Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Cock Tavern, London. Pours black-brown with a fine, beige foam head. Hefty aroma of sugary dark chocolate and freshly-brewed coffee. Hugely sweet flavor with rich espresso, brownies, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, light roasted malts. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lughtly warming finish, sticky sweet, with heavy chocolate, fresh espresso, mild bitterness of earth and burnt wood. The alcohol is pretty well hidden. Tons of true mocha character for sure. Very sweet but not cloying - there’s some coffee bitterness that cuts into the sugars nicely. Great beer.
Towey1989 (1820) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A black colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, espresso, chocolate, some dark fruits, slight caramel, a hint of lactose, a little soy sauce and subtle tobacco. Taste of roasted malts, espresso, dark chocolate, some caramel, slight lactose, a little dark fruits, a hint of tobacco and subtle umami. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. A long, slightly sweet, roasted coffee bitterness in the finish. I like this because as it’s got a superb espresso and dark chocolate bitterness and also sweetness from the lactose and the caramel running through this beer. Somewhat lighter than most this style, it doesn’t take anything away from the quality of the brewing. Very nice.
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Lovely coffee and chocolate flavour. Amazingly easy to drink considering its strength. Amazing and dangerous.
Garrold (4252) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Shakespeare’s, Sheffield. More or less black. Huge, bubbly, glossy topped, tan head. Looks like a wrong way round Crunchie. Nose has fruity coffee grinds. Chocolate ice cream. Some woody, well roasted malts. Some blackcurrant hop. Sweet vanilla. Smells great. Taste is dark chocolate bitter. Chewy, vanilla sweet. Smooth mouthfeel. Drinks well under the ABV. Gets vinous and roast coffee bean bitter toward the end. Very nice.
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Inky black with a thin head of white foam. It has a rich chocolate, coffee and slight chilli flavour followed by a creamy, smooth, coffee, liquorice, herbal and leather finish. Excellent!
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense filter coffee, sweet milk chocolate, light molasses, dry cacao. Hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. Sweet caramel, milk chocolate, mocha, sweet molasses continue throughout intense the finish, sticky texture, full bodied. Very nice Imperial Stout, excellent mocha/chocolate/coffee flavours in aroma and palate. Cask at The Old Coffee House.
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, milk chocolate. Taste is more coffee, light sweet. Oily texture, light sweet finish.
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, sugary, roasted, taste is similar, a little thin.
teorn88 (6472) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog rating. Keg at KWIV, Bunny Basher 2014, London. It pours a deep brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is roasty, nutty, caramel, with notes of cocoa and lactose. Taste is medium sweet and lightly dry and powdery with roasted malts, lactose, toffee. Overall, nice enough sweet stout
Martinus (4497) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of coffee, mocha, roasted malts. Bitter coffee flavour, roasted malts. Bitter finish, dark malts.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Craven Arms, Birmingham. Jet black, lovely inviting scent: boozy, sweet, lickorisho. Smoothly does it: richness over tongue washing. Gentle persistence of coffee bean dans le throat.