hopeless (9) - - JAN 12, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark choccolate coffe resins and a thick brown foam.
Just a little bit too harsh for a stout...but overall is a definetely great
erickok (4093) - 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)
zacgillbanks (2904) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer that pours without a head. It has very rich dark chocolate and liquorice flavours, spicy red fruity notes and a roasted and fruity finish.
OwainTurner (381) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is amazing... Rich molasses, chocolate, malty with a distinct alcohol. Tastes super rich , cocoa, molasses and treacle. Well hopped and great balance of bitterness / sweetness. Pitch black with tan head .
InPivoVeritas (369) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours almost black. Nice tan head. Lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, some fruits and toffee. Very nice. Great smoothness. Medium-low carbonation. Moderate roastiness. High body. Light (pleasant) alcohol note. Great beer.
Borresteijn (5203) - 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.
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with perfect brown head, lacing glass. Lovely aroma. Dark chocolate, black coffee, grain coffee, roasted malts. Taste is complex. Dark chocolate, black coffee, roasted malts, some dried fruits, vanilla, licorice, a bit smoky, wood, leather. Warming bitter/sweet finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Texture is oily, velvet. Great beer, it’s taste like gentle Imperial Stout. Very drinkable.
Pyrmir (3901) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Near black with tan head. Aroma of smoke, coffee, alcohol and roasted notes. Taste is full, coffee, dark chocolate with mild tangy notes. Nice
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Poured black, with a thin tan head. Aroma of liquorice, leather, oak, black cherries and vanilla. Really smooth mouth feel, which turns quite rough after a few seconds. Flavours of caramel, molasses, dark chocolate and cocoa. Finish was bitter burnt malt, coffee and hop resin.
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium head. Aroma is bitter coffee and blackcurrant. Taste has blackcurrant to start with a yeasty, beefy finish. Oily mouthfeel.