laiti (6734) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015
Aroma has salty licorice, coffee and some soy sauce. Flavour has salty licorice. Feels somewhat watery for this ABV. And feels like export stout. Too salty for me.
erickok (4098) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, Pitch black and hugely sense, dark brown head. As you usually only see at the strongest of imperial stouts . Extremely chocolatey, dark roasted coffee, tat of toffee, tat of dark hops. Super impressive stuff, even more so at this abv. One of the best selling stouts I?ve had, ever. String bitterness of roasted rye bread. Solid carbonation yet I kept in sipping and supping. So tasty. An impressive brew from Buxton, again. One of the best stouts I?ve had this year easily, perhaps even even. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-03-04. Black body, headless. Aroma is sort of roasty and alcoholic, muted almost sherry like dark fruit. 7+ Flavour is similar, Dark malt with lightly chalky roast touches, mildly tangy dark malt and lingering chalky cocoa. Smooth average plus bodied palate, low carbonation. A touch more carbonation would help carry things along better, but the flavours just aren’t quite what I am looking for here. On tap at Birch & Barley, Washington DC.
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Martinus (3524) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, lots of coffee. Bitter flavour, roasted malts, quite sweet, coffee. Bitter coffee finish, lingering sweet.
(from 33cL bottle @ Mother Kelly’s, RBESG 2014, London)
MadRobin (2262) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC.
Opaque, near black with a small tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of intense roastiness, coffee, licorice and some berries.
Taste of rich roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, coffee and berries.
Full body and medium/low carbonization.
A super-roasty imperial stout.
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GenDV138 (2777) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Black with tan head. Aromas of coffee, roast, dark chocolate. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, roast, dark fruit. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Minimal beige head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some molasses, caramel, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, milk chocolate, light earthy. Smooth medium-full body, some stickiness.
Stuu666 (5660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is woody, roast chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, roasty and bitter.
sdmmb (1147) - USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Deliciously Different in Belgium. Very strong dark stout.
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Borresteijn (5205) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pitch black colour, thick mocha brown head. Aroma is awesome, lots of hard-roasted malts, coffee beans, bitter chocolate, some chocolate-covered berries, some fudge. Flavour is of a classic stout, but much richer, lots of roasted malts, coffee beans, coffee and cream, chocolate, it’s all very silky and lush. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Excellent stout.