The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014
March 2013 - Cold 500ml bottle. Big thick foamy head lasts a few minutes. Smells piney, fair bit of cat urine. Taste is really interesting. Initially like a floral IPA, then comes in the barley and coffee, finish is more barley and bitterness, aftertaste is dark chocolate. Flavours are strong but balanced. This is great. Not miles away from top marks. (4.1)
Nov 2014 - 330ml bottle, new branding. 2 months old. Black, big foamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is hoppy with apple, pine, some ash, fruit salad sweets. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is ash, pine, woody bitterness, soft medicinal, salty finish. Nice, but not quite up to where it was last time round. (3.8)
LesArgen (312) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There’s a nice balance of alcohol, hops and malt at the beginning, with notes of grapefruit, pine, honey, toast and coffee, but the taste of burned toast gradually grows stronger and stronger until it’s the overwhelming aftertaste. Starts well, finishes a little too strong.
Evilkniamhel (547) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On keg at Ushers bar. Pours opaque black. Nose of chocolate, malts, toffee, nz hops. Taste is biscuity, malty, bit of fruit, bourbon biscuits.
dysenteri (130) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pitch black, beige head. Chocolate, lots of roasted coffee. Great flavours, bitterness from the roasted malts is good. Supernice.
Ulysse (432) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hop aroma for IPA. Aroma gets a bit malty. Heavy roasting and low carbonation. Description on the back of the bottle doesn’t give a matching sensory account of its content in my humble opinion. In short heavy roasting and average bitterness with some shy hops.
hohops (798) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is black, opaque, a 2-finger cream head which quickly settles. Aroma- citrus fruit, orange, pineapple, malts, hint of milky coffee. Taste- lots of chocolatey malt running through, toasty malt, chewy toffee, bitter fruity hops, caramel, coffee, a bit more chocolate. Bitter and slightly chewy mouthfeel. Excellent.
rami_pl (1936) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buxton Brewery by Imperial Black
Rami Rami is drinking an Imperial Black by Buxton Brewery at Powiśle
20 dni od rozlewu. aromaty zywiczno-cytrusowo-zbozowe glownie. W ustach iglakowe, wytrawne, spora goryczka. Calosc bardzo intensywna.
ShivanDragon (3426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2016 Holiday, top-50 fun hunt. #-6. Pours very dark brown to black with a nice fine light brown head. Aroma of laurel, hop, licorice, roasted malts. Taste quity some laurel, pine, hops, above average bitterness, dry, hoppy, resinous, nice however not great,
markextrae (3895) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample from bottle, poured a deep brown colour with a tanned head. nose of ripe fruits, citrus, bitter hops, caramel sweetness, light coffee, slight dry cacao, liqorice, sweet raisins. quite bitter finish, long lasting bitter aftertaste. quite balanced
korilas (18) - SOUTH KOREA - JUN 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black like a rotten banana riding a bicycle. nice citrusy hops go well together with the full bodied malt. Fabulous.
jaghana (5498) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is on dark malt, hop resin, mint and licorice. Aroma is on resin, pine, caramel, licorice, zest, high bitterness, mint touch, light chocolate, more hopy than malty.