mcnik (2) - SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big licorice note with creosote in the background. Medium to thin mouthfeel, medium to high carbonation for this style. Not finding it as sweet as some other reviewers, more toward the neutral end balanced nicely with the alcohol, which comes forward toward the end. Not a great depth of flavors, a little one dimensional.
GlasgowTAD (1336) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with a brown head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, dark fruit. Taste is coffee, roast, dark fruits, molasses, caramel, vanilla sweet. Sweet as hell.
SarkyNorthener (3967) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to richthevillan, cheers Rich. Black beer small head. Aroma of rich treacle and dark malts. Tastes same with some dark fruits. Good.
RichTheVillan (6511) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a dark tan head, aroma has sweet molasses, taste has chocolate, dark fruits, liquorice, very sweet but delightful,
tommann (3301) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a small head. Aroma is blackcurrant lozenges and liquorice. Taste has light blackcurrant to start. Heavy liquorice and tar finish.
Benzai (13632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared @ final old style THT. Opaque black color, average sized light to medium brown colored head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, lightly roast, liquorice. Taste malts, lightly roast and liquorice again, dark malts and some milk chocolate. Slight touch of alcohol, only lightly bitter. Hmm not bad but also not entirely convincing. Decent though.
jmgreenuk (7452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a dark brown colour with a thin whispy tan head. The aroma is roasty malt, light floral hop. The flavour is moderate sweet with a light alcoholic, floral, dry coffee light chocolate palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, burnt notes, leather, dark fruits and caramel.
Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Above medium bodied with light carbonation.
deanso (8664) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle shared.
No head. Clear black pour. Some chocolate. Very good imperial stout.
Garrold (4105) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cotteridge. Clear, dark cola brown. Halo of tan. Big roast malts. Leather and tar. Dark chocolate. Taste is roast bitter, with a sickly sweetness. Some burnt, savoury bitterness. Too much carbonation thins the mouthfeel. Finishes sickly sweet, and jarring bitter.