined flavors, well balanced, but nothing too extreme. Nice and drinkable overall.
Towey1989 (1578) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Bottle Lab, Leek. 7.5%ABV. Pours a deep brown to black colour with a thick, foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, raisin, some molasses, a little caramel, slight coffee and subtle cherry. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, a little whisky, slight molasses, liquorice, subtle wood and dark fruits. Full bodied and soft carbonation. A warming, lingering, earthy, chocolatey bitterness in the finish. For a 7.5 and by the aroma, I was expecting this to be abit more mellowed than other imperial stouts but it’s a big, boozy, earthy beer. Surprising and decent.
ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At just on cool and into a snifter. Inky black with fine carbonation and a rocky, inch of off-white foam atop. Plums and dark berries amid notes of milk chocolate, molasses, road tar and liquorice on the nose. Thick, luscious, silky smooth mouthfeel. Long smoky, bitter malt and hop finish. Ample chocolate, liquorice and woody notes with a vinous sharpness and tang to the side of thee tongue. Alcohol is quite pronounced but adds flair. this is moorish stuff. A slow sipping stout. Nice!! (50cL, 7.5% ABV, BB 19/02/16, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Snifter. Supplier: Corks Of Cotham. Oaty nose. Pours dark with large brown head. Tobacco with dense fruitiness. Thick and creamy body. Warming on a cold night.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a small, creamy off-white film head. Aroma has sweet malts, roasted, chocolate, raisins. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder. Solid malty bitterness with a slight warming touch.
allmyvinyl (9031) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb & jeevan. pours dark brown, thin tan head. Light liquorice aromas, tar. Taste is creamy, liquorice, more tar. Not bad.
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from allmyvinyl.
Appearance -opaque black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - coffee and dark chocolate.
Taste - tar and liquorice.
Palate - medium bodied with a dry tarry texture and a long dry tarry finish.
nihtila (2678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CASC, Aberdeen. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose is sweet chocolate, roasted malts, even a hint of vanilla. Taste is sweetish, roasted malts, cacao, chocolate, dark fruits,